Season 3 - Ep. 15 - Starting a New Band After 30 in a New City with Mario Rivera from Nights Like Thieves

I am going to be speaking with Mario Rivera from the San Diego band Nights Like Thieves today.

I got to know Mario a bit over the past year since I saw them play a frosty show here in Vegas in January, and they have been putting out some rocking tunes this year that always sound great.

Mario even created our Season 3 Trailer for this podcast which was awesome.

We will be digging into the music of Nights Like Thieves and more right after this!


Intro Music: "Colorado" by Birds Love Filters

Outro Music: "Snail Mail" by Speedway Sleeper

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Make sure to check out Mario's Recommendations: Movements, Balance and Composure, Rain Check, Stay Inside


▬ Contents of this video ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬

0:00 - Intro
1:06 - How did Nights Like Thieves become a band?
3:05 - How did Nights Like Thieves settle on their current lineup?
6:04 - Why did Mario from Nights Like Thieves think "Distraction" was too pop punk for their band?
12:03 - What does Mario from Nights Like Thieves think about the label of "emo" for their band and in general?
14:45 - Why is Mario from Nights Like Thieves so energetic when playing live?
19:11 - What is Mario's take on why he keeps making music after turning 40?
24:03 - Why does Nights Like Thieves release singles every couple of months instead of albums?
28:49 - What can fans expect from Nights Like Thieves upcoming single "The Good Hurt" with guest vocalist Jake Davis from Ikana?
31:03 - What big news is coming from Nights Like Thieves soon?
34:08 - The importance of putting out a good quality recording
36:41 - How do Nights Like Thieves write their songs?
42:40 - How do Nights Like Thieves come up with their music videos?
47:34 - Why did Nights Like Thieves open for Lit at the House of Blues in Anaheim?
53:44 - Do Nights Like Thieves have any shows coming up in 2022?
1:00:37 - Mario from Nights Like Thieves gives shout outs
1:01:46 - What new music would Mario from Nights Like Thieves recommend?
1:05:38 - Outro

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