The Lost Riots: I meant to come back into the states through Vermont.
Where are you?
Jeff: Sitting in the Die Hipster! Records den surrounded by really awesome records.
What’s the most lost you’ve gotten?
Jeff: Driving home from Quebec City one time I took the wrong route. I ended up in a rural town in Quebec where NO English was spoken, and I didn’t have any gas in the car. I ended up somewhere in Maine 10 hours later. The border guy laughed at me when I told him I meant to come back into the states through Vermont.
How can we save rock n roll?
Jeff: We need to start small. Build a scene in which every band is supportive. Every band helps each other out. Slowly branch out from there bringing out of town bands into your “scene”. A good website/zine that strictly talks about your scene is a plus too. Also if the bands/kids knew that one specific place was going to have specific bands playing there it could start something great. It’s all about support.
Best part about being a band in Connecticut?
Sean: It’s a good location. We are close to some cool college towns like New Haven, Boston, Providence, and Northampton. Also we are near NYC.
Jeff: I’ll agree with Sean, Being close to NYC is a big thing. Although there are some good “scenes” in Connecticut. New Haven seems to be back on the up and up. New London has a phenomenal, very supportive, music scene. Danbury needs to have a revival now…
What is the Nightmare On Elm Street movie that describe the band the best?
Matt: The first one ‘cause it’s the best!
What is the most punk thing you ve done?
Jeff: I stabbed a man in the dead of winter just to watch the heat rise from his wounds. Indians say that is his soul escaping his body.
First or last?
Jeff: I was the first, never the last!
What’s kinkier: a Stiff Little Finger or a Sex Pistol?
Sean: A Sex Pistol of course!
Jeff: I think a Sham 69 is better.
Lost Riots or White Riot?
Jeff: There would be no Lost Riots without a White Riot.
What’s the meaning of life?
Jeff - Have fun and don’t stress out about things. Surround yourself with good people and play some really fun rock n roll music.
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Friday, February 1st
Die Hipster! Records presents: The Lost Riots Record Release Party
with Defcon Five, Pickpocket, and Wrist Like This
Anna Liffey’s: 17 Whitney Ave., New Haven, CT
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