by Tim McMahan, Lazy-i.com
Peach Kelli Pop is Canadian Allie Hanlon and four other women playing jangling, abrasive, driving straight-four beach-flavored punk rock that sounds like go-carts and too much coffee. On the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it LP, Peach Kelli Pop III (2015, Burger Records), Hanlon and her band race through 10 songs in just over 20 minutes — simple math tells you that averages about two minutes per song, just long enough for punk rock. Popular themes are video games, Chinese food and conspiracy theorists as well as the usual songs of love.
We caught up with Hanlon and asked her to take our Ten Questions survey. Here’s what she had to say:
1. What is your favorite album?
Allie Hanlon: Red Cross’ s/t EP, released 1980
2. What is your least favorite song?
“(You’re) Having my Baby” by Paul Anka
3. What do you enjoy most about being in a band?
Free stuff! Just kidding, I like going on adventures, traveling and playing music with 4 really cool girls.
4. What do you hate about being in a band?
Having your work and time constantly devalued. Also rude sound people
5. What is your favorite substance (legal or illegal)?
Ice-cream & fancy cheese
6. In what city or town do you love to perform?
Tokyo, Japan will always be #1.
7. What city or town did you have your worst gig (and why)?
Our shows in Nashville have sucked the last few years, so we stopped playing there. On tour in Europe last fall, we played a show in France where we were playing on the floor, with some drunk, confrontational people inches from my face during our entire set. They spilled beer all over my pedals. I don’t condone violence, but I was ready throw down.
8. How do you pay your bills?
Usually via credit card over the phone.
9. What one profession other than music would you like to attempt; what one profession would you absolutely hate to do?
Canine massage therapist or a psychic. I think I’d be a great aerobics instructor as well. I would hate being a meter maid or having any profession involving sales.
10. What are the stories you’ve heard about Omaha, Nebraska?
Growing up in Ottawa, Canada, I didn’t know anything about Omaha, NE. I learned about Saddle Creek Records and its bands, which were really influential when I was a little teen, and became more familiar. The rich music history makes Omaha stand out. I also heard that 311 is from Omaha which is pretty cool.
Peach Kelli Pop plays with The Way Out Wednesday, May 25, at Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Ave. Tickets are $8, showtime is 9 p.m. For more information, go to onepercentproductions.com.
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One of the biggest shows of the month is happening tonight at The Waiting Room where The Good Life kicks off its latest tour in support of their 2015 Saddle Creek release, Everybody’s Coming Down. That alone is worth the price of admission, but then you add indie superstars Speedy Ortiz and you’ve got yourself a monster of a show. But wait, there’s more. Local indie rockers Oquoa are opening the show. All this entertainment for a mere $15. The show starts at 9 p.m.
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