Last Shot Fired

Founded in 2010, Last Shot Fired is a five piece, female-fronted, punk-n-roll band from NYC, sporting former members of All Up In Arms, ShiraGirl and The Hates. Almost all members of LSF are refugees of one aspect or another of the American punk rock scene. The members of LSF are Samantha- lead vocals, Roxy- lead & rhythm guitars, Danny- lead and rhythm guitars, Matt- bass, and Mike- drums.

Their sound has been compared to bands such as Rise Against, The Descendents, Rancid, and a more politically driven version of Paramore. They would like to express their thanks to whoever said these nice things. Their influences include the 80's & 90's West Coast and Canadian punk rock scenes, Blues, Jazz, and Afro-Carribean music.

They are all members of AFM NY Local 1000, because they like to eat and pay their bills on time like everyone else.

Last Shot Fired has recorded a three song EP entitled "For Internal Use Only," which is available online for free. Stay tuned for their full length album due out in Summer 2011. This won’t be free, by the way

How do you describe your music to people, Bodhi Mike?
Punk-n-roll, I guess.  Sometimes we can be melodic punk.  Honestly, I would leave the labels up to the critics and the more important, music fans.

Tell me about how you originally got into your craft.
My father was a jazz drummer, so I listened to a lot of different music, but growing up in Texas, I found the whole music scene to be a bit milquetoast.  I wanted more.  I needed to see the envelope pushed.  Naturally, I've been playing drums for a long time, so I wanted to apply what I learned to the underground.  Just because it's dissonant and politically revolutionary, doesn't mean it has to suck.  I got into my craft early and wanted to hone the playing and the heaviness at the same time.

What is your favorite thing to do in the whole wide world?
Besides playing drums?  Composing music and writing--everything from poetry to diatribes to fiction.

What is your biggest challenge when it comes to running your business?
Jeez, that's a loaded question.  I would have to say getting the band all on the same page, regarding booking, photos, studio time.  It's more of a logistical thing, and one has to be tenacious.

When you were a kid, what did you think you were going to be when you grew up?
An astronaut.  Seriously.

In what way has your community impacted your development as a musician?
Mostly, I see a need for more compassion in my community.  In fact, every community I have lived in has been that way; Texas, France, New York.  People are really cold when faced with the prospect they might end up like the homeless guy on the corner, so they shut down emotionally.  Disparity is a big reason also.  Especially now, the class difference is quite obvious to the rest of the nation.  Many of us are still in denial that the American dream is a dead fantasy, but I see more and more pockets of hope and internal power coming into view.  The Madison, Ohio and Michigan protests are just a few.

What other artists out there do you love?
Coltrane, Mingus, Nomeansno, Dead Kennedys, NoFX, Cubanissmo, Descendents, Malevolent Creation, Walls of Jericho, Frank Zappa.  Trust me, that's not the whole list.

What does your future hold?
What do I expect?  To make a living while being part of a cultural and spiritual revolution, creating rather than destroying.  What my future holds is the same as what others' futures hold, which is what we all make it.  I have to realize--WE have to realize--that none of us is independent from the rest, so whatever I do, think or say, has a direct effect on everyone else around me, and vice versa.