Supersuckers /Spittin Cobras /Dixie Witch
February 25, 2012
Antones – Austin, Texas
8 p.m. Show 9 p.m.
gods, Spittin’ Cobras, are making a pit stop at Antones on February
25th, 2012 as main support for the Supersuckers. This
bill will also feature Austin’s very own, Dixie Witch. Melvin
McMichaels of the Asshole Masquerade Party recently sat down with
Spittin Cobras frontman, Alx Karchevsky, and guitar player, Jules
Hodgson, to get the 411. Under oath and penalty of perjury, here
is their testimony:
MM (Melvin McMichaels):
Give our readers the lowdown on The Spittin Cobras…Who are you
and what do you do?
AK (Alx Karchevsky):
We’re basically a loud, fast rock n roll band based out of Seattle,
WA drawing influences from Classic Hard Rock, Metal & old
MM: After beating
the pavement pretty hard for your first record, are things falling
in place for The Spittin Cobras in terms of a booking agent, label,
management, fluffers, etc?
AK: Yes. After
touring pretty hard over the last few years we’ve recently been
working with Atomic Music Group who are
putting us out on road with larger more established bands like
The Supersuckers, who we are on tour with right now. Our label,
One Eyed records has inked a deal with Omega records that will
put our album “Year Of The Cobra” on shelves and online in the
US and Europe on March 2012. As for fluffers, they are not essential
as we already have gigantic rock n’ roll boners with which to
fuck your ear pussies that will then create deformed brain babies.
Please note, fluffers are still welcome to lend a hand…
MM: Word on the
street is The Spitting Cobras have some new tracks in the bag.
Can you shed some light on those rumors? When can we expect a
AK: We already
have a full albums worth of new tracks recorded (of which we’re
currently throwing a couple into our current live set). We’re
focusing on the release of “Year Of The Cobra” right now, but
it’s nice for us to know we have a head start on a new release
once we determine when that will be.
MM: A full U.S. tour with The Supersuckers, eh? Surely there
has to be a story behind this. Is there a hometown connection
here? Exactly how pumped up are you for this tour?
AK: It seemed
like a bunch of things came together at the same time – Omega
records picked us up around the same time we did shows with Nashville
Pussy and The Dwarves who both work with Atomic Music Group. Once
we established them as our booking agent the first thing they
came up with was the tour we’re on now with The Supersuckers which,
of course we jumped at as they we’re one of the bands we had in
our shortlist of groups that would be great to play with – As
we already knew, they’re a great band and a perfect fit for us,
which is being proven by their fan’s reactions.
MM: Tell us about some of your more memorable shows?
JH (Jules Hodgson):
The most memorable shows are the ones we never made, due to our
previous vehicle – a beat to shit RV that left us stranded on
multiple occasions (thankfully long deceased but never forgotten).
We’ve done a couple of killer shows with The Dwarves, Nashville
Pussy, The Bronx and of course, now The
Supersuckers. Our shows at The Comet in Seattle have always been
epic, especially the one where Alx broke his shoulder after a
couple of songs. With the help of some adrenalin and a few shots
of whiskey he still managed to finish up the set before being
whisked away to the emergency room…
MM: The band members seem to have pretty extensive backgrounds
in terms of musical projects. The Dwarves, KMFDM, and Murdock
to name a few…Where do you guys reach common ground in terms of
influences for The Spittin Cobras?
AK: I guess the
other bands we’ve played in don’t really enter into it – We all
have a lot of musical common ground which comes out in what we
do. We’re all just die hard rock n’ rollers!!!!
MM: If The Spittin Cobras could land their dream tour, what would
the lineup look like?
Thin Lizzy, Judas Priest, AC/DC and Iron Maiden would all be the
openers…We may even let them have a couple of our beers if they’re
nice to us.
MM: Tell us about
The Spittin Cobras song writing process. Is there a special strategy/formula?
And who brings a bulk of the ideas to the table?
AK: We try to
write songs that on the surface are accessible, straight down
the line rock n roll, but always throw in a few curve balls for
the listener to keep them on their toes. Jules comes up with the
bulk of the ideas (hence the gratuitous guitar solos in every
song), but everyone throws in on the writing process to create
the Cobra’s sound.
MM: After seeing The Spittin Cobras live on several occasions,
I must know…Who taught Jules to shred like that? He rips!
AK: Yes he does,
but his farts are even more rippingly impressive. That kind of
skill cannot be taught – he’s a natural!
MM: Any plans to take your show across the pond and pick up some
European girls…I mean, fans?
AK: No immediate
plans but once the record drops in Europe, we’d jump at the chance,
should the opportunity arise…
MM: Saxon, Rainbow,
or early Scorpions?
AK: Alx - Rainbow.
Jules – Saxon, Andy – Saxon, Jake – Saxon.
The Spittin’ Cobras collectively answer – The Spittin Cobras!
Please note, if any of the members of the Scorpions are reading
this, we love ya too!