Greetings from The Sunshine State, sunny and 72 is what we are heading towards here today not bad for mid December a few days before the Holidays kick in, we’ll try to brighten your day today with bringing you The Holstered also from right here in Florida. I dig my rock n roll a little on the garagepunk side of things and that’s where these guys are, very cool indeed. Judge for yourself, that’s always been my outlook on reviews of Bands but for me The Holstered are what I’m looking for when it comes to giving new bands a listen. A Band that’s playing the kind of music they love and not giving two shits about what is in fashion or playing on the radio, give them a listen, my bet is you will like what you hear……
Meet…... The Holstered from Miami FLA.
People Say We Sound Like…… Some early reviews tag us with The
Stooges, Velvet Underground, Sweet, The
Doors, Generation X, The Cars, Cheap
Trick. We’ve even managed to get some
Soul tags in there!
3. We are;
Divo Garcia (bass and vocals)
Jorge Hernandez (guitars and vocals)
Mark Cabrales (drums and vocals)
4. We’re all basically from Miami FL. Divo
and myself (Jorge) lived in Los Angeles
years ago and Mark has always been Miami
5. We are fans of 70’s rock and soul. Can’t
go wrong with the classics! The Stones,
James Brown, Iggy Pop, Otis Redding, New
York Dolls, Bowie, TRex.
6. The Holstered started several years ago.
Divo and I started writing songs again after
the previous band we were in broke up. The
songs started to take shape and we called in
Mark, he loved the stuff and here we are 2
albums later. Prior to the Holstered I had a
good working relationship working with Divo
working in the band The ComaTones.
Books We Like
….7. Anything by Chuck Klosterman, you can
start out with “Fargo Rock City” or “Killing
Yourself To Live”. His writing style and
knowledge of rock music is humorous and
engaging. The Keith Richards biography
“life” was also a good one. “Under Their
Thumb” by Bill German. That ones got some
great scandalous Stones stories!
8. All songs are written by us. Basically it
starts with Divo calling me at some insane
hour of the night with him making sounds,
salking (singing and talking) words and what
style he’s hearing in his head. I process,
decipher and we take it to rehearsal, work
on it and we usually end up with the bulk of
the song down. We’ll do some pre-
production on basically the sound we’re
looking for (or not looking for). On our last
EP we wanted lush reverbs, thick drums,
fuzzed out guitar solos. We called it garage-
9. Craziest gig? During SXSW this year we
had a hiphop duo that performed after us.
They were a riot! Nice guys dancing and
syncing to our grooves! We reciprocated
doing our own moves during their set! Good
Times! There’s a video of that floating
If you could travel back to any music scene….
10. Probably Los Angeles 1972. The music
scene was hot! You had elements of Rock,
Glam, Soul, Southern Rock. Exile by The
Stones was released along with Superfly by
Curtis Mayfield, Eat a Peach by the Allman
Brothers. Slider by TRex. Imagine walking
into the Troubadour in LA and seeing the
upcoming bands of the era? Incredible!
11. Like we said we’re fans of the 70’s music
12. Currently on rotation are the new Ty
of the 70’s! Just like the new AllahLas
“worship the sun”. From 1972 the Brett
Smiley debut album, from 1975 Hello’s
“keeps us off the street”. They actually
performed the original version of New York
Groove which was later covered by Ace
Frehley on his solo album.
, sounds like it came out
Who would you like to open for…..
13. Hmmm. Probably Ty Segall, he’s so
attuned to catching that vintage sound on
record and live. Our vibe would fit in, he’d
dig us, he’d produce our next release and
whamo next thing we’re playing at Pitchfork
Advice for the kids…..
14. Don’t expect anything, have fun and
listen to all styles of music.
When we have some time off we are….
15. We are music snobs, we’ll be watching
some music documentary on Netflix or
reading some crappy article in Rolling Stone
about the flavor of the month pop star.
. Like Divo says,
be a hit!”
“not every song has to
Plans for 2015….
17. We are currently rounding out our songs
for the next release. We’ve got some good
ones coming! Look for a March release.
Working titles maybe Firefly or Soul?
listen to some excellent tunes….
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