Local Band Alert: The Scattering Brings Punk and Metal to Music Fans

By Rory Dowd

Local Band Alert: ThisisReno takes a closer look at local bands in this series of 5-minute interviews. This week we chat with The Scattering.

1. How did you get started and who are your fans?

Jim– Our original bassist John Benson and I had been talking about starting a band for about a year. We finally decided to make it happen. I recruited Brian through a Facebook post, and John got Jason and Josh Ah Sam to join on guitar. After Josh and John left, we speed-dated a couple bassists until we landed Rash.
Jason – John and Jim were like, “let’s start a band.”
Jim– I feel like most of our fans are other musicians.

2. How would you describe your sound and style?

Jim– It’s loud, fast, and angry. It’s not punk or metal, but it’s both of those somehow.
Brian – Very energetic
Jason – Fast, loud, and displeased about many things. Rash – Fast and mean. And fast.

3. Who are you most inspired by?

Jim – Napalm Death, Rollins era Black Flag, At The Gates (and Tomas Lindberg in general.)
Brian – Strung Out, December, Shai Hulud, and any energetic, but tight live band.
Jason – The Get Up Kids, The Black Dahlia Murder, Weird Al Yankovic, 7 Seconds, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Ken Yokoyama, etc.
Rash – Propagandhi, 7 Seconds, Western Addiction.

4. Where do you see yourself in five years?

Jim – Old.
Brian – Old.
Jason – Displeased about many things, and playing fast, loud music.
Rash – Still being fast and mean. Ideally with the scattering.

5. How can people get a hold of you?

Jim – Social media. We have Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
Jason– With a comforting embrace.

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Rory Dowd
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Rory Dowd is a contributing writer for This Is Reno. He is a producer and co-host for the Worst Little Podcast, booking manager at Dead Ringer Analog Bar and on the Board of Directors at Good Luck Macbeth Theater Company. He is also an accomplished performer and emcee, including singing and playing bass for One Ton Dually, a contemporary Reno rock band.