If you’re searching for some blazing-fast and melodic Reno-bred punk music, you need to check out Boss’ Daughter. With most of the songs being 1-2 minutes or so, the band packs a fiery punch of blast beasts and fast chord changes, all while providing a poppy and powerful vocal delivery. Some standout tracks include “Drunken Smiles” and “Photography.” For more information, visit bossdaughter.com. The band is set to perform at the Reno Punk Rock Flea Market, taking place on Saturday and Sunday, July 15 and 16. Visit rprfm.org for more details. Chris Fox is the guitarist/vocalist for Boss’ Daughter, and he is the latest to take the Lucky 13; here are his answers.
What was the first concert you attended?
I have a vivid memory, from sometime before I was 7, of Buddy Guy running through the audience in a park in downtown Chattanooga, Tenn., with his polka-dotted Stratocaster. Maybe that?
What was the first album you owned?
I remember buying Offspring’s Smash and the blue Weezer record together on CD in third grade. I still have them.
What bands are you listening to right now?
Capable!, Zeta, Bad Idols, Former Member, Cory Wong, Paint It Black, Fearless Flyers, Stuck Lucky, Vulfpeck, GRiZ, Louis the Child, and Rx Bandits.
What artist, genre or musical trend does everyone love, but you don’t get?
Art isn’t intended to be consumed by everyone. That’s what makes it beautiful.
What musical act, current or defunct, would you most like to see perform live?
Defunct: Nirvana, Beastie Boys, Frank Zappa and Jimi Hendrix. Current: Cory Wong, Fearless Flyers, Vulfpeck and Kinfolk.
What’s your favorite musical guilty pleasure?
Why would anyone be ashamed of the art that they love?
What’s your favorite music venue?
Playing the Grand Theatre at the Grand Sierra Resort was an amazing experience. I’d love to play at Red Rocks sometime.
What’s the one song lyric you can’t get out of your head?
“Thanks, I’ll love you ’til I die,” “Embrace Impermanence” by Boss’ Daughter.
What band or artist changed your life? How?
Larry and His Flask taught me that it’s possible to use music as an excuse to see the world. Thanks, Flask. Zach Quinn picked a crumb of bread out of my beard at Pouzza Fest, which saved me so much embarrassment. Thanks, Zach.
You have one question to ask one musician. What’s the question, and who are you asking?
I’ve tweeted at Mark Hoppus many times to try to find out what’s up with the drums on the intro of the demo version of “Does My Breath Smell?” Like … did Scott get a new double-kick pedal that day, or what? He has yet to respond.
What song would you like played at your funeral?
Jeff Rosenstock, “Polar Bear or Africa.”
Figurative gun to your head, what is your favorite album of all time?
Jimi Hendrix Experience, Axis: Bold as Love; Bomb the Music Industry!, Vacation; Minus the Bear, Menos El Oso; Good Riddance, Ballads From the Revolution; The Dillinger Escape Plan, Calculating Infinity. Oops, I did five albums.
What song should everyone listen to right now?
A Wilhelm Scream, “Figure Eights In My Head.”