Uptown Riot: Interview
By Ginger Coyote
Punk Globe: Thanks
for agreeing to do this interview with Punk Globe..
I really like
name of your band Uptown Riot. Can you tell the readers how you came up
with the name?
i dont remember... I think I was sitting on the shitter reading the
back of a shampoo bottle and it sounded cool
you tell us who is in the band and what they play?
PMONKEY - guitar, vocals CONRAD -
bass, vocals JEFF RIOT - drums, vocals
long has the band been together and how did you all meet?
PMONKEY - Me and Conrad have been playing since the winter
of 2006-2007, and Jeff joined us in Feb, '08, after playing with a bunch of other drummers.
Punk Globe: My
pal Khaos who books "Monday Night Khaos" at The Cobalt thought you had
been on a hiatus recently.. Any truth to that rumor?
PMONKEY - It took us so long to get the our drummer siuation
finally playing The Balt Aug 1st for our CD release show
noticed that you played with Total Chaos when they played up in
Vancouver was that a fun show? Can you tell us some of the other bands
that you may have shared the stage with that we may know?
PMONKEY - Fuck, it would have been cool...but they got denied
at the Canadian
border. We had a big party at our jam space that night, which kicked
writes the bands material? Is it a joint effort?
PMONKEY - Me and Conrad..Jeff usually sits in the
corner and picks his ball sack.
or who inspires you to write music? Politics, Beer, Pop Culture?
JEFF RIOT - Pretty much un-inspired.
CONRAD - Fireball and boobs!
PMONKEY - Mostly beer, and my dog Bobo.
Punk Globe: Can
you tell us some of the band's influences musically?
RIOT - Pretty much that whole EPI-FAT sound from the 90's. Also a lot
of 80's hardcore bands. Minor Threat, Bad Brains, Gorilla Biscuits, DRI.
PMONKEY - US Bombs, Op Ivy, The Clash, Youth Brigade, DOA,
CONRAD - NOFX, bad religion, mad caddies
you got any releases out and are you signed to a label?
PMONKEY - Our first release EP will be out august 1st
2008! Nope...not signed.
am sure Tyler Vile here at Punk Globe would love to
review you? You
just his type of band.. He is an amazing guy..
Check out his interview
in the current Punk Globe.
PMONKEY - Dope! Tell him Ill buy him a shot of
fireball and a shitty beer.
you tell us about what you think about the Vancouver/B.C.
music scene? What are some of your favorite venues to play at?
JEFF RIOT - Sucks... really lame radio friendly rockstar bullshit
PMONKEY - I sent anthrax to 604 records
CONRAD - The Cobalt is cool.
local BC bands do you like to play with?
PMONKEY - The Fight United, The Wrecktals...Cambridge, The
JEFF RIOT - The bum that plays the spoons outside my work
understand that you are planning a tour with another Punk
favorite: Fight United. Can you tell us about the tour? Is
booking this tour? I know she is booking a tour for Fight United?
PMONKEY - We played with the Fight up in whistler...it was
dope. Playing again
with them August 1st...We won't be going to work the next day.
I think we're going to push the tour back to the fall...we need to find
a van that's cheap on gas.
CONRAD - Or bring some jerry
cans and rubber hoses!
Punk Globe: How long will you be out
on the road for?
PMONKEY - Probably until the van breaks down or if Conrad
decides to put his hair in dreadlocks...
CONRAD - Hey, fuck you!
you have alot of Merch to sell on the road?
PMONKEY - Yeah...we got four different types of
t-shirts...and cd's, getting stickers soon also.
JEFF RIOT - ...ah.....cool, yeah what he said!
from Fight United is going to start writing an advice column
for Punk Globe. I have not yet seen it yet.
PMONKEY - Maybe I'll write MAC an "i saw you" posting in the Georgia Straight, and tell him he has a sweet ass.
do you use to keep your 'hawks up?
CONRAD - Dirt and chlorine
PMONKEY - Ice Mist
JEFF RIOT - I'm balding
Punk Globe: Can you give the
Internet address for My Space profile?
you could put together the ultimate show of your dreams, who would be
on the bill and what venue would you use?
Time Again, US Bombs, and Uptown Riot - The
Knitting Factory, Hollywood.
- (conrad was spaced out when we got to this question, so let's just say
he'd be sitting in a circle somewhere on the grass with some people, a
bong and a hacky sack)
JEFF RIOT - NOFX, Mirror Threat - Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver.
you like the "Queen Of The Cholitas" .. Amy Winehouse?
CONRAD - I hear she smokes crack..
PMONKEY - I threw that cd out the window on the 101 when a
friend tried to play it in my Budget rental car
like to thank you so much for the
interview. Do you have last comments for the readers?
Thanks!! and SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL SCENE!
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