Welcome to the Kaffeine Buzz Show, or back to this podcast if you were a listener of Post303Radio. It's been a number of months since I was doing these podcasts so I'm glad to be back in the saddle again. This episode, and in picking up where I left off earlier this year is Episode 16, dedicated to the Summer of Sweat 2012, playing tracks from some of the touring bands and releases that came out during the summer months as we say good bye to the hot weather season and hello to the cooler months of the fall, spotlighting new releases and upcoming tour news.
Mancub quickly became a electro pop favorite in Denver, setting the stage with a ‘dancing in the streets’ set at the Underground Music Showcase in 2011 and the group’s release of 8-Bit Crush, a bevy of summer grooves and vivacious dance tracks. In 2012, members Alex Anderson and Danny Stillman are down to just one, and Alex preservers in an unbridled fashion, as is evidenced in his latest release, Business Dogs, which debuts to the live audience on Friday, May 25 at Larimer Lounge with DJ Babyshoe and Swim Club.
Today is a sorrowful day for many as we learn that Adam "MCA" Yauch, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2009, lost that battle (although most of the press is stating that his death is not yet confirmed to be cancer related). As one who influenced my generation, and those before and after me, I revert my emotions to gratitude for the music and impression he made on this world to help from feeling angry about yet another loss caused by this insidious, heartless disease.
“In a decision entirely based upon future musical direction, and with huge sadness, Editors and Chris Urbanowicz have parted ways,” said the band in a statement released today on the Editors website.
The folks at Lollapalooza released their Official 2012 Line-up video today. Lollapalooza 2012 takes place once again in the heat of the summer festival season, August 3-5 in Grant Park, Chicago.
Life has a way of coming full circle. For Blair Shehan of L.A.’s The Jealous Sound, it’s brought him back to his SoCal town and to the creative space to write, record and release A Gentle Reminder, the band’s first album since the pinnacle 2003 Kill Them With Kindness. Chatting with me as he got ready for their nationwide tour, Blair reflected on his personal past, present and the future of The Jealous Sound.
Tonight the Doomtree collective begins its ambitious tour (no, not a friggin’ reference to Madonna), the start of many, many days on the road - from January 19 to March 20, including SXSW dates from March 13 to 18 - introducing fans to the live versions of the songs from No Kings, written, recorded, mixed, mastered and released in 2011 in yet another ambitious, albeit tenacious, fashion.
Here are some quick facts on the Austin band, Love Inks, which is comprised of Sherry LeBlanc (lead vocals, synthesizer) Kevin Dehan (guitar, backup vocals…original member and guitarist Adam Adam Linnell is no longer with the band, so Kevin’s moved into the guitarist chair), Derek Brown (bass, backup vocals…the new guy picking up the bass previously held by Kevin).
Water Babys, comprised of Grant Stringham and Steele Kempton, started as most acts do in these days of digital, within the confines of a bedroom-style studio, armed with musical ideas and concepts.
Recorded during The Kaffeine Buzz on Post 303 Radio (post303radio.com), I interview Brennen Bryarly, aka Option4, the founder of The 100, a new monthly party launching in Denver on November 19, 2011, at Beauty Bar.