Stranded In Stereo: The Stranded Local Q & A: The Brew

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The Stranded Local Q & A: The Brew

The Brew is one of those bands that show you that hard work pays off. The group formed and started recording in 2003 in Boston’s North Shore. That’s when they began playing up to five times a week at local venues and bars, doing all age events in an effort to embrace everyone.

By 2005, they didn’t have to be the openers anymore, as they began to see their popularity reach beyond ole Beantown and throughout New England.

Taking the feel of jam bands, and the more structured approach of classic rock, The Brew brings a sound to people that is refreshing and very easy on the ears.

As soon as this weekend, y0u can see for yourself what's going on with the Brew, as they're playing a show at the Paradise, this Saturday (September 26th).

It’s not often (or ever) with Stranded in Stereo that I get an entire band to individually to sit down and answer the questions. That was the case this week. A big thank you is in order for the band.

To get you acquainted with the band, let me introduce everyone to you, so you can follow our conversation:

Chris Plante, vocals and keyboards
Kelly Kane, Drums
David Drouin, Guitar & Vocals
Joe Plante, Bass & Vocals

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

Joe: The Boston University Bridge (on Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts) is the only place in the world where a boat can sail under a train driving under a car driving under an airplane.

David: A good band is a good band no matter where they are from, but in Boston, you are allowed to say words like “wicked,” “pissah,” and “chowdah,” and still be cool

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:

Chris: Paul McCartney, The Police, Tom Petty

Kelly: Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers, Coldplay, Rat Dog

Your favorite Boston venue to perform in is:

Everyone, but Joe: The Paradise Rock Club

Joe: Harper’s Ferry

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.):

David and Kelly: Classical

Joe Plante: Folk, Reggae, Funk, Rock, Everything…

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

Chris: Benny’s Headie Veggie Slush Stand

David: Anyone with Guinness

Kelly: The Shaskeen in Manchester, NH

Joe: Bevie B’s

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