Summer Ends Music Festival: Q&A with Sundressed
Summer Ends Music Festival will feature live performances by The Replacements, Foster the People, Capital Cities, Descendents, Violent Femmes, Fitz & the Tantrums and more than 20 other popular acts. The inaugural three-day festival will take place September 26-28 at Tempe Beach Park. Tickets are on sale now: three-day passes for $250 and single-day passes for $65.
Through September 24, The Spec will be publishing interviews with bands on the lineup and giving away tickets to the event.
Local act Sundressed will be performing on day two of the festival. The band formed in 2011 when Trevor Hedges, Evan Patrick Kees and Garrett Tretta got together behind a coffee shop and began playing music. The Tempe-based rock band self-described as “weasel punk” and released its first full-length album, Whiskey with Milk, in May 2013.
Below, read The Spec‘s interview with vocalist Trevor Hedges of Sundressed and enter to win a pair of tickets to the festival…
Song of yours you would recommend to someone just being introduce to your music?
“Hold Your Head Up High” is a good start.
Unexpected talent you or someone else in the band has?
I have won latte art competitions.
Must-have thing while on tour or in the studio?
Lots of clean underwear, both situations.
Music award, honor, achievement or induction that you would be most excited to get?
Even though we might not fit, it’s been a childhood dream of mine to do Warped Tour!
Explain the moment you knew that you wanted to be a musician?
It definitely had to do with having a deep connection with earlier Bright Eyes records in high school. I always enjoyed writing words and realizing how much feeling you could add to them through music was what I wanted to do.
Recent concert you attended as a fan and your favorite memory from it.
I caught the Menzingers tour in June, and one of the opening bands called PUP blew me away. It’s been a long time since a band I hadn’t already heard instantly hooked me like that. If you’re reading this, go check them out!
Finish the following sentences:
Everyone thinks my music is sad, but I think it is filled with heavy subject matter but positive in the end.
Number one rule of being a musician or in a band is be honest.
Don’t ever underestimate the power of Evan Patrick Kees.
Summer Ends Music Fest will be amazing! I can’t believe we’re playing in the same general vicinity as The Replacements! I hope I get to meet Paul Westerberg.
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