Perhaps you know Peanut Butter Wolf from his early days collaborating with his good friend (the late) rapper Charizma. Or maybe from his influence on the Los Angeles music scene with his record label Stones Throw, home to legends like Jonwayne, Arabian Prince, James Pants, Madvillain and so many more. I mean, damn, the label released J Dilla’s Donuts.
Peanut Butter Wolf did good things last time he was in Melbourne: he had people dancing on a balcony, spilling onto the staircase and into the foyer of The Forum for his Boiler Room set. He even kept it lowkey at The Curtin House’s Rooftop with friends and fans. Because he’s real like that.
Peanut Butter Wolf is headed back to Australia to play at the Red Bull Music Academy stage at Splendour in the Grass. He will also be playing some free shows as part of RBMA Presents in Melbourne and Sydney. Entry is free with RSVP, and you can find more info here.
My name is… Chris Manak.
By day I… email.
By night I… email.
My favourite TV show is… YouTube.
The last movie I watched was… Million Ways To Die In The West.
The first album I ever bought was… probably some K-Tel disco compilation in the mid 1970s.
The last was… a used Klaus Nomi album yesterday.
If I wasn’t making music I would probably be… a therapist.
I’m addicted to… feeling sorry for myself.
The best thing about touring is… seeing the world.
The worst thing is… jetlag.
My perfect gig would involve… all my Stones Throw artists sharing the same stage.
The first gig I went to was… Kool & the Gang in 1983.
The most important thing on my rider is… wifi password.
My hangover cure is… sleep.
My favourite YouTube vid is… I did a list of 10 of them for the RBMA website. See here.
My computer’s wallpaper is… light blue.
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