Interview with Koshari playing at Rock & Roll Hotel Friday, Feb. 22

Koshari2010By: Shelby Lum

Another husband wife band to add to your list to listen to.  Koshari is made up of husband Bryan Baxter, and wife Barbara Western along with Dan Ralston, and David Gassmann.

The group has released three full length albums and will capture the hearts of metal lovers everywhere.

Check out TALive’s interview with Barbara:

How did you come up with your band name?
Koshari is the Hopi Indian kachina representing entertainment and gluttony. None of us are Hopi, but we love the image, and consider ourselves to be gluttons for noise.

Do you have any pre-show rituals you can’t go on stage without doing?
We each have our own thing – though nothing so weird. Guitarist and drummer are usually wandering looking for food or coffee, our bass player usually has a book in hand and the singer paces.

What has been your funniest/favorite moment as a band so far?
We played the night of the Derecho at the Fillmore, just north of Washington, DC. It was funny in the sense that we were watching it all happen from behind glass doors. It was not, however, a fun trip home.

Has a fan ever done something crazy for you?
One made a bracelet for the singer out of a metal strip. It was pretty cool and weird.

If you could describe your music in one word, what would it be?
FUZZYLOUD

How do you like to write music? alone? with a group?
Yes

How do you like to pass the time while in the tour bus?
Talking and partying with whomever is on the bus because it isn’t our bus. We don’t travel that heavy yet.

Catch Koshari with East Ghost at Rock & Roll Hotel on Friday, February 22. Doors open at 9 p.m. 

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