It's not often that bands get to turn the tables on music journalists, but that's what happened when HuffPost Live gave St. Louis group Bo & the Locomotive the opportunity to question the young ladies at Kids Interview Bands last Friday.
During during the June 6 broadcast, HuffPost Live host Josh Zepps first chats with Connie and Olivia, two seventh-graders who regularly interview bands such as Slayer and Matt & Kim. At the 1:59 mark, the girls even dish on their conversation with Insane Clown Posse, calling it their weirdest interview ever and claiming that the ICP fans are "scary."
But then we get to the first of two segments featuring STL's Bo & the Locomotive, and everything quickly becomes more adorable than you'd ever imagine.
The girls appear to be big fans of Bo Bulawsky and friends, having recreated the group's video for the song "Give Me Something" back in 2012. At the 11:30 mark of the HuffPost Live interview, Zepps shows a split-screen comparison of the videos, with the band's original effort on the left and the Kids Interview Bands adorable version on the right. If you watch the girls' full video, you'll notice that they've changed some props to be kid friendly, like swapping pink lemonade and lollipops for the original beer and cigarettes.
But wait, there's more! At the 13:44 mark, Zepps surprises Connie and Olivia by inviting some of the bands they've interviewed to ask the girls a question. Bo & the Locomotive is the first band up for the challenge, and the group asks the tweens, "If you could interview anybody, who would you interview?" The girls are stumped for a bit before Olivia says she'd like to chat with Christina Perri, while Connie wants to talk to Lorde, Foo Fighters or Muse. These young ladies are our kinds of people!
Bo & the Locomotive debuted its new lineup over the weekend during a show at Schlafly Tap Room, swapping out a few musicians and moving from a four-piece to a five-piece ensemble. The new lineup consists of Bo Bulawsky on vocals and guitar, Andrew Arato on bass, Steven Colbert on drums, James Kane on keyboards and Jordan Howe on lead guitar. The group has been working on new music projects, all under wraps until later this year.
Watch the full HuffPost Live episode featuring Bo & the Locomotive here:
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