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Featherface: Getting In Each Other’s Business

In Interview, Music, Pop Culture, Pop Rock/Pop on September 10, 2011 at 6:30 pm

This interview was conducted by Monica Garza.

I had seen Featherface for the first time at Mangos in Downtown Houston with my best friend and colleague, Emily Vega. Right away, I knew I really vibed with their music and the passion they put into their show. I wanted to interview them and find out who they were as a band and as musicians. As luck would have it, they agreed and I was well on my way to conducting my first interview. We decided to meet at a Starbucks halfway between where I lived and where they lived. I must say, I was so nervous and flustered after having all of my recording devices fail on me, I took two or three wrong turns before arriving six minutes late. I walked into the coffee shop and found Kenny Hopkins and Steve Wells chilling on a couch as they enjoyed their caffeinated beverages.

So I would like you guys to introduce yourselves and say what you play.

Kenny Hopkins: My name is Kenny Hopkins. I play guitar and sing and sometimes play keyboard.

Stephen Wells: I’m Stephen Wells and I do exactly the same thing [laughs].

I wanted to start off with who or what inspired you to create music and to create this band.

KH: I’m not really sure. We’ve kind of just been playing music together since we were like, twelve or something. I don’t know. We were all friends in junior high and we just did. I don’t know. We just, we just wanted to…I guess we just liked Led Zeppelin and stuff like that and we were like, “Yeah, wanna be in a rock band!” [laughs] And we just tried to be and I guess just kept trying to be. We weren’t really that consistent about it until like about a year-

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Just Kids: A D.I.Y. Interview with Sunrise and Ammunition

In Current News, Interview, Music, Pop Culture, Rock on August 14, 2011 at 5:11 pm

[This Interview was conducted by Emily Vega on December 23rd, 2010]

I’m sitting on a couch upstairs in Chris Branton’s house with Sunrise & Ammunition, Friendswood’s up-and-coming progressive rock band, and my heart is beating out of my chest. I’m pretty sure theirs are, too. For the band and me, this is our first interview ever. I’m armed with naught but a determination of journalistic integrity, and a stolen tape recorder from my friend Monica with a blank tape. (Tape recorder and a cassette? Vintage!)

So, to get this started off, state your name and what you do in the band.

Tyler Saucier: I’m Tyler, I play guitar and sing.

Chris Richardson: I’m Chris, I play bass.

Chris Branton: I’m Chris, I play drums and also sing.

Let’s get started. Teenage boys in a band, writing music, putting together tours…it’s a lot of responsibility to go out there by yourselves. Do you have to control yourself in any way? To be frank, you guys are more mature than the average teenage guy. Up front.

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