Sparks Across Darkness

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  • Emcee
  • Awards and Nominations
    • SAMMIES 2019 Nominee★ Emcee ★
  • Musicians
    • Anthony Giovanini — emcee
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Q & A

All-time favorite song?

02.04.19

"Black Galaga" by Imaginary Friends.

How do you describe your music to people?

02.04.19

Art-rap robot that failed at being a human.

Tell us about how the band formed.

02.04.19

I met myself in the delivery room. Been homies ever since.

Tell us about how you first started gigging.

02.04.19

I was playing really shitty shows and very intimate open-mics with Poetry Slams.

Tell us about your best gig in Sac.

02.04.19

The time a good amount of people came and I actually made money. Probably my album release show. A lot of friends who contributed to my album Obscura came to perform their features. It was lovely.

Tell us about your worst gig.

02.04.19

I was freestyle battling a signed artist for money. He was trash. But he had hella supporters in the front row. They started grabbing my mic cord during my turns.

What artist or band are you a little embarrassed to love, and why?

02.04.19

Kermit the Frog because people look at me strange...

What was the first song you learned to play?

02.04.19

"Row Row Row Your Boat."

What's next for the band?

02.04.19

More music.

What's next for you?

02.04.19

Being alone and contemplating the cosmos.

What's the story behind the band name?

02.04.19

I was listening to a lot of The Beatles when I was younger. "Across the Universe" is the inspiration for the name.

What's your favorite local artist/group?

02.04.19

Damn... Too many to name actually. Hobo Johnson, Chuuwee, LaTour, Sunmonks, Vinnie Guidera & The Dead Birds, Shotgun Sawyer, TIP Vicious, BoNeY-JaY, Alex Salveson, So Much Light, SpaceWalker, The Philharmonik, Charlie Muscle, Nate Curry... many others.

Who are your biggest influences?

02.04.19

MF Doom, Radiohead, Wolf Gang, Boards of Canada, Nine Inch Nails, Nas, your mom, hipster outfits, Rick's Diner downtown... those awesome cakes.

Who first inspired you to play music?

02.04.19

Kriss Kross... I had my jeans backwards at the time.

Words to live by?

02.04.19

Carpe diem.

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