Lindsay Clark.

Lindsay Clark splits her bass duties between two great projects. One is the experimental and electronic Primer, based out of Los Angeles; the other is Garb, the slow-core band from the Coachella Valley. You can see Garb live when the band performs at Rippin247, a trading card store in Palm Desert, on Friday, Feb. 24. For tickets and more information, visit here. Clark is the latest to take The Lucky 13; here are her answers.

What was the first concert you attended?

I’m pretty sure it was Christina Aguilera, early 2000s, in Lansing, Mich. I don’t remember the music so much, but I remember wondering how she changed outfits so quickly.

What was the first album you owned?

Pieces of You by Jewel. I used to put on a white dress and sing “Who Will Save Your Soul” and “You Were Meant For Me” in front of my mirror when I was 6 or so. My sister accidently sat on that CD in my dad’s green minivan, and I was devastated.

What bands are you listening to right now?

I’m not really listening to anything specific. I listen to preset radio stations like a lunatic, and if there aren’t any bangers, then it’s the classical station.

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

Maybe I’m not so into the hyperpop thing, but also I’m not even sure what that is. Maybe I am hyperpop.

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

It would be insane to see Charles Mingus and Eric Dolphy live. On my nostalgic bucket list is Modest Mouse.

What’s your favorite musical guilty pleasure?

Post Malone. Just a little auditory treat.

What’s your favorite music venue?

I don’t have a favorite venue. I will say, though, the ones with kind sound techs have a special place in my heart.

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

“It’s so lonely at the top, so won’t you come and get on top of me, it’s Gucci,” “Have It All” by Gucci Mane.

What band or artist changed your life? How?

Cat Power was one of the first artists who inspired me in middle school to sing, play guitar and write music in general. I think it was having a female musician to look up to and thinking, “I want to do that.” In terms of changing or shaping my life, my dad Reggie raised me and my sister on Beach Boys, Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, and Heart; he really emphasized playing Heart’s version of Led Zeppelin’s “Rock and Roll” at full volume and telling us that these girls did it better. I don’t know if he actually thought that or just wanted to encourage us, but their version does rip. He also took us to see the Rolling Stones and Robert Plant when I was 10. Thanks, Dad.

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

I’m asking Satomi Matsuzaki, “What’s your biggest pet peeve about Greg Saunier?”

What song would you like played at your funeral?

“Close to You,” but the Haruomi Hosono version.

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

For You, Tatsuro Yamashita.

What song should everyone listen to right now?

“Ajisai,” Sunny Day Service.

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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...