K9 Sniffies will be joining up with Double Winter, Blurb (Chicago), Best Exes and Haunted on Thursday, July 2 at the New Hybrid Moments.

Who’s in the band and what do they play?11425146_905605862815810_5544397831891071606_n
Current lineup is:
Joseph Wojtowicz, guitar and vocals
Ryan Kiblawi, bass
Brian Polsgrove, guitar, sax, drums
Graham Sefton, drums, guitar

However, lost track of how many members have been in the band over the years a long time ago.

When and how did you become a band?
2010 in Ann Arbor, started as a solo project for me, Joe, in which I recorded the first tape in my room. Began playing shows shortly after as an excuse to play parties.

How did you decide on your band name?
Our good pal Amanda was talking about the drug sniffing dogs who would annually come to our high school and called them ”THOSE K-9 SNIFFIES”.

Tell us about your first show.
A basement in Kerrytown, Ann Arbor. It was a party that was Mario Kart themed. First lineup was me, Ryan, and Josh Klimazewski I believe. We played a Ramones cover and a Brainbombs cover.

Can you describe your music?
Bad tunes for bad people. Loud and repetitive usually, beautiful and strange. For the music fan with impeccable taste, verging on cockrock.

What bands (or other things) are your influences/inspiration?
The Fall, Country Teasers, Brainbombs, Stooges . I wanted the band to sound like Liimanarina initially, but it didn’t work that way. We warm up by playing an Everclear cover at practice sometimes.

Gear talk: instruments/pedals/amps
I use a Peavy that Ryan put together for me. He built his own bass cab that is ridiculously loud, Brian plays through a Line 6. Drums are frankenstiened together. I just got a Squire 51 that’s neat. Brian has an SG and Ryan has a fake Jaguar.

Who are your favorite Detroit bands?
Protomartyr, Tyvek. Been liking Thanks USA a lot lately too. Too much to list, everyone is great here.

What do you want everyone to know about your band?
We are very nice people.

Any other comments?
Very excited for this gig. Good times are guaranteed, thanks for having us!