Saturday, March 11, 2017
Make History Talent Search - Good Kid
Computer Science brought them together, but music binds them together. We had a great chat with GOOD KID about their shot at the Make History Talent Search.
Hammer Records: When you think of Jim Beam, what comes to mind? Any crazy Jim Beam stories?
Good Kid: Once while the band was on tour in Budapest, we were overtaken by a gang of bandits, they held us at gunpoint while they riffled through what little we had in our van, taking all that was valuable. It wasnt until they found the single bottle of Jim Beam® Double Oak we had stashed away in the glove box that they had a change of heart. It seems that although they were hard done by and had turned to a life of crime to make ends meet, the realization that we too enjoyed the intense caramel and toffee flavors of Jim Beam's finest, made the act of theft all to real. What started out as robbery turned into a friendship that night, and we keep in touch with the gang to this day.
Hammer Records: What do you think of battle of the band competitions? Do they help or hinder the local music scene?
Good Kid: In general we're not really a fan of the battle of the bands type shows. Typically they're run by promotion companies built to take advantage of bands. The bands playing don't get paid but they get pressure to sell tickets, you play for "exposure" which is very rarely a good thing. There's a lot of scam type organizations in Toronto that run these things so you need to be careful.
That being said Make History Talent Search did a great job. There was no charge at the door, we were treated really well, there was no pressure put on us from the promoters, and we got to play with some amazing bands in front of a ton of people. If all the battle of the bands that happened were like this one then I would say they're amazing for the local music scene.
Hammer Records: What do you think makes the Toronto music scene different and stand out compared to the rest of Canada?
Good Kid: The music scene stands out for the same reason that the city stands out from not only other cities in Canada but the rest of the world, we're one of the most diverse cities out there. There's so many different voices in Toronto, and you can enjoy them all, borrow from them and create things with a wide array of influences.
Hammer Records: If you could send a message to the judges, what would it be?
Good Kid: Thanks for coming out, next time pick us!
To find out more about Good Kid, go to their Facebook page here: