Stranded In Stereo: The Stranded Q & A : Three Day Threshold

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The Stranded Q & A : Three Day Threshold

I may have said it a few times by now, but bands sure are resourceful these days. They know how to get by doing more than the traditional “band things.”

That’s how Three Day Threshold does it. The band is well established in not only New England, but also overseas. This December, the band is heading to Europe for their sixth European tour. The tour will take them to Belgium and The Netherlands, where they’ll be playing an “inmates only date” at a prison in Mechelen, Belgium.

They've also been selected in the past to tour US military bases abroad to entertain the troops.

The band gets love in the US too, especially on TV. The band has had songs featured on shows on MTV, FOX, Spike TV, ESPN, The Oxygen Network, and Lifetime.

And… they’ve got plans for a new CD soon titled, Lost in Belgium, featuring live songs from their tours overseas.

They sure stay busy.

So if you want to learn the keys to being a successful band, have fun, and make good music, check out the five questions with Three Day Threshold's Kier Byrnes.

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

We can parallel park the “tour van” in spots that out-of-towners wouldn’t even dream of attempting. This is a skill that one can only master by participating in repeated searches for that ever elusive parking spot while cruising up and down the roadways of Allston and Somerville at three thirty in the morning.

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:

Nationally: Cake, Reverend Horton Heat and Modest Mouse.
Locally: Hayride!, Cassavettes and Autumn Hollow

Your favorite Boston venue to perform in is:

The Paradise (main room)
Atwood’s Tavern
Matt Murphy’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.)

I was heavily influenced by Led Zeppelin and Cream. I wanted to replicate what they did; taking elements of old blues songs and rewriting them to make them rock. That’s what I hope to do with old folk, country and Celtic tunes in my music.

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

Plough and Stars (they got the best Cuban sandwiches in town!)

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