Welcome to What I Like, our weekly chat with local musicians about their favorite things.
This week: Actors & Actresses. David Sumner (drums), Scott Bennett (bass, synth) and Andrew Schiller (guitar) create smooth, melodic post-rock laced with synth-laden pre-recorded electronic loops.
Favorite local band: Expo '70
Favorite non-local band: True Widow
All-time fave songs: "A New Kind of Water" by This Heat, "Some Velvet Morning" by Lee Hazlewood and Nancy Sinatra, "Deep Red Bells" by Neko Case ,and "Cortez the Killer" by Neil Young.
Best recent film I’ve seen: A toss-up between The Tree of Life and Birdemic.
Best recent book I’ve read: Born Standing Up by Steve Martin
Favorite TV show: The Wire
Favorite Podcast: WTF with Marc Maron
Favorite venue: Our practice space, when randoms off the street walk in when we forget to lock the door.
Favorite place to eat in Kansas City: Jerusalem Bakery
Favorite neighborhood in Kansas City: 39th and Main, where our band was born.
Favorite bar in Kansas City: The Lone Star
Favorite drink: Sparks
Favorite article of clothing: My blue Adidas that I bought at Halcyon Diversified Trading.