FOLK POP BAND DARK DARK DARK’S ROOTS MAY BE IN MINNEAPOLIS, BUT THEY HAVE TREKKED A LONG AND WINDING JOURNEY SINCE AND ARE STILL ON A RIDE AROUND THE WORLD. AFTER THE RELEASE OF THEIR LATEST ALBUM WHO NEEDS WHO ON SUPPLY & DEMAND MUSIC, THE BAND IS BACK ON THE ROAD WITH STOPS ALL OVER THE U.S., AUSTRALIA AND EUROPE. THEIR CURRENT LINEUP INCLUDES NONA MARIE INVIE, MARSHALL LACOUNT, WALTER MCCLEMENTS, MARK TRECKA, AND ADAM WOZNIAK. LEAD VOCALIST, PIANO AND ACCORDION-PLAYER NONA TOOK TIME OUT OF HER HECTIC TOUR LIFE TO ANSWER TWELV QUESTIONS.
1. First show I ever played:
At the Depot Coffee shop in the suburbs of Minneapolis. I was 14 and playing bass in a punk band.
2. My pre-show warm-up:
Pacing around and eating tablespoons of honey.
3. My post-show cool-down (or re-warm-up):
Pacing around and drinking a shot of bourbon.
4. Most fated gig:
I played a few shows where I couldn’t sing or speak, because of a terrible illness I got on tour. Marshall tried to cover some parts, and we pulled something off.
5. I still can’t believe I’ve shared a bill with:
Mountain Man. What a dream.
6. The best on-road meal I’ve had:
So many good meals! So many awful meals! I can’t remember.
7. Favorite locale I’ve toured through:
The southwestern United States is so epic and beautiful. Magic everywhere.
8. My funniest live slip up:
We used to have shows that just became live comedy routines. We’re pretty serious now, and try to cover our tracks. They exist though.
9. The most surprising fan/audience interaction:
Once this couple was grinding and making out and so sexual during our music. It was SO sexual. People cry, people get freaky, we appreciate it.
10. I felt like I was in a movie:
I always kind of feel like I’m in a movie in New Orleans. People dancing everywhere and selling BBQ on the sidewalk outside the venue.
11. I knew I wasn’t in a movie:
When we arrived at customs again and started processing our passports AGAIN. Maybe that theater of life is more funny, actually.
12. Nearest and dearest tour memory:
Staying in a small house in northern California with Y La Bamba and Why Are We Building Such A Big Ship? We lazed about in the sun and drank Mojitos for breakfast.