-Interview- The Rightsiders (8/23/15)

San Francisco, CA alternative rock band The Rightsiders gets interviewed and talks about their start in music, their "Hooktailed Cat" EP and much more.


From: San Francisco, CA
Sounds like: Alternative Rock

1. How did you get started with music and how did you develop your sound?

We all got started in music differently. Sergio (drums), Zach (lead guitar), and Nick (lead vocals/rhythm guitar) played music in school bands when they were younger. It wasn't until high school that any of them actually picked up there current instruments. The band was founded by Nick Wolfe and Zach Imbriani at the end of there senior year of high school with the hopes of finding other people to make it a four piece. Through a friend they found Toby McKinnley (bass) and taught him how to play bass. A year or so went by and while playing bass for another band Nick met there soon to be drummer Sergio Bustamante. The sound we have is a mixture of a bunch of influences. Each member brings a new sound with them. Everything ranging from alt. rock to classic rock, punk rock, and pretty much anything else that we think will sound good.

2. What do you want listeners to take away from your music?

We want anyone who listens to our music to take away the deeper emotions of the sound while also feeling the music as a whole.

3. What can people expect from your live show?

People can expect a good uplifting energy from our live shows. They can also expect a good dance vibe and for us to have something that everyone can enjoy.

4. How has the response been to the "Hooktailed Cat" EP? What's your favorite track to play live?

The response to the "Hooktailed Cat" EP has been good but we're already working on a new EP to bring to the people filled with new stuff that we feel will be received well. Our favorite track on the HTC to play live is the song "Scorpio".

5. Who are three bands you’d like to tour with?

A couple of bands we would like to tour with would be The Foo Fighters, Kings of Leon, Young the Giant, and The Strokes.

6. What’s your take on the current state of rock?

I think rock waxes and wanes with the generations and sometimes it dips into the unknown for a while but I feel like it will always come back into popularity.

7. What’s the current music scene like there in California both locally and state wide?

I think California has a good music scene. I feel San Francisco falls a bit behind when it comes to live show. I also think it's kinda hard now a days to get people to actually go see a live band.

8. What’s next for The Rightsiders?

We hope to get under a label, record a full blown album, and go on tour. We hope to do so within the next year or so.

9. Any shoutouts?

We would also like to shoutout to all our friends and family who come to see us play around the Bay Area for the last couple years. We wouldn't have made it as far as we have with out their help.