First/Last-The Wire Riots

February 25, 2014

“Founded in January 2012, The Wire Riots emerged from the remnants of Juno Vega, Ill Willis, and The Ghosts of Roanoke Island. In July 2013 The Wire Riots merged with Jesse Mellor and Colin Valenta of Three Volt. This combination produced a veritable Indie Rock Super Group with music that reveals influences from post-British Invasion garage rock, psychedelic rock, progressive rock, punk rock, and post-punk. The Wire Riots sound has been compared to The Pixies, Modest Mouse, The Killers, The Mars Volta, and Cage The Elephant. The band also garners much attention for its prolific and passionate stage presence during live shows. The Wire Riots’ spectrum of influence reaches beyond the US with fans in the UK, Sweden, Austria, Germany, Canada, and Poland. The band is currently in the process of completing their first EP to be released this year.”

Check out the band on Facebook, ReverbNation and Twitter. I stumbled upon this Pittsburgh ‘Indie-RAWK’ band whilst pimping another gig and immediately fell in love with their energetic anthems. They are currently working on finishing up a new EP and their next gig is May 14th at Howler’s with UK outfit The Roseville Band. Turns out our hometown rockers have a budding international following in Sweden and the UK. I will be there at Howlers for certain. I want to thank Adam Koisor (Vocals) for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last.

  • The first album you ever bought?
  • Black Sabbath “Sabbath Bloody Sabbath”.
  • Your last album bought?
  • Guided by Voices “Class Clown Spots a UFO”.
  • Favorite album of all time?
  • Guided by Voices “Universal Truths and Cycles”.
  • Least favorite/most disappointing album?
  • Black Sabbath “13”.
  • First concert attended?
  • Blue Oyster Cult.
  • Last concert?
  • At the Drive In.
  • Favorite concert ever?
  • They Might be Giants
  • Least favorite concert?
  • Toad the Wet Sprocket (I was dragged to it).
  • Favorite thoughts, experiences about Pittsburgh?
  • The scene has changed but the desire for new and fresh music has not.
  • Thanks, Adam. Can’t wait to see you guys play. Really am loving what I am hearing from you.