Ken Morton | Aug 11, 2019 | 0
The NAMM Show 2018 Interviews – Street Lynx
The NAMM Show 2018 Interviews – Street Lynx
Street Lynx is an up-and-coming power trio from the Los Angeles area ready to prowl the nation with their superbly lethal brand of punk and hard ass rock and roll. The band has opened for the legendary Doro at The Whisky on the Sunset Strip and recent issued a stunning debut EP entitled Blackout!
Highwire Daze Online caught up with two out of three Street Lynx members to find out more about this exhilarating band on the rise, their mighty Blackout manifesto, weapons of choice up onstage, and other topics of intrigue. And now from The Media Center at The NAMM Show in Anaheim, we present to you B.B. and Eian of Street Lynx. Read on…
Introduce yourself and tell me what you do in Street Lynx.
B.B.: My name is B.B. Christine. I play bass and I sing lead for Street Lynx.
Eian: My name is Eian Lopez and I play lead guitar for Street Lynx.
How long has Street Lynx been together and where did you all meet?
B.B.: We’ve been together for almost a year. It’ll be a year in February. I met Eian through Craigslist and Kyle we met just through Facebook and Instagram. He moved out here from Virginia and he was adding a bunch of people from L.A. that are musicians. He added me when I was in a different band and we got talking and we decided to start a new band. And here we are…
Eian: A funny story how I found them, because I work as an EMT so I was sitting in the ambulance with my partner. I had being playing guitar for about 13 years at the time, so I thought “Alright, it’s about time for me to find a band.” So I go on Craigslist looking, and I see that they rehearse in Rancho Cucamonga, somewhere which is right close to where I live. I was like, “Okay, it looks legit. They practice in a real studio. I’m going to go ahead and hit them up.” Next thing you know, we hit it off like instantly and it blossomed from there.
Is there any overall story or concept being the Blackout EP title?
B.B.: It’s based off of one of our songs on the EP called Blackout Blackout. And the idea behind that song is it feels like there’s a lot of these bands that are getting attention that maybe don’t necessarily deserve it. They don’t put in the same effort that we feel like we do. So we feel like we’re in a Blackout – that all of our guitars are just invisible or silent to other people.
Select any other song from Blackout EP and what inspired the lyrics.
B.B.: Foolin’ – that’s the first song off the EP. I do have anxiety – and that song is about the feelings I have around other people and how I am constantly in a battle between myself and the anti-version of myself. And how I’m constantly fighting the feelings and trying to side with one of my personalities I guess.
What could one expect from a live Street Lynx show?
Eian: A lot of energy – especially from Kyle. He’s like this massive ball of energy when it comes to being a drummer – his hair is going everywhere – his arms are shooting all over the place. I would say just a lot of raw energy and good music. It’s different, in my opinion, than a lot of the bands I’ve heard because we try to do a lot of the classic influences – but at the same time a lot of my influences are modern. So we kind of mesh it together and make some kind of different animal. It’s just a lot of fun. Come check us out.
You definitely have three different members with three very different influences, and it all comes together quite well…
B.B.: I had no idea that it would even turn out the way that it did. I was just going on there and like “I want a sort of punk hard rock kind of thing” like Phil X and The Drills. I was heavily inspired by him at the time when I started this. That was something I kind of wanted to base it off, but it turned into something more that I couldn’t even think of by myself. I’m really happy with how it turned out.
What was the experience like opening for Doro, and did you get to meet her or hang out with her at all?
B.B.: We actually didn’t. Everyone was telling us that she was super nice, but we didn’t get the chance to meet her.
Eian: She had her own security guard. And they were kind of like guarding off her dressing room while we had ours up there at The Whisky. It was hard to get close, but it was cool. The energy in the room was just insane! There were so many people –it was packed! We started playing, and I’ve never heard a crowd cheer like that for my guitar playing or for the band at all. This being my first band (they’ve been in other bands before); I was personally blown away by all the sheer energy that the crowd was giving off. It was amazing!
B.B.: And Doro and