Artists on Trial: The Quivers

(Photo by Todd Zimmer)

The Quivers are one of the hardest working bands in Kansas City. Having only been together for over a year, they've released 2 EPs with plans for a full-length next year. They bring high energy to their live shows and a Motown flavor that most original bands in Kansas City lack. Our editor Michelle got to sit down with The Quivers while they were getting ready to release their latest EP Gots To Have It! and got to listen to their answers to Zach's questions in this week's Artists on Trial. Find out what secrets we were able to uncover below.

The Deli: Gun to your head, 1 sentence to describe your music. What is it?

The Quivers: Take my wallet, take my watch...please don't kill me.

The Deli: Tell us about your latest release or upcoming shows. What can we expect?

The Quivers: We have just released out second EP, Gots To Have It!. (See our review of the album here!) We'll also be headlining Greaserama on Sunday, September 2. There is this show that we are excited to go see, The Deli's Music Showcase on November 9. We aren't playing, but we'll be there.

The Deli: What does "supporting local music" mean to you?

The Quivers: We live it. We love it. We love all our friends' bands.

The Deli: Who are your favorite "local" musicians right now?

The Quivers: We love all our friends' bands and Big Joe Turner.

The Deli: What is your ultimate fantasy concert bill to play on?

The Quivers: Thee Oh Sees, Tom Jones, Public Enemy, My Life With the Thrill Kill Cult.

The Deli: Would you rather spend the rest of your life on stage or in the recording studio?

The Quivers: Yes.

The Deli: A music-themed Mount Rushmore. What four faces are you putting up there and why?

The Quivers: Abe Haddad, Terra Peal, Bernie Dugan, and Todd Grantham. Because we are THE FUCKING QUIVERS!

The Deli: All right, give us the rundown. Where all on this big crazy web can you be found?


The Deli: Always go out on a high note. Any last words of wisdom for The Deli audience?

The Quivers: When eating onion rings, don't settle for something that came off the back of a Sysco truck.

If they're not too busy eating onion rings, The Quivers will be headlining Greaserama on Sunday, September 2 at 7:00 pm at Boulevard Drive-in Theatre. They'll also be playing at Davey's Uptown on Friday, September 14 with Deco Auto and Urges from Elsewhere (Minneapolis).  

--Zach Hodson

Zach is a lifetime Kansas City resident who plays multiple instruments and sings in Dolls on Fire and Drew Black and Dirty Electric, as well as contributing to many other Kansas City music, art, and comedy projects.  He is very fond of edamame, treats his cat Wiley better than he treats himself, and doesn't want to see pictures of your newborn child (seriously, it looks like a potato).

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