Band of the Week: Snowsera

1. Please list the names of all members of your band.
Ian Erard, Jeff Wagner, Bill Arteaga, Nate Christenson .
2. Where did you get your band name?
We put together two words that we like snow+sera (Italian word for night). We liked the idea of two word band names (coldplay, radiohead, audioslave, etc).
3. When did you start performing together?
Bill, Nate and I started playing together at the end of October in 2006, and Jeff joined the band sometime in April of 2007, which is when we consider ourselves as being a proper band.
4. Who is your greatest musical influence?
Ian – Led Zeppelin
Bill – Mew
Jeff – Jazz
Nate – Britpop
5. Describe your sound in 3 words or less.
Powerful, Buoyant, Gritty
6. Do you have any pre-show rituals or superstitions?
After a bit of tea, gather in a huddle and scream “ALRIGHT…. TIMES UP…. LETS DO THIS!”
7. What is your favorite place to perform?
The Highdive or Durty Nellies.
8. What is your latest album called?
It is self-titled. Consider us either arrogant or lazy.
9. When is your next performance?
May 8th at the Canopy Club for the 10th anniversary show!
10. If you could perform with anyone in the history of music, who would it be?
11. Do you have any pets?
2 cats.
12. True or false: dogs are better than cats.
13. What is your favorite thing to eat as a band
Jimmy John’s
14. If you could be an animal, what kind of animal would you be?
14B. Why?
Come on, isn’t it obvious? They are always dressed to kill.
15. What kind of car do you drive?
What? Lamborghini, haven’t you seen me driving through the streets doing 110 while the cops are chasing me?
16. What is your favorite joke?
The game of life.
17. What is your favorite western European nation??
18. What is your least favorite thing to do on vacation?
Get kicked in the face by someone wearing cleats.
19. How often do you get your hair cut?
As often as it is required.
20. What is the best concert you’ve ever attended?
Mew at the double door, although the new Muse live DVD comes real close.
21. Who are you voting for in 2008?
Matt Bellamy as a write in.
22. Who did you vote for in 2004?
Would you like my social security number as well?
23. Does global warming exist?
Yes, unless you are George W. Bush.
24. What is one thing you do that’s good for the Earth?
Recycle everything.
25. Do you like cheese?
Oh yes, it’s very, very Gouda.
25B. What kind?
See the above miserable pun.
26. What is your favorite TV show?
Yankee’s games.
27. What is your least favorite movie?
[no reply]
28. What is the coolest place you’ve ever traveled?
[no reply]
29. How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? (in cubic feet)
[no reply]
30. What is your favorite kind of mammal?
A Panda bear?
30B. Why?
Because question #30 needed an answer.
31. If you could time travel, what would you go see?
Back to the Future 1 and 2 in theatres.
32. What’s better, Mortal Kombat or Street Fighter?
Mortal Kombat, A B A C A B B.
33. Which Teenage mutant Ninja Turtle do you best identify with?
Everyone in the band is one of the members… what are your guesses?
33B. Why?
Because guessing games are fun.
34. What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done in the name of music?
Gone to Ohio.
35. Any advice for the public at large?
You may regret it tomorrow, but definitely enjoy yourself today.
Haha, that sounds like Dr.Phil.
36. If you could be a WWE Superstar, who would you be?
Hahahahahaha, oh man. You guys are funny.
37. What is one cool thing you think everyone should know about you?
We love to drink tea.
38. And another?
We love to play live music.
39. What is your favorite song to play live?
[no reply]
40. Who would win in a fight, Optimus Prime or Dark Wing Duck?
Well, Optimus Prime, but only after ripping off Dark Wing Duck’s beak. Terrifying.
41. Boxers or briefs?
How about boxer-briefs? Didn’t see that coming, did you?
42. What is your favorite office supply?
Staples? Paper clips? Corona with lime?
43. Describe your audience in 3 words.
Attractive, energetic, lovable (Bill says, “Our. Best. Friends.”)
44. Who is the biggest underdog in movie history?
Keanu Reeves, everyone dislikes him.
45. What is your favorite place to spend a Friday night?
Anywhere we can play music.
46. What is your favorite horror film?
The Host.
47. What is your favorite brand of shoes?
[no reply]
48. Would you rather have top half fish, bottom half woman or top half woman, bottom half fish?
Yeah! I saw that episode of How I Met Your Mother too, I totally agree with Marshall.
49. Are you satisfied with your relationship with WPGU?
It has been the most amazing band relationship to a radio station we have ever had.
49B. What would you change about it?
We could always see more of each other. What are you doing later tonight?

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