Hey folks! We’re starting a new type of feature here at Punksburgh… artist profiles! Here’s your chance to get to know your favorite local musicians and all their quirks.
First up is Ray Kolcun, currently the guitar player for Crooked Cobras
Nameless high school band in my basement, Liverball
, Raid, Johnstown Flood, The Willows (fill in), Hypnogerms, Trash Magnet, Scattergun
, Weapons Of Choice
, Crooked Cobras
Probably my Dead Batteries
t-shirt that looks like the Dead Kennedys
I think the scene can be a bit fragmented at times, but other than that, what’s not to love? There’s so many amazingly talented people playing music any night of the week that if you say you can’t find a cool show to go to, you’re just not trying hard enough (or like me, you work nights).
We really do take what we to do heart… and I’m a little shy.
Our newest song, Head Fuck. Because it’s new, and it’s the first song we came up with the two guitar lineup.
Matthew McConaughey – Bill Jasper, Andrew Dice Clay – Jeff Miles, Sir Ben Kingsley – Aaron Zeman, Henry Rollins – Loose Jim and Mike (Bubbles) Smith as myself.
The New Crooked Cobras
My parents saw me play live once. I didn’t expect them to understand, but being ex-hippies they were actually more accepting than I had assumed. The volume overwhelmed them, but the band I was in at the time was more “family friendly” music-wise than past or future projects. It was great!
Most likely Submachine
, going back to the early 90s.
As a spectator, probably breaking my arm crowd surfing at a Gwar
show at City Limits many years ago. As a performer, opening for Leftover Crack
at Altar Bar and seeing a giant circle pit develop as my band Scattergun played.
Photo by Kristie Orchard-Lindblom