Bob Nastanovich, 45, is a member of Pavement and the DJ for the New Year’s Eve Throwdown at 9:30 p.m. Monday at the Vaudeville Mews, 212 Fourth St.
Q: How would you describe your set/what you’ll be playing?
I started buying records when I was a kid and they’re all still hanging around the house. I have around 700 records. Basically, I go through them and pick out about 75 to try to make it kind of a party. You can’t make it dullsville. I’ll be playing anything from Abba to Gang of Four.
Q: How did you get started DJing?
When I was 15 I had a radio show at the University of Richmond with a friend, then I had a show at Virginia when I was in college in the ’80s. As far as doing it in public, it’s just something I’ve done sporadically whenever someone asked me to do it. I don’t have any DJ skills in terms of what modern DJs are doing in the last 20 years. There’s no mixing. In this case it’s just me and Marc (Hogan) with two turntables going back and forth. Hopefully our styles complement each other and there’s a good vibe.
Q: When you’re not on tour, how do you keep yourself fulfilled musically?
I don’t. Well, I go see bands. This town has a pretty cool scene. It’s a very close-knit scene; people seem to get along and the bands from Ames and Des Moines are good. I don’t think it gets too much hype, but it’s pretty excellent.