Rob Fields is a buddy of ours at The Root and his blog Bold As Love is worth checking out, especially if Black Alt Rock is your cup of tea. Here's a sample of an interview with Oakland rockers HOTTUB from guest blogger Sierra McClain

SIERRA: Throw your sets up! Where do you live and why do you love it?

HOTTUB: We love living in Oakland, because of taco trucks, street walkers, pimps, pushers, hoes, and a whole lot of “ebmud” (the best tap water in the world).

SIERRA: Does HOTTUB identify with a particular musical genre?

HOTTUB: Straight edge butt core.

SIERRA: What are your musical influences?

HOTTUB: Candy Pants, Betty Davis, Suicide, X-Ray Specs, ESG, Sly and Family Stone, Beastie Boys, The Slits, B-52s, Belle Epoque, John Waters, Lydia Lunch, Mighty Boosh, Devo, MJ, Sun-Ra, Parliament, Big L, the list can go on, but most of all Oakland!!!! 

SIERRA: How would you describe your music to someone who has never heard it before?

HOTTUB: It’s like a deaf person hearing for the first time! John Waters meets Daft Punk at a 2 Live Crew show.

Check out the rest of the interview at Bold as Love