Tsunami (Venezuela Punk)
Posted Sep 12, 2007.
Enrik Maldonado (guitar and Vocals)
Luis Oropeza, (bass and support vocals)
LuÃƒÂƒÃ‚Âs Jose Garcia (Playing drums and support vocals)
What is your myspace? www.myspace.com/tsunamipunk
Any other websites?We have a site in this great place named punkrockers.com: punkrockers.com/index.php?do=/public/user/name_Tsunami /
We have a lot of readers from California, could you tell us a little bit about the music scene in Venezuela?
ll could tell you a lot, we have a lot of things to say, we have only a year and a half playing in Venezuela but we can tell you the music scene here in Venezuela are in total control of pop music, salsa, merengue and the most revolting musical style ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã…Â“El reguetonÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬ÃƒÂ‚Ã‚ÂThe rocker scene in Venezuela is more Underground kind, we play in pubs bar. ,2 or 3 bands play together, and with us the ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã…Â“selektorsÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬ÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â who are in charge to get people on the mood for the bands, they are the dj of the rockshows here in Venezuela the most important and the best is *Viryi de Vil* (Virginia Casanova, 24) this woman have much style, and when she Start to play music people became crazy from the nothing Amaizing Girl.We in venezuela have all kind of bands, Punk rock, punk, rockabilly psicobilly, electro, grunge, alternativeÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã‚Â¦. And yesÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã‚Â¦we have emo and Screamo too ÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â¬ theres no safe Place to this virus music. But not everythings is underground here, we have a video chanel named ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã…Â“puma tvÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬ÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â, we have some few radio stations like ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã…Â“La mega EstaciÃƒÂƒÃ‚Â³nÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬ÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â they support nationals bands, but no as we like to. And a importan news paper just about music and undeground stuff named ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã…Â“UrbeÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬ÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â, and the ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã…Â“Urbe prizesÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã…Â“The Bands here in Venezuela work a lot, the buy their owns instruments, the pay for ther practice hours, they pay the recording process , the mastering process, the arts of the ÃƒÂƒÃ‚Â¡lbum, and the distributions of the all cd materials. Is hard to be a venezuelan band . We dont have big record label who sing you and pay all for you, here you are alone, supported only by friends and other bands.And we have some festivals. Like ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã…Â“festival Nuevas bandas (new bands festival) and the ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã…Â“festival de rock 100% venezolano (100% Venezuelan rock festival)
Do you have any upcoming shows?
A few concerts around Venezuela but nothing sure yet
What inspires most of your lyrics?
The principal inspiration right now are the politicals problems in the country, corruption revolting politicals like chavez and all his crew, social problems and funy situation.
What do you think about UFOs?
We are not alone jonny , space is to big jus for us. They must have great rocks bands outhere hope to hear their music some time jaja. We relieve in UFOs!
What religion are you guys and does it effect your music?
We are catholics, but it does not matter, it have no effect in ounr music for now .but theres no way we will write music against god or something like that, against the church.
What do you think of vegetarians?
They must be crazy!!!, we dont care!!! Meat is delicious
What do you guys do for work right now, other than playing music?
The drumer is Unemployed but he is in the university (enginer)The bassman study (enginer) and he work in a ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã…Â“cybercafeÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬ÃƒÂ‚Ã‚ÂAnd the guitarman works in acounting matters and study public acounting.
What were some of your favorite bands growing up?
We like old blink 182, greenday, the offsprimg, Desorden Publico (venezuelan Band)
I can hear that one of your infulances are NO-FX, could you tell me what other infulances you have?
Pennywisse, the horrorgangs, the distillers, Pulley.