The One AM Radio at Rickshaw Stop 8/3/11 [Interview]

I’m standing near the dimly lit bar in the Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco when Scott Leahy, guitarist for The One AM Radio, approaches me.

“Want to come back to our green room?” he says.

I follow Leahy backstage and up a set of narrow old wooden stairs to the green room, which feels like somebody’s garage hangout. There is graffiti on the walls, some exposed insulation, a couple of couches and a table with chairs. A single over-head lamp lights the room. The vibe is laid back: Front man Hrishikesh “Hrishi” Hirway is eating pineapple fried rice and sitting across from him at the table are band members Fontaine Cole and Leahy. Also in the room with us is the man behind the opening act, Geotic, Will Wiesenfeld of Baths. We start talking about the creative process, what it’s like to be in a band, inspirations that are close to home, and what the future holds for The One AM Radio.

Photo by Elisha Christian.

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