May 3, 2013

CHAPPO 6119 Monday, May 6, 2013 East Liberty

“CHAPPO plays an electric blend of psychedelic pop that carries a natural warmth and carefree youthful reminiscence. Their nostalgic sounds tend to transport you to a parallel universe, much like the theme from many of their songs. The four-member band (Alex Chappo, Zac Colwell, Dave Feddock, and Chris Olson) functions somewhat like their own artist collective. Living in the same neighborhood in Brooklyn, three of them in the same house they’ve used as a recording studio, they’re playing music with the common goal, “we want our music to release the moon shaman within, for ourselves and the listener,” says Chris (keys, vox). On stage for their live shows, the levels raise, the band appear in feathered headdresses (designed by Rawan Rihani), bare feet change pedals, sequins adorn keys, glitter and confetti fly, and an energetic vibration runs like a live current through the room.”

Check out the band at their official Website, Facebook, YouTube, SoundCloud, Twitter and Tumblr. They are winding down their Spring Tour this Monday as they stop in Pittsburgh at 6119 for the penultimate date behind their soon to be released debut, “Moonwater“, with support from locals Nevada Color. I want to thank David Feddock (Guitar) for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last.

  • The first album you ever bought?
  • Nirvana, “Bleach”.
  • Your last album bought?
  • Foxygen, “We Are The 21st Century”.
  • Favorite album of all time?
  • Stevie Wonder, “Talking Book”.
  • Least favorite/most disappointing album?
  • “White Light, White Heat”, The Velvet Underground.
  • First concert attended?
  • Screaming Trees at Bumbershoot.
  • Last concert?
  • Purity Ring at Webster Hall.
  • Favorite concert ever?
  • Tie: The Flaming Lips at Edgefield & The Beach Boys at Bonnaroo.
  • Least favorite concert?
  • The Strokes at SXSW.
  • Any thoughts, experiences about Pittsburgh?
  • It looks pretty! I like the food too, just not when they put french fries in sandwiches.

Thanks, David. I am still always mystified that whenever people think of my hometown it includes the fries on the sandwich thing.