The Sluts are a little disgruntled. Their grumpy persona onstage matches their grouchiness offstage.
On a frigid February night, we sat down with Ryan Wise and Kristoffer Dover over a beer at the Jackpot, cramming their surly and viking-like frames into a booth, to discuss their upcoming aspirations. But for the most part, they discussed what irritates them.
Part of this agitation is what prompted the two to come together and form one of the few solid rock bands in Lawrence. We just go right for it. But, if anything, their bad tempers are what makes their songs so great.
Being this frank with each other is what gets the job done. One thing the crotchety musicians did agree on, however, was the new direction they took with their music last year. This revolutionized their sound, and for the first time the band was happy with their work so much so that they took down all recordings they had online.
So now the band has their sights set on a new record or three EPs, depending on their moodand a slew of performances scheduled for the Spring. The last time they played this event, all hell broke loose with their fans, and at some point one tried to chuck a monitor up at Wise while he was playing. The Best Music Fans.
Their fans are absolutely out of their minds. If you go to a Sluts show, you will most likely get knocked around just go with it.
Their fans are a little bit intimidating, but definitely part of the draw. With all this support at their shows, as well as notable live events on the horizon, The Sluts say they never really planned to get this far.
Dover says their biggest goals for the band have already happened, and everything else is just icing on the cake. Without a doubt, the kids will keep coming out for now. Fally Afani is an award-winning journalist with a career spanning more than 20 years in media.
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