We had the good fortune of connecting with Wacko and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Wacko, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
Because literally everything else besides art and creativity sucks ass in the bad way not the fun way. This world is a hellhole, tbh I don’t think many of us would be alive and well without our ability to express ourselves thru art

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Every me member of wacko (new and old) have never been stranger to the phonk . We’re all broke asf lower class artists who have always been broke and who have always made punk music and alternative music since we were babies honestly. The only thing that’s gotten us to where we are is the fact that we been doing it for so long and have always pushed ourselves to make better art. Hell me and luc have been punk longer than we haven’t at this point, like I said, no stranger to the phonk. We’re extremely appreciative of the way things turned out for us and the love we get at every show is surreal to experience. We been given this opportunity to have a platform for art that got big and we would like to always use it in a way that promotes positive and aggressive change

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would take them to the Sleeperz Corner Stoop on the eastside. We’d drink a few beers and shoot the shit with jonboi and then we’d hop on a Lime scooter and I’d take them to Moms House on the other end of the eastside and we’d get some tattoos and play music in the studio with Chris. Then after we got a good buzz going we’d catch a Lyft to the Happy Homie House up in signal hill where we’d turn on the fog machine and laser lights and we’d dance to our Spotify dance playlist all night with alex , lil b, sean, and tommy

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Shoutouts to all the homies who help out with the non profit were involved in called O.C.E.A.N.’s. Sunni, Dez, Hugo, Jacob, Ben, and all the other homies helping us get poor artists in our city the resources they need to make bigger better stronger faster art. There’s a lot of mutual aide and community work we already done and things we about to do that make me proud to be in Long Beach.

Website: Wackobandcamp.bandcamp.com

Instagram: @wacko_theband_luvsyou

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