Carlos Square Peg

Carlos Pacheco-Perez

Location (Philly Neighbourhood): Chinatown

Hometown: Dallas


Current Project(s): Square Peg Round Hole, Caracara

Instrument(s) you play: Percussion, keyboard, electronics


Location of Photo(s): Manayunk

What do those location(s) mean to you?: It's Square Peg HQ, everything we do is centered around that practice space. We recorded 'Juniper' in our pajamas there ('nuff said.) We've had it for 3 years and it's treated us so well.


Favourite Place in Philly: Tasty Place

Favourite Watering Hole/Coffee Spot: I don't know what coffee is, can I just drink? The Ranstead Room

Favourite Restaurant: Pho 75

Favourite Cheesesteak Place: Dalessandro's

Favourite Pizza Spot: Gusto

Favourite Philly Record Shop: Main Street Music

Favourite Philly Venue: Johnny Brenda's


Favourite Philly Band(s): There are far too many, but some bad boys I can think off the top of my head: Son Step, Moon Bounce, and of course Caracara ;)

Best show you’ve seen in Philly: Saw Rubblebucket at Union Transfer recently, after the show they played on the merch table. Twas lit. 

If you could sum up in one sentence what Philly / Philly music scene means to you, what would it be? It's one of the best music scenes in the country; everyone seems so friendly and respectful to each other's music-making. 


What are you listening to now: new Sylvan Esso, new Dirty Projectors, and anything that comes up in my Spotify Discover Weekly.

Life motto: Run away from things that are chasing you.

Random Fun Fact: The longest musical performance in history is currently taking place in the church of St. Burchardi in Halberstadt, Germany. The performance of John Cage’s “Organ²/ASLSP (As Slow As Possible)” started on Sept. 5, 2001, and is set to finish in 2640. The last time the note changed was October 2013; the next change isn’t due until 2020.

Childhood Dream Job: I don't remember the dreams of my youth.

Pets: My landlord doesn't allow them.


Future plans: Keep on keepin' on.