Band Q+A | Coloring

As you probably know, the SF Zine Fest is having a terrific Benefit Show this Thursday at Amnesia, with some great indy bands contributing their time, energy, and musical awesomeness to the Zine Fest cause! Just as we've been been highlighting our amazing exhibitors in a series of Creator Q+As this month, over the next few days we'll be giving you a peek into the lives and thoughts of these great musicians. Today we're checking in with Nathan Moomaw, one half of the band Coloring! Stay tuned for more, and we'll see you at the show!

Q. What inspired your current musical project? Influences?
A. Coloring is a product of the joint energies of Dusty DiMercurio and myself (N. Moomaw). Influenced by melodies all twined, red wine and thoughtful times.

Q. What would you like to see more of in the indy-music world? What similarities do you see (if any) between the music scene and the small-press world?
A. I want to see more people making for the sake of making, something that seems a bit more embraced by the small-press world than maybe the general indie-music scene.

Q. If you could give advice to an aspiring musician or other creator, what would it be? What advice do you wish you had gotten when you were starting out?
A. Make something for yourself and finish it with only the concept of the project in your mind. Stand strong as to only be tainted, in direction, by your own passions.

Q. What are you working on now? What are you gonna do next?
A. The Zine Fest show will be an EP release for Coloring's debut "Start Coloring". Limited hand-pressed CDs will be available at the show and digital versions are available online and through Gazebo Music directly. Upstairs Downstairs will also be putting their new CD out at the show, released on Gazebo Music as well. Dusty continues to write and perform with his band B and Not B in SF. They released a lovely album earlier this year and it's groovy (music.bandnotb.com). My project, Moomaw is currently based in Oakland, released a full-length, Aminalia, earlier this year and working on a new one as well as planning a November US tour with Gravid Wives. Coloring is also discovering the future of space country music.