Name: The Dance Party.
Age: “Pretty young.”
First song that made you want to play music:
“Def Leppard’s ‘Photograph’ is so awesome.”
Local spot to seek inspiration or write music:
Best local venue:
Best bar to hear music:
Favorite local band other than yours:
“Middle Distance Runner, Bulldog Funk (Fugazi funk-fusion tribute band).”
Best thing about Washington’s music scene:
Worst thing about Washington’s music scene:
“The good bands broke up.”
Craziest tour memory:
“We played a killer show in NYC and met some girls.”
Finish this sentence: “When not making music, you can find me. . .”
“. . . hanging out/talking on the phone.”
Rolling Stones or the Beatles?
“Exile on Main Street #14 ‘Let it loose.’ ”
Digital download or hard copy?
Rolling Stone or Spin?
Club show or festival?
“Woodstock, definitely—the newer one with more expensive water.”
What musicians, bands, or other performers influence the Dance Party’s music?
“ ’60s—the Stones; ’70s—the Cars; ’80s—Van Halen; ’90s—Siamese Dream; ’00s—Washington Social Club; now—MGMT, Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver, Hercules and Love Affair, Girl Talk, Iron and Wine, Conor Oberst, OMG, Animal Collective, Beach House, ummmmm . . . the new Kanye record, Vampire Weekend, definitely No Age, TV on the Radio, and Cut Copy.”
How and when did the band start?
“We started a few years back when we all decided it was time to rock.”
If you could only listen to one album for the rest of your life which would it be?
What’s the best thing about being in a band?
“Making a difference and drink tickets.”
What’s your favorite music movie scene?
“I love that scene in Snatch when Brad Pitt (hunka hunka!) knocks out that goon and that “Golden Brown” song comes on and Tommy looks like he’s about to pee his pants.”
Previous Local Listens:
The Hall Monitors