One of the bands that we caught up with at this year’s SXSW was The Rocketboys. After reflecting on their career and discussing the new album they are currently working on, we thought we’d share some of our conversation with lead singer Brandon Kinder.
In our fast-paced, consumer-centric world, more and more people are looking for reasons to slow down – to actually experience something, instead of indiscriminant consumption. In the realm of music culture, nothing epitomizes that desire more than vinyl – appealing to those who take the time to listen, whether playing a record alone in the still of the evening or letting the turntable warmly exude its sounds over the communal clanking of forks and exuberant laughter.
Greg Tenenbown has a knack for placement. Sitting in his living room, the furniture seems to rest in the ideal location. Conversation seems to flow naturally, and yet the arrangement of furnishings is somewhat unconventional. So it comes as no surprise that Greg served as an interior designer for a period of time. The astonishment comes through the realization that everything you are sitting on is a piece of furniture that he has designed and constructed.
One step into Rhett Boyd’s surf shop in Charleston, South Carolina, and you might feel confused. His surf shop doesn’t carry Billabong, Roxy or Quiksilver. And forget beach music; Rhett prefers rock and roll. He’s an owner who meets customers at the door, and rather than offering a lackadaisical “s’up,” Rhett offers a glass of bourbon or a cigar. Or both. It’s clear that in the world of surf retailers, Rhett’s gone rogue.