We recently contacted My Brother, the Vulture via e-mail, and got a response from Quinn Brabender (drums). Brabender told us how the band got involved with DJ G Train, how collaboration practices have gone and what MBTV has planned for the near future.
The Pitch: How did the band get involved with the event?
QB: Well, both of our guitarists, Cameron Birdsall and Jon Marzette, work at the Bottleneck in Lawrence, and DJ G Train has been a regular DJ at the weekly Goomba Rave event at the B'neck. G Train got the offer to do the event, and started asking around about which bands he should reach out to, and someone threw us in the hat. From there I think a dialogue started between G, Jon and Cameron.
As a band, we play as the house band each Monday night at the Bottleneck: we mainly play emo/rock covers from the 1990s and 2000s, and I think G realized how versatile we are as a band and how much we can mix up the genres of what we play, so obviously that's a great thing to have when you're mixing a live band with a DJ. Versatility is key.
Has the band collaborated with DJ G Train before?
Before now, we'd never collaborated, but we've been practicing 2-3 times a week, and it was really seamless. G Train is a great dude, on and off the stage, so working with him has allowed us to really exercise our creativity. There were really no rules about what we could do with this event, so we've got a great set that I think people will really love.
What’s going on with the band right now and any future stuff fans can look forward to?
As a band, we're currently finishing the writing process on our second EP, which we're hoping to have recorded by the end of the year. It's certainly a departure from our last EP, which I think we all agree was not as cohesive as this effort will be, so we're all very excited for people to hear it. Other than that, we'll continue to play every Monday at the Bottleneck and keep doing short weekend tours throughout the Midwest.
Door time for tonight's free, 18-and-older show is 8:30 p.m.