Blowout Q & A: Silverghost, Pinkeye, The Decks, Fields of Industry

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Silverghost

Answers by Marcie Bolen and Deleano Acevedo.

Tell our readers about your band:

Marcie: We’re 2 piece male/female duo that uses fuzz guitar, analog synths and a drum machine. We draw from all influences from Stooges to Kraftwerk.

Should the Blowout be moved to a warm time of year or should everyone shut up just get more drunk?

Deleano: I think it works well in March because there are so many other festivals in the summer. Everyone should drink more and be merry. Get a DD.

What is your favorite Blowout memory?

Deleano: I used the girls bathroom at the K of C hall and only realized when a bunch of people laughed as I walked out.

Marcie: I remember seeing all my friends bands playing together before they became popular or went their separate ways, i.e. Wildbunch, Godzuki.

Who are you most excited to see at this year’s Blowout?

Marcie: All of our friends and hope to see some new bands we haven’t seen yet.

Who in your band can eat the most paczkis?

Deleano: Neither of us have ever had one. We need to have a eat off. Do they taste like chicken?

Why should we check out your band?

Marcie: You should check us out because we appeal to all different types of listeners. I don’t think you can pin point us as sounding like any certain type of band either.

Deleano: We’re never going to be a one genre type band and have songs anywhere from new wave to pop to punk.

Silverghost play The Magic Stick on Wednesday, March 4th.

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Pinkeye

Answers by Mike Ross, guitar.

Tell our readers about your band:

We’re thieves. But somehow in all of our thievery we come up with an unmistakable Pinkeye sound. It’s hard not to with this many mofos – and 3 guitars, 2 full-kit drummers, 3 percussionists, keys, theremin, sax, electric and stand-up bass, and someone who just sort of plays static. We haven’t figured out what exactly it is that Rob does yet.

Our covers are sort of a launching point and can at least give you a starting idea of what we do: we’ve done songs by Charles Mingus, Sun Ra, Hawkwind, Soft Machine, Os Mutantes, Steve Reich, Fela Kuti…. but they all end up sounding like us. We usually just play one song and draw it out for about a half hour, but when we play with John [Sinclair] we break it up a bit to complement what he does and set a sort of whirlwind mood for his words and images.

Should the Blowout be moved to a warm time of year or should everyone shut up just get more drunk?

Hell, no! We have enough festivals during the spring and summer. Give us something to warm our beer-filled bellies on the slushy March sidewalks of Hamtown. Blowout’s like the first robin around here.

What is your favorite Blowout memory?

Probably everyone practically crowding Wildcatting off their own stage at Atlas a few years ago.

Who are you most excited to see at this year’s Blowout?

Everyone. That’s my favorite part, is that everyone’s there.

Who in your band can eat the most paczkis?

Probably Paul. He’s vegan, so we’d have to force feed him.

Why should we check out your band?

More man-flesh per wristband!

Pinkeye play Paycheck’s on Saturday, March 7th.

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The Decks

Answers by Maria, drums.

Tell our readers about your band:

We write pop songs, but we really like punk bands AND fingerpicking.

Should the Blowout be moved to a warm time of year or should everyone shut up just get more drunk?

Everyone should shut up and drink.

What is your favorite Blowout memory?

The first time we played a show without a guitar breaking or a cymbal falling down was Blowout 2005! So memorable.

Who are you most excited to see at this year’s Blowout?

Alex would say the Smashed Windows, but I can’t say that because I’m in the Smashed Windows.

Who in your band can eat the most paczkis?

Hank.

Why should we check out your band?

Because we’re fun and we finally have an album for sale!

The Decks play Paycheck’s on Thursday, March 5th.

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Fields of Industry

Answers by Joshua Barton, songwriter/singer/guitarist.

Tell our readers about your band:

We’re a primitive rock band at heart, with a penchant for wandering ambiance that some liken to shoegaze. We like to combine minimal, melodic songs with psych-out spazz.

Should the Blowout be moved to a warm time of year or should everyone shut up just get more drunk?

Michigan is a bitter and unforgiving tundra. Let’s celebrate Michigan.

What is your favorite Blowout memory?

Our set last year at Atlas Bar: we finished our Velvets-sounding closer. The sound guy with a thumbs up started playing Loaded over the system as if to say, “You’re good, but these guys are better than you.” He was right.  Also: frostbite on Joe Campau. Classic Blowout good
times.

Who are you most excited to see at this year’s Blowout?

Pinkeye with John Sinclair will be sweet.  Also, our own Eric Gallippo will be performing with Man At Arms. I’m excited to see them rule Hamtramck.

Who in your band can eat the most paczkis?

We have no Polish blood so far as I’m aware, but one of us is engaged to a Pole. I suppose the Paczki prize goes to the two of them.

Why should we check out your band?

We’re a Lansing band, but over the last several years we’ve been an Ann Arbor band and a Grand Rapids band, and thus we’re a chance to see something broadly Michiganite. Plus we love this fest and are excited to take shelter in New Dodge with whoever shows up Thursday night.

Fields of Industry play The New Dodge on Thursday, March 5th.

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