Musician of the Week

Name: Jamie Pagirsky

Year: Fourth

Major: Sociology

Hometown: Belle Harbor, N.Y.

What’s your instrument of choice and why?

I’ve had the most experience with drums and playing is a very physical, tangible release. Guitar also allows greater room for creativity and authenticity.

 What are you involved with musically?

I was in a band called Year on a Mountain, but it dissolved after a while. I currently drum for Mamahuhu, the punk-y, abrasive offspring of YOAM.

 Who are your biggest influences?

Brand New, Thrice and Title Fight. Their drummers have a common theme of knowing what to play and when.

 Who have you been listening to lately?

Jawbreaker, Yo La Tengo, Dinosaur Jr., Sonic Youth, Pavement, Yuck, Title Fight, Ovlov, Basement, Speedy Ortiz and Pity Sex.

What’s your plan for the future?

Ideally, I’d love to drum for a touring band. I can’t travel enough and playing music is easily one of my biggest passions, so to combine the two would be truly righteous.

 Any advice for aspiring musicians?

Find others who share the same adoration and appreciation for music that you do and jam your hearts out.