Seven Questions In Heaven With BANDITS

Today we're spending Seven Questions In Heaven with BANDITS' LuLu Demitro!

Describe your music for our readers who may not be familiar with you.
We play rock 'n' roll. We like to get heavy and use Baritone and distorted synth sounds. We like to get a dirty groove going on the drums so that you can dance to it. Just some heavy rock 'n' roll.

Who are your musical influences and idols?
We’ve all got tons of Idols and influences, but some that we share and that influence our music are Queens Of The Stone Age, Black Sabbath, The Kills, Mountain, Motorhead, and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. I think its safe to say Lemmy Kilmister is an idol to all of us. Songwriters like Paul McCartney and John Lennon and Hall & Oates influenced us pretty heavily when we were younger.

What was the first album, cassette, or CD you bought with your own money?
The first album on vinyl I bought for myself was Dreamboat Annie by Heart. I still have it!

What was the strangest gig you've ever played?
We played a show once in Chicago, at this Simpsons themed bar. We got there and it was in a real shady part of town. When we started loading in, the owner said it may be a light crowd because someone had just been shot recently around the corner. Then we loaded in all our gear to their disgusting kitchen, and while we were sitting back there in their kitchen there were dogs running around. Finally at 1 AM we crammed on to a tiny stage after some random teens played for their parents, and couldn't hear anything we were playing. It was a bizarre night. We played for a couple friends in town and three dogs.

What's the first thing you look for when you hit a new town?
First thing we look for when we get to town is a good place to eat. We're all about doing research and asking locals for the best cheap food joints.

What is your current favorite guilty pleasure?
My favorite guilty pleasure lately has been listening to the Commodores on vinyl every night

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?
I'd want Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Queens Of The Stone Age, Tame Impala, Alex Turner of Arctic Monkeys, and the Alabama Shakes. And we'd all jam on The Kinks song "Lola."

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