Q & A with Hobo Magic ahead of Desert Death Row Festival at Mo's Desert Clubhouse on the 29th of April
Sunday April 29th will see 14 bands play at Mo's Desert Clubhouse for 'Desert Death Row', a fundraiser to help keep the Gold Coast creative space alive. Christian Kafritsas whipped together a few questions to ask Hobo Magic about their hell raising tour 'If it Aint Groovin Keep Movin', and making the choice between performing 'YMCA' by the Village People or 'Livin on a Prayer' by Bon Jovi
Welcome back to Australia, you recently returned from playing a leg of shows in Japan. How was that experience?
It was fucking awesome! We got to meet so many fantastic people and bands and play a bunch of ripper shows to equally ripper crowds. They just love live music over there and it was super interesting to play to such a mixed demographic of people.
You’ve just kicked off your ‘If It Ain’t Groovin Keep Movin’ Tour. You guys must enjoy your time on the road?
Yeah absolutely! We have the best times when we're in the move riffin and meeting new people and bands. We've got some awesome bands playing with us on this tour so get down to a show!
What can we expect from Hobo Magic in the second half of 2018? Apparently there are some new riffs in the works?
Our enslaved riff goblins have been working double time to forge us some new riffs so there is a good chance of a new album coming out later in the year as well as potential international action.
Which would you prefer to perform in front of a sold out stadium, ‘YMCA’ with the Village People in the costume of your choice or ‘Livin’ on a Prayer’ with Bon Jovi?
YMCA with the Village People. Only because we would fit so perfectly in the costumes. Luke could rock a cowgirl outfit as his cross dressing alter-ego Lucy, Greasy could be the Native American due to his love for the peace pipe and Connor could be the Staunch Riff Policeman, arresting posers and all who defy his handlebar mustache.
If you were to swap roles in the band to your non-preferred to close a sold out show, what cover song do you think you could pull off?
We could do a fantasic cover of John Cage's performance: 4'33".
Liam and Noel Gallagher request for you guys to feature on a song but you can only choose one of them. Who do you choose?
Liam is a dweeb and Noel is a physco nerd. So none.
Your best mate is having a dress up birthday party and you can only attend dressed as ABBA or KISS. Who do you choose?
Abba for sure. Because Abba are hot and because Gene Simmons might sue us for copywriting infringement if we dressed like KISS.
It’s the apocalypse, your stuck in the desert and your group are the only hope to save the world by reciting the entire dance to either ‘Thriller’ or the Napoleon Dynamite dance. Which do you choose?
Thriller, but full Mad Max style. With zombie Mel Gibson and everything. Greasy can be Feral Kid, Connor can be Wez and Luke can be Lord Humungus.
DESERT DEATH ROW
A Mo's Desert Clubhouse Fundraiser
SECRET DJ HEADLINER
Hobo Magic * Hemingway * Drop Legs
* VOIID * ELEGANT SHIVA * WHARVES
Hell and Whiskey * Crum * Boing Boing Band
Stoker - aus * Tokyo Beef * Handful of Helmet * Hybrid Band