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Jenny Jimenez
Photo & Questions by Jenny Jimenez

Name: Shawn Kock

Found: Playing guitar for the Absolute Monarchs at a Halloween house party in Magnolia.

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Questions for Shawn Kock: High School, Slayer, and Bad Music for Bad People

shawwwwn2.jpg
Jenny Jimenez
Photo & Questions by Jenny Jimenez

Name: Shawn Kock

Found: Playing guitar for the Absolute Monarchs at a Halloween house party in Magnolia.

Favorite Albums/Bands: Let them Eat by the Monorchid, Night Club by the Yummy Fur, and Bad Music for Bad People by The Cramps

Albums currently listening to: The Spits, Buju Banton, Capleton

First show he attended: All local Sioux Falls, Idaho bands at a garage show in 1992

Last show he attended: Brothers of the Sonic Cloth last month at the Comet

What he listened to in high school: Lots of Minor Threat, Gorilla Biscuits, and Slayer

On what influenced him to become a musician: Listening to records with my dad, like Kiss, Black Sabbath, Queen... stuff like that. I wasn't good at sports. I started playing acoustic guitar at age 12 when I found a Hohner at a garage sale and borrowed the money to buy it from my mom. When I was 14, I babysat my little sister for an entire summer so I could get enough money for an electric guitar and amp. I eventually hocked it for a more metal guitar; a silver crackle Ibanez.

The Absolute Monarchs play the Wild Rose on November 28th.

 
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