Music Monday is ready to have a psychedelic time with this punk rock band called Tripping Hazard
Anthony Rossman (lead vocals/rhythm guitar) invited Goldy Oren (Bass/Vocals) to start a music project which was the beginning of Tripping Hazard back in February of 2018. Soon after Toby Comõn (drums) was invited to join the project which moved the band to the heavy sideof the 80’s and 90’s alternative sound. Finally, Joseph Mahler (lead guitar, vocals) joined up which refined their sound to what is currently the Tripping Hazard line up!
Anthony got his start in music drumming for a punk band when he was 12 years old. Soon after he started a grunge band with Joe for 4 years. He than moved deeper into psychedelic and metal bands and transitioned to playing guitar and singing. Goldy first found his passion for music by playing tube his high school marching band! Soon after he taught himself how to play guitar, bass and the ukulele. As he went to more and more house shows his passion grew for the music scene. Goldy found himself playing in a ska band for a few years and he found the adrenaline rush was like nothing else! “The excitement keeps growing and writing music with [my] buds is more than [I] could ever ask for!” Goldy added. Toby started in senior year of high school playing concert bass drum, then moved onto saxophone. He played for several years as a saxophonist in an electronic dance and rarely played the drums. Once Anthony approached him about drumming for Tripping Hazard, he found a new love for the drums! Joe has been studying music from a very young age starting with piano and eventually found a passion for the guitar and took classical guitar lessons. He loved the blues/rock and roll and started covering songs that he loved to listen to! He eventually found his way into playing in rock bands and forming groups with his friends which includes a punk band, Miss Emma, with Anthony at the age of 16!
The band uses the name, Tripping Hazard, due to its double meaning. “We’re big fans of psychedelia, and synesthesia, and the name is a funny way to convey that with its double meaning. We liked that it at first just sounds like a meaningless name stolen from a grocery store warning sign, but with further consideration (and knowledge of our basic themes in our music) the real meaning of it becomes fairly apparent” the band said. Much like the unique name the band tries hard to keep their music and lyrics as unique as possible. The band’s music has a lot of underlying political statements about the right to self-autonomy, free will and freedom of personal choice. “Basically, the right to do what you want, as long as you aren’t hurting others” the band concluded.
Though the band has only been on the scene for a few years they have some serious goals in play. They are constantly looking to develop their fan base and are always looking to play more shows. They are networking with local bands and getting musicians [re] involved with the local Boise music scene. Some long-term goals the band is trying to focus on is composing new music and continually working on a more unique sound. “We want to make things that have historically not worked, work” The band added.
If you are looking for a local band that mixes 60’s psychedelic, 80’s/90’s metal and punk, and late 2000’s Jazz/alternative Tripping Hazard is your band! There truly is not a lot of bands in the local area that mix heavy with the psychedelic, Indy, and punk scene. Their constantly growing unique sound is one to watch out for and make sure you check out at least once! You have a chance to check out this fantastically unique band at the Regal Beaver Dec 19th!
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