Localized Appreesh is our weekly thank-you column to the musicians that make the Bay. To be considered, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
What if the glory days of 1990s MTV beyond-video programming never faded into preggers teens and a never-ending onslaught of reality blech? Those days, the dial – and we still had dials then kids – remained fixed on the televised revolution when Liquid Television, Beavis and Butthead, and even Daria ruled space between vids.
While those animated programs may have appeared to be about something else entirely (moody teens, raunchy twits, oddball freaks) they were surreptitiously still steeped in the music we loved: lots of reverb, wild guitar riffs, noise, pain, Gen X angst.
Oakland trio Hooray for Everything, a band name as misleading as it is accurate (also taken from '90s animation, remember Bart vs Thanksgiving?), has some of that awesomely weird post-punk spark.
Blue-hawked bassist Matt Peterson and singer-guitarist Faith Gardner, with flaming pink hair and punk-driven Kill Rock Stars-ish vocals, could easily have been friends with Daria and Jane, while drummer Jamie Sanitate, a long-hair with heavy hits, wouldn't be out of place couch-surfing alongside metalheads of the Beavis and Butthead variety, though the DIY sound veers closer to angular Submission Hold than Metallica. So yes, Hooray for Everything – hooray for loud parties and best friends and beer cups full of cigarette butts. And may this feeling never fade away.
Year and location of origin: 2007, East Bay
Band name origin: The Simpsons
Band motto: Hooray.
Description of sound in 10 words or less: Loud, high energy, female-fronted punk rock'n'roll.
Instrumentation: Faith: guitar/vox, Matt: bass, Jamie: drums
Most recent release: 2012 For Pete's Sake! Demo
Best part about life as a Bay Area band: Playing with other great Bay Area bands
Worst part about life as a Bay Area band: There are too many Bay Area bands!
First album ever purchased: Jamie: Kriss Kross, Totally Krossed Out, Faith: Paula Abdul, Forever Your Girl, Matt: Cypress Hill, S/T.
Most recent album purchased/downloaded: Jamie: Frumpy-2, Faith: SHARKPACT, Ditches, Matt: Boogie Nazis, No Coast.
Favorite local eatery and dish: Jamie: Taco Trucks/Tacos de carne asada, Faith: Troy Greek Cuisine in Berkeley, Falafel , Matt: Arinell, PIZZA!!!