The band with the best name in Melbourne, Weedy Gonzalez, will be opening for Weedeater and Conan on July 16 at Max Watt's.
Their goal? To kick you in the throat and smash gender barriers in heavy music at the same time. We chewed the fat with them as part of our Two Minutes With series.
Describe your music in five words or less?
What’s going on in the world of Weedy Gonzalez?
So far, we have a repertoire of five songs. Creatively named: Song One, Song Two, Song Three, Song Four and Song Five. Currently working on Song Six, but it’s top secret. So forget I actually said anything.
What motivates you to make music?
It keeps me away from a life of organised crime.
What have been the high and low points of your musical experiences so far?
High point would be playing with Lecherous Gaze; low point was that it was in Sydney.
What music are you listening to at the moment?
Nails, Primitive Man, Magrudergrind and Lil’ Kim.
If you were stranded on a desert island, which member of the band would get eaten first? And why?
Definitely Jake. He’s the nicest. So by default he would go first, but he would’ve had a good run—so it’s fine. I think he’d be chill about it. RIP.
Here’s an opportunity to bitch about something, whether music related or not. What really pisses you off?
Random dudes in the scene that overly critique girls in bands without extending the same attitude to our male counterparts. If I want constructive criticism from someone who has likely never picked up an instrument, I’ll ask my mum.
Side note: I already have and she said she likes the music, just not the screamy bits.
You’re putting together your perfect gig featuring Australian artists. Who would you get to play and where? Feel free to include acts/DJs/bands/venues that no longer exist.
Sunnyboys, Painters and Dockers, The Saints and Radio Birdman. Plus maybe some newer bands like Tyrannamen and Power. Somewhere along the Friendship Strip, aka Johnston Street. Aussie punk r00lz.
Tickets from lifeisnoise.com, Oztix and the venues.