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First/Last ‘The Essentials’-Dios Malos

March 31, 2012

There was nothing like ‘Pittsburgh Indie Music Love’ circa 2005. I was introduced to many amazing bands around then that has made me the musical fanatic I am now. I am what you call an ‘Old Head’ for a reason. I was at and reporting about shows while many of today’s fans were listening to Shins CDs in their dorm rooms. Case in point, Dios Malos. Putting out a couple essential albums, they have unfortunately fallen off my radar until late last year. I repeat. Putting out a couple ESSENTIAL ALBUMS. If you haven’t heard Dios, you are doing yourself an injustice. Thankfully, Dios’ Joel Jerome has recently recorded a bunch of Beck covers and released a collection called ‘When Beck Was Cool, Vol.1‘ that has me reminiscing for times gone by. Joel was cool enough to take some time to participate in this edition of First/Last.

  • The first album you ever bought?
  • “Batteram 12” by Toddy Tee.
  • Your last album bought?
  • “Last Summer” by Eleanor Friedberger.
  • Favorite album of all time?
  • Don’t have one.
  • Least favorite/most disappointing album?
  • Don’t have one but recently heard Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours” and was most disappointed.
  • First concert attended?
  • Billy Joel at the Forum for the “Glass Houses” tour.
  • Last concert?
  • Tashaki Miyaki at a house party near my house.
  • Favorite concert ever?
  • Os Mutantes at the El Rey.
  • Least favorite concert?
  • Anything at the Hollywood Bowl.
  • Any thoughts, experiences about Pittsburgh?
  • Fat Heads in Pittsburgh after a show was pretty damn good.

Thanks Joel. Wassup brutha? Pittsburgh’s waiting!