Stranded In Stereo: The Stranded Local Q&A: Anarchy Club

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

The Stranded Local Q&A: Anarchy Club

This week's Q&A is brought to you by Keith Smith and Adam von Buhler of Boston's own Anarchy Club. This heavy-hitting duo was born of some remarkable musical lineage - Smith’s former band, C60 (a.k.a. Cobalt 60), had won six Boston Music Awards (five of which were in one year), and shared stages with bands such as Kiss, Run-DMC, Linkin Park, and Rage Against the Machine. On the other hand, von Buhler has toured the country with his former band, Splashdown, and has worked with legendary producer Glen Ballard, and had songs featured in the soundtracks to the films "Titan A.E." and "Clubland."

After joining forces back in 2004 to form Anarchy Club, they have gathered an impressive following from the popular video game series Guitar Hero and its recently released counterpart, Rock Band. Anarchy Club initially appeared in the first Guitar Hero with their song "Behind The Mask." "Collide" was then featured in Guitar Hero 2, and "Blood Doll" appears in Rock Band. The latter two songs are featured on the band’s new EP, A Single Drop of Red. This weekend they'll be participating in the All Harmonix Band Revue at Church, where they will be joined by three other bands also featured in the Harmonix games.

But first, Adam took a few minutes to answer
the same five questions Stranded In Stereo always asks:

Hailing from Boston makes us better than all those non-Boston bands because

It ain't where you're from, it's where your head's at that matters. Localism sucks.

Name at least three bands that are still around and touring that you'd love to be on a bill with, and think it fits well
Killing Joke

Rob Zombie

Your favorite Boston venue to perform in is
The TD Bank North Garden, Church, Hennessy's

Are there any genres that influence your music conceptually, rather than sonically? (In that you can't hear from simply listening to the music, but from getting into the structure or mathematics of the song-writing, etc.)

Kung Fu movies, muscle cars, anime, B-movies and skateboarding. Musically we're into virtually EVERYTHING, but Cocteau Twins and Dr. Dre are two major influences that fly under the radar.

Your favorite local bar to hit up when not doing the whole band deal is

We're lab rats. If we're not playing a show, we're recording in the Anar-cave, and sipping on absinthe...


[mp3] Blood Doll

Catch them live: Saturday May 10th at Church, with That Handsome Devil, Death of the Cool, and Blanks (the All Harmonix Band Revue)

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