BAND OF THE WEEK: Slippery Slopes

Slippery Slopes (photo by Dan Tantrum)

Every week at Orlando Music News, the site highlights a local band. A good local band. This week, the beer-soaked punk of Slippery Slopes.

Slippery Slopes play Will’s Pub on May 4 with Mr. Pussy.

Just the facts:

When formed:

July 7th 2007

Band members’ names & instruments:

  • Rich Evans – Drums
  • Daniel Owens – Guitar
  • Sammy Meneses – Bass Guitar
  • Erik Grincewicz – Song and Dance Man

Currently available releases:

Party Bus split 7″ with Johnny and the Limelites
Sad Tugs 7″ EP
“Shake That Bear” featured on the Floridas Dying Party Platter
Sticky Stares 9 song tape




Describe your sound:

Slippery Slopes are best described as a birthday party band for 30 year old men.

Any big news to share?

We just recorded 9 songs in Miami at Planet Homicide with Eldys from Electric Bunnies. We will hopefully be putting out a 10″ record with an overseas label (so no one in town can ever hear it). Also,we’re pregnant.

Five Questions:

(answered by Erik Grincewicz)

1) What has been your most memorable show so far?

Well, our first show Rich played drums with one of those hats you can put beers in on and almost drowned behind his drumset. In Milwaukee one time, we painted ourselves to be the Blue Man Group. Then there was the time Britches played a show with a broken arm, or when Sammy’s thong broke, geez, or when Steve urinated on a lady.

2) Which local band is your favorite one to play a show with?

Oh,shout outs!! I love shout outs!! Yo, Magic and the Johnsons is titties. I heard Tim is gonna be back home from the Air Force soon. Mandy my neighbor in Garbo’s Daugther, my baby baby in Hungry Gayze, my dudes in the Lazy Boyzzz, and Vein Cranes stay buzzzed.

3) Which national band would you most like to share a bill with?

Hell yeah more shout outs!! What’s up Drew, Dylan, and Utrillo from Personal and the Pizzas; Ruben, Pete, Lacey from Coconut Coolouts – Seattle’s  Best! Those Alabama freaks Hibachi Stranglers, and Really Loud Hamburgers! Davilla 666!

4) What description gets used for your band that you would most like to correct people on? Why?

A common misconception I often overhear people trying to explain at the bar after a Slippery Slopes show is that we are a band with a drinking problem. Not true. We are a drinking problem with a band?

5) What’s your favorite thing about being an Orlando band? What’s your least favorite?

Being in an Orlando band is great because we are not in a stuffy Gainesville, or Tampa band. Not every Orlando band is on some boring journey to save this, or ride a bike over that, start a co-op there. It is more important to have fun, and I don’t think Orlando bands have missed out on that stuff.
My least favorite: I hate when I read an interview that some Orlando musician has given, and they’re like “you know, Orlando’s music scene is so close to being something cool, all we need is….” Ugh, that pisses me off, and so many weenies say it. As far as I am concerned, Orlando is the best for live rock and roll in the state. If you don’t like it move to Williamsburg, or Austin where you don’t have to be a man, and you can read Vice magazine till you feel all cool as shit.
I hate nerds.


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