We Caught Up With Johnny Two Chords
I shot some photos of local punk rockers Johnny Two Chords when they opened for Bad Fish at Revolution a few weeks back. They tore that place up. They also just released their first full length album titled “Chronicles of Josh”. This is a band I feel is about to do some very entertaining things. So we decided to get together with Julius, Dave, Kenny, and Laz for Myami305.com’s inaugural text interview. Look at the photos, listen to some of their music, and find out what these guys are all about.
Johnny Two Chords is really just about keeping ourselves young and having a good time. Me and Kenny have been listening to this type of music and skating our whole lives and it’s something we never grew out of, which is why we are so dedicated to it. Even after losing several past members we continued with JTC, for instance, before Dave joined us (who’s the best fucking drummer we could’ve asked for) we didn’t even have a drummer for months yet we kept writing and jamming almost daily, and again recently when we lost our bassist for months we were still practicing and performing until we found Laz, who we all feel is a perfect fit in the group. It’s pretty awesome to be able to write these songs that are really different than anything you hear coming out nowadays and actually have people relate to them. And as life goes on and we all get older this is the one thing that stays the same and it gives us a chance, even if it’s once a week, to escape from reality and express how we feel about problems whether they’re personal or global or sometimes even just about celebrating life and not letting go of that.
What are some of your influences?
We’re influenced by a lot of styles of punk rock and surf rock, some elements of hardcore and even some reggae. To name our main influences would be like Pennywise, NOFX, Descendents, No Use For A Name, H2O, Goldfinger, Sublime, but honestly there’s quite a wide variety so I can go on all day about which bands influence us.
What current South Florida groups do like?