Wes McCanse is the guitar-player and producer for local electro-rockers ... music video? Over the course of three full-length albums and several years, the band has received multiple accolades. Wes and ... music video? have won TAMMIES for Best Electronic act for the past five years, have recorded with Fort Lowell Records, and have toured the United States extensively.
What was the first concert you attended?
In sixth-grade, I saw the Offspring with the Vandals and the Lunachicks at the Tucson Convention Center.
What are you listening to these days?
Why?, Flaming Lips, The Pharcyde, Sigur Rós, Clinic, LCD Soundsystem.
What was the first album you owned?
I don't remember the exact album, but it was definitely a cassette by Jerry Lee Lewis. I idolized him when I was a little kid.
What artist, genre or musical trend does everyone seem to love, but you just don't get?
Skrillex. It's a lot of interesting sounds, but he throws them together with no taste or style. If I could emulate diarrhea with a synthesizer, it might be neat, but I wouldn't release albums of it.
What musical act, current or defunct, would you most like to see perform live?
Musically speaking, what is your favorite guilty pleasure?
I'm definitely not cool enough to listen to old-school hip-hop, but I do anyway.
What song would you like to have played at your funeral?
"Everything in Its Right Place" by Radiohead.
What band or artist changed your life, and how?
Although I haven't listened to it in more than a decade, "Cliffs of Dover" by Eric Johnson is the reason I bought my first guitar.
Figurative gun to your head, what is your favorite album of all time?
Radiohead's Kid A.