Features

9ELECTRIC FEATURED IN REVOLVER MAGAZINE!!

The October/November issue of REVOLVER magazine is out and it has a feature on 9ELECTRIC in its Bands To Watch section!

Pick up a copy and check it out or subscribe to REVOLVER online!

http://www.revolvermag.com/

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SOME KIND OF MEDIA – THUNDERWOOD INTERVIEW

8-15-16 Some Kind Of Media - Feature

 

Read the interview on their site, HERE!!

TATTOO.COM – VIDEO INTERVIEW WITH THUNDERWOOD

8-8-16 Tattoo copy.com Video Interview

 

Check out their site HERE!

BURNING ANGEL INTERVIEW WITH THUNDERWOOD

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ARCH ANGEL INTERVIEW WITH 9E – April 13, 2015

Watch 9E get interviewed by ArchAngel TV, four days into the SICK TALK TOUR with Orgy, 9E and Death Valley High……

MUEN MAGAZINE – INTERVIEW WITH MIKEY

March 28, 2015

9Electric, out of Los Angeles, California is:

Ron Thunderwood on vocals
Mikey Lopez on guitars
Casey DC on bass
Micah Electric on drums/programming
Find 9Electric on Facebook here and find 9Electric on Twitter here
Contributor’s Note:  A band/recording artist has to really stick out like a sore thumb in order to make it out of Los Angeles in the music industry.  Sometimes it takes knowing the right people, in the right place at the right time.  Sometimes it takes a stroke of luck.  Sometimes it takes working hard and having determination and persevering through all the obstacles in order to make it in the music industry.  Critics and fans alike would argue that electronic hard-rock band 9Electric is well upon their way.  With their breakout song entitled “Feel This” that was released in 2011 that boasts over 600,000 hits on YouTube, 9Electric is taking the ball and running with it on their latest EP entitled “Control”.  They have released a music video that features sleek guitar work of Mikey Lopez, catchy choruses, and dark yet smooth vocals of “Thunderwood” entitled “Goodbye”, which can be found here.  9Electric is providing direct support for electronic hard rock band Orgy from March to May on the “Sick Talk Tour”, which one can find them playing at a club or ballroom near you.  Without further delay, here is my interview with Mikey Lopez of 9Electric.
 
Matty:  First of all, I want to thank you so much for taking the time to interview with me for MUEN Magazine.  I’m Matty and I’m one of several contributors on the site.  Tell me who you are and what do you do in the band.
Mikey: Hey everyone!  I’m Mikey and I play guitar in 9E!  Thanks to MUEN for having me!
 
Matty:  Tell me what the Los Angeles music scene is like and how a band starts to make it in Los Angeles.
Mikey:  The LA scene is great! It was especially great a few years back when a bunch of us were rocking shows together at The Roxy on Sunset Blvd. It was a throwback to when the strip was off the hook. Bands like Butcher Babies, Gemini Syndrome, Otherwise and 9E were putting on big shows together on Free Monday nights and it was wild. Our friend Ryan Stuber, who is the GM at The Roxy, and a great musician himself, was the main man behind the Free Mon nights. It was a great time for the hard rock music scene in LA there on the strip between 2010-2013. We all moved on to the next level but that really was the launching point for a lot of us. I was at The Roxy for the first time in a long while recently to see Motionless In White and it felt very nostalgic for me being in the venue that helped launch a number of cool bands from that recent scene.
 
Matty:      Who are some of your biggest influences in music?
Mikey: My personal favorites band wise are: The Beatles, Rage Against The Machine, The Prodigy, Slipknot, Led Zeppelin, GNR, Korn, Alice In Chains, Nine Inch Nails, just to name a few. 9E as a band is influenced by a lot of those artists as well but what we do is we take all of our individual influences and apply them equally to what has become the 9E sound. We have a very specific blueprint of how to create our sound and we are very focused on that goal at all times.
 
Matty: Finish this sentence for me:  The moment that I realized I was going to make it in the music industry was when…..
Mikey:  I stopped worrying if I was ever going to make it in the music industry.
 
Matty: It seems to me that Wayne Static was close to you all and played a significant influence on your band.  Tell me about the role that Wayne Static played in your band and your favorite memory of Wayne Static.
Mikey: Wayne was incredibly helpful when we first started out. All four of us in 9E had been in different bands prior to starting in 2011 and we were all sort of starting over from scratch when we started this band. Having Wayne step in and do a vocal on a song with us before we even played a show was really amazing of him because it gave us a solid place to start and launch 9E. In 2012 he took us on tour and that was amazing as well. He was a super cool guy and he is missed by MANY! A favorite Wayne story of mine was debating who was the better guitarist, Dave Mustaine or Kirk Hammett. Wayne chose Dave and I chose Kirk. For the record I love both of their playing as well as Wayne’s!
 
Matty: Tell us about the “Control” EP, and the writing process, and the guest vocal appearance with Heidi Shepherd of the Butcher Babies on “Bullet Tooth”.
Mikey: The Control EP was originally intended to be a full length record of the same name, but our label decided to break it up into an EP and use the other half for our debut full length coming out later this year. Heidi’s been doing the song “Bullet Tooth” with us live since we first met in 2011 or ’12 when 9E and Butcher Babies did shows together at The Roxy. I had the idea to have her do the back and forth with our singer Ron Thunderwood one day at the gym before a show we were doing together. I could hear, and see, the two of them in my head up there on stage together slaying that song so I ran it by her and she was totally game. Every time she joins us on stage the crowd goes wild! Then a bit before their album ‘Goliath’ was coming out, she came into the studio and recorded her vocal for the track. It was awesome and we couldn’t be happier with the results. We love that girl!
 
Matty: Tell us about this tour upcoming with Orgy and Death Valley High, how did the planning of the tour come about and what should fans expect from the “Sick Talk Tour”?
Mikey: We’re really excited about this tour! The way it came about was that we have the same agent and he said this would be a sick tour package and we totally agreed! Fans can expect an amazing night of great music and great stage shows. Thunderwood and Jay from Orgy are long time buds so we’re all excited at what’s to come over the course of the next 5 to 6 weeks. We’re stoked to have Death Valley High on board as well. It’s going to be a kick ass tour!
 
Matty: Give my readers one reason why they should see 9Electric in concert.
Mikey: I could give your readers a thousand reasons why they should see 9E live! We give a thousand percent every single time we step foot on stage. We don’t take the audience or our fans for granted and we value the art of true showmanship. If an audience member pays fifty cents to see us we do our absolute best to make sure you get fifty bucks worth! If you don’t believe me then come to a show. If you are unsatisfied, come to the merch booth and I’ll personally refund you ;)
 
Matty: In conclusion, I’m going to give you the floor to say whatever you want to say in regards to the band, where we can find 9Electric on social media, and anything else you want to say.
Mikey: I would like to thank the academy, my agent, our wonderful director….wait, that’s an Oscar speech isn’t it?!! (laughs)  On a serious note, thanks for taking the time to check us out! We appreciate you all and if there’s something you want out of life, don’t wait for it to come to you, go out there and get it! You can find us on all the social sites under 9ELECTRIC. Your readers are savvy, if they can find out what their ex is up to, they can certainly find 9E!
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Link to MUEN MAGAZINE interview on their site:

THE PRELUDE PRESS – INTERVIEW WITH 9E ABOUT THE SICK TALK TOUR WITH ORGY

March 19, 2015

Q&A: 9ELECTRIC WILL BRING CHAOS AND JOY TO THE SICK TALK TOUR

One glance at any photos from a 9ELECTRIC show will redefine what “crazy live performance” means to you. From insane on stage antics accompanied by rave-like lighting, to even more manic off stage moves, such as hanging off of the ceiling, a 9ELECTRIC show is not to be underestimated. On top of that, what else could they possibly bring to the upcoming Sick Talk Tour, which kicks off at The Marquis Theatre in Denver on March 25th? The Answer: Soul.

In addition to putting on a show that you aren’t likely to forget, the Hollywood quartet also wants their fans  (and new listeners) to be able to take something away from their performance. The Prelude Press had the chance to chat with the band about what to expect on their upcoming tour with Orgy and Death Valley High. Check out the full tour routing and what 9ELECTRIC had to say below.

Interview by Dom Vigil

For our readers who might be checking you out for the first time on your upcoming tour with Orgy, can you tell us a little bit about 9ELECTRIC?

Putting us on the spot right out of the gate, nice! 9E is an electronic hard rock band from Hollywood, CA. We got started in 2011. All four of us were in different bands in the past and our mutual entertainment lawyer, and dear friend Eric German, helped team us up as we were all starting to create new projects. He knew all four of us and suggested that Ron Thunderwood be the man to handle vocals as Mikey and Micah put together this new project. CaseyDc came along shortly after by answering an ad for the bass position. Casey and Ron knew one other from previous touring so it was as if it was meant to be for the four of us to be together in this band. Orgy fans should enjoy what we do. We are a very high energy hard rock band that blends in the electronic world so this tour is going to be really exciting for everyone involved!

What are you most excited about for the upcoming tour?

The same thing we get excited about for every tour, making new fans across the US and giving every single person in the room their money’s worth… and more! We love to perform and we enjoy spending time with the fans. The combo of 9E and Orgy is very exciting as well… expect a lot of sexiness on stage and in the crowd on this tour.

You guys are known for your crazy live sets – was that something you set out to accomplish when you first started out?

Absolutely! A great live show is one of the key components to being a great rock band. Many of our heroes and peers are amazing live (as well as amazing recording artists) and we strive to be just as good, if not better! If giving your all is 150 percent we challenge ourselves to give 200 percent. Every single night.

What do you think you’ll be able to bring to the upcoming shows with your live performances?

A lot of joy and excitement. It’s our job to make the audience feel what we’re feeling. If we don’t accomplish that then we failed. For the 40 minutes we’re on stage we want the room to feel alive and for the audience to feel like anything is possible in this life because it is. Music is often the key that unlocks doors that society has taught us cannot, or should not, be opened. We want to show people you can walk through. Or kick it down if need be!

Now that your EP, Control has been out for about six months, how do you think the reception has been?

The reception has been great! But we do get asked quite often when we’re releasing a full length album. The answer to that is later this year as per our record label!

You also produced the album yourselves, correct? What was that experience like?

It’s great. We work on our own time table and we don’t have to leave our own studio! We have the songs mixed at another studio but that’s fun as well. It looks like we’ll be working with a co-producer on the full length, which is well underway at this point so that will be an exciting new experience as well.

Do you feel that it’s more rewarding to have more of a hand in the production side of your music?

Sure. As long as you know what you’re doing and are doing what is absolutely right for your music. If you produce yourself because you’re a control freak then no it might not be. But if you do so because you have the best understanding of how to get the best results, and other producers don’t, then it’s absolutely important. The bottom line goal should always be to create the best, and most honest art possible.

On top of Control, do you have any new songs lined up to play on the road?

We’ve been playing one of our newer songs entitled, ‘The Damaged Ones’ since August of last year. We have a bunch of other new songs but they aren’t quite ready to be played live. So much goes into not only writing/recording our songs but also to get them ready for live performances. We have a lot of electronics etc. and the whole process takes a bit of time to get down perfectly and we don’t add anything to our sets until it’s ready to completely slay!

Do you have any other plans for 2015?

I have it away earlier saying that we’re working on our full length that will be out later this year. We’ll also be on the road all this year in between the recording process so it’s safe to say that we are crazy busy right about now. And to add to the madness we just got ourselves an RV for touring and we are modifying that baby with just a handful of days before we “set sail” for the ‘SICK TALK TOUR’ with Orgy and Death Valley High!

Thanks for taking the time to chat with us! Is there anything else you’d like to add?

I would just like to add that, “one and one and one is three” to quote John Lennon and I’d also like to thank you guys and your audience for taking the time to check us out. We really appreciate it and we look forward to seeing you all out there on the road!!

SICK TALK TOUR
Orgy, 9ELECTRIC & Death Valley High:

3/25 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre

3/27 Minneapolis, MN @ POV’s

3/28 Waterloo, IA @ Spicoli’s

3/29 Des Moines, IA @ Val Air Ballroom

3/31 Joliet, IL @ Mojoes

4/1 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre

4/3 Amityville, NI @ Revolution Bar

4/4 Winchester, VA @ Blue Fox Billiards

4/5 Beckley, WV @ Muncheez

4/7 Louisville, KY @ Expo Five

4/8 St. Louis, MO @ Firebird

4/9 Clarksville, TN @ The Warehouse

4/11 St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre

4/12 Sandford, FL @ West End Trading Co.

4/16 San Antonio, TX @ Fitzgeralds

4/17 Houston, TX @ Scout Bar

4/18 Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog Bar

4/19 Dallas, TX @ Trees

4/22 Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep

4/25 Spokane, WA @ Palamino

4/26 Lewiston, WA @ 3rd Wheel

4/28 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon

4/30 Portland, OR @ Bossonova

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Interview on The Prelude Press site:

http://www.thepreludepress.com/news/2015/3/19/qa-9electric-will-bring-chaos-and-joy-to-the-sick-talk-tour

PAIGE MONTGOMERY-LA MUSIC BLOG INTERVIEW WITH *M. LOPEZ*

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March 26, 2013 – SCREAMER MAG FEATURE

9ELECTRIC rocked VAMP’D in Las Vegas March 15, 2013 with Vattica, Valora and First Class Trash.

After the show (and a few drinks) Rachel Bulinski from SCREAMER MAGAZINE interviewed us….

9ELECTRIC INTERVIEWED IN DENVER CO FOR HOLLYWOOD MUSIC MAGAZINE!

9ELECTRIC was interviewed by Groovey for Hollywood Music Magazine at Moe’s in Denver, CO while touring with SPINESHANK and MUREAU!

Check it out…..

http://hollywoodmusicmagazine.com/tours/9-electric-interview-the-moes-sessions-6/