OC Weekly: Who's in the band and who does what?
Cody Laird- Lead vocals, guitar, rat tail. Steve Schwinn- Guitar. James Moorcroft- bass, backing vocals. Will Peacock- Drums, push ups.
OCW: What motivated you to start the band?
Cody Laird: We were all injured in a horrible fictitious chemical spill, and during the long, painful process of recovery, we supported each others' efforts to re-learn to speak, eat solid foods, and text message. It was at that point that we realized that we had mediocre "superpowers" related to the creation of music. Eventually, through the kindness and tireless efforts of skin graft donors, NASA, and miscellaneous foreign governments, we were able to gather the strength to make the decision to start The Dahmer Party. Boredom, frustration with the music industry, and dealing with the situations that life sometimes presents have been major influences on our continued breaking of instruments.
OCW: Who are your biggest influences and why?
Will Peacock: We enjoy Floyd, Hendrix, Zeppelin, Sabbath, Botch, Michael Bolton, Air Supply, Barry Mainlow, and Yanni.
OCW: What's the best thing that has happened to your band? What is the worst?
Steve Schwinn - Our (current) favorite memory was playing the Hub in Downtown
OCW: There are millions of bands and solo artists creating music right now. Why should people listen to you?
James Moorcroft - Did you hear about our miraculous recovery from a brutal chemical spill and our subsequent reinvention as bionic men? Not many bands can say that.
The Dahmer Party performs TONIGHT!!! (hurry) at:
The Slidebar Café
8 p.m. 21+ No cover
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