Christian Colin.

Pre-pandemic, Giselle Woo and the Night Owls were the talk of the town. The group’s live shows were master courses in musical versatility, and their Latin-infused psychedelic rock landed them a spot at Coachella 2020. Of course, Coachella 2020 didn’t happen—but the group is back with a Hermano Flower Shop concert video.

Christian Colin is the lead guitarist of the group, and he is the latest to take The Lucky 13; here are his answers.

What was the first concert you attended?

A Led Zeppelin tribute show.

What was the first album you owned?

Appetite for Destruction by Guns N’ Roses.

What bands are you listening to right now?

Khruangbin, Durand Jones, Vulfpeck, and Alabama Shakes.

What artist, genre or musical trend does everyone love, but you don’t get?

Tekashi69/6ix9ine.

What musical act, current or defunct, would you most like to see perform live?

Led Zeppelin, man, hands down. Those were some killer jam sessions. Jimmy Page is out of this world.

What’s your favorite musical guilty pleasure?

“Take on Me” by a-ha.

What’s your favorite music venue?

House of Blues Hollywood.

What’s the one song lyric you can’t get out of your head?

“I love you, for so many reasons,” from the song “I Love You” by East of Underground. 21 Savage sampled it a lot, and it gets stuck in my head all the time.

What band or artist changed your life? How?

Guns N’ Roses, man. That two-guitar layering I heard in Appetite and the tone were something else. I learned every solo and every riff from that album. It’s probably the reason why I use a Marshall and a Les Paul.

You have one question to ask one musician. What’s the question, and who are you asking?

Robert Johnson: “Where did you go?”

What song would you like played at your funeral?

Beethoven’s 21st piano sonata, the “Waldstein.”

Figurative gun to your head, what is your favorite album of all time?

Houses of the Holy (by Led Zeppelin) is another album I really picked apart. That whole album is so diverse.

What song should everyone listen to right now?

“Headshots (4r Da Locals)” by Isaiah Rashad.

Matt King

Matt King is a freelance writer for the Coachella Valley Independent. A creative at heart, his love for music thrust him into the world of journalism at 17 years old, and he hasn't looked back. Before...