German Cops, The Acid Tests, & Chaz Ferrare: The Sleeperz, XMAS Stoop Show 12/18

“She started throwing a temper tantrum & wouldn’t let me get my things to the point where I had to call the fucking cops in Germany. These dudes rolled up like the fucking Gestapo, big ass leather boots & uniforms. They looked at me like ‘What did you do!?’ I was like ‘No! You have to understand, I’m just trying to get the hell out of here. I’m just trying to live my life & get back to California!'”

WACKO on COVID Clown Parties, Hate Pages, & Dream Composition; NPU/BCP 12/10

“Our best descriptions come from people talking shit. We have a hate page that reposts all our knocks. My favorite post on it is a description of our band from the Denny’s video saying, ‘Fuck WACKO, this isn’t hardcore. This isn’t even power violence or fastcore, this is just a middle school jam band; fuck this band.’ (haha) I love that.”

Smooth Jas on Canh Khổ Qua & Songwriting as a Diary, FTG 9/22

“For me, music was a personal thing. It’s sort of like writing in a diary. Whenever I felt emotionally distressed as a kid, I’d go to my room & start playing piano or singing my favorite songs. Since then, it’s kind of stayed like that. I can’t really write in a diary. Makes me feel weird. But writing a song lets things out & helps me move on. It’s really helpful to me.”