Hi everybody. My name is Anthony Powers and I’m the General Manager at Gorilla Music. I started here at Gorilla with John and Dan in the fall of 2011. Got hired on as John’s booking assistant and quickly worked my way up to booking agent, then graphic designer, office manager, and eventually GM and head of the graphic design department. Basically, I’m the jack-of-all-trades around here. If something’s broke, I fix it. If something’s wrong, I take care of it. I’d go so far as to say I’m pretty much THE go-to guy in office for, well… anything and everything.
But my relationship with Dan and John doesn’t start with my job here. I’ve been a musician for something like 12 or 13 years now (which is insane and makes me feel super old). When I was about 14 or 15 years old, I started a band with my two best fiends. We were not very good. At all. But then from a technical standpoint, I suppose it’s safe to say that very few pubescent punk bands are. Anyways, long story short, the first show I ever played was a Peabody’s Battle of the Bands with Dan. We would come in second place behind the band that would late become Driver Side Impact (if my memory serves me correctly), and Peabody’s would go on to book our band to open for bands like The Jackknife Powerbombs, Pepper, and a bunch more.