Happy Halloween!  October has been Scissors For Lefty Month at popolio pop quiz and it’s not over just yet.  If you don’t know by now, they’re a band out of San Francisco made up of members from two families.

We featured each of the SFL guys individually on a weekly basis and have one more to go.  Last, but certainly not least, we have the second half of the second set of brothers that are part of SFL.  Peter is the the piano player of the bunch.  Hope you are entertained and that you have enjoyed the series as a whole.

Bryan Garza (vocals) pop quiz
Steve Garza (bass) pop quiz
Robby Garza (guitar) pop quiz
James Krimmel (drums) pop quiz

October 31, 2008

Name:  Peter Krimmel [Scissors For Lefty Piano]
Genre:  Indie Rock
Debut Release:  Bruno (Self-Released)
Release Date:  Late 2005

This, That, or the Other

1. Underground OR Mainstream? Quicksand
2. Maintain Artistic Integrity and Vision OR Make a lot of Money? (or both)??? Artistic integrity plus popularity.  No one makes money anymore
3. Studio or Stage? Stage in the evening, Studio after the show
4. Spirituality OR Hedonism? Both
5. Make Love, Have Sex, OR %$*!? Yes  

Fill in the Blank
6. Music is my balance.
7. I’m musically inspired by great songs.
8. My favorite old school joint is “Here,There and Everywhere” by The Beatles.
9. If I was a super hero I’d be The Six Million Dollar Brain.
10. Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll should change to Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll is still relevant.  

Short Answer
11. I make music because:  I have to.  I don’t feel complete if I’m not making music.
12. I want my fans to:  Get out and take on the world.
13. If I could share one thing about myself it would be:  I’m an excellent travel companion.
14. Wild Card!  I’m good at Ping Pong.  Not so much at Foosball.
15. I want my musical legacy to be:  Great melodies and cool sounds.

We left the best for last, “More Than The Summer,” from SFL’s debut release, Bruno, because Bryan Garza, himself, told popolio that this is the most played song on their MySpace Page.  Enjoy!

 
Peter Krimmel’s favorite old school joint!

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October is Scissors For Lefty Month at popolio pop quiz.  They’re a little known band out of San Francisco made up of members from two families.

If you haven’t heard of them, they’ve toured with Erasure, The Smashing Pumpkins, and Juliette and the Licks. 

We’re featuring each of the SFL guys individually on a weekly basis.  This week, we have the first of the other set of brothers that make up SFL.  Here’s James, the drums of the operation.  Check it out!

Bryan Garza (vocals) pop quiz
Steve Garza (bass) pop quiz
Robby Garza (guitar) pop quiz

October 24, 2008

Name:  James Krimmel [Scissors For Lefty Drums]
Genre:  Indie Rock
Forthcoming Release:  Scissors For Lefty EP
Release Date:  November 18, 2008 (iTunes)/October 24, 2008 (shows)

This, That, or the Other
1. Underground OR Mainstream? Understream
2. Maintain Artistic Integrity and Vision OR Make a lot of Money? (or both)??? Both 
3. Studio or Stage? Stage
4. Spirituality OR Hedonism? Fuck it
5. Make Love, Have Sex, OR %$*!? Sex is lovely

Fill in the Blank
6. Music is my
hot hot sex.
7. I’m musically inspired by wrong notes.
8. My favorite old school joint is “Moonlight Sonata” by Beethoven.
9. If I was a super hero I’d be Supertall.
10. Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll should change to Drugs, Rock, and Sexroll.

Short Answer
11. I make music because: 
I rock.
12. I want my fans to:  Come to our shows.
13. If I could share one thing about myself it would be:  One perfect song.
14. Wild Card!  What’s up with people wanting leaders that are just like them?  I want my president to be more smart, charismatic, and certainly more sober than I am.
15. I want my musical legacy to be:  One perfect song.
                                                                                          

Here’s another pre-release exclusive! Take a listen to “Ornamental.”

We promised 2 new songs from this EP this week, but we went ahead and placed “Consumption Junction” where it should have been in the first place.  Check out Robby Garza’s pop quiz to listen to this other pre-release exclusive.

James Krimmel’s favorite old school joint!

October is Scissors For Lefty Month at popolio pop quiz.  They’re a little known band out of San Francisco made up of members from two families.

If you haven’t heard of them, they played San Francisco Gay Pride in June 2007.

We’re featuring each of the SFL guys individually on a weekly basis. This week Bryan’s and Steve’s uncle, Robby, is up.  He’s the guitar player for the band.  He’s a man of fewer words than his nephews, but is just as interesting.  We like variety.  Enjoy.

Bryan Garza (vocals) pop quiz
Steve Garza (bass) pop quiz

October 17, 2008

Name:  Robby Garza [Scissors For Lefty Guitar]
Genre:  Indie Rock
Forthcoming Release:  Scissors For Lefty EP
Release Date:  November 18, 2008 (iTunes)/October 24, 2008 (shows)

This, That, or the Other
1. Underground OR Mainstream? Both!  Although, it’s always great to see an Underground band make the big-time.
2. Maintain Artistic Integrity and Vision OR Make a lot of Money? (or both)??? Make the music you love.  Stay true to yourself and hopefully the money will start rolling in.  I want a house and new car someday.
3. Studio or Stage? I enjoy both.  Although you can’t have a show without great songs you love to play.  Performing on stage and seeing all those smiles can’t be topped.  Ever…
4. Spirituality OR Hedonism? What ever gets you thru the night.
5. Make Love, Have Sex, OR %$*!? Who’s makin’ the first move?

Fill in the Blank
6. Music is my d
ream that came true.
7. I’m musically inspired by all things past, present & future.
8. My favorite old school joint is “Overpowered By Funk” by The Clash.
9. If I was a super hero I’d be Super Rich.
10. Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll should change to Peace and All that.

Short Answer
11. I make music because: 
I truly love it.
12. I want my fans to: Buy all our merch, especially our old merch.
13. If I could share one thing about myself it would be: Always take Twix over a Milky Way.
14. Wild Card! Man, I’m tired, hungry, and horny.
15. I want my musical legacy to be: 18 bastard children from countries nobody can pronounce.

Here’s a pre-release exclusive! Take a listen to “Consumption Junction.”

And, check out Robby’s favorite old school joint and some upcoming SFL shows below.

Robby Garza’s favorite old school joint!

Friday, 10/24/2008: CMJ Talking House Showcase Ace of Clubs Talking House Showcase, New York, New York.

Saturday, 11/01/2008: Rickshaw Stop San Francisco, CA with White Lies and Japanese Motors + Aaron Axelson, 8:30pm, $10 All Ages!

Saturday, 11/08/2008: The Knitting Factory, Los Angeles, CA with Voxhaul Broadcast, Killola and TBA, 8pm, $12 adv, $14 door, All Ages!

Friday, 11/21/2008: Doug Fir Lounge Portland, Oregon with Another Cynthia and Throwback Suburbia 8pm, $8.

Saturday, 11/23/2008: Tractor Tavern, Seattle, Washington with TBA, 8pm, $8 All Ages!

Thursday, 01/01/2009: Popscene, 330 Rich, San Francisco, CA with TBA

October is Scissors For Lefty Month at popolio pop quiz.  They’re a little known band out of San Francisco made up of members from two families.

If you haven’t heard of them, their song “Got Your Moments” was featured on Rob’s Party Mix, the digitally released soundtrack of the little known J.J. Abrams film, Cloverfield.

We’re featuring each of the SFL guys individually on a weekly basis. Second up is Bryan’s brother and bass player for the outfit, Steve.  Collectively, the Garza brothers have been very forthcoming with their pop quizes and we appreciate that.

Bryan Garza (vocals) pop quiz

October 10, 2008

Name:  Steve Garza [Scissors For Lefty Bass]
Genre:  Indie Rock
Latest Release:  Underhanded Romance (Eenie Meenie Records)
Release Date:  June 12, 2007

This, That, or the Other
1. Underground OR Mainstream? Isn’t there a middle ground? J I can’t help but enjoy mainstream music but if someone turns me on to a show or lesser known band I could love it just the same.
2. Maintain Artistic Integrity and Vision OR Make a lot of Money? (or both)??? Keep it real.  But, I’d love to keep it real and “sell out” every club. J
3. Studio or Stage? Stage by a landslide.
4. Spirituality OR Hedonism? I’d consider myself a pretty spiritual person.  I don’t belong to any organization but I think they all make valid points.
5. Make Love, Have Sex, OR %$*!? Come on that’s an easy one….  Making Sweet sweet Love.

Fill in the Blank
6. Music is my Ice Cream
7. I’m musically inspired by life experiences.
8. My favorite old school joint is “Just A Friend” by Biz Markie.
9. If I was a super hero I’d be Green Lantern.  Hot-Headed
10. Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll should change to Bootie, Shaken, and Sexy Time.

Short Answer
11. I make music because:  I get lost in it and literally forget time.
12. I want my fans to:  Walk away from a show and say, “What the %*#@ was that?  I think I liked it.”
13. If I could share one thing about myself it would be: Hi I’m Steve Garza and I’m a Sex Machine.
14. Wild Card! I think I could live off of Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches.
15. I want my musical legacy to be:  He’s an animal.  Roooaaaaarrr!

This week, enjoy a B-side from their single “Mama Your Boys Will Find A Home.”  Here’s “Inevitable Thieves.”

Also, check out Steve Garza’s favorite old school joint and the guys’ official site!

October is Scissors For Lefty Month at popolio pop quiz.  If you haven’t heard of them, they’re a little known band out of San Francisco made up of members from two families.

We’ll be featuring each of the SFL guys individually on a weekly basisFirst up is the vocalist of the group and, as such, he had a lot to say.

October 3, 2008

Name:  Bryan Garza [Scissors For Lefty Vocals]
Genre:  Indie Rock
Latest Release:  Underhanded Romance (Eenie Meenie Records)
Release Date:  June 12, 2007

This, That, or the Other
1. Underground OR Mainstream? There’s too much scoundrel in my blood to ever let a song be good enough to appeal to the mainstream.  I really do try to subdue that side of me, but inevitably, them alter egos get the best of us.  I don’t usually like mainstream music, but I can appreciate how hard it is to make.  It takes a lot of subtraction, and one hell of a paint job.  Rather than keeping my sites on being underground to the mainstream, I just ask myself, would Karen O like this?  Would James Brown stop and chuckle?  Would Joe Strummer hire a lawyer??  If I can impress a picky lover, or inspire a good band to rip us off, I’ll walk away with a smile.

2. Maintain Artistic Integrity and Vision OR Make a lot of Money? (or both)??? Don’t let bands/artists bullshit you.  The moment you record anything, you are acknowledging that you would like it to be heard/seen by others.  The moment you book a show, you are willfully embracing the title, “Entertainer”.  I personally would love to have SFL’s music succeed just enough to afford us all a shared home, where we could live, and write music without the fear of starving each month.  Maintaining your artistic integrity to me, is simply learning how to stand up for your quirks, while you collaborate.

3. Studio or Stage? Think of it as making Rice.  2 cups of stage, for every 1 cup of studio. J

4. Spirituality OR Hedonism? Hedonism will satisfy them oats, but being a Libra, I need balance.  Don’t ask me why I said that, I don’t subscribe to astrology beyond the artwork.  Long drives, jogs, bike rides, swims, are spiritual to me.  I don’t mind going off the deep end, as long as I earn up some hedonism credits.  Once I’ve got them, I’m one charming loose cannon!!!

5. Make Love, Have Sex, OR %$*!? I prefer to jerk off, for my sex drive is ludicrous.  It keeps me out of trouble, and allows me to make love in the company of my gentle girlfriend.

Fill in the Blank
6. Music is my imaginary friend
7. I’m musically inspired by films.  Truly, I take notes when I watch movies J That and friends’ bands.
8. My favorite old school joint is “It’s Funky Enough” by The D.O.C.
9. If I was a super hero I’d be Super Parallel Parking Man.
10. Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll should change to Sex, Dishes, and Rock & Roll.

Short Answer
11. I make music because:  It’s a shared ambition between my brother, my uncle, and my two best friends.  It makes me feel accomplished in ways that Engineering didn’t.  Free booze and a sense of artistic accomplishment is a plus too.
12. I want my fans to:  Know that I Scissors For Lefty is a ragamuffin entertainment enigma.  We fully embrace the search for true love, pirate planks, and celebrating that alter ego within.
13. If I could only share one thing about myself it would be:  My undying ambition to be handy J
14. Wild Card!  You would if you could but you can’t, cuz you’re legally tender.  You’re noose was so happy until that ceiling fan…. It surrendered !!!
15. I want my musical legacy to be:  A pleasant surprise to those that appreciate playful language, rebellious color schemes, rated R imagery.

 Listen to the single “Lay Down Your Weapons” from their 2007 project,  Underhanded Romance.  

Check the SFL MySpace Page for more.

 

Bryan Garza’s favorite old school joint!