Culture Shock Interview: The Broderick
By: Alex Peacock
With Culture Shock just being right around the corner, WIUX sat down with Max Mullen from The Broderick to get the scoop on how him and the band are feeling for the upcoming show.
Alex: Where was the band born?
Max: The Broderick was born here in Bloomington, IN. It is an evolution of a band that existed in Vincennes, IN.
Alex: Righteous! Is there a meaning behind the bands’ name?
Max: Yes, it’s 30′s slang for a brawl or beat down. It’s a little ironic, since our music is exciting and energetic, but we’re all pretty laid back guys.
Alex: I can see some sort of connection just with them both having high energy! What bands influenced your sound the most?
Max: We all listen to a wide variety of music. We like rock bands. Bands that have a lot of energy and emotion. They don’t have to be blatant in their use of those, but it’s always nice to see. Anything that seems genuine.
Alex: Great! You guys really have a genuine feel and style that you stick to, and I like that. What are your feelings on playing at Culture Shock?
Max: We’ve lived in Bloomington for a few years now, and have followed Culture Shock since we moved here. We’ll all remember going to our first Culture Shock…it was raining and miserably cold, but we loved every minute of it. We hold it with great respect, so needless to say playing it this year is an honor
Alex: WIUX could say the same thing likewise for you guys! How much excitement did you have when you found out you’d be playing at Culture Shock?
Max: We we’re all really excited. All the bands this year are stellar. Our friends, The Kernal are playing this year, so we’re especially happy that we get to enjoy the day with them.
Alex: And it will be a great day indeed! Whats your most favorite concert you’ve ever been to?
Max: For us, playing SXSW was a true honor and an amazing experience. As far as shows we’ve attended, we’re fans of Josh Ritter and he puts on a great show…same with MMJ and Dr. Dog. Lot’s of excitement with those three groups.
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