BOY KICKS GIRL Interview (with the bassist Brandon and drummer Brett)
1)Who are the members of the band and what do they play?
BRANDON: I am brandon and I play the bass
BRETT: I play the drums, do the manager stuff, and sing terrible back up vocals. Kevin is the singer, guitarist, and main songwriter.
2) How old are each of you?
BRETT: 24 and Kevin is also 24.
3)When was the band formed?
BRANDON: August of 1996
BRETT: I gave the guys a call to see if they wanted to start a band. Neither of them knew each other. I had played with the both of them in previous bands and thought we would make a great band. I think it worked.
4) In your opinions what genre of music are you?
BRANDON: Aggressive melodic punk…or emo-ska-core..yeah right.
5)In which city are you currently residing?
BRANDON: San Jose, California
BRETT: San Jose also but sometimes I live in sin city!!!!
6)What label are you on currently, and which labels have you been on?
BRANDON: None…we do it all ourselves!! HOORAY!!
BRETT: We have been offered to be on some small local labels but we were doing more then what the label was offering us.
7)Have any of you played in another band?
BRANDON: Yeah, but none really worth mentioning I guess.
BRETT: You betcha but as Brandon said, none are worth mentioning since only our parents and friends knew about us.
8)Are you all in the process of recording an album or touring?
BRANDON: Just playing a lot of shows at the moment. We will be touring in early June to the southwest…I’ll let Brett talk about that since he’s the mastermind.
BRETT: First our neighborhoods, then we take the world on!!! Actually we are heading out to Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas from May 29th to June 9. Only a two week tour but it’ll be a lot of fun. We play a lot of shows out of town so we are always traveling. As far as recording goes, we are do some of our own self-produced recording so we can release some 7″s or put some new songs on comps.
9)What is your favorite touring experience?
BRANDON: When we played in Houston Texas to a very large crowd in a very large venue. It was by far the funnest show I’ve had with the band.
BRETT: She was brunette, hot, and in my dreams! Damn it. Anytime I get to sleep is always my favorite time on tour. Oh it’s rare when we are out on the road.
10)Which bands have you toured with?
BRANDON: We’ve toured with HBA and Curbside for little weekend trips and what not.
BRETT: Both of those bands are locals from San Jose, CA.
11)What are each of your favorite bands?
BRANDON: I am really into Soul Coughing right now. I also dig on Knapsack, at the drive-in, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, and many more.
BRETT: All time is Rancid. Others include Dropkick Murphys, Unwritten Law, Blink 182, Agent 51, Swingin’ Utters, and Good Riddance.
12)What was the last album each of you bought?
BRANDON: KleenexGirlWonder…the one with the half bear half man on the front..it’s so good!!
BRETT: Minor Threat “Complete Discography”
13)What is the weirest sex dream each of you have had?
BRANDON: It involved a lot of mustard, butter, and White Castle Hamburgers…that’s all I should really say.
BRETT: I just masterbate a lot so I don’t have a lot of sex dreams.
14)Which independant label do you think helps the bands in their roster the most?
BRETT: Asian Man Records, Drive-Thru Records, Fat Wreck, and Nitro. All seem to do promote their bands a lot.
15)Which zine is your favorite?
BRANDON: Turn, or Turnstyle. My friend Jeff does it…it’s cool.
BRETT: Anyone that mentions Boy Kicks Girl is my favorite.
16)Where can people contact the band at?
BRANDON: Talk to Brett…E-mail us…our web-site is www.bkg.com
BRETT: Our address is: Boy Kicks Girl Headquarters PO Box 18914 San Jose, CA 95158
17)What places do each of you work in your spare time?
BRANDON: I work in a resturant and volunteer at a college radio station.
BRETT: I do a lot of work at the sperm bank and then counsel women at crisis centers. Actually I work for the San Jose Water Company and go to school.
18)For all of our readers, are any of you single?
BRANDON: Sort of.
BRETT: I am single and I fuckin’ love it. I love women but I just don’t want any female calling me their man and vice versa.
19)Are you sXe or normal people?
BRANDON: My version of straight edge is that it’s ok to drink, some drugs, but not all…and uh sex it ok too…and I can eat meat…I guess I’m not really straight edge huh? But every one has their own version, why can’t I?
BRETT: Normal damn it! I like a good beer. Nothing wrong with alcohol if you know how to control your drinking you little bastards. All you marijuana tokin’, druggie takin’ losers can kiss my ass.
20)In your concerts, which songs by which bands do you cover?
BRANDON: We play a few Descendents songs, “Wave of Mutilation” by the Pixies, and “Melt with you” by Modern English.
BRETT: We also have done “Little Drummer Boy”, “Christmas Vacation” by the Descendents, and “Tenebrae” from the Faction.
21)In you had the chance, would you sign on to a major label,or stay independant?
BRANDON: Um…I don’t know. I’d like to stay independant, but it’d be nice to do this for a living.
BRETT: I wouldn’t be too big on signing with a major. I really like undies, I mean indies and would like to work with an indie before a major. You can make a living in an indie. You just need to know how to adjust your living style.
22)Which Sesame Street Character is the best-looking?
BRANDON: I like Grover.
BRETT: The gay ones…Bert and Ernie… ha ha. Actually the Count had class. He was great.
23)Does the band have a webpage?
YES we do. It is http://www.bkg.com Thanks for the shameless promotion! WE LOVE YOU Man!!!