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Yesterday's Tomorrow
November 2003

The gang at YOURLOCALSCENE.COM had a chance to interview the band ... here's what they had to say:

Intensity of a Thursday, the drive of any major on the market today. We'd like to introduce you to Yesterday's Tomorrow. A team of guys with the fight inside to not call it quits in an industry that can eat you alive. YT may be new to the Vegas scene, but one look, listen and learnin' session with these guys will show you that they are serious about the future of music. With driving hooks, almost primal ( emotion filled ) screams, they bring you in to wanting more.. more.. more.. Take a few to get to know YT and find out what keeps these guys going and why you need to take a chance on a newer band to hit the Vegas scene.

YourLocalScene.com
What do each of you guys play in the band ?

Christian:
I play the guitar.

Clayton:
I sing.....I think? Mark: I play guitar Mike: I play bass guitar and I do a little back up dancing as well. Tyler: I play drums, and Mike is gay.


YourLocalScene.com
Ok so, new to the scene as Yesterdays Tomorrow..where did the name come from ? Why are you guys rising so fast in the Valley ? Promotion ? Hype ? Good Music ? What's been your drive ?

Christian:
Umm the name came from Mike's grandmother I think, she is insane (literally). I asked her what year she was born, and she told me 1933. I guess that's where it came from. I think our rise is dedicated to our hard work, there isn't a day that goes by that we aren't doing something to help out our band or our name, whether it be practicing or promoting.

Clayton:
I'll let mark explain the name. Music is all I do. Anything we receive comes from nothing but dedication and hard work. My personal drive is to rock, and indeed we rock! (I'm not cocky I'm just proud.)

Mark:
Yesterdays Tomorrow came from the thought of every day flying by so fast that you realize that its always Today

Mike:
We are all about promotion and working hard. That's where the hype comes from as well...there is no hype unless we are out there creating it and spreading the word.

Tyler:
Werd.


YourLocalScene.com
In two words, describe your live show and what one would expect to take home after seeing you.

Christian: Loud and Crazy

Clayton:
Rock & Roll!

Mark:
symthotic emotions...you would take your tears in T-shirts home

Mike:
Wicked Awesome...The only thing I can guarantee you taking home with you is me...oh devil!

Tyler:
Pretty good.


YourLocalScene.com
Is Yesterdays Tomorrow really today ? Or is it last weeks 2 for Tuesday ?

Christian:
I know what Mike's gonna say...it means we're the band of today..

Clayton:
You know this...

Mark:
actually you spelled it wrong, its yadot

Mike:
Hell yes it means today...the band of today!

Tyler:
2 for Tuesday


YourLocalScene.com
Some of you guys ( as far as I know ) have played in some other local bands ( mike, we won't mention your previous ).. How has been in other bands differed from where you guys are today ?

Christian:
I've played in a couple of no-name bands here in Vegas, and it's been awesome because if I hadn't gone through those bands, I wouldn't be as excited and grateful as I am today.

Clayton:
Ya, what mike said...

Mark:
Being in this band is once in a lifetime opportunity and with out it i'd be invisible

Mike:
Yes me and Clayton were in Think of Rufus and I'm proud of it because it's shaped what kind of music I play today...I just see it as getting all the kinks out early on...I've played in other bands as well and it's all showed me what not to do and I think that's very important when it comes to being successful.


YourLocalScene.com
Christian, you spent a little time on the road with Waiting For Autumn, has this helped you in your current project ? What were your "music" experiences with the band ?

Christian:
I knew you would talk about that! Being in WFA was an amazing experience for me. I was around some of the nicest people, and was in a band with 4 of the most talented guys I have ever met. They really taught me a lot about the music business and music itself, and it was, without a doubt, one of the most incredible learning experiences for me. And most importantly, they taught me how to "own the stage." I think that experience matured me...but as far as the people go - I couldn't ask for a better bunch of guys to share the stage with than Clayton, Mike, Tyler and Mark. We all work hard at what we do, but we get along doing it...I think it shows in our music and in our show.


YourLocalScene.com
Mike… your clothing line you are toying with " MIMORTL ".. does the rest of your band share your same philosophy ? When can we expect to see you do a little more with the clothes ?

Mike:
My band totally shares the same philosophy...if they didn't, I wouldn't be in this band. Clayton and I started MIMORTL (Music Is My Only Reason To Live) because we saw all these musicians starting these clothing lines up that have to do at all about music. So we decided to start something with meaning, something that all the bands in this country are dedicating themselves to. As for when you will see the clothes...hopefully soon, when the bands come asking for it they will get it... www.mimortl.com Keep checking there for updates.


YourLocalScene.com
Are you guys all from Vegas ? If not… where the hell are ya from ?

Christian:
Vegas baby, Vegas.

Clayton:
I was born in a small town in Oklahoma.

Mark:
oceanside, california

Mike:
Chi-Town

Tyler:
Texas


YourLocalScene.com
What do you guys think of the valleys local music scene ? Is it on the rise ? Slackin ? What makes it the way it is ?

Christian:
I thought Vegas' scene was pretty decent until I went down to San Diego. Those kids are dedicated as hell to their music, and pretty much lust for it. But I would say that we could have a pretty decent music scene here if the bands would help each other out more, and the fans would open their minds to more bands. I see a lot of kids going to the same bands' show, but they won't go support anymore bands. For the most part though, bands here have been more than willing to lend a hand and have been pretty supportive of us.

Clayton:
The Vegas Scene has improved to a degree. What I would really like to see is the local bands here uniting more..

Mark:
for the most part the scene seems to have enough to be on the front page of New York Times

Mike:
I think it's on the rise because the bands are getting better. The only thing that brings it down is all the shit talking lots on bands do. We should all be helping each other out and it sucks that it always doesn't work out that way. But the bands that we have had to deal with and play shows with have all been insanely cool for the most part so it's getting there.

Tyler:
I think its better then what i've seen in the past, but there is always room for improvement.


YourLocalScene.com
Million dollar question…let's just say.. well.. ok.. so this guy drops a million in your lap, the only catch is that you have to use ALL the dough on a show. Where is the show, when, who's playin with ya guys and why ?

Christian:
We would open for Thrice, Thursday, Brand New, the Bled, Genesis, and Matchbox Twenty.

Clayton:
No comment.

Mark:
the million dollar show would happen huvvering 30 feet over Venice Beach California

Mike:
The concert would be at Michael Jacksons Neverland Ranch and Michael Jackson and Prince would Headline.

Tyler:
Im going with Mike.


YourLocalScene.com
Hey uh, I need a ride to the grocery store, 5 days in a row… you each are gonna be cool and come get me each day.. what are we going to be listening to on the way there ?

Christian:
Probably Thursday, MB20, the Bled, Fear Before the March of Flames, Waiting For Autumn, the Used, SO many bands...

Clayton:
The Police.

Mark:
Mozart

Mike:
S.T.U.N kicks ass ( note from YourLocalScene.com, uh… no they don't )

Tyler:
Vendetta Red every single day


YourLocalScene.com
To date, what's been your favorite place to play and why ?

Christian:
Definitely, definitely, the benefit show at Skate City. It meant SO much to me, and I think we poured everything we had onto that stage. I plan on making my next new fav the House of Blues, you will see us like you have never seen before.

Clayton:
To date, the sacred grounds cafe', in San Pedro, CA. no comment.

Mark:
The Huntridge and the hyped 1000 people that were their watching

Mike:
I would say The Huntridge, just because i like playing on the big stage and alot of great bands have played there. Threes nothing like playing to a packed house at the Huntridge.

Tyler:
San Pedro is the shit.


YourLocalScene.com
Who are your favorite local bands to gig with ?

Christian:
I love every band out here...but if I had to pick some, I would say One More Weekend, Brown Eyed Deception, and Jr. Anti Sex League.

Clayton:
I have no favorites...

Mike:
One More Weekend, Brown Eyed Deception, and Jr. Anti Sex league are the shit.

Tyler:
I enjoy playing with everybody. (Who shows up on time)


YourLocalScene.com
The year of 2003 is coming quickly to an end, what has been your greatest achievements as a band so far ? The coming year of 2004, what are your goals as a band ? The road ? Full length ?

Christian:
Greatest achievement: playing amazing shows with amazing bands, and having so much fun while doing it. 2004: playing more great shows, and maybe doing a little touring, there really is nothing holding us back now. As far as a full length...I would sure hope so. We are more about quality than quantity...so we plan on releasing good songs, not a good number of songs.

Clayton:
We are playing things by ear. We are down for whatever. There are no limits.

Mark:
2003 has been a slip n slide through liquid soap and hope to keep sliding on through the grassy hills

Mike:
I think playing the House Of Blues on October 11th is a HUGE achievement for all of us...basically I see us taking the music business by storm!!!

Tyler:
Imp very pleased to be where we are in such a short time, and excited to see what next year brings.


YourLocalScene.com
Salted crackers or plain ?

Christian:
with peanut butter.

Clayton:
Salty..

Mark:
SaLtY

Mike:
Salty

Tyler:
Salty


YourLocalScene.com
You guys scored a slot on our 5th anniversary show on October 11th. You guys down to rock the house ? First time on the big stage, what are we going to get from YT ?

Christian: Let's just say that the simple fact of playing the HOB will bring out even more than we had expected, look out.

Clayton:
You will just have to see...

Mark:
well kids and babies bring your diapers and parents to

Mike:
A Rumble

Tyler:
More then you can imagine........


YourLocalScene.com
Musically, who have been your influences growing up ? Why did you all start playing an instrument ? ( mike, this doesn't mean the skin flute, we already know about that )

Christian:
The first band that made me really want to play was Blink 182 (I said it!!!). But since then, I honestly would have to say One More Weekend. Those guys gave me such an understanding to music, and such a drive to play, and they never even knew it.

Clayton:
Myself. Its just been fate.

Mark:
music will always frame my mind and always will be with me and my guitar , rock music for eternity

Mike:
ha...Blink 182, Smashing Pumpkins, and Everclear helped me out alot.

Tyler:
I was brought up around jazz and the big bands. That heavily influenced my decision to take up the drums.


YourLocalScene.com
Indie label vs Major label, where are your heads at and why ? Do you think an indie label can compete and help the bands in a similar way ?

Christian:
I think Indie labels are a great thing for bands...they can offer so much to help you out, and that's all it's about right now. But honestly I haven't looked too much into it...no no comment after that.

Clayton:
No comment.

Mark:
no compatibility

Mike:
They both have up's and downs...can't judge until we're in the shoes to judge though i guess.

Tyler:
No Comment.


YourLocalScene.com
What's the future of the industry ? The web is playing a major part in everything we do these days. Do you think that web is a good thing for bands or is it the devil ? Christian: I don't see a negative in the web...it gets so many bands heard that would otherwise be nobodies. Clayton: I think its awesome. Mark: The devil gives a band a lip sinking kiss ever so often Mike: The web is a horny playground for bands and you can only benefit from it in my opinion. Tyler: I see both ways, but you have to take the bad with the good.


YourLocalScene.com
I think this should do it, any final thoughts that you'd like to share ? As Mike's idol Carson Daly would say " Any shout outs in the house ? " Christian: Thank you to


YourLocalScene.com
and Jeff - Support local music!!!

Clayton:
I would like to say that we will never stop. Music is my only reason to live. HI MOM!

Mark:
there are too many bubbles in front of my eyes to count

Mike:
Check out our website www.yesterdaystomorrow.net and check out our new song we're releasing, "Maybe I'll Put Bullets In It" thanks guys

YourLocalScene.com



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