A Waste Odyssey: Left to right - Thomas Pashko, Eric Mcewen, Chris Neskar, Kris Matheson and Alexander Paradoski. (Willie Jakobson)
A Waste Odyssey hails from Lockport, Manitoba.
You could define the band's hook laden songs as pop, but these musicians are not afraid to mix a few genres in along the way to get their passion for their music across.
Since starting out in 2008, A Waste Odyssey has produced two albums -- What They Tell the Sea and We Are Mourning People. Last year they toured throughout the Prairie provinces picking up new fans along the way.
A Waste Odyssey includes: Alexander Paradoski, Christopher Neskar, Eric Mcewem, Kristopher Matheson and Thomas Pashko.
On Saturday, April 28, A Waste Odyssey is appearing at the Lo Pub in Winnipeg along with Hope Atlantic.
Band member Alex Paradoski graciously stepped out of rehearsal to answer SCENE's five fast questions.
What's your favourite place to hang out in Lockport?
Any swing set we can find. It's our favourite pastime.
What's the best place to get a meal in Winnipeg?
Little Pizza Heaven is a great place for a midnight slice.
What's one of your favourite viewpoints/vistas in Winnipeg?
The intersection of Balmoral and Portage. From there you can see The Bay Downtown, the Legislature and the Winnipeg Art Gallery, which are three of the city's best pieces of architecture
If you got caught in an elevator and have 6 floors to convince someone to listen to your music...how would you describe it.
"Listen lady/guy, I think you've really got something to gain if you listen to my band. I know I've only known you for the last couple seconds and we only have a couple more floors to go but I feel like we have a real connection here.
I feel like we've developed a rapport between the two of us. I know you're real and honest and this is what my band will have to offer you. I can't name you a genre; or another band to compare us to.
We're not trying to reinvent the wheel here, we're just trying to make honest music. I may not be able to make it to your sons graduation next Saturday at the Fort Garry Community Center but just know I'll always be there for you through thick and thin. I'll never forget you..." (Elevator door opens on sixth floor).
Where does your inspiration come from for writing songs and playing?
Childhood innocence, all the characters in my life and personal experiences.
If you were showing a visitor around Winnipeg, what special place would take them to?
On top of a building right near the golden boy.