Dr. Martino Wants to Paint You Like a Juggalo at the Release of their Freak-Folk Album this Saturday

"At the last show we brought in goat skulls from [a party supply store] and painted pentagrams on them. We ran gauntlets and wore black metal shirts. I'm guessing that's why we've never been asked back to the Funky Buddha Lounge," Simone Puleo, singer and rhythm guitarist for Dr. Martino, explains.

Puleo walks through the door of my apartment with Paul Mc Bride, the bassist for the band and heads immediately for the back porch. The band mates both have long hair and fidget with their respective packs of cigarettes. A sense of solidarity between the two is apparent, which could very well be from years of playing together, Dr. Martino is just one of the mutations on their musical journey.

Puleo continues, "But for this show," he stops to question the legitimacy of the interview, "is this on the record?"

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