ZW Asks: “What is your biggest music related guilty pleasure?”


Every Friday Zero Warning will be asking various local musicians a question to help you get to know them. This week’s question is, “What is your biggest music related guilty pleasure?”

Michael Couling of Direwood

A few years ago my answer would have been The Villiage People with Victor Willis. Now its the self titled album from Boston. Sounds a bit like Nirvana and The Mars volta!

Dylan Colón of Big Brother

My biggest guilty pleasure would be anything R&B. I just can’t help but get down to the smooth grooves of R&B. Lately it’s been Frank Ocean, Usher and old R Kelley.

Elias Breitner of Big Brother and Poster

“One Week” by Barenaked Ladies is awesome. I mainly like it for the catchy syntax. The general lameness of early 2000s Dad Rock criminally overshadows how fun it is.

Tim Anderson of Big Brother and Poster

Ska definitely. My middle school orchestra/marching band days still haunt me. Streetlight Manifesto/Catch 22 is a major one fa sho.

Tyler Miller of Golden Coastal Grizzlies and Omri Loved Celadon

Foo Fighters. Even though they’re on rock radio stations all the time, and a lot people dislike them because of that, they have some really catchy songs in rock music today.  In the past couple of years, I’ve started getting into more indie/underground music,  as well as local music, but Foo Fighters will always have a place in my heart.  Even if they are cheesy and overrated.


Tit Hedstrom of Omri Loved Celadon

Sydney Lauper’s “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”. Cause I also just wanna have fun.

Brian Shields of Omri Loved Celadon

I’ve never believed in the idea of a “guilty pleasure” because you should like what you like without feeling bad about it, but if I had to pick it would be the “NOW (That’s What I Call Music!)” compilation CDs, vol. 1-5. Hands down the best CDs to blast in your car with your friends on a night out – hopefully on the way to get fucked up enough to like these songs even more on the way back. Backstreet Boys? Smash Mouth? Fatboy Slim? Just too classic. In the same vein, Neil Cicierega’s “Mouth Sounds” mashup mix from last year is totally great.

Anthony Martino

Riff Raff 100%. Recently he’s gotten bigger and bigger, in both phsyical size and popularity. I enjoy the idea of someone who is entirely opposite of me and the different factors that made us who we are. Also Katy Perry and Taylor Swift’s Shake It Off.

Clint Woolley of Pilgrimage

Probably an artist called Joy Electric. It’s a sugary sweet  synth pop artist. I dig it because it’s part of my beginnings as a musician and I can’t resist a nice and cheesy pop melody.

Adam Keilback of Hotwax

I don’t know if it’s my biggest guilty pleasure, but I love “We Got The Beat” by The Go-Go’s. I legitimately like certain John Mayer songs even though I also agree with the general consensus that he is a douche. You can be a total dbag and still make great music. Yeah lemme go with John Mayer. I listen to John Mayer’s schmaltzy stuff, too, like “Dreaming With A Broken Heart” and “Daughters”. I grew up with those songs.