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A brief chat with Broadway Calls


Oregon pop-punkers Broadway Calls play Riot Fest at the end of August so, in the first of our build-up interviews, we spoke to Ty Vaughn.O

Yellow Scene: When did the band form, and what was the mission?

Ty Vaughn: The band formed as a side project in 2006, and we were just trying to fill time when our other band couldn’t tour. It kind of took over, and we ended up touring with Broadway Calls for the next nine years pretty solidly. We slowed down in the last year, but we’re really excited to come out and play Riot Fest – it’s a pretty big deal for us. We’re just playing Denver.

YS: What have been the biggest shows you’ve played?

TV: We got to play a festival in Tokyo called Summer Sonic one time, and it was amazing. It was kind of like Riot Fest, with a more diverse bill. We got to see Japan and watch a lot of cool bands. We were part of the Reading and Leeds festivals in England one time – that was amazing too. We’ve been lucky and got to do a lot of cool things while in this band.

YS: Are you looking forward to Riot Fest?

TV: We haven’t been back to Denver in maybe two years, and it is one of my favorite towns to play. It’s always been really good to us.

YS: What can we expect from the set?

TV: I’m not sure yet. We haven’t been given the details about when we’re playing and how long we’re playing.

YS: When Riot Fest is over, what’s next?

TV: I think the next thing for us is writing songs. We haven’t done that in a while, and we’ve all started to get interested in doing that again. Writing songs, and then figuring out how to release them.

Broadway Calls plays Denver Riot Fest; August 28-30; riotfest.org/denver. The event just added a second wave of bands, featuring System of a Down, the Prodigy, 88 Fingers Louie, Chef’Special, and Input&Broken.


Brett Calwood
Brett Callwood is an English journalist, copy writer, editor and author, currently living and working in Los Angeles. He is the music editor with the LA Weekly. He was previously a reporter at the Longmont Times-Call and Daily Camera, the music editor at the Detroit Metro Times and editor-in-chief at Yellow Scene magazine. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brett_Callwood

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