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Checklist: Holding Onto Sound singer/guitarist Bennett Mains

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As the local punk-rock quartet prepares to release new album The Sea this month, we dig into the brain of singer/guitarist Bennett Mains.

Been listening to: “Board Up the House by Genghis Tron, Interpol’s new album and a ton of jazz and surf.”

Best show he’s ever seen: “NOFX at House of Blues. They played The Decline and Punk in Drublic. No wait, NOFX, when we opened for them at the Joint.”

The Details

Holding Onto Sound
With Peelander-Z, Free Moral Agents
April 10, 10 p.m., $5
Bunkhouse, 384-4536
CD release show with Twin Brother, The Mad Caps
April 16, 10 p.m., $5
Bunkhouse, 384-4536

Musical hero: “Johnny Cash. He’s a big influence in my life. I love him like he’s a family member. And Joe Strummer. What I want in a band is to be like a modern-day Clash.”

Dream guitar: “A ’56 or ’57 Telecaster. Or a Rickenbacker. I had one and it got stolen out of my car. And I’d really like to build my own guitar someday.”

Recently watched: “Black-metal documentary Until the Light Takes Us.”

Favorite road food: “The whole band loves Starbursts. We always have multiple packs going.”

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