Monday, May 3, 2010
They talked about their heroes in music: AC/DC, the Who, the Beatles, Metallica, Led Zeppelin, Ozzy Osbourne. They did some riffing, joking and head-whipping - as if onstage.
Then one of the band members, Chris Rigling, the drummer, raised his hand: "Um, can I be excused to go to the bathroom?" he asked.
The five members of the Thrashers, a Pacifica band - which played Friday at the Whiskey A Go Go in Hollywood - are in the fourth grade. They met as toddlers, play Little League together, and have just released their first four-track CD, "Nine," a reflection of their age. They bill themselves as America's youngest rock band.