NOTE: Freelance writer Jason Duarte books shows in Elgin and Chicago, is part of a band and blogs about the local music scene (usually Wednesdays) exclusively on Between the Bylines.
cKy is playing the Clearwater Theater (96 W. Main St., West Dundee) TONIGHT with Lionize, HourCast and Flames of Icarus. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Show's at 7. Admission is $18.
The band's most recent single, "The Afterworld," was featured on the "Jackass 3-D"
soundtrack this year.
And yesterday, we had the opportunity for a Q&A with Jess Margera, drummer of cKy...
cKy (not in West Dundee)
CNBylines: So cKy's on tour. Will you guys be releasing a new album soon?
Jess Margera: We put one out last year, but we did just release a new single on the "Jackass 3-D" soundtrack. It's been doing awesome. Movie made $50 million its first weekend -- it's crazy. Our new single, "The Afterworld," plays as soon as the credits roll. Epitaph Records released the soundtrack. There's also an iTunes single with a B-side.
CNBylines: Have you ever played the Clearwater before?
Margera: I think the closest we've done was Freeport, Ill. I think it's near Iowa maybe. Everyone says Clearwater is cool and small. We played the House of Blues in Chicago last year.
Today we're playing Flint, Mich., kind of near Detroit. This place is awesome. The venue we're playing is called The Machine Shop. There's all these motorcycles in the place. It's f***in' cool. The Clutch guys told me about this place. I'm a huge fan of them. I started a band with the singer (of Clutch) and a guy from Fu-Manchu. We did a record last year. Those guys have been touring since 1990 or something, so they know every good spot in America. Whenever I'm playing a tour, I always ask them for tips. So for years, they said this Flint, Mich., machine shop was f***ng good. It's my first time here.
More Q&A, tour dates, after the jump.