Rock On: Exclusive Interview With Streets of Laredo

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Besides loving books, I am a big fan of music! When I had the chance to interview Streets of Laredo for Dirty and Thirty I was super excited! The band is currently on tour and we had an exclusive chance to chat with Sarahjane about the band’s musical style and tastes. Rock on and read on to find out more about your new favorite band.

How do you describe your musical style?

We subscribe to a philosophy of following the quan of a song, the groove if it, let the song be what it wants to be. As a result, there’s a wide scope in terms of our style. The thread that runs through it all is our personalities and influences. There’s some folk in there, some pop sensibilities and some fruit. Put all that into a blender and you have a Streets of Laredo song. 

What can listeners expect from your album?

11 songs written, recorded and performed by Streets of Laredo. Some artwork, a whole bunch of lyrics, copyright and publishing information and some thank you’s to a group of people you most probably don’t know. 😉

What can fans expect from your tour?

A good time and most importantly a connection. We love playing live, it’s the pay off for all the hard work. You get to see first hand if what you’ve created moves the audience. I think because we love it so much, there’s always a good vibe at our live shows. We want it to be an experience, a happening, for us and the fans. 

Any backstage rituals before a show?

I wish I could tell you something strange and interesting like Leonard Cohen making his whole team do a Latin chant, or Keith Richards requiring a homemade Shepards pie, but the only thing Streets of Laredo consistently does before a show is partake in some type of alcohol. Maybe I’ll try and get something started on our next tour…a pie would actually be a great start. 

What’s next and exciting for you guys?

We’re off on tour with The Strokes’ Nick Valensi’s new band CRX in November, which is one of those great scenarios where you get to play with a band that you really love. They blew me away when I first heard them play in Brooklyn. We’re also looking at going over to Europe for a tour and maybe back down to the Southern Hemisphere. It’s been a couple of years since I’ve been home to New Zealand so I’m really excited.

Love music? Excited to catch this band live? Let us know @DirtyandThirty and at @AuroraMiami!

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Aurora Dominguez
Aurora Dominguez is currently a high-school teacher. Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, she will never regret the time she packed up three suitcases to move to sunny Miami, Florida to pursue her Master’s Degree in Mass Communications at Florida International University. Proud to be in her 30’s, Aurora loves meeting young minds when she teaches that are eager to learn the ever-changing wonders of today’s fast-paced world of journalism. Some of Aurora’s loves include writing, pop music, jeans and graphic tees, her friends, champagne and her husband Sebastian. She can be found gossiping over wine with her girlfriends, at a concert or enjoying days off with the hubby.

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