SnowGlobe: 21 questions with Archnemesis

Posted in Local Culture | December 17, 2012 | By Tahoe South

SnowGlobe Music Festival is returning to Tahoe South for its second year and it’s not too late to join in on the fun. Three day passes and single day tickets are still on sale.

THE 21 DAYS of SNOWGLOBE: Counting down to all things involving the fest, including insider tips, band interviews, event coverage and more! Day six of the 21 Days of SnowGlobe brings you:


Archnemesis is the self-described “musical brainchild” of Justin Aubuchon and Curt Heiny. Taking their cues and samples from a variety of sources, including early 20s blues, jazz and 70s soul, Archnemesis is rebranding the feel and sound of electronic music into something organic, new and totally unexpected. Aubuchon, classically trained in piano, and Heiny, trained in cello and bass, met in Charleston, SC and combined their musical backgrounds with a love of electronic music to form the duo that they are today. The boys believe that music should be readily available and their two EPS and new album Every Man for Himself are available for free download at their website. Big thanks to Heiny, who took the time out of his day to answer 21 Questions for the 21 Days of SnowGlobe.

What’s your greatest accomplishment of 2012?

I don’t think we can name just one. We’ve had so many, from the release of our third album, to playing festivals like the Hangout, Camp Bisco, SnowGlobe, etc. There’s just too many to name!

First album you ever bought:

Guns & Roses – Appetite for Destruction or Kiss – Crazy Nights

How do you order your pizza?

Thin crust. Veggies. Extra sauce. Square cut.

Who are your musical heroes?

John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, Dr. Dre, Biggie, Paul Simon, Pink Floyd, and on and on and on…

Most memorable experience onstage?

Camp Bisco Late Night this year – 10,000 people raging!

Most mortifying moment onstage?

When a power strip literally exploded under our table and knocked the whole PA in the theatre out.

Food you can’t live without:

Pizza, salads, anything from The Kickin’ Chicken or Papa’s and beer!

Favorite drink to imbibe with:

Vodka/tonic or chardonnay. Depends on the mood.

Fill in the black: iTunes music is easily accessible and fun to listen to.

Words or phrases you overuse:

“Like,” “uh,” “exactly” and “absolutely”

What turns you on?

Intelligence, motivation, creativity, self-confidence, humor, the ability to be a smart ass.

What’s your motto?

Forward Always.

Who introduced you to music?

Casey Kasem and his top 40 show we used to watch as kids.

Favorite city:

Charleston, SC or Bangkok

Qualities you admire most in yourself?

Motivation, creativity, drive to push the musical and business envelope.

Qualities you admire least in yourself?


If you could eat a meal with anyone, who, what and where would it be?

One of our deceased fathers, steaks at Citizen Kanes in St. Louis or my mom, anything she cooked and at our living room table.

Three words your friends would use to describe you:

Fair. Motivated. Intense.

If you were a super hero, what would your super power be?


Most interesting thing a fan has ever sent you?

Naked pics from a female fan in Chicago.

Act that you are most looking forward to seeing at SnowGlobe?

There are too many amazing acts and too many of them are friends to single out just one but I’m sure Wiz, Chromeo, Madeon, Break Science and a bunch of others are going to kill it! We’re also looking forward to seeing all our crazy fans! They’re the greatest fans anyone could ask for! We love them!

Forward Always. Curt.

Lauren is one of our regular blog contributors. Read about her crazy fun adventures as a passionate photographer, athlete and traveler on her personal blog

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