As I put some of the finishing touches on the shenanigans that I have planned for the latter part of April, I thought it would be fun to assemble a sort of “listening guide” for the artists that are performing for the show. There are eight bands over two days, all with decidedly different styles and forms. While Day 1 is decidedly experimental, and Day 2 is very much a “rock” show, even among those categorizations, there’s a fair amount of diversity. In my case, hearing is always believing, and I enjoy being able to delve into the work of an artist so I know what I’ll be getting. For those nerdy folks in the audience, this one’s for you.
Austin’s 40th Birthday Listening Guide
Day 1: The Country Mouse & The City Mouse
04.) “The Book of Karen” by The Dead Air Fresheners w/ Austin Rich, Live at Habesha Lounge, 13 April 2013.
All four of these performances are less that 20 minutes, and were recorded & mastered by Austin Rich. 1 & 2 were recorded at KPSU, the other two were on-location. You can stream or download these to your heart’s content. I should add that you can subscribe to Closet Radio (hosted by Miss Rikki) in your podcatcher of choice using that link. It is well-worth your time.
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2 & 4 were recorded by the artists, with the second half of 2 by Austin Rich at KPSU. 1 & 3 were recorded on-location by Austin Rich. You can stream or download these to your heart’s content. I should add that you should check out DJ Tuff Gnarly, who is the curator of the annual Booberamapaloozafest at The World Famous Kenton Club. This year’s line-up is amazing, and a taste of the kind of tunes he’ll be providing at this show.
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Xiphoid Process contains members of The Thrash-Key Kids and The Decliners, and The Welfare State grew out of The Crack City Rockers, all three of whom I had the pleasure of recording at KPSU. You can stream or download these performances, too:
The Thrash-Key Kids 14 September 2014
The Decliners 13 April 2007
The Crack City Rockers 23 June 2006
Cypher is an as-yet-unrevealed project that consists of myself and Moth Hunter. We’re not even sure if the name will stick, that’s how new it is. I don’t exactly know why I’ve included these tracks here. Perhaps it involves a sort of “Secret Guest” happening on Day 1, or may just be for your listening pleasure?