MGMT Take Over The Mod Club Tonight
MGMT bring their Oracular Spectacular sound to The Mod Club tonight.
I had a chance to catch up with Ben Goldwasser, keyboardist for MGMT (pronounced management ) on the phone from Colgate University in Hamilton, NY in between sound checks for a brief Q&A.
How would you describe your music?
Ben: "It's basically '70s music in the future."
What's your favourite '70s artist?
Ben: "Chrome, an underrated San Francisco band."
Keep reading for more Q&A after the jump....
You're scheduled to play a lot of festivals this summer, including Coachella, Bonnaroo, Roskilde, Lollapalooza and Reading/Leeds. How do you view playing festivals compared to smaller gigs like at The Mod Club in Toronto?
Ben: "We've never played any big festivals, so it should be fun. It's nice to hang out and see other bands play. It's a lot of fun to play in a huge room full of people."
Who are you most stoked to see during these upcoming festivals?
Ben: "At Coachella, I'm looking forward to seeing Spiritualized, Kraftwork, Roger Waters and Aphex Twin."
I read in Rolling Stone that you listed Prince as one of your dream producers. I heard that he was just added to the Coachella line-up. This could be your big moment!
Ben: "No way! That's amazing! I'd be speechless. I wouldn't know what to say at all."
What's your favourite Prince tune?
Ben: "Pop Life."
How's pop life been treating you?
Ben: "Pretty crazy."
MGMT play a sold-out show tonight at The Mod Club (722 College St.). Doors at 7 p.m.
Photo courtesy Sony BMG Music Canada.
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