Tuesday, December 3
It’s the Fritz Montana Show!
Last week, the Hoochies and I got to sit down with Matthew, David and Kevin from Fritz Montana, and let me tell you, those boys stole our hearts like three little LOVE NINJAS! (Particularly Kevin, but more on that later.)
This sexy trio opened their hearts to us and took our interview segment to a level only previously revealed in the dreams of buddhas. They talked about life, love, Chico, bitter band rivalries, drowning cats (they didn’t drown any cats, it was in the news) and so much more. We covered more interesting topics in our two hour time slot than Anderson Cooper has in the last 15 years. I’m telling you, these guys really know how to get my turban in a twist. (That’s not racist. I actually wear turbans.)
Matthew, David and Kevin gently held our hands and walked us through their musical experiences with other bands, musical styles and some of the people who’ve influenced them. These guys know a lot about music, and they were able to talk about it in a way that even I could understand. (I mostly just listen to The Bangles which Holly was kind enough to point out later in the show.) We were particularly interested in hearing about their recording style which, as it turns out is basically a live performance. And some of their lyrics are written in the bathroom. Can you believe that?
And then there was Kevin. Oh my goodness. Check out the pictures of him on https://www.facebook.com/fritzmontanaband. You will freak out. I’m totally serious. Those eyes…that smile…He’s like a statue of Adonis, but wearing a tight shirt, and made entirely out of puppies, and with Barry White singing in the background. Have you ever had a dream where you could fly, and you’re flying over the ocean, and there are dolphins and that one kind of whale with the unicorn horn? That’s what talking with Kevin is like. And I know what you’re thinking. “Jamison, you say that every time you interview a band.” No. Kevin is different. Like, when I did the thing where I try to get the guys to take their shirts off by saying that it’s part of a segment we’re doing, or that I want to get a picture of them wearing a Radio Valencia t-shirts for the website or something? This time I didn’t just want to see Kevin’s chest (that would be a great band name for our fake band name segment, by the way.) I wanted to see Kevin’s soul.
We got to play a lot of their music, and they were kind enough to give Cheap Hooch Radio the distinct honor of premiering their new, never before played song “Scaredy Cat!” I definitely recommend you take a listen. You’ll be glad you did.
Fritz Montana will be playing at the Milk Bar in San Francisco on Wednesday, December 4th and will be performing at Live 105’s Not So Silent Night at 5:10pm on Friday, December 6th, so y’all go see them, and check out their self-titled EP!
You can also follow them on Twitter @TheFritzMontana.
Special thanks to Rob Nagle from the SF Examiner for the Law and Disorder report.
This show was dedicated to actor Raji James.