by / November 23rd, 2011 /

Incoming: Win tickets to Electric Six

This Saturday will see the now annual visit from Electric Six to Dublin’s Academy, with the band touring their eight album Heartbeats & Brainwaves. Tickets are €20 from the usual outlets, but we have a pair to giveaway to one State reader. Just mail us at by 2pm on Friday but in the meantime, here’s the lowdown….

Who are you and where are you from?
I am Dick Valentine and I am from Detroit, Michigan

Who are your favourite artists from your hometown?
Insane Clown Posse

What’s it really like touring?
Like sands through the hourglass.

What’s your favourite city/town/venue to play?
Paradiso in Amsterdam.

What’s your ideal festival line-up?
Mexican Time Machine, Dickhead and the Chewbaccas, Oprah Oprah Oprah, Pick It Up, and Lisa McMillan.

Tell us a tour story…
I won €30 at the casino.

What has been your biggest achievement of the last year?
I won €30 at the casino.

What do you do to relax?
Go to the casino.

What’s the last thing you bought online?

What is the worst cover your band has ever performed?
‘LA Woman’

Have you ever trashed your equipment? When and why?
No, but we’ve turned down the chance to weatherproof it. This could be viewed as neglect and thusly a slow trashing.

What website do you visit most?

What is your favourite…

…album of the last year?

Kinetics by Succotash

‘I Might Not Make It (Without You)’ by Aurora

….Lost classic song?
‘Rumble Til’ We Burn It Down’ by The Idaho Statesmen

… Record label?
They’re all pretty rad.

…current artist?
Not for Prophet

A new artist that you are most excited about?
Just now learning about Franz Ferdinand

What was the last great gig you went to?
Wondercats at the Delaware Opera House

What should we expect from your Irish shows?
We’re going to give it large.