Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Dime Runner

Interview by Ed Stuart

Who’s answering the questions?
Brian Schickling

Where is the band from?
Fullerton, CA

Who is in the band and what instrument do they play?
Brian Schickling - Vocals
Rocky Rigs - Guitar
Danny Drumkiller - Drums
Ryan Page - Bass
Brian Taylor - Guitar

How did the band start?
Brian Schickling and Rocky Rigs met up in one of Orange County’s fine facilities. With not much to do, the two started to write songs and put the band together. There have been a couple line up changes, but they were short lived. This line up has been the longest-lived and hardest playing.

The band has been featured pretty regularly on Surf & Destroy. How did the band initially hook-up with the podcast? Did Hostage find the band or did you submit songs?
We hooked up with them a while back when we were supposed to play a Pushers show last summer. We sent them some songs and they have been into us since. We’d like to thank them for the love!

Black Vinyl Limited put out the band’s most recent 7-inch and it looks like an LP on the horizon. Explain the Black Vinyl connection. How did you meet them, etc.?
Black Vinyl WILL be putting out our LP and 7” very soon. Our debut 7” Recharged Rejects was put out by Wanda Records (DE) a German Record Label. We also have two songs on iTunes available. I work at Vinyl Solution Records in Huntington Beach so that’s where I met up with Drak from Black Vinyl LTD.

List your three most influential OC punk bands? Have these bands had any influence on the band’s songwriting?
1.     The Stitches
2.     US Bombs
3.     Smogtown
Yeah these bands have had an influence on the song writing process…but not much.

Do you think music can still be a vital force in such a disposable age?
Music is everything. No matter what and how disposable things are in this day and age no one can ever dispose of the feelings music brings a person.

50 years ago people use buy music and get their water for free, now people pay for water and get their music for free. How do you think this affects music in any way?
The only way it affects music is by bands and labels not getting paid for their work. Which affects the way music is put out.

Where can people hear the band?
On Facebook:

What’s next?
Playing shows here and there. A European tour is scheduled in March 2013 and the release of our full-length in the upcoming months.


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