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Artists on Trial: David Hasselhoff on Acid

Artists on Trial: David Hasselhoff on Acid

For the next few weeks, we’ll be featuring artists playing the MidCoast Takeover fundraiser shows, sponsored by Midwest Music Foundation.

Kansas City boasts a diverse music scene, ranging from its historic jazz foundation to its renowned symphony to rock bands finding national success. David Hasselhoff on Acid has added yet another dimension of versatility with an instrumental psychedelic rock sound that brings in elements of funk and metal. Let’s find out a little more about the four-piece group.
The Deli: Down and dirty: 1 sentence to describe your music. What is it?
David Hasselhoff on Acid: David Hasselhoff on Acid is a progressive, instrumental PB&J with extra spank and a side of deep space.
The Deli: Let’s talk about your upcoming album. What can we expect?
DHOA: Our new album Eudaimonia will be coming out in early May. We are about halfway through the process right now. The album will be 7 songs and feature guest appearances by R.L. Brooks from Maps for Travelers on trumpet and Bobby Bayer from Sundiver and Janet the Planet on saxophone. Expect a more powerful and focused Hoff... or as focused as a schizophrenic could ever hope to be.
The Deli: What other plans do you have for 2013?
DHOA: Our Kickstarter will be up soon. We are relying on the support of our community, not just our local community but the entire music community to help us get to SXSW. We are hoping to be on Middle of the Map fest in April, and will be promoting a CD release show sometime in May. Depending on fan support from Kickstarter, we hope to make it out to our friends in LA and hit a few shows on the way back. Besides that... look for us opening for more national touring acts that come through Kansas City.
The Deli: What does supporting local music mean to you?
DHOA: Going out to see shows. Giving those bands your money. Introducing new people to new music and artists in the area.
Supporting the local scene is important to us because the KC music scene is tight like family so when we go out to shows we are pretty much supporting friends and family.
The Deli: Who are your favorite local musicians right now?
DHOA: Parts of Speech and Janet the Planet, Josh Enyart and everything he does, the Arana brothers, Mark Southerland and Snuff Jazz, Mike Dillon, Zach Rizer, Humans...there are so many talented people and great bands in Kansas City. Too many to list here.
The Deli: Who are your favorite not-so-local musicians right now?
The Deli: What is your ultimate fantasy concert bill to play on?
DHOA: This would never happen, but it would have to be Animals as Leaders, Meshuggah, Primus and Tool!
The Deli: Would you rather spend the rest of your life on stage or in the recording studio?
DHOA: Half and half.
The Deli: A music-themed Mount Rushmore. What four faces are you putting up there and why?
DHOA: Our bass player's main influence is Flea, so he would be up there. Abe and Chino from the Deftones because we are all huge Deftones fans, and Beethoven because he's the shit!
The Deli: All right, give us the rundown. Where all on this big crazy web can you be found?
The Deli: Always go out on a high note. Any last words of wisdom for the Deli audience?
DHOA: Everything is not always as it seems. Question everything. Laugh as much as possible and see as much local music as you can. We rely on the community. Thank you for listening.
DHOA is:
Phil Wolf – guitar
Erich Thomas – bass
Zach Legler – drums
Brandon Bamesberger – guitar
You can see David Hasselhoff on Acid this Saturday, February 16, where they will be playing the fourth MidCoast Takeover fundraiser at The Brick. The group will be playing at 11:30, along with Rev Gusto, Cherokee Rock Rifle, and Not A Planet. Facebook event page hereDavid Hasselhoff on Acid was also one of over 40 KC artists selected to play the 2013 MidCoast Takeover showcase at SXSW from March 13-16 at Shangri-La in Austin, Texas.

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