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Artists on Trial: Rev Gusto

Artists on Trial: Rev Gusto

Rev Gusto is fairly new to the local music scene, recently releasing its debut EP. The energetic and revivalistic garage pop Rev Gusto creates complements much of the music in the local scene while also putting its own stamp on it. With several upcoming shows, including a fundraiser for MidCoast Takeover, this 5-piece group introduces itself and tells us what to expect.
The Deli: Down and dirty: 1 sentence to describe your music. What is it?

Rev Gusto: Indie garage pop music that is perfect for warm nights and backyard BBQs. 
The Deli: Tell us about your debut self-titled EP. For those who haven’t gotten it yet, what can they expect?
Rev:Our new EP has five tracks. They showcase a diverse variety of tunes, catchy hooks, and guitar riffs.
The Deli: What does supporting local music mean to you?

Rev: It means going out to late shows, having a good time, and loving the music our city has to offer. 
The Deli: Who are your favorite “local” musicians right now?

Rev: We have a lot of favorite's including The ACB's, The Sluts, She's A Keeper, and Zach Jackson & the Funky Few.
The Deli: Who are your favorite not-so-local musicians right now?

Rev: We decided that we each have one choice. So here they are in no particular order: The Wave Pictures, Ike Reilly, The Flaming Lips, The Kooks, and Allo' Darlin.
The Deli: What is your ultimate fantasy concert bill to play on?
Rev: We would love to be on a bill with any one of Jack White's projects, The Black Keys, and The Flaming Lips. With an encore including Paul McCartney and The (reincarnated) Ramones.

The Deli: Would you rather spend the rest of your life on stage or in the recording studio?
Rev: On stage; no question. Our favorite part is feeding off the energy of playing a show and putting it into our music.
The Deli: A music-themed Mount Rushmore. What four faces are you putting up there and why?

Rev: Bob Dylan, best American songwriter of the 20th century. Lou Reed, who made it possible for garage bands like us to exist. J Dilla, because he's the beat master. Otis Redding, one word: soul. 

The Deli: All right, give us the rundown. Where all on this big crazy web can you be found?

Rev: We have a plethora of web pages. We can be found on Facebook, Twitter @revgusto, Soundcloud, Reverb Nation, and we just recently joined iTunes.

The Deli: Always go out on a high note. Any last words of wisdom for the Deli audience?

Rev: Our main goal is to enjoy ourselves and do what we love. We love to see people out to have fun along with us. We hope to be doing this for a while, so we hope The Deli can handle our meat.
Rev Gusto is:
Jerry Frederick
Sam Frederick
Quinn Hernandez
Peter Beatty
Shaun Crowley
There are plenty of opportunities to see Rev Gusto perform in the very near future. They’ll be playing tonight, January 3, at recordBar and tomorrow, January 4, at Jackpot. On Monday, January 28 they’ll be at Czar. Rev Gusto was also announced as one of the performers for the MidCoast Takeover fundraiser show on Saturday, February 16 at The Brick, along with Not A Planet and David Hasselhoff on Acid. 


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