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Friday, March 14, 2003

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12 QUESTIONS with Snapcase

This just in: Snapcase not angry

By Dan Bowyer
Gazette Staff

Christopher K. George/Victory Records
DO YOU THINK THEY'RE REALLY GOING TO SNAP? Snapcase bring their aggressive - but positive - brand of sound to London this Saturday at Call the Office.

Vocalist Daryl Taberski of Buffalo's hard-core punk band Snapcase indulged The Gazette by answering 12 Quesitons.


1) Exactly how long has Snapcase been a band?

We have been together for over 10 years.



2) Why did the band choose Snapcase as their name?

Originally, the word was used among our friends to describe someone spontaneous. We went through a few names before settling on Snapcase.



3) Over the years, the music scene has experienced a great deal of change. What kind of changes has your band noticed?

It has become way less violent and bands tend to be more creative and artistic. We have [also] noticed a huge increase in the number of bands within the last couple of years.



4) Did you ever think you'd gain as much of a following as you have?

No, not at all. We started the band for fun as a side project.



5) Is music still a passion for you, or has it become a job?

It is definitely still a passion. When we are not passionate about music, it will be time to quit.



6) Can Snapcase's sound be defined?

It is aggressive, but does not fall into all the stereotypes around aggressive music. We are not angry; our music is not depressing.



7) What makes Snapcase stand apart from bands with a similar sound?

We focus on the positive and encourage people to look inside of themselves.



8) What is the most fulfilling thing about being career musicians?

Being able to perform all over the world is amazing.



9) Which is preferable, touring or recording?

They go hand in hand. Touring takes energy, while recording tends to be restful.



10) Who are some of the up-and-coming bands that Snapcase has taken notice of?

We just got off tour with The Hope Conspiracy and we really like Time in Malta. Every Time I Die, from our hometown of Buffalo, are amazing as well.



11) What would it take to make Snapcase stop making music?

If making music becomes a mechanical process, it will not be worth continuing with.



12) Any last words for Gazette readers?

We are looking forward to playing London again!



Snapcase will be rockin' out at Call the Office tomorrow night. Also on the bill are emo favorites The Juliana Theory, along with Hopesfall. Doors open at 8 p.m.. Tickets are $15 in advance and $17 at the door.

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