Sun. May 9th 2010
@ Neumos Seattle Washington (No Minors)Mike Thrasher Presents: Flobots, Trouble Andrew, Champagne Champagne
from New York City New York
Unknown - Confirmed: Apr. 13, 2010 (Awaiting Update)
I am Trouble Andrew aka Trevor Andrew aka TRZA aka Private Joints aka Billy Lotion aka Trev Dirt aka Trev Hollywood. "Crunk rock" aka Douche Wave, Douche core lol, a sound that we created mixing the musical influences of my youth. I discovered most of my favorite music through the soundtracks to snowboard and sk8 videos. I have been a pro snowboarder for Burton Snowboards, Analog, Pro Skates, and Oakley for the last 10 years. I was born in Nova Scotia, Canada. When I was 15, I dropped out and moved to the mountains. I now spend my time between British Columbia, Brooklyn, and road. Snowboarding and sk8ing is my life. My heros growing up were guys like Hosoi, Gonz, Tony Hawk, Frank Hill, Danny Way, The Bones Brigade, Chris Roach, Brushie, Terje, Craig Kelly, Palmer, Keven Young and Sean Johnson. If I never picked up a skateboard or a snowboard I really don't know what I would be doing. Music has inspired my riding as my riding has shaped my music! Gonna be Trouble this year!!! In 2004, I tore my ACL snowboarding and needed surgery. I was off the snow for nine months. Looking back, I'm so thankful for that knee injury because it led me to this part of my life. I moved to Philly to stay with my girlfriend Santi White and rehabilitate my knee. At the time, she was fronting a band "Stiffed". Stiffed got me stoked on punk rock again. When I was a kid I was listening to bands like, Bad Brains, DK, Black Flag, Husker Du, Descendents, Minor Threat, Agent Orange, Suicidal, Sub Society, SnFU, Mcrad. In 90's I listened to a lot of rap like Spice 1, Ice Cube, Ren, Master P, 2PAC, B.G, Lil Wayne, Snoop, Tripple 6 mafia, Gangsta Pat, Black Moon, Beastie Boys. Rap represented a lot of the things that punk rock once had for me. At the end of the day, Punk Rock, Hip Hop, SK8, Snowboard, and Surf cultures have a lot in common. We all made something amazing out of what little we had. My sponsors/family at Burton and Oakley have been the greatest supporters of the Trouble movement. Many of the first Trouble shows were at their events surrounded by our community. While recovering in Philly, I would mess around on an SP1200 drum machine I bought(thinking i'd make hip hop beats), a guitar Santi got me for my b-day and some Keys that were laying around her house. I wrote on a few songs on her Stiffed record andit opened my eyes to creating music. Santi got me a 4 track recorder and encouraged me to do something with the songs I was writing. "Chase Money" was the first song I ever wrote in 2004, Uh Oh second, Young Boy came next and so on. I really never planned to release my music. I didn't even want my songs to be heard. Music was private for me. The thought of performing was a total nightmare. Santi snuck a few tracks to Shitaki Monkey, a NYC production team made up of John Hill, Pete Wade, and Calib. That winter they flew out to my house in Squamish, B.C, Canada to record. Squampton aka Squatamala aka Squamish is my winter home. It is located between Whistler and Vancouver British Columbia. With Shitake I put down the vocals for the "Trouble Andrew" EP in my loft every night after snowboarding. I loved recording there. We fill my whole house with equipment and have a ramp out back and piss of my neighbors. The original "TROUBLE ANDREW" record that we recorded there in 2004/05 is now available on itunes and cdbaby.com.(since 05, the record has been remixed and remastered is available everywhere.( Virgin/Trouble Records) I put together "my band" aka "Trouble Gang" in 2006. I spent a whole year putting together a crew that fit. The most important thing to me was finding the right people that share some of the same passions and influences . When traveling the world, I feel its important to be with people you can spend the time with without loosing your mind. My band is my family, we been through a lot together.IAN Longwell aka Big City on drums, programs, and LSD. MASSA aka Nijassa aka Massita bonita on Bass. The Trouble gang also hails fellow Nova Scotian rapper JOFO. Sk8ahollic Jake The Snake. BIG DOUCE on securtiy and fan. And me, TROUBLE ANDREW baby! On the mic, on the mountain and on my grind bud! I got to give major thanx to the O.G Trouble gang! It's a movement and it's growing every day. We've been on the road the past 2 years playing shows around the world and laying down the new LP in hotel rooms and studio's where ever I am.-Trouble Andrew
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- Last confirmed Apr. 13, 2010