Today Is the Day is an American noisecore band from Nashville, Tennessee. They have a diverse sound that includes influences from alternative rock, grindcore, avant-garde and progressive rock among other genres. We caught up with the founding guitarist/lead vocalist, Steve Austin, who will be playing with his band this Saturday at the Rock and Roll Hotel in D.C. Here’s what he had to say!
What is the strangest thing a fan has done for you? Or at your show?
A “fan” in Italy bit me on the leg twice during our show and I kicked him across the room and destroyed our dressing room.
What is the funniest moment you have had as an artist/band so far?
Offering a 6-pack of Budweiser to a homeless guy in Detroit and he refused it by saying “Me, myself and I drink 40’s”.
Do you have any pre-show rituals?
Making sure I have my shit together.
If you could describe your music in one word, what would it be?
How do you connect with a crowd?
Making them feel and face what is inside them.
How did you come up with your band name?
It was on a sign in my basement. At the time a lot of bands were all about “I’m fucked and there is nothing I can do about it”. Today Is the Day meant take action and do something about it.
What is the best way to write music?
Honestly and straight from your heart and soul.
Make sure to catch Today Is the Day at the Rock and Roll Hotel, Saturday, March 9th!