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Native Alloys create the music they'd want to join themselves
Written by:
Natasha Kerr

“We keep a standard to strive to create something that, if we’re not already involved in, we would want to join.”

Roll down your window at 3am on the coldest day of the decade, drive cross-state, and wave “hello” to Native Alloys as we welcome them to The MIC MVMT! We’re thrilled to follow their journey and see them rock the stage at Indie Rock-fest THIS SATURDAY!

Welcome back to the IMBM Sanctuary, where indie musicians share their stories and words of wisdom, catching us up on their journeys in the music world. As someone who appreciates the art and the people of the indie music world, Native Alloys’ philosophies and work ethic as artists is right at home. These guys are eager to learn, grow, and connect with their art and those who appreciate it like they do.

Quick intro about yourselves, and your origin story? 

"In 2013, Bryan and Joe were in a 4 piece rock outfit that was good but sputtering to get to the next level. The two of them were at a show and saw Nick perform in an experimental krautrock group. Nick had been jumping act to act for years and Bryan and Joe were looking for a new piece to complete their vision of a classic power trio. Their act congealed on the road during out of town shows throughout Ohio and Pennsylvania. The band challenges each other, generates positive friction, and evokes energy and emotion from each contributing individual, creating a testimonial vibe to each performance.”

What do you love most about being an indie band?

“Getting to see other bands allows your influences to keep growing and forces exposure to all types of people and places and music and styles. Each time out, we are trying to learn something from each performer and performance, good or bad.”

What are some of your struggles as an indie band?

“The model of how music is created, consumed, and shared is still being revolutionized. There are also many different paths to having your music career be a full-time occupation. As an artist, you hope your toughest task is to make art, but that's actually the part that comes easiest. It can be a head scratcher when you've got a record label telling you one thing and you see other acts without a label doing something different. The recording tools that are available now has made creating a professional recording easier than ever before. Trying to choose a path on an ever-changing map is something we have to talk about all the time. The big picture "frame" is expanding and contracting continually.”

Any advice for up-and-coming indie bands who admire and want to be like you?

“There are some great individuals in the music industry and in the scene. You need to find them, and you need to help them, and you need to let them help you. Unfortunately, they can be harder to find than you'd hope. There are volumes of words and catalogs of songs written about how the music industry is a beacon for all walks of sleaze on planet Earth. That may or may not be true, but a meaningful artistic partnership can be invaluable, professionally and personally.

Craziest/funniest tour story?

“Let's skip crazy and funny and go right to stupid: We left Akron, OH, for Pittsburgh, PA, in February 2015 on the coldest day of decade, at 3 in the morning with a car window stuck open.”

Final thoughts to share with the people?

“Our live show and records are about creating a shared experience. We keep a standard to strive to create something that, if were not already involved in, we would want to join. We put a lot of hard work into a our songs and show and are proud of it. We love sharing our work with like-minded people. We try to be approachable too since it's really great to find out what other people think and feel about Native Alloys.”

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Visit their website, and then tell Native Alloys your thoughts and feelings on their Facebook and Twitter.

Come to Indie Rock Fest at Cattivo this Saturday, 7/22 -- MIC is hosting and you can see Native Alloys LIVE-- their set is first up, around 5pm Saturday night!!

Here’s the facebook event page with all the info. Get your tickets here, $10 for 2 stages of 12 bands all night long: 5pm-2am.

Native Alloys create the music they'd want to join themselves
Native Alloys create the music they'd want to join themselves

“We keep a standard to strive to create something that, if we’re not already involved in, we would want to join.”

Roll down your window at 3am on the coldest day of the decade, drive cross-state, and wave “hello” to Native Alloys as we welcome them to The MIC MVMT! We’re thrilled to follow their journey and see them rock the stage at Indie Rock-fest THIS SATURDAY!

Welcome back to the IMBM Sanctuary, where indie musicians share their stories and words of wisdom, catching us up on their journeys in the music world. As someone who appreciates the art and the people of the indie music world, Native Alloys’ philosophies and work ethic as artists is right at home. These guys are eager to learn, grow, and connect with their art and those who appreciate it like they do.

Quick intro about yourselves, and your origin story? 

"In 2013, Bryan and Joe were in a 4 piece rock outfit that was good but sputtering to get to the next level. The two of them were at a show and saw Nick perform in an experimental krautrock group. Nick had been jumping act to act for years and Bryan and Joe were looking for a new piece to complete their vision of a classic power trio. Their act congealed on the road during out of town shows throughout Ohio and Pennsylvania. The band challenges each other, generates positive friction, and evokes energy and emotion from each contributing individual, creating a testimonial vibe to each performance.”

What do you love most about being an indie band?

“Getting to see other bands allows your influences to keep growing and forces exposure to all types of people and places and music and styles. Each time out, we are trying to learn something from each performer and performance, good or bad.”

What are some of your struggles as an indie band?

“The model of how music is created, consumed, and shared is still being revolutionized. There are also many different paths to having your music career be a full-time occupation. As an artist, you hope your toughest task is to make art, but that's actually the part that comes easiest. It can be a head scratcher when you've got a record label telling you one thing and you see other acts without a label doing something different. The recording tools that are available now has made creating a professional recording easier than ever before. Trying to choose a path on an ever-changing map is something we have to talk about all the time. The big picture "frame" is expanding and contracting continually.”

Any advice for up-and-coming indie bands who admire and want to be like you?

“There are some great individuals in the music industry and in the scene. You need to find them, and you need to help them, and you need to let them help you. Unfortunately, they can be harder to find than you'd hope. There are volumes of words and catalogs of songs written about how the music industry is a beacon for all walks of sleaze on planet Earth. That may or may not be true, but a meaningful artistic partnership can be invaluable, professionally and personally.

Craziest/funniest tour story?

“Let's skip crazy and funny and go right to stupid: We left Akron, OH, for Pittsburgh, PA, in February 2015 on the coldest day of decade, at 3 in the morning with a car window stuck open.”

Final thoughts to share with the people?

“Our live show and records are about creating a shared experience. We keep a standard to strive to create something that, if were not already involved in, we would want to join. We put a lot of hard work into a our songs and show and are proud of it. We love sharing our work with like-minded people. We try to be approachable too since it's really great to find out what other people think and feel about Native Alloys.”

nativealloys3.png

Visit their website, and then tell Native Alloys your thoughts and feelings on their Facebook and Twitter.

Come to Indie Rock Fest at Cattivo this Saturday, 7/22 -- MIC is hosting and you can see Native Alloys LIVE-- their set is first up, around 5pm Saturday night!!

Here’s the facebook event page with all the info. Get your tickets here, $10 for 2 stages of 12 bands all night long: 5pm-2am.

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