Troy Gregory & the Witches
Why should anyone be aware of the Witches? The Witches are aware of everything else.
Published: February 26, 2014
… And he’s off again, racing through subjects at an impressive speed. He looks down at his hands a lot during the interview, eyes flitting from left to right as if there’s a computer in there somewhere, and he’s downloading data-memories. The truth is, Gregory genuinely lives this shit. “When a priest gets home, he doesn’t say, ‘I’m done with that spirit crap, now it’s time for my private life,’” he says. “I can never understand when musicians say that they’re going to take some time off. How do you do that? You behead yourself? This band has been a thing I was trying to do for a long time and it developed out of habit.”
The Witches will soon start work on a new record, and then there will be a “Witches” film, which Gregory says is called Daisy Maisy Muck. That starts shooting in March, and there will be a soundtrack album too. Before all that, though, the band plays on Friday at the Magic Bag. The band will be playing songs from each of its records. “You can expect atmosphere, meaning, being a soundtrack to someone’s evening is no problem to me,” he says. “The whole idea that people will come and completely devote themselves to your presence on stage and every note that gets played is retarded. ‘Oh my god, those people are talking while I’m playing!’ Fuck you. This whole, ‘Worship me, make an effigy out of butter for me and spread me on everything that you love,’ it’s amazingly delusional.”
A butter effigy of Troy Gregory is something that nobody needs.
The Witches play with Mexican Knives and Pretty Ghouls on Friday, Feb. 28, at the Magic Bag, 22920 Woodward Ave., Ferndale; 248-544-3030; $10.
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