June 2017


Let's Talk Punk
390 Band
Interview By: Lisa/PunkrPrincess

Punk Globe: Hi Guys, Can you give us a little band history including current members and position in band.

390: 390's members are Guitarist: Eric Ferguson, Bassist: Ron Beaver, Drummer: Mike Dempsey and Vocalist: Ronnie X. 390 has been together for almost 2 years.

Punk Globe: What or who inspires you as a band?

390: There are several, but the ones that come to mind are, Sex Pistols, Ramones, Pennywise, and The Damned

Punk Globe: Strangest venue or gig you’ve ever played?

390: Unfortunately we have not played any strange venues. Yet!

Punk Globe: What is the biggest challenge you face?

390: The biggest challenge 390 faces is "Not to Suck!"

Punk Globe: What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?

390: The best piece of advise we were given is, "Not to Suck!"

Punk Globe: What goals do you have?

390: Our biggest goal is to sale our first CD online.

Punk Globe: Tell us about the making of your music?

390: A typical 390 song starts off with Ronnie X bringing in the basic framework of the song to Eric's studio in La Habra. Erice and X record the basic guitar, bass and drums on a track. That track is copied onto a CD and given to the rest of the band where they put their input to the song. It is a very democratic process.

Punk Globe: What was the first tune(s) you played at a show?

390: The first tunes we played live at our first show were the same songs on our CD, "Punk Resurrection". Songs like, "I Hate The Government", "Anarchist", "Society" and so on.

Punk Globe: How do you handle mistakes during a performance?

390: The best way to handle mistakes at a performance is to pretend they never happened. The worst thing any band member could do is to look frustrated when someone makes a mistake. It just brings negative attention to your band. Besides, most of your mistakes will go by unnoticed. So don't bring attention to them.

Punk Globe: Do you get nervous before a performance or a competition?

390: We all get nervous a little bit before each performance. What we don't sweat anymore are the small things, like set lists and how we look on stage. We are punk!

Punk Globe: What advice would you give to beginners who are nervous?

390: The best advise we could give to beginner bands who are nervous is to drink beer.

Punk Globe: What personal advice would you give to someone wanting to pursue a music career?

390: The best advised we could give to anyone pursuing a music career is, "Not to Suck". Know your instruments and remember that each member is just a part of a bigger body. Protect each other up on stage by doing your best.

Punk Globe: In your opinion what are typical mistakes people make when trying to pursue this career?

390: The most common mistake we see bands do is give up to easy. If music is what you want to do, stay the course. The most successful bands hang in there.

Punk Globe: Is there anything venues/promoters can do to better the music scene?

390: The best way promoters/venues can help the scene is realizing that if punk is to thrive everyone (bands, promoters, venues) need to help each other out. Support each other whenever possible. Promote other bands shows on Facebook etc. Remember, "A rising tide lifts all boats".

Punk Globe: Any upcoming shows/tours you want us to know about?

390: 390 is playing the Blacklight District Lounge in Long Beach, CA on June 3. We are playing The Regal Inn in Lakewood, CA on June 10. On June 21, we are performing "The Fullerton Day of Music" at Blackhole Records. And on July 8, we are performing at Surf Dog Bar and Grill in Huntington Beach.

Punk Globe: Any shout outs?

390: We want to give a shout out to all the people who have supported us at our shows. Much appreciated! And we also want to thank Whatever68 Radio and the PunkrPrincess for her supporting the punk scene and bands such as 390.

Punk Globe: Thanks for interview and for your music and support to Whatever68 Radio and I

390: Cheers all! The guys at 390

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