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One Night Band Crush: Nick Murphy

August 13, 2010

Visit the One Night Band website and the Facebook event to find out more about One Night Band 2010 on August 21 at the Middle East downstairs. Check back here each day for more interviews with our participants!

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Nick Murphy is a jazz ensemble drop-out and resident guitar pedal junkie in the Boston based doo-wop group The Acre. When he isn’t breaking strings or burning out tube amps, he can be found stealing adjectives from Frank O’Hara and TS Eliot. This is Nick’s first foray with One Night Band. He’s nervous and just a tad giddy.

BBC: What Boston rockers, past or present, would you most like to have a One Night Band with?
NM: Does Patrick Stickles from Titus Andronicus or Matt Berninger from The National count? I heard they both spent a hot minute in Somerville. I would have to go with any one of our good pals in Camden, Travis Shettel, Keith Lockhart or one of the Mean Creeks.

BBC: What Boston rockers, past or present, would you most fear having a One Night Band with?
NM: Probably J. Mascis’ wall of Marshalls.

BBC: Did you attend One Night Band last year? If so, what was the highlight? If not, what do you anticipate the event to be like?
NM: I didn’t! But I have a feeling it’s going to go by too quickly. It’ll be interesting to see how everyone goes about making their music too.

BBC: What is your normal song or part writing process? Will writing three songs in a single day drastically differ from your usual approach to creating music?
NM: I write so slowly so this will be a whole new experience. I spend way too much time on everything from adverbs to chord voicing so it’ll be a new challenge to not be so precious with everything.

BBC: What Boston band do you have the biggest crush on right now?
NM: Camden, Camden, Camden. Those guys are so freaking talented.

Check out The Acre on MySpace.

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