Alternative-rock/punk trio We Are The Weapons didn’t need a degree in quantum physics to comprehend the following: If two noggins are better than one, then a three-headed monster of a band would equal a serious force to be reckoned with.
Hence, the trio will unleash their sound at Mojo Main for a free concert on Sunday. During their debut at Mojo Main, We Are The Weapons will also share the bill with bands Me Equals You and Prison Music.
We Are The Weapons frontman Steven Spacek, 17, discusses what he and his bandmates, who are also students at Seaford High School, will have up their sleeves for the show.
IF YOU GO
WHAT We Are The Weapons, Me Equals You and Prison Music
WHEN 9 p.m., Sunday, April 8
WHERE Mojo Main,270 E. Main St., Newark
INFO mojomain.com or call 369-6246
Q What does your band name, We Are The Weapons, mean?
A About two years ago when I started the band, I was really into My Chemical Romance. They came out with the album “Danger Days,” and the whole theme of it was [that] art is the weapon.The guitarist of the band posted a really long spill about what the music industry is like on their website. I remember one line at the end of it, he said, “when life gives you lemons, MCR says start a [fabulous] band.” Ever since that article I was like, “Well, it’s time to start a band.”
Q What are some of the songs you’re going to play at Mojo Main?
A We’re going to play “Where Is My Mind” by the Pixies. That’s like my favorite song. I go crazy, jumping all over the stage. That’s the only cover we play. We’re also going to play a song called “Less Than Three,” which is a love song; if you look at your keyboard you’ll know what that means when you send someone a heart. You can send someone a heart by pressing shift, [the less than sign] and three. It’s a love song and it’s really alternative. It’s not too loud or anything, but it’s got huge drum fills at the end and solos. The song we have on our Facebook page is called “As the Night Goes On,” and it’s about not wanting to go to sleep because you’re too busy doing something that you want to be doing and not wanting to be getting sleep to be going to school in the morning.
Page 2 of 2 - Q Talk to me about some of the qualities you feel that makes your band stand out at concerts.
A This is really all I have. I’m a kid that struggles in high school. I’m a straightedge kid and music is the only thing that I want to do; and I’m not necessarily cut out for anything else. I mean, I could do other stuff, but I don’t want to. So really when I go on stage, I like to put everything in it. I turn into a different person. If you go to the show and see me playing “Where Is My Mind,” you’ll know what I mean [laughs]. Our stage presence is really what sets us apart from the rest of the bands, because we just go crazy. If the show’s going good, we’re going to be hopping around and I’ll probably end up on the floor a few times.
Q What do your peers at school think about you playing at gigs like Mojo Main?
A At my school, people don’t really go to shows around here. There’s probably about 40 people that if I play at this place called The Refuge in Seaford, they’ll come see me play. So they won’t go to a bar to see me play because they’re kids, they’re in high school. So I’m not a super big band, but I’m the only band in my high school where people can sit down at the lunch table and be like, “They’re pretty good.” And I’ve overheard that.