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6 Questions with Youngblood Hawke

Posted by Alex Pearlman  May 15, 2013 11:48 AM

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After their awesome Live in the Lab set on Tuesday, Youngblood Hawke stuck around the RadioBDC studio to eat sandwiches with us and answer some questions.

What was your first concert?

Sam Martin (lead vocals/guitar): Public Enemy. I was way too young.

Nik Hughes (drums): Mine was Crosby, Stills and Young. No Nash. It was the late ‘80s, I pretty young.

Alice Katz (vocals): My first concert was Beach Boys in Vegas, in the ‘80s. I was really young, a tiny little one, and it was so much fun.

Who is your favorite emerging artist?

Tasso Smith (guitar): We did some shows with The Mowgli's – really, really good guys, cool songs, and they’re coming up on the radio. It’s really fun to see them grow on the charts.

Alice: One of my favorites to watch right now is Oh Land, who has that song “White Nights,” and she’s so talented and she’s working on her new album right now. I can’t wait to see what she puts out.

Simon Katz (guitar/keyboards): I definitely think Alt-J is one of my favorite new emerging artists. Their record is so cool and so well done and so unique, and you can’t really get sick of it.

What’s the first word that comes to mind when you think of Boston?

Sam: Chowder

Taso: Oyster bar

Sam: Baaawsten.

Screen Shot 2013-05-15 at 3.37.35 PM.pngIf your tour van caught fire and you could save one thing, what would it be?

Alice: Our dog, Pablo. He’s a… we don’t know. He’s a mystery mix of the best kinds of dogs put into one.

(That's Pablo, right, with a Christmas bow. From Alice's Instagram.)

Describe the worst picture ever taken of you.

Tasso: For some reason, when I’m concentrating, I do a Michael Jordan-esque move with my mouth and I start doing some weird things. And I got a photo recently taken with an Elvis lip and and I’m wearing some stupid sunglasses… It’s not flattering. I hope it’s not on Facebook.

Who would you rather: Donald Trump or Rosie O’Donnell?

Unanimous: Rosie O’Donnell.

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