First/Last-The Artless

August 26, 2013

“The Artless is a 4-piece Indie-Rock outfit based out of Pittsburgh. We were formed out of a previous band that all the members were in. We created the new band with a collective agreement to explore new musical ideas, and to also tour and have our music be heard. The Artless formed at the beginning of 2013. We had a set written and played our first show on April 10th at 6119 with a great New York band called Team Spirit. Since then we have played quite a few shows with notable bands such as The Front Bottoms, The Boxer Rebellion, Fossil Collective, and many more.”

Check out the band at Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr. The band has an EP release show for their debut “The Things We Don’t Know“, tomorrow at Altar Bar as they support Geographer and GRMLN. I want to thank Nick Gee (Guitar/Vocals), Edward Angelo (Drums/Guitar/Vocals) and Alex Medice (Bass) for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last.

  • The first album you ever bought?
  • Nick Gee: “Aaron’s Party (Come Get It)”.
  • Edward Angelo: KISS “Greatest Hits”.
  • Alex Medice: Green Day “Dookie”.
  • Your last album bought?
  • Nick: fun. “Some Nights.
  • Edward: Phoenix “Bankrupt”.
  • Alex: Portugal. The Man “Evil Friends”.
  • Favorite album of all time?
  • Nick: fun. “Aim & Ignite”.
  • Edward: Phoenix “Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix”.
  • Alex: The Smiths “The Queen Is Dead”.
  • Least favorite/most disappointing album?
  • Nick: fun. “Some Nights”.
  • Edward: I don’t know.
  • Alex: Any Panic! At The Disco album after “A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out”.
  • First concert attended?
  • Nick: Live and Collective Soul.
  • Edward: Britney Spears.
  • Alex: Third Eye Blind.
  • Last concert?
  • Nick: The Front Bottoms (I guess?).
  • Edward: Walk The Moon (I’m not counting our shows as concerts, that’s silly).
  • Alex: Bonnaroo Music Festival (Too many bands to name).
  • Favorite concert ever?
  • Nick: Panic! At The Disco at Mr. Smalls (The lineup was stellar).
  • Edward: Passion Pit.
  • Alex: Morrissey at Heinz Hall.
  • Least favorite concert?
  • Nick: Luther Vandross.
  • Edward: Britney Spears.
  • Alex: The Lumineers (I was just unimpressed with their live performance).
  • Favorite thoughts, experiences about Pittsburgh?
  • Nick: Everyone is generally nice. I like city atmosphere and smells. Bridges are neat too.
  • Edward: Great city for biking and eating food. Also playing music.
  • Alex: The views are unlike any other city. The culture is unique and great. Also, the biking is sweet too, thanks Edward.

Thanks, fellas. Looking forward to hearing the EP.