Staff

Name: Casey

Location: Portland OR (formerly London, UK & Costa Mesa, CA)

Favorite Non-Musical Media: Books

Favorite shows attended: Smashing Pumpkins ’96, The Receiving End of Sirens ’07, Foo Fighters ’96, Jimmy Eat World: Clarity tour ’09, Poison the Well ’03, and Every Time I Die ’07, Cave In/Botch ‘98.

Hipster Credentials: Worked at Greene records in Orange County. I saw the Delta Spirit play a living room show way before they were big. I own Get Up Kids test presses.

 

Name: Scott

Location: Orange County, CA

Favorite Non-Musical Media: Television

Favorite Shows Attended: Boysetsfire/Thrice ’99, Death By Stereo ’01, Bad Religion/Guttermouth/Ignite ’00, Thrice ’07, Chuck Ragan/Tom Gabel/Tim Barry ’08, The Living End ’98, Strung Out ’99, NOFX ’12.

Hipster Credentials: Discovered Thrice before they were signed to a label.  Owned a record player and vinyl back in the 90’s.

 

 

Name: Chris

Location: London, UK by way of Toronto, Ontario.

Favorite Non-Musical Media: Books

Favorite shows attended: Brand New ’09, Thursday/Circa Survive ’06, Foo Fighters ’05, Thrice/Underoath/The Bled ’05, Muse ’07.

Hipster Credentials: Was splooged on by George Pettit’s water bottle after an in-show high-five. Shook the hand of the mighty Dave Grohl.

 

 

Name: Gally

Location: Portland, OR…We don’t all act like we were cast for ‘Portlandia’

Favorite Non-Musical Media: Computer based graphic arts

Favorite Shows Attended: Bad Religion ’96, Suicide Machines ’95, Jimmy Eat World ’00, Strung Out ’98, Shai Hulud/Zao/Underoath ’03, Radiohead/Beta Band ’01, Hopesfall ’02, Sigur Ros ’05, Dredg ’08

Hipster Credentials: I have the original Thrice ‘First Impressions’ E.P. and bought it when it was their only recording. I saw Michael Jackson on the original ‘Bad’ tour as a kid down in Los Angeles. I shopped at Greene records…probably bought a ton of stuff from Casey.

 

 

Name: Matt

Location: Detroit, MI

Favorite Non-Musical Media: Men’s Health Magazine

Favorite Shows Attended: Jimmy Eat World ’10, As I Lay Dying/Underoath ’10, Coldplay ’09, The Receiving End of Sirens/Hopesfall ’07, Every Time I Die/The Bled/August Burns Red ’07, Metallica ’97

Hipster Credentials:  Known tendency to sip whiskey “neat”, and at will.  Band of Horses fan.  Made eye contact w/ Kirk Hammett, once.  I own a $400 iron clock that doesn’t actually tell time, it’s just a fancy wall piece.  Boat shoes.

 

Name: Justin

Location: Utah

Favorite Non-Musical Media: NPR

Favorite shows attended: Mono at Society for Ethical Culture Concert Hall ’09, Wilco/Fleet Foxes at Red Butte Garden ’08, Björk at Red Rocks ’07, Galactic/JJ Grey & Mofro at Gallivan ’07, Mogwai at Depot ’06, Sarah McLachlan ’04, Good Riddance/AFI/Fury 66 at Brick’s ’97, Rancid at Utah State Fairpark ’95

Hipster Credentials: Toured with, managed, or owed money by several bands you know.  And some other bands…they’re pretty underground, you probably haven’t heard of them.

 

  Name: Holden

 Location: Madrid…Spain not New Mexico

 Favorite Non-Musical Media: Film, actually every movie i’ve ever seen except Fern Gully: Save the Last Rain Forest and Aliens Vs. Predator.

 Favorite Shows Attended: Roger Waters at MGM Grand ’08, Tool at Red Rocks ’10 and Dave Matthews Band at the Gorge ’11.

Hipster Credentials:  I once met Burt McCracken of The Used in court. We both got off with warnings.