Nio doesn’t want much. “The only thing we’re after,” Rio Mariucci said about the hard, loud, funky, spacey, proggy, face-melting instrumental electric guitar, bass and drums combo he’s in with his brother Nik Mariucci and their friend Josh Schuchard, “is to make sure every crowd we play for is having fun watching us push our musical abilities to our limits for their auditory pleasure and future hearing loss.” He also said the band’s Homegrown plan is to “kick ass and chew bubble gum.” Then, in a nod to the late Roddy Piper’s character Nada in the 1988 cult classic film They Live, he clarified that he’s all out of bubble gum.


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