A moment with Minus the Bear

In Music

Seattle buzz band Minus the Bear will perform at the TSU Pub
Sept. 2 at noon.

Formed three years ago from the fragments of other established
Northwestern bands, the rock outfit fuses keyboards with jangly
guitars and humor.

I spoke via telephone with singer/guitarist Jake
ȁC;BatmanȁD; Snider about making music and monkey knife

MB: With song titles like ȁC;Monkey!!! Knife!!!
Fight!!ȁD; and nicknames like [guitarist Dave Knudson’s] Funzo, are you guys big fans of ȁC;The SimpsonsȁD;?

JS: Yeah, I guess so. [He laments that for its time, the show
was revolutionary but it hasn’t been as funny for years.]

MB: Other influences on your music?

JS: Basically anything. Personally, I get inspiration from rap
music…The Police, Led Zeppelin.

MB: Favorite bands at the moment?

JS: A lot of Shudder to Think, some D’Angelo and Sade,
Broken Social Scene…a group called the Books.

MB: What does college radio and playing at college campuses mean
to you?

JS: We like it; we think that demographic is pretty much our
demographic in general. We try to play all ages shows as much as
possible. The college shows basically give you potentially a lot of
fans quickly.

Their six-song EP is out now.

If you liked this story, sign up for our weekly newsletter with our top stories of the week.

You may also read!

Exterior shot of the CSUF emblem

Cal State Universities work to improve sustainability efforts

Sustainability is becoming more important to all Cal State Universities as each university has agreed to comply with specific


Where CSUF’s water comes from and how it’s maintained

Cal State Fullerton’s water supply comes from the city of Fullerton, which gets its water from the Metropolitan Water


Cal State Fullerton’s commuter culture negatively impacts air quality on campus

Commuter behavior poses a threat to Cal State Fullerton’s ability to meet air quality pollution standards set by the