The seventh edition of the Rock’n’Roll Garage Sale will be held on Saturday, November 15 at CD Warehouse, 905 N. Broadway, in the historic Automobile Alley district of midtown Oklahoma City. The free and all ages event runs from noon until 8pm with eight diverse Oklahoma bands entertaining the crowd.
Check the newsblog every few days for a new interview with one of the bands.
Oklahoma City-based rock/pop trio The Romantic Disaster formed earlier this year, led by singer/songwriter/guitarist Hannah Wolff with guitarist Jerod Vance and drummer John London rounding out the group. The band recently performed at The Girlie Show and will appear at VZD’s November 29th. They’re currently recording their debut album, and will be kicking off the Holiday Rock’n'Roll Garage Sale at 12:00 p.m. sharp, so be sure to arrive in time to catch their explosive set.
How do you describe your music to people who have never heard it before?
Female-fronted radio-rock layered with dance beats and electronic influences.
What other bands have the three of you been involved with?
Jerod: I’ve played in The Mimsies, RPM, Mt Minds, and Flandex.
John: I moved to San Francisco a few years back and played with a band called The Peels, we did a rad tour with The Raveonettes. Before that move, I played in The Stellas and Alpha Male…before that I played in Thirteen Stars and played many shows with Jerod’s old band, The Mimsies.
Hannah: I’ve had my solo project, the Hannah Wolff Band.
Video: Jonathan Martin
What is the origin of your band name?
We started off as My Little Black Heart, but people kept responding to it as, “Oh, how cute,” which was not the reaction we were going for…Jerod came up with The Romantic Sluts, but we felt that name would drastically narrow down our market, so we came up with The Romantic Disaster instead. Plus these first songs we’ve written are mostly a collection of romantic failures, so it seemed appropriate.
If you could collaborate with any artist, who would it be and why?
Jerod: Queens of the Stone Age…the drugs.
John: Tom Delonge (Angels and Airwaves/Blink 182)…because I totally get his music and I think it would be such a natural thing for me to drum for one of his songs.
Hannah: Muse…because they are ridiculously creative.
What are your longterm goals as a band?
We want to write great music first of all. We definitely want to make our living via music and touring and lose the day jobs for good.
What are some your favorite Oklahoma bands and venues?
Unmarked Cars, FM Underground, Chainsaw Kittens, Headroom, Vandevander, The City Lives, The Fingerpuppets.
Cain’s and The Conservatory are awesome for always bringing in great acts; we love the Hi-Lo and VZDs. We just played Bora Bora and had a blast; they have an awesome stage and great sound.
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A canned food drive to benefit the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma will be conducted throughout the event. Delicious food from local restaurants Galileo Bar & Grill, Iguana Mexican Grill, La Luna, Prohibition Room and Sauced will be available. Cory’s A/V will be ensuring the bands sound great and Uptown United has generously donated the use of one of their stages.
This community service event is designed to spotlight some of the state’s best bands, while offering local artists and others an opportunity to sell their wares prior to the holiday season.