Radio Milwaukee had a chat with “Joey Bon Joey” of Platinum Boys and Rio Turbo between two international tours. Platinum Boys released the EP “We Don’t Dance (Anymore)” earlier this year. You can see Platinum Boys perform alongside Juiceboxxx at Cactus Club on Tuesday, March 20, at 9 p.m.
How did Platinum Boys come into existence?
I met KC; he moved back to Milwaukee from Chicago for school. We had a bunch of mutual friends. We met and really hit it off. We were into the same stuff: rock n’ roll, the Packers and partying. He told me he played guitar. Catacombz was just ending and I wanted to do something fun. KC and I talked about it and asked Matt [Pappas] to join. At the time I was booking shows at Quarters and so was Aaron [Skufca] — that’s how I met him. We just did it for good times, and we’re still having good times.
How did people take to your sound in Europe?
We had a very positive response. In general, their excitement was different than touring here in the states. Oftentimes we were too loud and we would get scolded for that, which is funny because in Milwaukee we’re probably in the middle of the pack as far as volume goes. We’re not really a loud band per se.
People would plug their ears and the club owner or sound guy would get upset with us. We would turn down a little bit, but then it wouldn’t sound good, so we’d turn it back up. It was this little dance. We didn’t want to be rude, but we wanted to do what we gotta do.
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