Winner of the Funk/Soul category
A local “super group” of sorts, for lack of a less corny term, Collapsible Three is composed of Steve Mossberg on the organ, Duncan Arsenault on drums and Craig Rawding on vocals/percussive oddities. Known for their flights of experimentation and improvisation, they’re not your crushed-velvet-sporting uncle’s funk band.
Five with Steve Mossberg:
Along with all of your original material, you guys cover stuff from Kiss to The Super Mario Brothers’ theme song. Plus, you sample 1950s-era sex education records. Why are you so weird?
We also cover hits like “Easy Lover” by Phil Collins and Phillip Bailey and sample Phil Collins interview clips. We play funny songs and use weird samples to crack each other up and have a good time. Our mission statement has always been to be fun and free and do whatever we think is cool.
The “new look” for 2006: Fat or fatter?
Fatter. We’re offering a super-size option on future Collapsible Three shows.
You got that sizzurp?
We prefer amaretto on the rocks.
Describe the best concert you’ve ever been to.
I was at a Rush concert once where they had a giant CG dragon light the whole stage on fire. That was pretty awesome.
If you were a crow, what would be something you loved about Worcester?
The wide selection of delicious and competitively priced hot dog stands. From Coney Island to Hot Dog Annie’s, I would snatch up a myriad of tasty crumbs in my beak.