5 Questions with: Parquet Courts
Parquet Courts @ Acheron in January (more by Dylan Johnson)
While the members hail from Texas, it was living stoned and starving in Brooklyn (and Ridgewood, Queens) that made Parquet Courts the band that turned heads with the short sharp Light Up Gold. Taking a break from its follow-up, Parquet Courts will be heading back to Texas for SXSW this week (full schedule below), where they’ll play the Friday BrooklynVegan free day party with Off!, Trust and more. In the midst of all this, singer Andrew Savage made time for our 5 QUESTIONS:
1) What is your favorite venue to play in the country and why?
Carnegie Hall — it always has the best pit!
2) Tell us about the worst show you’ve ever played.
It involved veggie dogs cooked over a bonfire (of burning plastic) in some kids “back yard.” Actually that show was amazing.
3) What are some albums that you guys have been spinning in the van lately?
Three is the magic number… first three Blue Oyster Cult records, first three Roxy Music records and first three Devo records.
4) What would your metal band name be? (This list of overused terms may help)
Me and my friend Harpal Assi (Wiccans, Video) talked forever about starting a metal band called Viking Funeral. I even drew up a logo, turns out its taken.
5) Be honest: how often do you change your clothes on tour?
My brother changes pants every day, from what I can tell. That seems excessive to me. Never play a show in your long johns, that’s all I’m gonna say.
Parquet Courts – The Acheron 2014
Parquet Courts – 2014 Dates
MAR 13th @ Bar 96 (Filter / Dr. Martens Showcase) – Austin, TX w/ Real Estate
MAR 14 @ @ Red 7 – Austin, TX / Brooklyn Vegan SXSW Showcase with Beth Isreal, OFF!
MAY 22nd @ Commonwealth Bar & Stage – Calgary, AB
MAY 23rd @ Doug Fir – Portland, OR w/ Naomi Punk
May 24th @ Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, BC w/ Naomi Punk
MAY 25th @ Sasquatch Music Festival – George, WA
MAY 27th @ The Independent – San Francisco, CA
MAY 28th @ The Roxy – Los Angeles, CA
MAY 29th @ Red 7 – Austin,TX w/ Radioactivity
JUN 2nd @ Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX w/ Radioactivity
JUN 3rd @ Club Dada – Dallas, TX w/ Swearin’, Radioactivity
JUN 4th @ The Hi-Tone – Memphis, TN w/ Protomartyr, True Sons of Thunder
JUN 6th @ Double Happiness – Columbus, OH w/ Protomartyr
JUN 7th @ PJ’s Lager House – Detroit, MI w/ Protomartyr, Tyvek
JUN 8th @ Horseshoe Tavern – Toronto, ON w/ Protomartyr, Tyvek
JUN 9th @ Il Motore – Montreal, QC w/ Protomartyr, Tyvek
JUN 10th @ TT the Bears – Boston, MA w/ Protomartyr
JUN 11th @ Sugar Hill Supper Club – Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, NY w/ Xerox, Future Punx, Protomartyr
JUN 21st @ SWG3 – Glasgow, UK
JUN 22nd @ Kazimier – Liverpool, UK
JUN 23rd @ Birmingham Institute – Birmingham, UK
JUN 25th @ ULU – London, UK
JUN 26th @ Oxford Academy 2 – Oxford, UK
JUL 6th @ Rock Werchter – Rotselaar, BE
JUL 18th @ Longitude Festival – Dublin, IE
JUL 20th @ Latitude Festival – Suffolk, UK
JULY 25th @ Naeba Ski Resort / Fuji Rock Festival – Niigata, Japan