First/Last – Brash Teeth

May 9, 2016

“We are a band. We have grown with instruments in our hands. Sprouted from the ashes of our own previous manifestations. We have made music through times of struggle and through times of great triumph. We are here for you, and our music is here to be listened to. We tell stories of self-discovery, so that maybe we can help you discover you too. We are Brash Teeth.”

Brash Teeth are a relatively new garage rock trio from Pittsburgh who have some demos up at their BandCamp page, which you can hear live as the band play around town regularly. As we await an official debut from the guys, I want to t Gene Vercammen (Guitar/Vocals), Derek Krystek (Drums) and Matthew Eugene (Bass) for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last.

  • The first album you ever bought?
  • Gene: Astro Lounge by Smash Mouth.
  • Derek: Stunt by Barenaked Ladies.
  • Matthew: Willenium by Will Smith.
  • Your last album bought?
  • Gene: Middle Children by Narrow/Arrow.
  • Derek: All is Dust and I Am Nothing by Slaves BC.
  • Matthew: Ben Hur by Bitch Magnet.
  • Favorite album of all time?
  • Gene: Habits Old and New by Hank Williams Jr.
  • Derek: Age of ADZ by Sufjan Stevens.
  • Matthew: Brother, Sister by mewithoutyou.
  • Least favorite/most disappointing album?
  • Gene: Some Nights by Fun.
  • Derek: The Needles, the Space by Straylight Run.
  • Matthew: Say Anything by Say Anything.
  • First concert attended?
  • Gene: B94 Summer Stretch Concert Series (1999).
  • Derek: Rush (1996).
  • Matthew: Barenaked Ladies (99/00).
  • Last concert?
  • Gene: Local Pgh group Big Treble at Rhododendron Pavillion in Highland Park.
  • Derek: Weatherbox and Narrow / Arrow at Double Happiness in Columbus, OH.
  • Favorite concert ever?
  • Gene: Definitely Brand New, metwithoutYou, and Thrice at AJ Palumbo Center.
  • Derek: Guster. Every time.
  • Least favorite concert?
  • Gene: Lynryd Synyrd at PNC Park.
  • Derek: Pearl Jam.
  • Matthew: Boomboxxx.
  • Favorite thoughts, experiences about Pittsburgh?
  • Gene: Standing on a roof on Ward St. watching Derek being filmed with the downtown skyline and 40+ people hanging on his every word. There is video evidence online.
  • Derek: Playing and seeing shows at Pittsburgh Winery. Every time is the best time (shout out to Styckz).
  • Matthew: Playing basement shows at the Sanctuary.

Thanks, guys. So Gene, where is this video you speak of?