Interview: Billy Kernkamp Hearts the Gypsy Den
Where are your three favorite places to be in Orange County?
Billy Kernkamp: My first would place would have to be Zion Studios. My friend and producer, Dallas Kruse is there. It's like Charlie and the Chocolate factory, only we write and record music. It's magical. Next, would be my apartment in Costa Mesa. Am I allowed to say that? It's just my home where I feel safe and comfortable. Last would be Gypsy Den. Well, that's an easy one. I work there with the greatest people that work and own that place. The food is great and the customers are astounding. You need to try the waldorf chicken salad sandwich. It's my favorite.
You have a bunch of
local musicians playing with you at Detroit
Bar for your album release. What local bands are you listening to now?
Holy crap. There are so many. Let's keep it to the records I have: Barrett Johnson, Melanoid, Yellow Red Sparks, Railroad to Alaska, The New Limb, Handsome G, We Are The Pilots, Honeypie and Justin Grennan.