Canadian twins Tegan and Sara Quin return to Milwaukee on Saturday, Aug. 14 at the Marcus Amphitheater's side stage. The last time they performed here was on March 25, 2010, at the Riverside Theater.
This time, the sisters Quin are on tour with fellow pop punkers / emo rockers Paramore, as well as New Found Glory and Kadawatha. The bands are on tour together until the end of September.
Recently, I interviewed Tegan and asked her a few Qs. Just like the last time we spoke, she was genuine, likable and insightful.
OnMilwaukee.com: So how's the tour?
Tegan Quin: It has been really good. We haven't opened for anyone in a long time -- it has been five years -- so it's fun to open the show and just play for an hour.
OMC: Are you working on a follow-up album to "Sainthood?"
TQ: Yes. We're also working on a DVD right now that we hope will come out by the end of the year.
OMC: And you're releasing a vinyl box set on Aug. 31. Are you a big record fan?
TQ: Yes, we really have an appreciation for vinyl and are very pro the resurgence of it. My mom and stepdad were into it and so we grew up with it and have always done a small run of vinyl.
I recently spoke to my stepdad and he's shipping me all of his vinyl from the late â€˜60s to the early â€˜90s, so I'll get it around the same time we're releasing our vinyl box set.
OMC: Is there any new material in the box set?
TQ: Yeah, there are some previously unreleased demos.
OMC: "Sainthood" was a collaborative writing effort between you and Sara, more so than your other albums. Do you think the next album will be as collaborative?
TQ: Yeah, we've continued to collaborate a lot and send songs back and forth to each other. I really like the process.
OMC: What do you do during your down time while on tour?
TQ: We're kept pretty busy with in-store appearances and such, but also, we read a lot and bike a lot. We have more time than usual because on this tour we d…Read more...