What: Opening for Oceano
Where: TBA, Pocatello ID
When: Saturday, May 9, 2009. 6:30 pm
More info at: Flying Monkey Booking
I caught up with Jason Smith, vocalist for Dimmencha, about his band and his upcoming show in Pocatello.
SLG: Describe your genre of music in as much detail as you like. Maybe list your three best crowd-pleasing songs? Can you explain in what way do you most appeal to your fans?
JS: We play mostly hardcore type music with death metal vocals. It's nothing unique, but we ain't tryin' to reinvent the wheel or anything. lol. Probably the 3 crowd pleasers would be "SD Fire", "Tacos & Pinball" and "Once Upon a Time There Was a...." I think our energy appeals to a lot of fans, but I think it would be best if we/you asked the fans themselves.
SLG: Introduce us to the other band members? How long has this line-up been together?
Nick Peterson - drums
Holly Peterson - bass
Nick Olson - guitar
Jason Smith - vocals
JS: This lineup has been together since last May/June after the departure of our singer. I (Jason Smith) moved from guitar to vocals to fill the spot. Our drummer and bass player are married (hence the same last name).
SLG: Tell us where you're from and currently based in what town?
JS: We're from and based out of rigby, ID ... or "the bauch" as we like to call it.
SLG: Past shows or venues you'd like to brag about? Past or future shows in the Pocatello area?
JS: Well, we opened up for the Papa Roach, Clutch, Candlebox and Living Colour at B.F.E. a couple years ago. We're opening up for the Oceano show in Pocatello, although I hear there are venue issues.
In the last year, we've been playing Pocatello a lot. The crowds are great; I used to live there, and there's a shortage of venues in Idaho Falls/Rigby area. We love playing there, and it's really cool cuz it's new fans every show it seems, and we get to play with our homies Neckbrace and Dr. Seuss is Dead. We all go waaay back.
SLG: Describe this particular show(s) ... date, times, place opening acts? headline acts? time you hit the stage? what can ppl expect if they come to this show? All ages or 21+? Ticket prices or cover charge?
Saturday, May 9th
6:45pm - venue TBA [was Ball Brothers. I expect it'll be moved to the Eagle's Lodge. But we'll see. -SLG]
Dimmencha (1st at 6:45)
Burning the Masses
Conducting From the Grave
SLG: Any comments about the local live music scene, the music industry in general? What do you think is the best way to get your music out there?
JS: The local scene here is great. There's quite a few really good bands here, and I'm told there's some up n' comers as well. A lot of the bands here are friends and former bandmates with each other, and there's a strong sense of camaraderie amongst us all. I dig that ... the brotherhood. It's awesome.
Music shouldn't be competition. It's art, and you can't judge art. I won't comment about the music industry in general. lol ... we don't have that kind of time. Let's just say there's something wrong when phenomenal musicians, that can outplay the devil himself, go relatively unnoticed ... and some chick, that can't even sing her own songs in key, goes 22 times platinum in the first 5 minutes of her CD being released. It's rather pathetic.
SLG: Recordings? Will you have CD's or more for sale at the show?
JS: We finished recording our album last year. We're still coming up with the money to get the CD run made. We're looking to have the finished product in our hands around early to mid July. Everybody cross your fingers ... lol!
We have a couple of the songs on our MySpace site for everyone to check out, and I just got done re-recording one of the songs (vocals only) to give the new fans a taste of my vocal style. It will be available for free download on our MySpace site in a few days.
SLG: How can fans contact you? Myspace? or another website?