Los Bastardos Magnificos Make Country Music "About Drinking and Fighting"
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Los Bastardos Magnificos hail from the ancient land of My-am-uh, a hotter-than-hell, chigger-infested sawgrass river crawling with snakes on a godforsaken mound of salty earth.
Their music reflects a brawling pioneer's intensity and the healthy wherewithal to get blind drunk and look for trouble every night of the week.
Bastardos cofounder David Miller talks about country, fights, and hardcore roots.
New Times: Wassup, dude? So how did the band start?
David Miller: Well, it was me and the fiddle player; we really started outside of Churchill's at a hardcore show. We both played in hardcore bands and uh, we were just talkin' about country music and, um, it went from there. He told me he played fiddle, and I said, "Oh, man, let's do some shit." And that's pretty much how it got together./p>
Who all is and how many people are in the band?
beachedmiami David Miller, Los Bastardos
I've done shows by myself, and we've had as many as nine people onstage with us before, but there's a core lineup with George Geanoracas on fiddle; my wife, Michelle, plays autoharp; we've got Bear Crist on upright bass, Alex Nunez on lead guitar, David Bader on slide, Dent plays snare drum, and we've got Joshea Mark on acoustic guitar.
But pretty much all of us switch instruments too. We play banjo sometimes, mandolin, spoons. We all just sort of hand the instrument over to the next guy.