This week we sat down with Megan March and John No from the band STREET EATERS.
STREET EATERS are a truewave/punk band from Berkeley, CA. Active since 2008, they have extensively toured North America and Europe with bands like SCREAMING FEMALES and FORGETTERS, playing everything from steamy midwest basements and smoke-filled Serbian squats to four experimental/ambient sets at the Portland Art Museum and multiple nights at the Fillmore Ballroom supporting JAWBREAKER. They have released several EPs and three well-received full length albums on both continents, including their most recent LP The Envoy – a concept album based on famed dystopian, gender revolutionary, anti-authoritarian author Ursula K. Le Guin’s books “The Dispossessed” and “Left Hand of Darkness“.
Megan and John also run the independent label Nervous Intent Records which has put out music from bands such as CROOKED BANGS (Austin), LEVITATIONS (Berlin), and the upcoming LP from SILENT ERA (Oakland/SF). The label is also releasing a new Street Eaters 7″ picture disc soon, which features the band’s first foray into playing with guitarists – including a GANG OF FOUR cover with Marissa Paternoster (of SCREAMING FEMALES) on guitar and vocals (video of it live here).
In addition to playing in Street Eaters, Megan (drums) and John (bass) have been in bands such as FLESHIES, WILD ASSUMPTIONS, and YOUNGER LOVERS. John is also a high school social studies teacher and was the main editor and a primary contributor to the 2019 anthology Teaching Resistance (on PM Press).