Looking For Whiskey Company Sponsors – Meet, The Bolos


Chuck Berry guitar meets up with Hendrix riffs, add some Blues style, think Brian Jones, harmonica and your starting to get the idea. The Bolos play rock that will reach down inside ya and shake you into moving. The fun trashy garage is great stuff. , for sure they should be on the if you like King Khan and BBQ you’ll like…or if you like The Gories and The Oblivions you’ll like… Meet , The Bolos.. and let me tell you one other thing, this is a Band that I’m adding to my short list of new bands to keep an eye on…shits good…

Hi our name is….

The bolos

People say we sound like…..

The gun club, the gories, black lips

We are…

Tanner, Abel, Thomas, Osita(me)

We are from…….
A little taco town called San Antonio, tx

Who are some that have an influence on you
Greg Cartwright, brian jones, James Jameson, John Dwyer, lightning Hopkins

How old were all of you when you started to play and who plays what in the band

Thomas (guitar) -instrument 10 band 22

Abel (drums) -instrument 12 band 24

Tanner (guitar)- instrument 12 band 24

Osita (bass)- instrument 11 band 23

Can you tell us about the process you use, from writing the songs all the way through getting the sons out

Writting songs for us either comes from shitty situations or after parties that last a little too long. Then we bring them to the band and let everyone put their own spin on it. If it works it works and if it doesn’t so be it

what are some of the challenges you face as musicians and how have you overcome those challenges

Two of us are still in school so maintaining that balance can be difficult at times. Studying at gigs, skipping class to play shows, etc. Besides that we don’t have very many complaints.

If you could pick any time to travel back to for music, where would you go and what year would it ….
Osita: Detroit or Memphis mid 60s (Motown/stax)
Thomas: 63 England

Tanner: mid 60s San Francisco

Abel: None. I actually feel very privileged to be alive and thriving in this time. I’m able to easily and freely dig in the archives and listen to mind blowing, life changing songs from kraut, psych in 71′ to 80’s hardcore bands in New York and of course some amazing Texas 60’s garage punk. To be apart of a new generation of influences and understanding, perception and opportunity to write the next page of music is a great feeling alone.

Who are all of you currently listening to ….

I pretty much have the new meatbodies record on repeat and I play mikal cronin’s “mcII” a lot

What do you think of “the state of rock n roll”…

I think right now rock n roll is more accessible as an artist. The Internet along with the rise of independent labels created a more level playing field for everyone. Like I don’t think superstars really exist in rock n roll anymore and I kind of dig that.

some albums that you have played on repeat over the years……

Reigning sound- too much guitar
The almighty defenders- s/t

If you could open for any Band right now who would that be and why?
The black lips, fidlar, together Pangea. All three of those bands have the type of we dig. People who are down to get down

My youngest son is 13 and in a Band, what advice would you offer him…
Don’t stop playing. Be ok with criticism. Don’t become a stoner too early

Beatles or Stones….


The one thing we want you to remember while your listening to us….

Get drunk and play it loud

Our plans for 2015…..
Tour the west coast and get a whisky company to sponsor it. Call it the “piss drunk party tour”

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Co-founder of 50thirdand3rd, stepped away to spend time with family and write. From Pittsburgh, now in Florida, Cool Canadian artist wife, 4 great kids, and two granddaughters!! I'm a lucky guy!

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