Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Trevor Friedrich

Imperative Reaction came to San Antonio on November 1st. Their show was at Club Atomix on McCullough. If you are into Industrial / Alternative music, the show is a must see. Imperative Reaction put on a highly energized and talented performance that keeps you wanting more. Open for Discussion got a chance to catch up with their drummer, Trevor Friedrich.

Imperative Reaction

Open for Discussion asked Trevor a few questions.

O.D. What got you into music?
T.F. It's a funny story. My family was adding on to our house and needed the next door neighbors to sign off on the expansion. They didn't, so my dad went to the guitar center and purchased instruments. He said we were going to start a rock band. The neighbors moved shortly there after!

O.D. What was your first album purchase?
T.F. My first purchase was Beavis and Butthead. I was given Alice in Chains, Stone Temple Pilots, Metallica, and Ozzy Osbourne.
Trevor with Nikki Sixx on the Accidents Can Happen Shoot

O.D. What do you know now that you wished you knew when you started out?
T.F. Not to trust a major record label.

O.D. What are you most proud of?
T.F. To be able to play in bands that I love and that I have fun on stage even though I feel that I'm not at the level of other drummers.
O.D. Any funny stories you want to share?
T.F. The tour bus is like a German Techno club. It's a lot of fun.

O.D. Any regrets?
T.F. None!
O.D. Where do you see yourself in five years?
T.F. Doing the same stuff but with a bigger house and more motorcycles.

O.D. What are you working on and what's up next for you?
T.F. Tour ends in a week and I plan on doing tattoos and hanging out.

Trevor and his Grandpa

O.D. So you are a fan of motorcyles?
T.F. I have a Harley. I went to Sturgis this year with my Dad and Grandpa. I gave my Grandpa a tat and he wore short sleeve shirts the whole time to show off his tattoo that I gave him!

O.D. I like Exile bikes!
T.F. I'd like to have one but they are out of my price range at the moment. I can't believe you've heard of them.
O.D. Family into music?
T.F. My dad just bought the instuments to drive away the neighbors. My family isn't musically inclined. I chose the drums because even if I sucked I'd have fun playing.

O.D. What were the names of the other bands you've been in?
T.F. Currently I'm in Imperative Reaction and Never Enough. I've been in Tire Iron, Loftus, and Eighteen Visions. When I played for Eighteen Visions we got a chance to throw out the first pitch at a Rangers game. They played our song "Victim." It was so surreal!

O.D. What hints can you give someone who's thinking of becoming a musician?
T.F. Learn to be entertaining on stage over talent.
Imperative Reaction's Minus All Tour finishes up in California and Arizona. [:SITD:] and Aesthetic Perfection is touring with them.

November 5th @ Club Xile @ The Can Nightclub in Garden Grove, CA
November 6th @ Sky Room @ The Country Club in Sacramento, CA
November 7th @ Brick by Brick in San Diego, CA
November 8th @ Sadisco's @ Chaser's in Scottsdale, AZ
November 21st @ The Viper Room in West Hollywood, CA

Trevor is currently on a European tour with Combichrist.

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If you get a chance, check them out! For more things
Imperative Reaction , Combichrist, and Never 3Nough, check out their websites and myspace accounts!


Neave B said...

great post!


Open for Discussion said...

Thanks, definitely one of my faves!!