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Pittsburgh Artist of the Week: Cisco Kid

Have you been thinking about what’s going to happen when the apocalypse hits? Well, according to the psychedelic groove rock band Cisco Kid, it ain’t looking good for us humans.

Cisco Kid singer Addi Twigg recently spoke with WYEP's Joey Spehar.

What’s your musical history up to this point? 

Cisco Kid started as a backing band for Marc Martinka’s River Rat project in 2015. The group still orbits around 5 core members, but the changing of the guard over the years has shaped it into the musical collective it is today. Cisco Kid thrives on collaboration with artists who bring their own unique contribution to the mix, both live and in the studio.

How do you describe your sound?  

Riffy groove rock with a tinge of psychedelia

Tell us more about the song “Mother Man.” What inspired you to write it and what does it mean to you?

“Mother Man” is a song about the chaos of the “apocalypse”. Riots ensue as billionaires try to escape in the rockets they’ve been building. Mother Earth rids herself of us pesky humans, and we face the consequences of our collective actions and inactions.

What was the first album that really changed your life?    

Michael Jackson’s "Thriller"

Who are some other Pittsburgh artists you think more people should listen to?   

Sweat, Working Breed, Forestry Division, Chet Vincent & the Music Industry, INEZ

Any other super interesting things about you we should know?

Our next show is Friday, May 3 with Working Breed and the Redlines at the Government Center!

Joey Spehar is a Pittsburgh native who started as a volunteer D.J. at WYEP, fresh out of college in 2006. He took on any job they’d let him do like editing audio, engineering remote broadcasts, and shoveling snow.