“I would come home with black eye from being in the pit, and my parents would be like ‘You paid money to go to this?” and I would be like, ‘Yeah, it’s awesome.’ If I wasn’t so old now I would still be doing it.”
As a result of Jerry Dantzic’s unique level of access to Holiday’s private life during her one-week engagement at Sugar Hill jazz club in Newark, the collection of photographs works to push back against the historically dominant narrative of who Holiday was.
“I believe in the power of sports, recreation and public spaces. There’s a huge need for it, and there are Parks & Rec centers that haven’t been invested in for a really long time. I thought since I played football, that’s where I could make a difference.”
“I don’t write songs with the intention of fitting into a certain genre or thinking about a bigger sound necessarily. Our music is kind of weird. It’s all over the place sometimes, but I’m proud of it.”
“How much more safe do you feel owning a gun, and why? Is it because you can prevent a human being from killing you, but you can kill them first? What kind of logic is that?”
“It’s not just about playing basement shows in a band, it’s also about god knows you aren’t getting any younger, so just do it.”
“Brian and the Gaslight Anthem showed us that there was a path forward out of hardcore. Especially if you hate tattoos, and come from a violent culture of hardcore and punk. There was a path forward for you and this is how you do it.”
Sturino talks validation, self-worth, the mind-boggling inadequacies in American culture, Avril Lavigne and more ahead of Atlantic City show.
Vile plays four shows in New York City and Philly in early June in support of the album
“We were getting to the point where we were playing to the same people so much that if we had one bad night where the sound was off and someone from our high school heard it they would be like, ‘Oh, this band sucks, and they just think they are hot shit.’”
“I was like, what the fuck am I doing with my days,” says Olender. “I wrote the [‘All I Do is Watch TV’] during the deep Tiger King stage of the pandemic. I was like will I ever play music again?”
The Asbury Park Avant-Garde artist collective will perform songs from the classic David Lynch series on May 20.