The Rocks Off 100: The Vocal Force That Is Kam Franklin

Music Scene Pet Peeve
"Entitled artists, who don't want to do any work, but want constant recognition really irritate me," says Franklin. "It's annoying, but it happens so often that I've just learned to ignore it."

She relates a tale from a few nights ago:

Just the other night I went to support my homies, The Tontons, at the Flavorpill event at the Sony store in the Galleria, and I heard multiple people hating on them while they were grubbing hard on some free sandwiches and sipping on free drinks!

I say, if you're gonna be a hater, go home, get in the studio, or book your next show. Don't waste my time or anyone else's, griping about how upset you are that you aren't the indie-music darling of the week. The Tontons work their asses off and so do I.

Laziness and talking shit never did anything good for anyone. Except maybe Beavis and Butt-head. Work and keep on working until people start to pay attention. In my experience, as long as you put in the time, eventually, people will start to listen.

Good War Story
"At the final Heptic Skeptic show, a guy that had just been fired from the venue we were playing at drunkenly decided he was going to get on my mike, and start yelling at the audience," she recounts. "I kindly asked him to get the hell off stage, but he lunged at me as if we were going to hit me."

"Before he even got the chance, the kind fellas from Peekaboo Theory came onstage and um...handled him for me," adds Franklin. "We finished the rest of the show without a hitch."

Best Show Ever
"That would be Anthony Hamilton at Verizon Wireless Theater in 2005," she says.

The Suffers perform with the above-mentioned bands Saturday at the Continental Club, 3700 Main. They'll probably be on late.

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