by Cory Perla
When Mike Herrera started MxPx in high school he never thought his band would still be together 22 years later. That’s not for a lack of hard work, and that’s not to say the 37-year old musician hasn’t considered ending the band. MxPx comes to the Waiting Room this Sunday, October 5 with Zebrahead, Allister, and Survay Says, but first we spoke with Herrera about how he keeps his high school band fun and positive after all these years.
Artvoice: “Chick Magnet” was one of the first songs I ever learned how to play on a musical instrument. The bass line to that song is not the most punk rock riff I’ve ever heard but it’s really fun. How do you keep your music fun after 22 years?
Mike Herrera: As we all become adults and realize there is more to life than just punk rock, skateboarding and chicks. But being in a band doesn’t do well as far as aging you and giving you a sense of responsibility, you’re just kind of like set free upon the world to go and be creative. That right there is fun, especially because you’re usually with a group of friends and you’re meeting people along… Continue reading.