Thursday, July 30, 2015

K98X The Fringe Podcast Episode # 24

1.  "Led By Misleading" by Roustabouts (from EP)
2.  "Our Lady of the Thompson River" by Elway (from Better Whenever)
3.  "The Infection" by Jason Tankerley (from The Infection)
4.  "Actions Speak Louder Than Words" by Get Stoked (from Washington Street)
5.  "Hometowns" by Resistors (from Drag)
6.  "Human 2000" by Plow United (from Marching Band)
7.  "Here We Go" by Shelter (from Mantra)
8.  "East St. Louis" by Brendan Kelly and the Wandering Birds (from I'd Rather Die Than Live Forever)
9.  "Wait" by Dan Andriano in the Emergency Room (from Party Agjacent)
10.  "Giving Up On Miracles" by Ben Lee (from Love Is The Great Rebellion)
11.  "The Next Storm" by Frank Turner (from Positive Songs for Negative People)
12.  "Let The Boys Be Girls" by Two Cow Garage (from Let The Boys Be Girls)
13.  "Can't Be Bothered (feat. Luther Dickinson & Davey Lane)" by Tommy Stinson (from Can't Be Bothered)
14.  "Aside" by The Weakerthans (from Left and Leaving)
15.  "Never Coming Down" by Willamette Stone (from If I Stay [Original Soundtrack])
16.  "So It Is" by Nothington (from Red Scare Industries: 10 Years Of Your Dumb Bullshit)
17.  "Little Shallow" by Banquets (from LP2)
18.  "Obvious Imperfections" by Typesetter (from Wild's End)
19.  "Whatcha Got?" by Red City Radio (from Red City Radio)
20.  "Sad Baptist Rain" by John Moreland (from High On Tulsa Heat)

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Album Review: 'Party Adjacent' by Dan Andriano in the Emergency Room

Title: Party Adjacent (Asian Man Records, Amazon, iTunes, Interpunk)
Artist: Dan Andriano in the Emergency Room (Official, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Wikipedia)

Dan Andriano's sophomore solo release Party Adjacent is a deeply personal yet poignantly relatable record. Andriano's signature smooth croon is in full effect, bringing a sweet hopefulness to the sometimes sad and depressing lyrics. At its core, Party Adjacent is a record that deals with what happens to a misfit as he reaches middle age. The journey is often a sad, dark, and lonely one and Andriano captures the stress, uncertainty, and joy of this life quest beautifully. The album opens with the sparse and moving ballad turned anthem “Pretty Teeth,” perfectly setting the stage for what is to come—a record filled with ballads, anthems, and pop gems that blur the lines between punk, indie rock, and power pop. Andriano may be best known for his work in Alkaline Trio, but Party Adjacent may very well be his magnum opus.   


Tuesday, July 28, 2015

K98X The Fringe Podcast Episode # 23

1.  "What Grows Up Must Get Down" by Big Awesome (from Party On)
2.  "My Human Being" by Dan Andriano in the Emergency Room (from Party Adjacent)
3.  "Lunatic Thirteens" by Elway (from Better Whenever)
4.  "Tightrope Walker" by Broadcaster (from Tightrope Walker)
5.  "Feel Like Running" by Chris Marshall & The August Light (from Some Kind of Dream)
6.  "I Don't Wanna Waste Your Time" by Stephen D. Kent (from Rhythm of Peace)
7.  "Just Fade Away" by Stiff Little Fingers (from All the Best Disc 2)
8.  "A New England" by Billy Bragg (from Live at the Roundhouse London 26 Oct 2006)
9.  "Painted Lawns" by Songs For Snakes (from Year of the Snake)
10.  "Don't Come Back" by The Connection (from Labor Of Love)
11.  "Hope Is Made Of Steel" by Northcote (from Hope Is Made Of Steel)
12.  "Lonely and Kold" by Matt Skiba and the Sekrets (from Kuts)
13.  "The Hemophiliac" by One Man Army (from BYO Split Series, Vol. 5)
14.  "That Kind Of Girl" by All Dogs (from Kicking Every Day)
15.  "Songs About Girls" by Catherine (from Sorry!)
16.  "Missed" by Cancers (from Missed b/w Helpless)
17.  "Don't Run Away" by Belle Histoire (from Dreamers)
18.  "My Sister" by The Juliana Hatfield Three (from Become What You Are)
19.  "Over The Bow" by Jenny Owen Young (from Slack Tide EP)
20.  "Scorpios Old" by Scorpios (from Scorpios)

Saturday, July 25, 2015

10 Questions with Ripple Green

Ripple Green’s website describes the band as a “diverse yet sculpted mixture of rhythm, risk and energetic expression. Founded as a childhood diversion in the plains of Oklahoma, the three brothers of Ripple Green have been writing and performing since 2004.”  The band recently released their latest single and video for the song “Timepiece.” 

This interview was conducted via email June 8 – July 3, 2015. 

For more information on Ripple Green check out the band’s official website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, BandCamp, SoundCloud, and ReverbNation pages. 

Dave:  How did the band get together?

Tremaine Wade:  Joel, Lucas, and I met in Kindergarten in small town Oklahoma. A few years later, we formed the band as an escape from the mundane life faced in the plains.


Dave:  What’s the story behind the name Ripple Green?

Joel Parks:  While on an oddjob in a basement of Downtown OKC, I came across some old bicycles. In an effort to break up the monotony of my job, I took a bike for the stroll through the large poorly lit basement. After a quick turn, I began a nose dive off of a 6 foot ledge, breaking my wrist, elbow, and receiving a concussion. This accident set the band back several months without being able to practice, record, or perform. However, when returning to the site of the crash, I noticed in blood red the words “Ripple Green” hand painted. No one knew the origins of the dated graffiti. Since the basement had taken something from the band, we decided to take something from the basement. From then on, we were known as Ripple Green.


Dave:  For those who have never heard the band, how do you describe your music?

Lucas Gillette:  This new project has musical influences from bands like Portugal. The Man, Jack White, and Modest Mouse.


Dave:  You recently released a single and video for the song “Timepiece” and have an EP of the same name coming out soon.  What’s the story behind the song and the video and the EP? 

Lucas Gillette:  The idea behind Timepiece came from the six months we spent in Europe in 2015. The song started out as a projection of longing for the sun, particularly the sun of Oklahoma, but soon evolved into an account of how ours lives revolve around other individuals over time.

The music video is an adaption of that idea, captured by Stevie Denyer(Guardians of the Galaxy). Having the opportunity to film our music video at an overnight gathering at Stonehenge allowed us to fit to video the energy and idea behind the song.

While we were in England, the writing and recording of “Timepiece” was the starting point that lead to the development of the remaining three songs on the project. The title was a way to pay homage to this new grateful shift in our songwriting.


Dave:  Do you have plans to tour in support of the new record? What are some of your favorite places to play?

Tremaine Wade:  We will be supporting the release of Timepiece with a U.S. tour.

Our Oklahoma dates will be:
            7/25 - Tulsa, OK Center of the Universe
            7/31 - Oklahoma City, OK Speakeasy
            8/1 - Stillwater, OK Stonewall
            8/15 - Tulsa, OK Fassler Hall

Complete tour details can be found at:
www.ripplegreenmusic.com/tour.html

As a band we have always enjoyed performing in smaller venues and bars that allow us to bridge the gap between audience and stage.

Dave:  Do you have any specific type of songwriting process?

Joel Parks:  As a band, we keep the writing very democratic. One person may plant the seed for the song but everyone decides where that song goes musically. As for lyrics, I (Joel) take the predominant share of writing. Since we typically write music before the words come, I always try to take the song’s musical feel into the account and see what emotions or memories it evokes. From there, words begin to come and shape the initial story, emotion or moment that I was trying to convey in the song. In the end, we never like to rush our songs or simply settle for an OK result. Most of our songs go through a bit of an evolutionary process to get to stage of recording.


Dave:  What are your thoughts on the music scene in Oklahoma?

Tremaine Wade:  In the five years of living in Oklahoma City, we have seen a continual growth of the music scene. Music festivals, like Norman Music Festival, Center of the Universe, and OKC Fest, along with the rising popularity of the monthly festivals, such as H&8th, Heard on Hurd, and Live on the Plaza, are providing the state with a diverse array of music. We have had the privilege to work with nationally renowned artists, such as Graham Colton and Other Lives, without having to leave the state.


Dave:  This is a High Fidelity inspired question. What are your top five favorite bands, albums, movies, television programs, books/authors?

Ripple Green: 
Books:
The Sun Also Rises - Ernest Hemingway (Lucas)
The Shining - Stephen King (Tremaine)
Watership Down - Richard Adams (Lucas)
Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess (Joel)
The Razor’s Edge -  W. Somerset Maugham (Joel)

Albums:
Soviet Kitsch - Regina Spektor (Lucas)
Rome - Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi (Tremaine)
Bitches Brew - Miles Davis (Tremaine)
In the Court of the Crimson King - King Crimson (Joel)
Kid A - Radiohead (Joel)


Dave:  What’s next for the band?

Ripple Green:  We are going to be supporting this release with multiple tours throughout the US. Also, we are currently in the process of preparing our next release.


Dave:  Any final thoughts?

Ripple Green:  Full project can be preordered now, for release on July 31st. Keep your eyes peeled for some new music videos soon.



K98X The Fringe Podcast Episode # 22: All '80s Edition

1.  "Unity" by Operation Ivy (from Operation Ivy)
2.  "Elvis Is Everywhere" by Mojo Nixon & Skid Roper (Bo-Day-Shus!!!)
3.  "Pep Talk" by Descendents (from ALL)
4.  "Anyway" by The Lemonheads (from Lick)
5.  "Trains, Brains & Rain" by The Flaming Lips (from Here It Is)
6.  "Walk In Cold" by Naked Raygun (from Jettison)
7.  "Freak Scene" by Dinosaur Jr. (from Bug)
8.  "Pay to Cum" by Bad Brains (from Bad Brains)
9.  "Head On" by The Jesus & Mary Chain (from Automatic)
10.  "Wave of Mutilation" by Pixies (from Doolittle)
11.  "Between Something and Nothing" by The Ocean Blue (from The Ocean Blue)
12.  "A Sort of Homecoming" by U2 (from The Unforgettable Fire)
13.  "The Inside" by 7 Seconds (from New Wind)
14.  "Relatin' Dudes to Jzz" by fIREHOSE (from Ragin', Full On)
15.  "Sometime to Return" by Soul Asylum (from Hang Time)
16.  "What Difference Does It Make" by The Smiths (from The Peel Sessions)
17.  "Trying" by Dag Nasty (from Wig Out at Denko's)
18.  "Makes No Sense At All" by Husker Du (from Flip Your Wig)
19.  "Wolves, Lower" by R.E.M. (from Chronic Town)
20.  "Don't Change" by INXS (from Shabooh Shoobah)

Friday, July 24, 2015

Thursday, July 23, 2015

K98X The Fringe Podcast Episode # 21

1.  "All the Same to Me" by Lucero (from Nobody's Darlings)
2.  "Went Looking for Warren Zevon's Los Angeles" by Lucero (from All A Man Should Do)
3.  "Tonight Ain't Gonna Be Good" by Lucero (from That Much Further West)
4.  "Crime Spree" by Masked Intruder (from M.I.)
5.  "Valerie is Getting Married" by Masked Intruder (from The Wedding EP [Split with Dan Vapid & The Cheats)
6.  "Heart Shaped Guitar" by Masked Intruder (from Masked Intruder)
7.  "American Music" by Violent Femes (from Why Do Birds Sing?)
8.  "I Held Her in My Arms" by Violent Femes (from The Blind Leading the Naked)
9.  "Prove My Love" by Violent Femes (from Violent Femes)
10.  "14 Coleman St" by Great Cynics (from In the Valley)
11.  "North Street" by Great Cynics (from I Feel Weird)
12.  "Home Measures" by Great Cynics (from Don't Need Much)
13.  "Good Luck Girl" by Doug McKean (from Unquiet)
14.  "There's a Party in the USA" by Doug McKean (from Esperanto Sessions)
15.  "Last Time" by Doug McKean (from Concerto for Second Fiddle)
16.  "In the Scars" by The Ducky Boys (from Dead End Streets)
17.  "The Sweetest Girl" by The Ducky Boys (from Chasing the Ghost)
18.  "Alone Tonight" by The Ducky Boys (from Three Chords and the Truth)
19.  "Who's Your Partner" by The Menzingers (from Chamberlain Waits)
20.  "Burn After Writing" by The Menzingers (from On The Impossible Past)
21.  "I Don't Wanna Be An Asshole Anymore" by The Menzingers (from Rented World)

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

K98X The Fringe Podcast Episode # 20

1.  "Don Quixote" by ALL (from Allroy Sez)
2.  "Dot" by ALL (from Percolater)
3.  "Darkness" by They Stay Dead (from They Stay Dead)
4.  "Never Forget" by They Stay Dead (from Cursed)
5.  "Same Disease" by Dave Hause (from Devour)
6.  "Years from Now" by Dave Hause (from Resolutions)
7.  "Change My Mind" by Textbook (from All Messed Up)
8.  "Letter Turn" by Textbook (from Used)
9.  "It'll Chew You Up and Spit You Out" by Concrete Blonde (from Concrete Blonde)
10.  "The Bloodletting (The Vampire Song)" by Concrete Blonde (from Bloodletting)
11.  "Good Enough" by Dan Vapid & The Cheats (from Dan Vapid & The Cheats)
12.  "Panic In The Streets" by Dan Vapid & The Cheats (from Two)
13.  "Freight Train" by Civil War Rust (from The Good Book)
14.  "Legalized Romance" by Civil War Rust (from The Fun & The Lonely)
15.  "Thought Senseless" by Cheap Girls (from Famous Graves)
16.  "Ft. Lauderdale" by Cheap Girls (from My Roaring 20s)
17.  "I Didn't Know" by Low Culture (from Low Culture)
18.  "Oh Jazelle" by Low Culture (from Iron Chic / Low Culture Split)
19.  "Ba Ba Ba Ba Ba" by The Mr T Experience (from Love Is Dead)
20.  "Alternative Is Here To Stay" by The Mr T Experience (from ...And the Women Who Love Them)
21.  "The Long Goodbye" by The GC5 (from Never Bet the Devil Your Head)
22.  "Take It or Leave It" by The GC5 (from Everything's Too Fast to Last - Rarities and Unreleased)