Seven Questions In Heaven With Alexa Melo

Today we're spending Seven Questions In Heaven with Alexa Melo!

Describe your music for our readers who may not be familiar with you.
That's always tough. I can describe my music as rock or indie but everybody seems to get a different idea as to what that means these days. I guess I can safely say rock/indie with a lot of experimenting. I listen to so many genres it's hard to decipher what influences what.

Who are your musical influences and idols?
Thom Yorke and Radiohead, Pink Floyd, Bjork, Jack White, Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Ani Difranco, Modest Mouse, Jeff Buckley, Prince, Queen, Neil Young and the list goes on and on.

What was the first album, cassette, or CD you bought with your own money?
Elephunk by The Black Eyed Peas. I know! It's not really fitting considering all the influences I stated above, BUT that album is a pop-tastic masterpiece that satisfied my 9 year-old music taste.

What was the strangest gig you've ever played?
JUST LAST WEEKEND! It was terrible. I had a gig in Joshua Tree at a music festival where I was promised an audience of 150 people. Even though the show was four hours away and in the middle of nowhere, I figured it'd be a good opportunity to play our first music festival and get in front of a new audience outside of LA. Long story short, just about everything went wrong. There were maybe only 20 people at the stage, my guitar stopped working mid set, I lost my voice, some of my band mates were tripping out, and the sound was terrible! After the show my drummer bashed his bald head into a Joshua tree and had a chunk of wood stuck in his head for days. The rental car got stuck in the desert sand and had to get towed out and in the process of doing that, the bumper got dented! After all that shit, we ended up having a really great time which may be the strangest part of all.

What is your current favorite guilty pleasure?
Musically? Man, I don't know. I'm currently listening to 3 Bjork albums a day which I'm almost embarrassed by how psychotic that is! Besides music? I plead the 5th.

If they named an ice cream flavor after you, what would be the name and why?
If they named anything after me, it'd be named Alexa Melo. I'm stumped on any catchy, clever ice cream puns.

Final question: You're the opening act of a music festival. You can get any five artists, living or dead, to perform on the bill with you. Which five do you choose and what song do you all perform as the final jam?
Radiohead, Bjork, Bowie, Pink Floyd, and the Beatles and we would all sing "Bohemian Rhapsody" because Queen was unavailable to join us.

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