Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Me First & The Gimme Gimmes Play The Majestic Theatre Friday Night!

This Friday night get ready to hear all of the classics when Me First and the Gimme Gimmes hit the stage at the Majestic Theatre. These five guys hail from some of your favorite punk bands and have been playing the best covers around for years now! They just released their seventh album, entitled Rake It In, featuring songs like "Straight Up" and "End of the Road". Now they is out on tour in support of this latest released. We had a chance to chat with Spike before the band heads to Detroit this weekend. Read what he had to say and find out how you can win tickets to Friday's show!

HID- Right off the bat, what's the best song of all time?
Spike of Me First and the Gimme Gimmes- "Jeez, what a question! "Whole Wide World", by Wreckless Eric? "Baby Come Back", by the Equals? "I Was Made to Love Her", by Stevie Wonder?

HID- Out of all of the songs that you have covered, which is your favorite to play live?
Spike- "Somewhere Over the Rainbow", as it highlights our roots in swinging San Francisco.

HID- Between The Gimmes and your other bands, you guys have pretty much played everywhere. Do you have a favorite city to play?
Spike- "Cologne, Germany is always a gas."

HID- What's better, headlining a show or playing a festival?
Spike- "Headlining is more of a party. You're generally indoors, playing in the daytime..."

HID- How different is it playing in this band compared to your other bands?
Spike- "This band actually pays me."

HID- This one is just a statement and not a question. Feel free to respond if you'd like. I didn't think that anyone could make the song "I Believe I Can Fly" any better, but somehow you did.
Spike- "Thank you."

HID- So Rake It In is your seventh album. Did you think that you guys would put out seven albums?
Spike- "Surprising as it may seem, from the start we viewed this as a kind of 30-year-plan, and assumed we'd keep plagiarizing other people's heartfelt music forever. We leave the heart-feelings to the experts."

HID- Why should everyone come out to your Detroit show? What can fans expect?
Spike- "What else are you gonna do, go to Windsor? We got hit songs, great outfits, awkward onstage banter, and matching guitars, fer chrissakes! (Windsor does have full-frontal, though.)"

HID- Is there anything else that you would like our readers to know?
Spike- "In the immortal words of Mr. Coleman Young, "There is no brilliant single stroke that is going to transform the water into wine, or straw into gold," but the Gimmes plan to keep on stroking, Detroit. The people demand it."

Tickets to Friday's show are $20 and can be purchased in advance here. Thanks to Black Iris Booking we are also giving away a pair of tickets to this show! If you would like to enter to win, send your name to with #gimme in the subject line. We will draw one lucky winner on Friday morning and will send them details on how to claim their prize.

Also on the bill for Friday night are Masked Intruder and PEARS. Doors are set to open at 8 p.m. and all ages are welcome.


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