Rob's Music Dealers Artist Spotlight - Danger Is My Middle Name - Day 4 of 5 (Interview) 383 words · 2 minute read

:::Basic Music Questions:::

How long have you been doing music for?

I’ve been playing music for about 12 years now, but Danger Is My Middle Name has only been playing for about three years.

What was the first record you bought?

The first record I bought was actually three records at the same time. I remember going to best buy with my mom when I was like 12 and buying Red Hot Chili Peppers- Blood Sugar Sex Magic, Green Day- Dookie, and Weezer- Blue Album. Those were the only three c.d.’s I had for quite a while.

Who are your influences?

Before I was able to purchase any music on my own, I had my dads record collection to go through when I became interested in music. I used to want to be a sick guitar player like Ted Nugent or play like Richie Blackmore in Rainbow. Molly Hatchet, Led Zeppelin, all that classic 70’s rock was what I grew up listening to, but when I started high school, I started listening to Rancid and Social Distortion and stuff, then things like Weezer and Green Day.

Explain your sound in 3 words. Superhero Rock.

Craziest show / fan story.

Craziest show had to be in Iowa City last fall…we played to about 200 crazy college kids, then went to an after party at a fans apartment on the college campus. I got kinda trashed and started throwing things off the balcony at the apartment building across the way. It started as like eggs, and small crap, then escalated to filling a giant zip lock bag with anything we could find in the refrigerator (pickle juice, peanut butter, mayo, jelly, salad dressing, vinegar, beer, etc) then threw it at their sliding glass balcony door across the way. It blew up everywhere, and then next day this horrible stench was coming from that balcony.

:::Favorites:::

Restaurant in Chicago? Village Pizza

Actor? Jason Lee

Clothing brand? Its Obviously Clothing

Movie? Stepbrothers

City to perform? Iowa City or Minneapolis

:::First thing that comes to mind when you hear…:::

Football – soccer

Chicago- parking sucks

Family Guy – giggity

Kanye West – stupid sunglasses

Anything else you want to say?

Watch out for Danger Is My Middle Name’s new EP “Giant Killer” to hit iTunes on August 10.