Artist of the Month

Real music Radio is honored to have Seismic City as our March Artist of the Month!

Seismic City

Bio:

Seismic City is a roots rock band from Minneapolis, MN. The band consists of Zach Dyer (Drums), David Clare (Lead Guitar), Austin Jones (Bass), and Matt Guertin (Lead Vocals and Guitar). Originally a trio known as Matt Dylan and The Overflow, through many line ups and member changes Seismic City evolved and found an undeniable chemistry as a quartet in 2018. Enticing funk/fusion rhythms with warm, rootsy, overdriven guitars creates a perfect foundation for Matt Guertin’s rich vocals.

 

Seismic City is a roots rock band from Minneapolis, MN. The band consists of Zach Dyer (Drums), David Clare (Lead Guitar), Austin Jones (Bass), and Matt Guertin (Lead Vocals and Guitar). Originally a trio known as Matt Dylan and The Overflow, through many line ups and member changes Seismic City evolved and found an undeniable chemistry as a quartet in 2018. Enticing funk/fusion rhythms with warm, rootsy, overdriven guitars creates a perfect foundation for Matt Guertin’s rich vocals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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10 Questions with Seismic City

 

1.  First of all I would like to thank you for being our featured artist/band for March. It’s a great month because it just happens to be my birthday month! So for my first question I am curious what were the other band names you guys thought of before the final decision was made? How did Seismic City come about?

We went through 3 changes before we landed on Seismic City. Matt Dylan and The Overflow, The Overflow, and then finally Seismic City. It was originally supposed to be the name of a song and we all thought it would be a cool name. Dave was the one who said it first.

2. Is this the first recorded CD you have made as a band or are there other songs floating around out there?

There are few out there floating around that never fully caught on or were done with different projects. Matt Guertin and Austin Jones are both audio engineers so we do a lot of  recording. Some things just never get used.

3. How did you find your sound in Minnesota? Is there any pressure to sound a certain way or is this just your natural sound?

Our sound can be  influenced just as much by local bands and peers as our favorite national and international acts.

4. How did the band Seismic City form? Were you all friends before the band?

Mainly through college. Zach and Dave knew each other since first grade. Yeah we were all friends. That’s why this group is so awesome.

5. Are you guys sports fans? Is there some rivalry between band mates and their favorite sports teams or do you all get along and like the same teams?

Dave is a big Lions fan so he spends his Sundays pretty sad. Other than that not really. Everyone except Austin played sports growing up. That’s why Austin is a better musician.

6. What advice would you guys give other bands that are trying to make it in this business?

We are learning every single day. However we have found that constantly networking, striving to be better and shameless promotion has helped us out a lot.

7. What is next for Seismic City and what venue is your “ GOAL “ ?

Always trying to get more shows and currently we are working on a full length album which we are hoping to release summer 2019. Most of us say our venue goal is First Avenue but “some” of us were thinking why stop until we have played Mars.

Do you know Elon’s number?

8. Describe yourselves in 3 musicians  ( besides yourself )

Tom Petty, Alabama Shakes, My Morning Jacket

9. What is the funniest live performance story you have? Is it something you guys agreed to take to the grave or can you share it here?

We were playing a show in Bay City, Michigan and a woman who was apparently a kindergarten teacher, got on stage and stuck her tongue in Matt’s ear mid-song. Then 5 minutes later she proceeded to drunkenly fall into the P.A. system and knock it over. Needless to say we finished the song we were playing with it laying on the floor. The P.A. and the girl were both fine.

10. Favorite cartoon character and why?

Matt – Spongebob because he is hilarious and I see myself in him some days.

Austin – Reptar because he is a Godzilla spoof and an unsung hero of Rugrats.  Much like the bass player in a band.

David – Mr. Krabs because he is all about that paper

Zach – Scooby Doo because… well… talking dog who solves mysteries? Plus the Hex Girls are badasses.

 

 


Real music Radio would like to thank Seismic City for being our March Artist of the Month!