First/Last-Wind and Waves

June 23, 2014

Logo courtesy of Angelica B. (design) and Aura T. (coloring) “Wind and Waves is three piece band from Monongahela about 30 miles southeast of Pittsburgh. It was formed by violinist Joanna P. and multi-instrumentalist Adam KM. They started playing music together at their local coffee shop’s open mic nights for a few years before having the idea to start an original music project. Bassist Zac S. was added to the lineup after a lengthy impromptu conversation in late 2012. Focusing on original music they began to write and develop a unique type of indie-folk sound due to their very different musical tastes. Joanna is classically trained violinist. Zac is an excellent bassist rooted in 90’s and contemporary rock. Adam a self-taught “we’ll see how this sounds” instrumentalist who started his musical interests playing drums.”

The indie-folk trio hailing from Monongahela are regulars at Little City Coffee and are working on finishing up their first demo tracks by the end of Summer. I want to thank Zac (Bass), Joanna (Violin) and Adam (Multi-Instruments) for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last.

  • The first album you ever bought?
  • Zac: Limp Bizkit “Chocolate Starfish and Hot Dog Flavored Water”.
  • Joanna: Avril Lavigne “Let Go”.
  • Adam: Weezer “Green Album”.
  • Your last album bought?
  • Zac: Death Cab for Cutie “Cath…”.
  • Joanna: Josh Garrels “Beyond the Blue”. Recently saw him in Philadelphia, amazing show.
  • Adam: Death Cab for Cutie “Codes and Keys” and The Ryan Anderson “Mistakes Included”. Ryan is an awesome pianist and friend who was also the blacksmith at Pittsburgh Ren Fest.
  • Favorite album of all time?
  • Zac: Outkast “Speakerbox/The Love Below”.
  • Joanna: Eisley “Room Noises”.
  • Adam: Against Me! “The Disco Before the Breakdown” and “Reinventing Axl Rose”, Weezer “Blue Album”, Avett Brothers “Four Thieves Gone”.
  • Least favorite/most disappointing album?
  • Zac: N/A: I love all music!
  • Joanna: Evanescence “Evanescence”.
  • Adam: The Killers “Battle Born”.
  • First concert attended?
  • Zac: Coldplay.
  • Joanna: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. I was either 9 or 10 years old. They are one of the best in the world both now and then.
  • Adam: New Found Glory. I was about 15 and then had my first performance at a school talent drumming in a band called Choking Hazard. We played “Threesome” by Fenix TX.
  • Last concert?
  • Zac: Snarky Puppy.
  • Joanna: Eisley.
  • Adam: Last national act was Father John Misty, amazing show and truly entertaining and inspiring. Last local act: Household Stories EP release show with The Red Western, awesome awesome bands.
  • Favorite concert ever?
  • Zac: 30 Seconds to Mars/Slipknot.
  • Joanna: I have two, Handel’s Messiah, not too loud, no sore feet since we were sitting in church pews and The Birthday Massacre (electronic-ish music).
  • Adam: There’s a few! Misfits in Pittsburgh, 2006: It was the first day I was ever in Pittsburgh, my birthday and the day I met the love of my life. Weezer in Columbus, 2010. Against Me! In Pittsburgh, 2011!
  • Least favorite concert?
  • Zac: Bob Dylan, I couldn’t understand what he was saying.
  • Joanna: Max Bemis, content of the music was vulgar and gross and I kept wondering why I was there.
  • Adam: Blink 182 in Honolulu, 2004: It was, eh.
  • Favorite thoughts, experiences about Pittsburgh?
  • Zac: Love the City, but in moderation.
  • Joanna: Don’t go into the city often but when I do it’s usually to the Strip District or the Cultural District Downtown. I own a coffee shop called Little City Coffee in Monongahela so I like to make my own tour of Pittsburgh’s coffee shops and enjoy the people and what they offer.
  • Adam: The food! Polish, Russian, Italian and everything in between. I always love trying new food. Also busking in South Side and the support we’ve experienced from musicians and people in the local music scene.

Thanks, guys. Really looking forward to the new demos. Gonna have to head to Monongahela real soon.

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