Monday, January 25, 2016

First/Last - Katie Hate

"Katie Hate is a three piece "Punkternative" band who plays a lot bigger then their
numbers would suggest. Their energy and stage presence are becoming legendary already
for such a young band. Katie Hate's music is a combination of musical influences that are mixed in a secret brew of notes, chords, knock out lyrics, and social satire. Their ability to tell a story and keep you moshing is a rarity. This places them in a Genre of their own, thus the term "Punkternative," is born!"

Katie Hate is an up and coming alt-rock band from Pittsburgh who's debut Let's Pretend Again can be heard here. They have a scheduled show at Altar Bar in a few weeks and be sure go out and support these guys. I want to thank Max Theofilis (Guitar/Vocals), Bobby Fello (Bass/Vocals) and Jake Saltzman (Drums) for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last.

 The first album you ever bought?
Max Theofilis: I can't remember.
Bobby Fello: The White Album by The Beatles.
Jake Saltzman: Green Day Nimrod.

Your last album bought?
Max: Magical Mystery Tour The Beatles.
Bobby: V by Wavves.
Jake: L.A. Women by The Doors.

Favorite album of all time?
Max: Thank You, Happy Birthday Cage the Elephant.
Bobby: Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams by 30 Seconds to Mars.
Jake: Green Day American Idiot.

Least favorite/most disappointing album?
Max: Anything by a shitty artist. Examples: however many seconds of summer, etc.
Jake: Anything by Iggy Azalea.

First concert attended?
Max: Long Time Divided.
Bobby: Green Day.
Jake: Green Day ‘American Idiot Tour’, 2005.

Last concert?
All: Wavves.

Favorite concert ever?
Max & Jake: Sum 41.

Least favorite concert?
Max: Katie Hate, Verona Fair.
Bobby: Never had a bad concert experience, they were all good.
Jake: Got stuck at a country concert it was horrible… Kenny Chesney.

Favorite thoughts, experiences about Pittsburgh?
Max: Going to sporting events, especially when I was little, and just being in the city. It's a great, unique and inspiring city, which makes it a very creative and artistic place. Unique historically, geographically, economically and even technologically. It's an old place going through a great renaissance and I'm happy to be here for it.
Bobby: The Pittsburgh music scene was very welcoming and I feel as though everyone in the scene is like my extended family.
Jake: Looking at the city on Mt. Washington at night. We truly have the coolest city.

Thank, fellas. Cool sounds you got going. Looking forward to much more in the years to come.

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