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How do you describe your music to your parents or other older relatives?
I don’t. It’s pointless. My father is still convinced I want, and am going, to be the next Alicia Keys, which is something I’m completely disinterested in. And my mom is still waiting for me to do something with my college degree and enter the “real job” world. I don’t actively seek their approval, but it would be amazing to have them come to a really big show (like this one) and think “Aha! This is why she’s doing this. This is what it’s about!” I wouldn’t mind that.
How did you get involved with Converse Rubber Tracks?
I got involved with Converse Rubber Tracks last August. We had just formed as an official band, and I wanted to record what we were coming up with in rehearsals. I applied online to record, got accepted, and the next month we came in and recorded five songs in one day. It was amazing.
What other events at Northside 2013 are you most excited for?
I’m definitely excited to see the first day of the Converse Rubber Tracks Live. It’ll be pretty rad to see The Walkmen, Phosphorescent, Friend Roulette, and Abadabad. Also pretty pumped to see Kendra Morris. I just got into her music and fell in love.
What’s your most noteworthy experience at a music festival, either as a performer or as part of the crowd?
I think regardless of which side of the stage you’re on, the energy at music festivals completely changes your perspective. There’s so much talent in such a concentrated area. As a member of the crowd you deeply appreciate that, and as a band you sense that appreciation so tangibly. Every music festival I’ve played at, that crazy amount of energy has really taken my performances to this higher level. I can’t wait to feel that again June 16.