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On The Scene with Moe Holmes Frontman For Scene Of Irony

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've been friends with Moe for quite awhile now. We see each other out and about at various venues to see other friends of ours play, but I wanted to find out a little more about him and his band mates, so I shot him a list of random questions and this is what he replied... What do each of you do for a day job? What pays the bills? Moe- Licensed plumber/ Donnell- waiter/ Shawn- supervisor at AT&T/ Shaughnessy- delivery driver What's the story behind the band's name? Donnell and Moe were driving to a Prince concert and the radio personality said "Oh my, that's a scene of irony!" then Donnell said that should be the name of our band. And the rest is history. What motivates your music? Life experiences. We pride ourselves in being honest in our lyrics. Who were your childhood influences? Moe- The Ramones & The Clash/ Donnell- George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic/ Shawn- The Melvins/ Shaughnessy- Van Halen & Black Flag Do all of you have a hand in writing the songs, or do you have one primary songwriter? We all had our own parts to songs but, Moe writes all the lyrics. What keeps you grounded when your world falls apart and it all goes to Hell? We have band practice and everything seems to be tolerable then. I'm an ink freak, so I've gotta ask: How many tats and piercings have you got? Where are they? What are they? Donnelll and Shaughnessy don't have any. Shawn has four. One on each of his legs. One behind his left ear of a star and one his right shoulder of his cat Charmin. Moe has six. One on the back of his neck of the "Black Flag" bars, one on his left arm of "GBH", two on his right forearm which says "Scene of irony" and "STL" and one on his right wrist of barbed wire. And one on his right shoulder that says "Jill" of his wife. What's your favorite venue? Shaughnessy- Ratch Shack in Sullivan, Mo./ DonnellThe Pageant/ Shawn- Pop's/ Moe- Mardi Krawlers in Alton, Il. If you could share a stage with any of your musical influences, who would it be? Shawn- The Melvins/ Shaughnessy- The Urge/ DonnellParliament Funkadelic/ Moe- GBH (It happened in 2007 at Pop's) *What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever been asked to sign? Donnell- a dollar bill after a girl did a "line"/ Shaughnessy-

converse shoes/ Moe- boobs/ Shawn- Scene of irony set list after a show I want to hear funny stories that you have of your fellow musicians...NO TRASH TALKING... anecdotes, shared experiences, how they influenced you, embarrassing moments you might want to share.... Moe- I went to hang out with Josh Herr R.I.P.(formerly of 360 smile) at Pop's and he lied to his girlfriend saying we were somewhere else and she called me and I told her where we were not knowing that he lied to her and he got in trouble and blamed me for it/ Shaughnessy- almost getting in a fight with the guys of Opposites' Attack at The Way Out Club 4 years ago while opening for Kristeen Young/ Shawn- getting his $2500.00 guitar broken while doing a Halloween show with The Scam at Lemmons last year/ Donnell- being permantly banned from Pop's except for when Scene of Irony is performing. (Epic Fail!) Moe's always good for an entertaining story! ************************************************************ November was a GREAT month for shows! One of our favorite hangouts is The Crack Fox, where our friend Carrie Harris is the main attraction slinging drinks. And last month Ockum's Razor put on one-hell-of an intense performance. Most definitely A BAND YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT. Their singer Christopher Davis and I have been friends on Facebook forever, but I had never seen his band play before. They were AMAZING, very tight musically, and each one of them gives a memorable performance. I can't wait to see them again! The show I had been anticipating for months finally arrived: Warner Drive, with special guests, their touring buddies, Acidic from LA, and Dirty King at The Firebird! If I don't see another show all year, I won't care. Their performances are, without fail, an incredible adrenaline rush! I've seen them 3 times and I've loved every second of every show every time. My Homie, Elvis, has some of the BEST stage moves I have ever seen while Candice lends glamour to the act, and the new guitarist Ryan is quite flashy to watch, too. Then there was Jonny U bangin' King Hell out of his drums, and Jonny Law giving one of the most dynamic performances I've seen in a long time. The place was packed with a hugely enthusiastic crowd, but by far the biggest fans were the guys from Dirty King who were all in the front row singing along. It was a thrill to hear some of their older songs, the ever popular "Shocker", and "All By Myself", as well as great tunes from their new CD K-GO, like "Scarecrow" and "Brandie Is a C***", dedicated to his ex, who must be an extraordinary bitch. And they ended the show with one of my favorites, "Metal Bridge". I hated for the night to end, but I had to work the next day and be happy about being there. I wish we could have stayed for more than a couple songs by Dirty King, they're really good, too. I would definitely go see them again sometime! We said our goodbyes and got a picture with Jonny Law... LIFE IS GOOD and I'm still all giddy and stuff. Hope to see you all out on the scene somewhere! Malice

St Louis Sinner Dec 2011  

St Louis Sinner featuring ViVi Louise

St Louis Sinner Dec 2011  

St Louis Sinner featuring ViVi Louise

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