“We asked Greg Cartwright if he wanted to start a band. He said. ‘That sounds stupid. Why not?'” -Eric Oblivian
“Apologizing is pretty fucking brave because being honest is the bravest thing you can do, really.” –Amy, Amyl And The Sniffers
The wrestling arena, just like the basement or DIY venue, is somewhere you can go to be among fellow freaks and weirdos.
Canadian Rifle: Interview by Todd Taylor. Gritty Midwest punk that’s just a little off. Breaking rules and their own hands, they don’t even follow the conventions of their hometown’s pizza.
“It hit me about a year ago: I want to help others with their mental health issues. I’ve gotten the basics down on how to live with mental illness, but I know not everyone does.” –Kurt Morris
The Stains: Interview by Jimmy Alvarado. Straight up, an oral of one of the godfathers of Los Angeles punk rock. For a band of this caliber, you’d better believe this will be a two parter.
“My dad had a Xerox machine at his work when he got a promotion. I was like, “I gotta get my butt on that thing.” I was so psyched.” –Kathleen Hanna
“All lofty political ideas aside, I feel like the most affirming thing you could hear is to have other teenage girls say, ‘I saw your band so now I’m in a band.’” –Corrie, Kitten Forever
“I don’t want to be, “Why is everyone so stupid?” But it’s hard not to think like that. I just try and ignore the fact that people are so fucking clueless about music.” –Ben Cook
“Loss is such an important part of life. Can you live, can you really, really live, if you haven’t survived?” – Miski Dee Rodriguez, City Mouse