Today’s Inquistion features Rishi Bahl, singer and guitar player for Eternal Boy (formerly known as The SpacePimps).

Rishi playing with Eternal Boy at Four Chord Music Festival. Photo by Jim Trocchio. You can find & follow Jim on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook.

What was the artist, album, or song that inspired you to write/play music?

Blink 182 – Dude Ranch

List the names of every band that you’ve ever played in ever.

Eternal Boy/The SpacePimps…LOL

What is your favorite piece of merch that you own?

Hmm… probably a Pulley t-shirt I got at Club Laga in 2004 and a girl puked on that night. Still wear it.

Tell us one thing about the Pittsburgh music scene that could be better and one thing about the scene that you love.

I think that there needs to be more DIY venues. I remember back in the day there were so many: American Music Cafe, Planet of the Apes, Club Angels, The Upstage, etc. Now there are only a handful.

I love the growth of larger venues (Stage AE, Mr. Smalls) because now tours do not skip us. We have become an “A” market.

What’s something about you/your band that you think people should know that maybe they don’t?

Umm… we aren’t as bad as you think? First we are sour, then we are sweet.

If you had to pick only one of your songs for people to listen to which one would it be?

I would check out Growing Pains. It is hard, soft, melodic, heavy, all of the above.

Who would you cast in the movie of your band?

Great question:

Joe (bass player): Brenden Frasier (think of the role he played in “Blast From The Past)

Andy (drums): Robin Williams as “Mrs Doubtfire”

Rishi (singer/guitarist): Jimmy Neutron


Photo of Eternal Boy at Four Chord Music Festival by Jim Trocchio. Be sure to check out Four Chord Music Festival 4 this year. Tickets on sale now. 
How does your mom/family react to your music? Do they come to your shows?

My parents support me 100%. They think I am crazy, but support me. That’s the best kind of support.

What band or artist have you seen live the most number of times?

Blink-182, Punchline, New Found Glory, The Ataris.

What’s the craziest thing that has happened to you at a show as a performer or spectator?

I was performing back in the day and got nauseated, vomited, and swallowed so no one would notice.


Other Punksburgh Inquisitions:

Donny Donovan (Dinosoul / Hearken)

Ray Kolcun (Crooked Cobras)