First/Last-Naked Spirit

March 16, 2015

Naked Spirit is a fairly new-ish rock quartet from Pittsburgh who has one very cool single out entitled ‘Til You’re Mine‘ which you can probably hear them play this Thursday (3/19) at the People’s Warehouse gig. I am really looking forward to hearing more from these guys. Until then I want to thank Travis McKenrick (Guitar/Vocals) for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last.

  • The first album you ever bought?
  • The first album that I used my own money for was Metallica’s “S&M”, which is a 2 CD live album with an orchestra. I remember mowing my yard to it on full rabbit speed.
  • Your last album bought?
  • I just bought the most recent 7″ from our friends in Eternal Sleep who are also from Pittsburgh.
  • Favorite album of all time?
  • This is tough, I think I would have to go with “Darkness On The Edge Of Town” by Bruce Springsteen.
  • Least favorite/most disappointing album?
  • I would say my least favorite record by a band that I like would have to be “Deja Entendu” by Brand New. I’m sure I’ll hear about that from a lot of people.
  • First concert attended?
  • This is pretty embarrassing, but my first concert ever was N’SYNC when I was probably 7 or 8.
  • Last concert?
  • The last show I went to was Enabler, Black Mask, Meth Quarry, Wrought Iron, and Cringe at the Mr. Roboto Project.
  • Favorite concert ever?
  • I saw Brand New last year, that was awesome. Although with The Replacements show coming up, I’m sure that’ll take first place.
  • Least favorite concert?
  • This is tough too. As much as I would like to say N’SYNC, I’m sure I loved it. I’ll go with Night Ranger, I had VIP passes and seeing old men trashing backstage areas is pretty weird.
  • Favorite thoughts, experiences about Pittsburgh?
  • My favorite thing about Pittsburgh is the music scene right now. I come from a really small town and being afforded the option of having a ton of shows every week is a really awesome thing. We have met a lot of really good friends through playing local shows. Make sure to check out KHeeS, Fake Grave, Divorce, Eternal Sleep, Driver, Killing Thing, No Time, Hounds of Hate, and YRS.
  • Thanks, Travis. I am totally digging the song you have out. When are you guys putting out more, man?