Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Good Luck Jane Interview featuring Danny Katz

Good Luck Jane is another great pop/punk/rock band rising from Chicago, Illinois. If you enjoy the music scene that involves bands like Taking Back Sunday, All Time Low, The Academy Is, and The Rocket Summer then Good Luck Jane is right up your alley. Blended with great lyrics, killer vocals, and those signature pop/punk riff collaborations, Good Luck Jane is a heavy hitter to the music scene. They haven't been around too long, but they have already released quite a bit of music, which is a good thing. I love the usage of keyboard throughout some of their songs, and the simple but effective use of the drums. I got a chance to talk with Danny Katz, the bassist from Good Luck Jane, and this is some of what the band is about. Enjoy!

Me: How often do you practice?

Danny KatzSince we're all students at the University of Illinois we have to fit in practices around class. But we try to practice at least 3-4 times a week for about 2-3 hours.We practice in the basement of the house I live in so it's really nice to have a large space we can be loud in. That's hard to come by on a college campus. 

Me: What are your dreams for Good Luck Jane?

Danny Katz: Our dreams are to be able to make music our careers. We want to be able to make this our full time job so we can reach out to as many fans as possible. We also want to give people great music they enjoy listening to as well as putting on high energy, entertaining shows. In short term though we'd like to get on a summer tour with a national act and travel the country playing in different cities and gaining as many new fans as possible!

Me: What's your favorite movie of all time?

Danny Katz: My favorite movie would have to be School of Rock. I saw it back in seventh or eighth grade and afterward at school me and a couple of my friends would sneak into the music room after school and play guitar, piano, and drums together. It really was my first inspiration to start a band, plus Jack Black was awesome in it.

Me: What's your biggest fear?

Danny Katz: Personally my biggest fear is that I would somehow permanently injure one of my hands so I couldn't be able to play my instruments anymore. Not being able to do what you've put so many years of hard work into would just be devastating.

Me: What's the best way fans can stay in touch with what Good Luck Jane is doing?

Danny Katz: We're all over the internet. We've got a facebook fan page - http://www.facebook.com/GoodLuckJane, a facebook street team for the die hard fans -http://www.facebook.com/pages/Good-Luck-Jane-Street-Team/172414852776214, our myspace -http://www.myspace.com/goodluckjane, and we're on twitter. You can follow the band (@GoodLuckJane) and all of our individual accounts (@GLJJoey, @GLJJake, @GLJDrew, @GLJDan, and @GLJDanny). You can also search Good Luck Jane on youtube and you'll find tons of videos of live shows, acoustic songs, recorded songs, and some behind the scenes footage!

There you are! If you are fans of the pop/punk or pop/rock music scene then I would give Good Luck Jane a shot. If you also think Bryce Avery is a god (like myself) then check these guys out. I heard a little The Rocket Summer in these guys, which is a good thing in my book. My favorite song has to be "Hollywood" off of their Word of the Week EP. It's got a fantastic keyboard part to it, as well as a great lyrical message. Make sure to check out some of their websites listed above. You can also listen to some of their stuff on PureVolume here. Feel free to leave comments!

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