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name of the band:

GEM TOP

members:

Kyle Casey Chu, Ami Nashimoto, Alice Choe

age:

mid-20s

band started:

in San Francisco in Summer 2012

where are you from:

San Francisco, CA!

instruments you use:

synths, groovebox, electric guitar, vox

style of music:

hip hop/electropop/punk/queercore

band history:

actually, we're new. be gentle.

what’s your message?

we are all queer and asian-american and passionate about rewriting our histories to include and sufficiently represent us. our work draws attention to racial injustice and attests to our systemically underrepresented agencies. also, we like snacks.

do you play shows and how do they look like?

we've only played a couple of shows so far, and they've been pretty fun. we wanna get to the point where people are flying off the walls going batshit. in due course.

what was the craziest show you’ve ever played ?

the craziest show ive ever played was actually in another band, the abi yoyos, when we went on tour in '06. we played at this anarcho punk shed in the north carolinian woods, and people were moshing so hard some of the lights snapped off the ceilings and shattered everywhere. some folks got smushed on the glass and this one crusty pulled down his pants and started screaming "EVERYONE! LOOK AT MY LITTLE DICK! LOOK AT MY LITTLE DICK!" He was so angry he started crying.

what was the worst and why?

no comment.

what are your future plans?

slowly gathering cool people until we're brimming with love

are you going for the big deal or are you more the d.i.y. type?

whatever happens, happens.

your 3 favorite bands:

fugazi, blue scholars, MIA

your 3 favorite colors:

lime green, neon orange and hot pink

your 3 favorite dishes:

BBQ, indian pizza, and despite the political problems i have with the actual holiday, thanksgiving dinner.

your 3 favorite movies:

evil dead ii, paris is burning, but i'm a cheerleader

your 3 favorite books:

black skin white masks, catfish and mandala, another country

your 3 favorite records:

the argument, E=MC2, Bayani

your 3 favorite venues:

Bottom of the Hill, El Rio, Thee Parkside

your 3 favorite hobbies:

reading, movies, making out

your favorite joke:

sarah palin

your 3 favorite animals:

bears! pandas! koalas! ooh this is fun!

3 things you totally need on stage:

besides our instruments... glitter, a nice cold beer and a nice hot bear

3 wishes:

an infinity pool, a meatball sub, and for all of my friends to be in the same place at the same time.

what do you fight?

racist assholes/fetishes/stereotypes, gaycism, ableism, sexism, most isms really. and anything involving math or the calculation of numbers

what’s your best song eva and why?:

we haven't written it yet! but we'll let you know when we do!

mp3:



Gem Top-Vince
on megapeng

BLURB: Vincent Chin was a Chinese American man who was beaten to death by laid-off auto workers, Ronald Ebens and Michel Nitz, in Detroit in 1982. This occurred at the height of the US oil crisis. Despite clear racial motivations, i.e. "it's because of you little motherfuckers that we're out of work!", the murderers were acquitted of their crimes, given no jail time, and fined $3,000, which, at the time, was less than the price of a used car. Though civil rights activists, including Vincent’s mother herself, fought the legislation and succeeded in reopening the case, no further legislative action was taken, and the men went free. Regarding the subject, the presiding Judge Kaufman commented "These (white) men are not the type of people you put in jail."

final words, wishes:

thanks for reaching out. this site is rad. hope to see you on tour one day! stay real!

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