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Call & Response: The Mark Inside

Posted by Margot / January 11, 2011

The Mark Inside Call & Response is a series of Q&As with bands, artists and random people we dig that live in Montreal, visit here, or have some dubious connection to the city.

Hailing from the musical and bucolic Ontarian metropolis of Whitby, The Mark Inside is a four-piece band that brings the noise, but in the good way. Young Rival-esque in flavour, the quartet will be playing in our dear old town this Friday. But in order for our readers (and listeners) to become more acquainted with the band, we caught up with guitar-and-voice guy Chris Levoir to give us a glimpse into the window of his soul, or at least the brief answers to 10 question's worth.

Who is your favorite Canadian artist?

Ernie Coombs, a.k.a. Mr. Dressup. Fuck Sharon, Lois and Bram. [Ed. note: No, thanks. I'll opt to Skinnamarink until the cows come home]

Besides family, friends, other music, and long walks on the beach, what influences your music the most?

Sheep, Shepherds and Wolves. [Ed. note: Not sure if those capitalizations were intended. Guess that's where the 'bucolic' bit plays in]

Where is the best place to listen to your music?

Live in a cramped and sweaty club while under the influence of a cornucopia of available substances on a night that you know you're going to get laid. Beneath a full moon, as well; why not?

What do you love most about Montreal?

It might be that you can buy booze in the convenience stores, which are everywhere -- god bless the Couche-Tard. And Pop Montreal.

What do you love most about poutine?

The fact that gravy is involved.

What do you hate most about poutine?

The congealed leftovers. [Ed. note: Leftovers?]

What was the first live concert you attended? Was it everything you had ever imagined?

I saw Sloan at Varsity Arena. The Deadly Snakes played first, a band that I would come to love in the following years. Geoff and I went to it together; he was certainly a bigger East Coast music fan than I was, but it was still a great show. The Super Friendz went on before Sloan and they were pretty badass, too.

If your music was a famous historical figure, who would it be and why?

Blackbeard the pirate, because our music aims to conquer the unsuspecting and live the good life of excess. We're one collective scallywag.

What's the best way to spend one million dollars in 10 minutes?

Give me a million dollars first and then I'll show you...

What's the best place you've ever been to?

The stage. [Ed. note: Readers can use their imaginations to picture the most ideal, beautiful and best stage in the world]

What's the worst place you've ever been to?

The gutter. [Ed. note: Same comment as above]

How did you spend your 16th birthday?

I can't quite remember really, my birthday is actually on Halloween, so I suppose it was spent in costume with some friends and my then-girlfriend, but memory has been faded with time and other things.

Make sure to catch The Mark Inside, playing with local cool-cats HONHEEHONHEE at Le Divan Orange this Friday, January 14. Doors at 9pm.



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