MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee band Newvices is quickly gaining momentum. Last year they won the emerging artist series at Summerfest, now they are playing on a main stage at 6:30 p.m.
"New vices is a collective of weird individuals that decided we would stop playing metal, and we would start playing indie pop,” Rodrick Wortham, the guitarist, said.
The band name originates from individual’s old vices. Now they’ve changed those bad vices around and channeled that energy into their music.
"Newvices came from a bunch of people who had a bunch of old vices and were hoping for new vices whether it comes from anger or drug addictions things of that nature,” Wortham said.
Sometimes that means the lyrics are on the sadder side, but not always.
“I've always found that the movies I like the most and hit me the most make me cry, so that's probably why I write they way that I do,” Marco Jaimez, the lead vocalist, said.
The band is working on new music and drummer Clayton Gustin is excited for Newvice’s future.
"I'm surrounded by these people that are conducive to the thing that motivates me, so it's just so influential,” Gustin said.
TODAY’S TMJ4 caught up with the Newvices before their 2019 Summerfest performance, but instead of focusing on questions the band has always heard, we decided to change it up.