Marco Argiro Chats About His Tour
This band intrigues me. They describe their unique, tasty blend of rock as “Foot stompin’, Ass shaking, Hook laden, Indie Rock’n Roll from NYC.” From what I’ve heard on their last album, and on their recent videos, it’s an apt description of a band that is definitely worth checking out.
The band is the brainchild of Marco Argiro, a self-professed fan of Revolver-era Beatles, The Kinks, and The Traveling Wilburys, among a diverse group of influences (although his music is far from punk, he also has linkages to The Ramones, among others). His most recent full-length release, Love, just oozes cool seventies swagger, on songs about, well, Love. Argiro’s voice actually pleasantly reminds me at times of Paul Westerberg during his more uplifting releases.
The musicianship is not the most pristine I’ve ever heard, but the music is eminently listenable. The vocals are raw, yet hopeful, the lyrics creatively poignant and generally just a pleasure to listen to, and the music is captivating. He’s a modern rock ‘n roll troubadour that should be on your radar.
We had a chance to catch up briefly with Marco on what to expect on this tour:
Q: In one sentence, how would you describe your live shows?
A: A sonic journey through a musical universe.
Q: Which song is your favorite track live, why?
A: We really enjoy playing “Love” as the closer for our set. It’s a high energy rocker and always gets the kids dancing.
Q: You have a strong attachment to a diverse group of classic rock bands, do you ever cover any songs?
A: Yes. In fact we’ve recently started covering “Anything That’s Rock ‘N’ Roll” by Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers on this tour.
Q: Do any songs evolve significantly when you play them live?
A: Definitely. The members of the band certainly breathe new life into the songs from the album. We’re all strong musicians and our live shows are an opportunity to add our own flair. I’d say the biggest evolution of our sound has been the addition of the pedal steel guitar.
Q: Are you writing new material, and if so, playing any of the new stuff on the road?
A: Yes. the guys and I have been working hard in the studio on the new songs. We actually debuted our latest tune on this tour, “Tidal Wave.” It’s a great moment for us during the set and people have been responding really well to us playing it live.
Marco With Love wraps up a weeklong journey into the Sunshine State; unfortunately, nothing in Central Florida, but they’ll be making stops just about everywhere else before working their way up to the East Coast headed home to NYC. Tour dates below.
Grab his album then snag some tickets for the shows.
Sep 08 LIBERTY BAR w/ Eternal Summers, Tallahassee, FL
Sep 09 The Legendary Dobbs w/ Zymotic Flow. Philadelphia, PA
Sep 12 The Pinch w/ Cue the Deer, Washington, DC
Sep 13 Hardywood Park Craft Brewery w/ Patrick Bates, Richmond, VA
Sep 14 THE BROADBERRY w/ Patrick Bates, Richmond, VA
Sep 17 Pete’s Candy Store w/ Justin Dean Thomas, Brooklyn, NY
Sep 18 R Bar w/ Brandy Row, New York, NY
Grab your tickets here: Marco With Love