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Lex Elias

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Lex Elias is the singer/guitarist for the Tucson experimental-rock group Some Of Them Are Old and the possessor of a great rock name. He leaves the rock out of his even more experimental solo project Oddkinn, performing at Plush on Thursday, Dec. 5, with St. Varela and Horse Black.

Joshua Levine, mailbag@tucsonweekly.com

What was the first concert you attended?

Boyz II Men with Brandy opening in the seventh grade.

What are you listening to these days?

Arcade Fire, Killers, Brian Eno, radio pop, classical station, AM radio easy listening and Gustav Mahler.

What was the first album you owned?

Vanilla Ice, To the Extreme ... cassette tape, what!

What artist, genre or musical trend does everyone seem to love, but you just don't get?

Mostly various forms of metal ... too many to keep up with.

What musical act, current or defunct, would you most like to see perform live?

The Beatles, the Who and Brian Eno.

What is your favorite guilty pleasure?

I don't believe in them ... most people are ashamed for me.

What song would you like to have played at your funeral?

"Samba Pa Ti" by Santana.

What band or artist changed your life, and how?

The Beatles got me into music, Radiohead made me want to play music and My Bloody Valentine changed the way I wanted to make music.

Figurative gun to your head, what is your favorite album of all time?

Fripp and Eno—No Pussyfooting or My Bloody Valentine—Loveless.

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