Grand Rapids Rocks- Six Prong Paw
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 Six Prong Paw, they answered a few questions for me below! Check them out, and if you’re in a local band who wants to be featured fill out this form. 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
6 Prong Paw
Who are all the members of your band, and what do they play?
When did the band get together, and how?
Some people go their whole lives thriving on the recordings of a favorite band, with no intentions of seeing, them play live. Others bloom and prosper, from the pure erotic energy that they leave with after seeing a great live show. This surreal experience will be with them for the rest of their lives, becoming irreplaceable. Either way it does not matter. The listener still feels united and exposed to something they feel or have never felt before. This is why 6 Prong Paw exists. 6 Prong Paw’s name derived from a friend whom worked at the dog pound. He learned that dogs have a sixth claw removed shortly after birth. This claw (prong) can cause serious injury in an attack to humans and other animals if not extracted. In 1998 founder, Nick Williams, thought that the name was perfect. It symbolized the standards and rules that society has put on music or anything for that m atter and going against the grain was another goal that sparked 6pps motivation. Musicians came and went for years, Dustin Cook was the only guy that stuck it out. The current line up know is tight and dedicated to their craft.
How would you describe your music to someone?
“Think metal” for the masses. A good combo of rock, blues and metal.
Who are some of the bands that influence your music?
Acid Bath, Led Zeppelin, The Doors, Stone Temple Pilots, Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Cannibal Corpse, Beastie Boys, Igor Stravinsky, Witchcraft, The Sword.
What other bands have your members been/are in?
Josh Moore played drums for a local GR act called “Dissonant” for bit. Other than that we all have been solely committed to this band.
What other local bands would you recommend people check out?
Other bands people should pay attention to are The Potatoe Babies, & Silent Lapse.
Where is your favorite place to play in Grand Rapids?
I can only say our favorite places to play are The Intersection and The Orbit Room. They are the 2 clubs that have withstood the test of time.
Where can we catch you performing next?
Shows we have coming up are March 2nd at The Olde Towne Tavern in Hastings which we will be throwing our CD Release Party Part Deuce with The Potatoe Babies. Will also be playing March 22nd at The Orbit Room for the Rocktagon Throwdown.