Grand Rapids Rock- The Boss Mustangs
I love Grand Rapids and all it has to offer with local music, so I decided why not feature local bands here on wgrd.com! Today's featured The Boss Mustangs, they answered a few questions for me below! Check them out, and if your in a local band and want to be featured then answer the same questions and email them along with a video to Jackie@wgrd.com, I don’t just feature anyone, so don’t suck and you’ll get the Jackie stamp of approval ;) Find me on facebook too, to follow all your favorite local bands, and GRD news by clicking HERE
The Boss Mustangs
Who are all the members of your band, and what do they play?
Dan Cadillac (vocals)
Mickey Catalina (guitar)
Hyde DeSoto (bass)
J. Edsel Hoover (drums)
When did the band get together, and how?
2009. Mickey formed it mostly off craigslist ads (really!)
How would you describe your music to someone?
Just Rock and Roll. If you wanna get specific, then some sort of bastard son of garage rock, punk, and early heavy rock.
Who are some of the bands that influence your music?
MC5, Iron Butterfly, The Move, The Imperial Dogs, The Mummies, The Kinks, SRC, The Stooges, 13th Floor Elevators, Blues Creation, The Sonics, AC/DC, Link Wray, Chuck Berry, The Rubber City Rebels, The Flamin' Groovies, The Ramones, The Amboy Dukes, The Who, Alice Cooper, Sonic's Rendezvous Band, The Cramps, DMZ, The Music Machine, The Troggs, Black Sabbath, Sir Lord Baltimore, The Electric Prunes
What other bands have your members been/are in?
None really worth mentioning. We were all saving up ourselves for this band. We just didn't know it until we met.
What other local bands would you recommend people check out?
The Fuzzrites, Terror!Terror!Oh My!, The Doctor's Wives, Lazy Genius, Nathan Kalish & the Wildfire, Pain in the Neck,
Where is your favorite place to play in Grand Rapids?
Mulligans and The Pyramid Scheme tie. Both cool.
Where can we catch you performing next?
September 29. The Wurst Festival.