Let’s start this weekend off with a heavy dose of psych all mixed up with some rock ‘n’ roll. The thing that I like about Suzies is their vision , you get the idea that they are on some uncharted turf jamming out some serious cool noise. That vision is what rock ‘n’ roll is all about , you take a group of like minded artist and you set a course that’s right for you, if the people tune in all the more fun and that’s where 50thirdand3rd comes in. We want to bring you some bands that you may or may not have heard of. Anyone can put up stuff from bands currently on the radar but for me it’s way more fun to shine a light on the ones that are on their way and today, that’s Suzies…..
Meet – Suzies
for those unfamiliar with your bands history, can you tell us all how you all met up and decided to start a band ?
We were all buds from different bands around Grand Rapids like Haunted Leather and The Omecs. Last October, things started slowing down with those projects and we all decided to start jamming on something new.
who would you list as your musical influence?
Lately, we’ve been really into Fat White Family, Cosmonauts, Holy Wave, and Can. Those are kind of our go-tos
whats the coolest thing that’s happened to you as a band since you started up?
We just got booked to play with LA Witch and our buds in Heaters in early May! That’s something we’re looking forward to. We also got back from a mini tour of the Midwest last week, which was a total blast. A lotta late nights and good times!
what are your hopes and dreams as a band for the next few years.
We’d like to tour more. We’ve been hearing about music scenes in random places that we’d like to get in on. We also have some concepts for new albums and a lot of new material so we’d like to work toward recording those.
what are some of your favorite albums from the past few years?
The past few years have been pretty solid for new albums. We’ve been really digging Fat White Family’s “Songs for our Mothers”! “Blackstar” (Bowie) was really sick as well, and it inspired some new conspiracy theories within our band. Also, we’ve been digging Heater’s new stuff from last years “Holy Water Pool”. Their shits been getting better and better.
Do you see any real use for social media , or is it all just a pain in the ass to keep with?
Social media can bring great underground music to the surface. Plus it can be fun posting goofy shit on there (like Casey getting a cake shoved in his face). I mean, we have a Facebook and Instagram . For now that’s all we can keep track of. We took over ANON Magazine’s Instagram for a day while on tour, and that was a good time. It can be depressing when social media becomes a way to value or undervalue a person or a band, and it sucks if people go too crazy with it. It is easier to book shows out of town if you have more Facebook likes, which is wacky.
Do you pay attention to reviews or comments from people about your music or do you just turn that noise off.
We take comments to heart when it’s someone we respect, or if it seems like a cool idea. Otherwise we don’t really expect everyone to get what we’re doing. Any art is going to have merit as long as the creator digs it and there’s purpose/ feeling behind the construction.
If you could tour anywhere in the world , where would you want to go.
Luke: Italy because of the pasta and cold cuts
Casey: On a boat next to a beach
Ross: Waka Flocka’s basement
Kyle: On a hot air balloon over a volcano because it’d be smokin hot!
Shane: The caves of Gibraltar
Can music save the mortal soul or is just a good backbeat to your life.
Both! It’s the artistic representation of time.
Any last thoughts for your fans?
Sriracha is good on PB&Js
just released EP!!!!!!