Today we bring you an Inquisition from the party king himself: Polka of the Super Fun Time Awesome Party Band!
List the names of every band that you’ve ever played in ever.
H.S.D.A.- Hey Soose and the Drunken Apostles
Stupid Pun Time Jawsome Farty Band
What was the artist, album, or song that inspired you to play/write music?
Choking Victim: No Gods, No Managers – It was the perfect mix of ska and punk, with a splash of metal. I figured if these dudes were homeless crackheads and could kick so much ass, maybe I could one day.
What is your favorite piece of merch that you own?
It’s a toss up between my Clownvis shirt and the Downtown Brown shirt I inspired. All my other shirts I outgrew and made into patches because punk rock made me fat. It may have been PBR and pizza, but I’m blaming punk rock.
Tell us one thing about the Pittsburgh music scene that could be better and one thing about the scene that you love.
I love the scene in Pittsburgh, It reminds me of the great Bobby Moon quote “everybody love everybody” aka ELE! Bands support each other and we all have fun partying together! One thing that could be better that will never happen is party busses for all the dudes to get to gigs anytime, free babysitters, and the first half of the next day is a paid hangover, Polka for prez 2020.
What’s something about you/your band that you think people should know that maybe they don’t?
I’m not right in the head and if not for Chunk, my stupid actions would have killed us a million times over, he’s not just the mediator, but the money man, manager, driver, and my baby Jesus.
If you had to pick only one of your songs for people to listen to, which one would it be?
My band would say Bro Montana, but I personally hate that song. I’m going with theme 4 right now, ’cause what band has 4 theme songs?
Who would you cast in the movie of your band?
This one’s fun!
I’d be like Jim Brewer or Chong for sure
Lefty would be Alf
Chunk, Chunk from the goonies
Randall, Herion Bob from SLC punk
Sky would be Pauly Shore for sure
Boner, that guy would be played by Ben Stiller, cause everyone loves that guy
How does your mom/family react to your music? Do they come to your shows?
My mom has our album on her wall, but never went to a show, I think she’s afraid to see me look like an ass. My brother and cousins have supported our band, but yeah, I’m “that guy” in the fam.
What band or artist have you seen live the most number of times?
What’s the craziest thing that has happened to you at a show as a performer or spectator?
GWAR at Metropol, dude brought 2 preppie girls up front and I heard them ask why, then the blood started!
As a performer, one time at Gooski’s this dude dropped trou, put a balloon between his buttcheeks and jumped up and hit the ground so hard I got ruined for the night.
You can hear Polka with SFTAPB on Spotify and Bandcamp. Their next show is the 2018 New Year / JC Nickles B-Day Bash on Friday, January 5th at Hambone’s, also featuring JC Nickles, Murder for Girls, and a Comedy Hour featuring stand up comedians The Stranger, Stacey Fleurime, Erick Williams, & tba.
Super Fun Time Awesome Party Band is releasing their second album “And Out Come The Balloons” early in 2018. Keep an eye out here for news about it!