“We love music; we’ll make our own for awhile. We love everyone.”
Moses is a spaced out jam rock band hailing from Grand Rapids, MI who just last month dropped their debut full-length entitled New Mood. I want to thank Nate Zinzi (Rhythm Guitar/Vocals) for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last.
The first album you ever bought?
In the first grade, 1998, my first album, which was technically purchased by my dad for me, was Blink 182’s Enema of the State. It luckily didn’t have the Parental Advisory sticker on it for whatever reason, so I was good to go.
Your last album bought?
Protomartyr’s Relatives in Descent, which I got at their record release boat show in Detroit in September.
Favorite album of all time?
That is tough, but up in my top three would be mewithoutYou’s Brother Sister or Interpol’s Turn on the Bright Lights.
Least favorite/most disappointing album?
Definitely Minus the Bear’s Infinity Overhead. Total facade ruiner that sort of lessened, to me, their discography as a whole. Very boring, very forgettable.
First concert attended?
I sort of remember as a wee child it was Wayne Newton, but I saw Blink in third grade, around 2000/2001 on their ‘Take Off Your Pants and Jacket’ tour. Still have the set list memorized.
I just saw Kurt Vile/Courtney Barnett last week, awesome show, made me appreciate their new album a whole lot more.
Favorite concert ever?
That is pretty tough too. I’d probably have to go with mewithoutYou, The Dear Hunter 4th of July, 2009. Went with the drummer of our band, John, and it changed our world. First of nine times seeing mwY.
Least favorite concert?
It was probably one I was forced to go to in high school — A Day to Remember/August
Burns Red — LAME!
Any thoughts, experiences about Pittsburgh?
Brief, but hilarious Pittsburgh story: we were on tour with The Cardboard Swords for a couple weeks the summer of I think 2013 or 2014. We didn’t play Pittsburgh, but we were staying the night on our way from New York to Ohio. Couldn’t tell you where we were, but it wasn’t a pretty area, far from downtown. Spent a few solid hours at the bar, closed it out, stopped in at a gas station to get some water and snacks before heading back to the house. I said some stupid shit, like not aggressive, but like I was feeling sick or something and some girls were very put off by it. When we were all purchased and heading out, a man in a wheelchair, missing a leg, no shirt on, started talking shit, saying we disrespected “his ladies” and that he could take us all out even with only one leg. He didn’t know it was me who was saying the bizarre comments, so he hopped up and sucker punched our drummer John, knocked him down, a couple more dudes were headed our way at his asking, so we yanked John up and sprinted full-bore down the hill to the house we were staying crying laughing as our feet were clapping down the hill. Supposedly, our friend Lauren said there were some dudes outside casing the place, but we didn’t see it. We all woke up at like 7am and dipped as quick as possible.
We still love Pittsburgh though!! Saw Pig Destroyer at Altar Bar with my dad a few years back with my dad — 6/7 hour drive for the show… ha!
Thanks, Nate. Jeez, what part of Pittsburgh were you staying?