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Music | 7 Questions With… Mike Alexander of Hipshot Killer

Self-described as a Self-described as a "loud, three piece, power punk band from KCMO," Hipshot Killer's lead guitarist Mike Alexander, left, answers our "Seven Questions". (Photo: Hipshot Killer)
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Every Tuesday at 6pm on The Bridge, local music writer and Middle of the Map Fest organizer Chris Haghirian and The Bridge’s Sarah Bradshaw shine a light on the people, music, and events in the 816 area code during “Eight One Sixty”. One regular feature, 7 Questions, gets to the heart of a guest’s passions, past, and… purchase history.

On the heels of Hipshot Killer’s full-length release, “They Will Try To Kill Us All,” lead guitarist Mike Alexander came in to the studio. His 7 Questions …

1. What’s the first album you remember receiving as a child/buying with your own money?

RUN DMC “Raising Hell”

2. What was your first concert/first local band you remember seeing?

RUN DMC and the Beastie Boys. Kemper Arena. 1985

3. What’s your favorite film that has anything to do with music?

“The Blues Brothers”

4. If you could hop on a van/tour bus with any current touring band, who would it be?

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.

5. What’s a KC band/musician that’s heavily impacted you?

Chad Rex, Dead Ven, Giants Chair, Secular Theme.

6. What song do you wish you would have written?

“Sweetie” by Matthew Ryan.

7. Complete this sentence, “Without music I would be ______.”

Alone and Forsaken.

— Find the entire podcast, with full interview and song list, at Eight One Sixty.

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