King Octopus – El Paso’s Best Local Folk Rock Profile
Who are all the members of your band, and what do they play?
Beto Herrera (Dirty B) – Vocals, rhythm guitars
Joe Marin (Phat Boy) – Bass guitars
Johnny Diego Salas – All guitars, vocals, harmonies
Joe Gonzalez (Lorax) – Drums, beats, tree-saving
When did the band get together, and how?
Originally 2005…split up in 2007…started up again March 2011
How would you describe your music to someone?
Punk-ternative Bi-lingual Rock
Who are some of the bands that influence your music?
Van Halen, Stabbing Westward, Extreme, Poison, Motley Crue, STP, Mana, KISS, Steel Panther, Charles Teitsworth, Jeff Berlin, Tigres del Norte
What is your most memorable gig so far?
Sam’s Burger Joint in San Antonio, TX – 2 words…Road Trip!
Are you currently signed to any kind of label or management?
Lucky Tentacle Productions
What other bands have your members been/are in?
Joe Marin – Karma, 202, Rubberman
Johnny Salas – Karma, Absolut, Rubberman
Joe Gonzalez – Mainstreet
Beto Herrera – Jiggy Monkey, BOSSE, Zen, Height 611, Foolz, Sickboy, Cyanide, Blackwood Article
What other local bands would you recommend people check out?
Cantina Flys, Alodex, Mainstreet, Outbreak, Aftermath, Squidhead
Where can people contact you to book you for shows?
(915) 241-6735 – Joe