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Midnite Snaxxx Interview

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This interview was previously published in the August 2011 issue of Maximum Rocknroll. For a .pdf, click above.

The ladies of Midnite Snaxxx are no strangers to rock and roll, boasting members from The Loudmouths, The Bobbyteens, The Trashwomen, Primativas and Lateenos, to name a few. They hail from Oakland, California, and if you don’t catch them here you might be able to see them in some select cities this summer. I recommend it. I had the privilege to yap with them over salami and cheeses and fancy beer, and found out all of the answers to important questions about food, cats, drinks, drinking and dudes. I got tired of typing “(laughter)” or “hahaha,” so just imagine a laugh track playing throughout.

Renee: Are we gonna talk about cats?


MRR: Um, yeah! Why wouldn’t we talk about cats?

Renee: I’m just making sure.


MRR: Did you learn stuff about your cat so you could talk about it?

Renee: I know a lot of stuff about the cat.


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Apache Dropout interview

This interview was previously published in the May 2012 issue of Maximum Rocknroll. For a .pdf, click above.

The Apache Dropout LP was one of my top ten favorite records of 2011. I played it every day for a few months, sometimes multiple times in a row, and I still play it often…it’s just that goddamned good. I got to see them play in Berkeley, CA at perhaps one of the most poorly attended shows I’ve ever been to, but still it was really good. I didn’t interview them then. Two members visited the state for several months to learn about agriculture in California. I didn’t interview them then either. Not officially anyway – though I tend to ask questions when I talk to people as though every conversation is an interview. Eventually they left and we realized that we should have interviewed them while they were here…oh, well, thanks internet!


SCC: Does your name come from the Edgar Broughton Band single? Do you care for the other band called Apache Dropout? Did their name come from the same place? Have people ever come to your shows expecting the other Apache Dropout?

Seth: Yes. The name comes from the Edgar Broughton Band song. I’ve never met the UK band by the same name. I’m sure they’re fine people. Personally can’t really get into their sound, though. Nobody has ever come to see us and told us they were expecting the other band. I did hear that the Pandora website doesn’t’ know the difference.

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feedtime interview

feedtime at Bottom of the Hill, SF, SS10, May 2011. Photo By Icki.

This interview was “conducted” in May of 2011. I never thought I’d get to see feedtime once, but I got to see them TWICE as they came back in March 2012…the interview had still not been published by this time, but not for lack of trying. Maybe people think it sucks. I think it’s ok…even after nearly two years. To make it available to the masses, I’ve made this blog. So, one and a half years later, it sees the light of day. Woo.

     We all do dumb things when we drink, like the time I was standing near Rob and said, “I wonder if anyone has interviewed feedtime while they’re here.” This prompted Rob to say, “You should do it…you should totally do it!” And then Rick from feedtime walks by and I slur something like, “Hey, has anyone interviewed you since you’ve been here?”


     “Will you be at the show (SS-10: Day 3) tomorrow?”


     “Can I do it then?”


     I’m no interviewer. It takes me forever to transcribe anything because I hate the sound of my nasally squeak of a voice. Aside from that I’m not even an expert on feedtime. I like their music and lived in Australia for nine months…great – I’m qualified. I guess I just like doing things I haven’t done before, which might explain why I have so many degrees and so few jobs (a year and a half later I still do not have a job). I went home and typed up a few guideline questions and fell asleep with my mouth gaping so I could snore extra loud. 

     At the SS Record Swap I began getting kind of nervous (which was good because the sweaty sheen and mildew odor camouflaged me well amongst the record collector dudes). “What if I can’t hear them? What if they say all of this great shit and I forgot to push record? Or I spill beer on the recorder? Or they yell at me?” I kind of started hoping they weren’t going to show up, even though I knew Tom would be drumming for Three Toed Sloth in a few hours. There they were. Then, and ONLY then, does Rick mention that Vice had already interviewed them*. Great. Perfect. I decide to proceed anyway because I knew I would ask the pertinent questions burning in everyone’s minds…like which Australian animal is their favorite, and had any of them ever been to the Pilbara? To find answers to these fascinating questions, read on. And don’t ever stand near Rob**.

*Rick says that I was the first person to interview all three of them together in person.

 **Actually I’m glad I stood next to Rob because he made me write about Cave City, I get to hang out with Chikn, Waffles and Bonni, and I get to exchange periodic emails with Rick.


Rick: So they give it [beer] to you in your own glass?

SCC: It’s Belgian! With Belgian beer they always do that! I only like really expensive beer or really shitty beer…I don’t like anything in between.

Tom and Rick: So what you’re saying we got…

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