10 Q w/ Nikki Glaspie of The Nth Power
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10 Q w/ Nikki Glaspie of The Nth Power

http://melkovice.cz/images/adidas-yeezy-boost-350-v2-semi-frozen-yellow-sneakers-leak-online/ Interview by Kara Wilbeck Over here at the Portland Metronome, we are super excited for the Nth Power’s return to Portland at Mississippi Studios tonight, Friday, May 13! This weekend, we had the chance to chat with the band’s leader and drummer, ¬†Nikki Glaspie.¬†Check out what she had to say! PM: Being a supergroup of powerhouse musicians, it must be hard to coordinate schedules to tour or record! Do you often have to schedule around shows of other bands you play with, or is the Nth Power everyone’s top priority? NG: The Nth Power is everyone’s top priority, but even still, it is hard to find time to write and record because we are working so much. PM: Your bio mentions that the band was formed from a 3 a.m. jam at New Orleans Jazz Fest. Can you tell the story behind how this jam came about? What were you all doing there, and who else had you been playing with? What was the moment when you realized you had something special and wanted to continue playing together? How long did it take you all to get organized and meet up again as a band? NG: Nick [Cassarino] and I are members of the Jennifer Hartswick band. The keyboard player Rob Marsher and the bass player Dezron Douglas couldn’t make it to jazz fest that year. Jen called me and asked me if I knew the bass player that could do the gig. Of course I did! I called Nate Edgar and said, “Do you want to come down here and play this gig?” He said yes. Then Jen asked me about Nigel [Hall]. She said, “Can he play the gig?” I said, “Yes, he can play the gig.” We did not have a chance to rehearse so at sound check we did a little jamming, and we all looked at each other and were like, this is a band. We started writing and recording immediately. And here we are. PM: Tell me one of your wackiest/wildest/funniest stories from touring! NG: On our tour last fall we were driving from North Carolina to Richmond, Va. Nick was driving and noticed the battery gauge falling quickly and said we were losing power fast. At the next exit there was an AutoZone. Courtney [Smith] went inside and borrowed a computer to find out that we needed a new alternator. He replaced the alternator right there in the parking lot. And we made it to the gig on time. That’s when we found out we had a resident mechanic. We call him Rodney. PM: You’re playing at Mississippi Studios with one...

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