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Viva Phx Q & A: The Prowling Kind

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The Prowling Kind is a five piece blues rock band out of Tempe. The group released its debut, Tennessee, in 2013 and has been touring around the U.S. ever since.

On March 7, TPK will perform during Viva Phx at 7 P.M. on the Hotel San Carlos stage.

Read The Spec‘s Q&A with frontwoman Mickey Pangburn of The Prowling Kind…

Very first concert you attended and a memory from it.
Juliana Theory. Tucson, Ariz., surrounded by cool “scene” kids, while I was wearing an oversized t-shirt, khakis and a gilligan hat! I was the picture of the early 2000’s geek…but, I loved the show– loved their performance of “We’re on the Top of the World.”

If you could have any musician (dead or alive) as a mentor, who would it be?
Dave Grohl.

Very first concert you played and a memory from it.
First time I sang an original song of mine in front of an audience– sixth grade talent show. Our school music teacher accompanied me on guitar. It was at that point I knew I had to learn guitar (needed the freedom!).

Artist you would most like to collaborate with or have produce your music?
Producer!? Danger Mouse. Everything he touches turns to gold…maybe platinum.

Personal truth that fans would be surprised to know about you.
I own two VCRs and buy 90’s action movies on VHS at Goodwill on the regular.

How do you spend a typical day when you’re not touring or busy recording?
Sleeping. Playing with my cats. Making coffee.

One artist or album you could never get tired of listening to?
David Bowie. Anything David Bowie.

Earliest music-related memory you have?
Watching, rewinding, re-watching and singing along to my self-recorded copy of Michael Jackson‘s Thriller.

Nicest thing a fan has ever said, or given, to you?
More of a peer…. a fellow musician once said of a performance– “You look like you belong up there.” It was so encouraging to be reassured that I looked like I was enjoying myself…because I really do enjoy myself.

Interesting fact about your newest release.
It was recorded in nine days and before the band members had been solidified. I think of it as a jumping in point…It’s fun to see how much growth has already occurred since it, but it holds a special place in my heart still.

Xperience you will never forget.
Our most recent gig. On March 3 ,we got to play a sold-out show at the Troubadour in LA for our friends Run River North‘s album release. It was a venue on my “list,” and we got to experience it with some of the best people around. Definitely won’t ever forget it.

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