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20 Dec 2016

The Lucky 13: Nico Flores, Frontman of Se7en4

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Se7en4 has been in the local scene for many years. Frontman Nico Flores—the brother of Blasting Echo drummer Armando Flores—has a versatile voice that can handle songs from melodic to loud and aggressive. For more information on Se7ven4, visit the band Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Se7en4. Flores was kind enough to answer The Lucky 13; here are his answers.

What was the first concert you attended?

My big brother Armando took me to see Primus open for Anthrax and Public Enemy at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre for my 14th birthday!

What was the first album you owned?

Run-D.M.C., Raising Hell.

What bands are you listening to right now?

My daughter loves the Dropkick Murphys, so I’ve been listening to them quite a bit lately, along with Refused, and a Death in Pretty Wrapping CD that I stole from Derek Wade Timmons.

What artist, genre or musical trend does everyone love, but you don’t get?

Computer music, I guess.

What musical act, current or defunct, would you most like to see perform live?

Black Flag and Minor Threat would be rad, and currently, I’d love to see Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

What’s your favorite musical guilty pleasure?

Cartoon theme songs.

What’s your favorite music venue?

I’ve got a lot of great memories from seeing bands at the Hollywood Palladium, like Faith No More, Kyuss, Bad Brains, Tool, Primus, Queens of the Stone Age and so many more.

What’s the one song lyric you can’t get out of your head?

“I’m into having sex, I ain’t into making love, so come give me a hug,” 50Cent, “In da Club.”

What band or artist changed your life? How?

Herb Lienau and Super Fun Happy Slide! I got to play bars and open for Greg Ginn, Agent Orange, Kyuss and a slew of other great bands at the tender age of 16.

You have one question to ask one musician. What’s the question, and who are you asking?

“Why, Michael Jackson? Why?”

What song would you like played at your funeral?

“I Miss My Homies,” Master P.

Figurative gun to your head, what is your favorite album of all time?

Ahhhh! Kyuss' Blues for the Red Sun, Hed PE's Broke, Nirvana's Bleach. I don't know! That's like asking who’s my best friend! Please don’t kill me!

What song should everyone listen to right now?

The Spider-Man cartoon theme by The Ramones. (Scroll down to hear it!)

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