The members of the BrosQuitos have spent the past few years working on their music and performance skills—and all that hard work is paying off: The band will be releasing its first full length album, Vinyl Image, at an album-release party at the Indio Performing Arts Center at 6 p.m., Saturday, May 13. For more information, visit the BrosQuitos’ Facebook page. The BrosQuitos’ bassist, Max Powell, was kind enough to answer the Lucky 13; here are his answers.
What was the first concert you attended?
Britney Spears. My dad got tickets to the show and brought the whole family, and my nana slept through the entire performance.
What was the first album you owned?
Probably From Under the Cork Tree by Fall Out Boy. It was one of the first modern bands that piqued my interest as a kid, so, of course, I had to go out and buy the album.
What bands are you listening to right now?
Colony House, Coin, and Joywave. Colony House just came out with a new album with some real killer material.
What artist, genre or musical trend does everyone love, but you don’t get?
A lot of people have been raving about Mac DeMarco, and me and the guys have sat and tried to give him a try, but nothing really clicked.
What musical act, current or defunct, would you most like to see perform live?
The Virgins. Sadly, they’re not together anymore, but I’ll still be listing to them like they are.
What’s your favorite musical guilty pleasure?
Maroon 5; there’s something about them I’ve always liked.
What’s your favorite music venue?
The Red Rocks Amphitheatre (outside of Denver). It’s the most beautiful scenery a venue could have, and it’s always been my dream to play there.
What’s the one song lyric you can’t get out of your head?
Lyrics from the song “Time to Pretend” by MGMT have always stuck with me since I was a kid: “We’ve got the vision, now let’s have some fun. Yeah it’s overwhelming, but what else can we do? Get jobs in offices and wake up for the morning commute?”
What band or artist changed your life? How?
The Shins. They have a lot of songs with meaningful lyrics—and always great music.
You have one question to ask one musician. What’s the question, and who are you asking?
To the band Bastille, I’d ask how they changed their sound from their first album to their second, because there is a MAJOR difference.
What song would you like played at your funeral?
“Get Down on It” by Kool and the Gang. It’ll probably be less relevant than it is now, but I think it’s a good funeral song, if that isn’t too morbid.
Figurative gun to your head, what is your favorite album of all time?
The best album I’ve ever listened to is Torches by Foster the People. The album is loaded with beautiful tunes.
What song should everyone listen to right now?
“Up 2 U” by Walk the Moon—one of their best songs, hands down. (Scroll down to hear it!)