-Interview- Tarzandragon (5/16/16)

Tarzandragon gets interviewed and talks about the California music scene, current state of rock and much more.


From: Vacaville, California
Sounds like: Psychedelic Rock

1. How did you get started with music and how did you develop your sound? Who thought of the name “Tarzandragon” and is there any meaning behind it?

We started jamming; all the pieces were there and fell into place. The name came from Kyle. At the time, we had all these songs coming together and wanted to start gigging right away so we needed a name. But we weren't so worried about the name, more so the music we were making.

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

Our dynamic range - we're constantly trying new musical styles by pushing ourselves to create original content that we're proud to play AND listen to.

3. What can people expect from your live show?

We bring a lot of energy and chemistry. But it's all about having a good time, so expect that!

4. What's your favorite track to play live?

Dom: Captain. Corey: Horizons. Kyle: Horizons. Jason: Captain.

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

Incubus. Coheed and Cambria. Maximum the Hormone.

6. Any crazy show stories?

Dom almost destroyed his guitar in a fit of passion during our first show. Then there was that time Kyle used his foot to dance with a drunk chick mid-song. Good times!

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

It's thriving. Thanks to technology and the internet, you can find any kind of rock music you want online. However, some places don't get exposed to a thriving live performance scene, which is half of the art. We personally like seeing progressive, experimental, and math rock genres becoming more widespread.

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

There's no shortage of venues to play here in California. Living smack dab in the middle of Sacramento and San Francisco gives us lots of opportunity. That being said, locally, there's always a "scene," it's just a matter of how active and accessible it is. And right now, there's this sense of community, a lot of bands are working together and creating a really unique experience out here in Vacaville.

9. What’s your take on legal/illegal music downloading?

It is what it is. But since revenue doesn't come from song sales as much, it forces bands to be creative in other ways.

10. What’s next for Tarzandragon?


11. Any shoutouts?

Shout out to Liz, the homie. And Alan, the other homie. You know who you are.