Five Firsts: Mitch Todorov of Klozapin
NAME: Mitch Todorov
BAND AFFILIATION: Klozapin
THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … The Blue Album by Weezer. I had gotten other CDs from my parents before, but this was the first one I had a really strong desire to own. I was nine years old, and my cousins played “In the Garage” for me at their house. I was hooked after that. I’ve listened to this album more than anything else.
THE FIRST CONCERT I EVER SAW WAS … ‘NSYNC with my sister and my mom. I remember being pretty pumped for it. I was only six years old, so I think just being around loud noise and a lot of people got me excited. I was probably pretty hopped up on sugar, too.
THE FIRST MUSICAL INSTRUMENT I EVER OWNED WAS … An organ that we had as a family. I didn’t really own it exactly, but it was the first instrument I played on. My sister and I took piano lessons, and then we’d come home and practice on the organ. I didn’t appreciate it much back then, but I wish I had stuck with it.
THE FIRST SONG I EVER PERFORMED IN PUBLIC WAS … I can’t remember exactly what song it was, but it was by Bach. I played it at a piano recital.
THE FIRST BAND I WAS EVER IN WAS … Technically, my friend Sam and I started a band called 40 finx in fourth grade. We didn’t play any instruments until sixth grade. We just wrote lyrics and screamed them at kids at recess. We were pretty cool back then. The only “show” we played was telling a bunch of kids in his neighborhood to come watch us play all of our songs in his driveway.
Clifton Park native and Shen grad Mitch Todorov and his Klozapin bandmates head into Putnam Den in Saratoga Springs at 9:30pm on Friday (March 20) in support of their recently released self-titled album. Sharing the stage will be Paradox Saints. Admission is free; $5 is under age 21.