Where they’re from: Milwaukee, WI
Song you’ve heard on 88Nine: “New Kind of Love,” “Downtown”
RIYL: power pop, Thin Lizzy, keggers
Performing in Milwaukee:
You can see Platinum Boys perform alongside Juiceboxxx at Cactus Club on Tuesday, March 20 at 9PM
5 Questions with Platinum Boys
1. How did you get started in music?
It was kind of by default, actually. Two of my best friends growing up both played music. One played guitar, the other played drums. I wasn’t going to just sit and watch them, so my mother was kind enough to purchase a bass guitar for me. I just taught myself and that’s how it started… the beginning of the end. We were doing covers, the standard three chord punk songs. Maybe within a half a year, we started writing our own songs. They weren’t great.
Did you grow up in Milwaukee, how has the scene been for you?
I grew up in the Fox Valley and moved here in 2006. I was 18 when I came here and immediately I was excited. There is a lot more going on here than there was at home. I started going to shows at The Vault. I met Eric Schultz there and he gave me the run down on how stuff works, the ethics of it all. It’s great, I love it. I’ve met so many cool people in so many good bands living in Milwaukee. It’s been enjoyable.