Saturday, July 26, 2014

Dred I Dread Returns To Live From Studio 5!

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By Dewglass

dred_i_dread     There are lots of things to worry about on a live show.
Not the least of which is having to replace the host at the last minute.  Cher Dial was out on a planned break.  Casey Moo had another commitment, but gave us a replacement, Max Nelson.  The Thug was quite apprehensive about just throwing anybody on the air as your replacement but Max came highly-recommended and he turned out to be a top-notch representative of the evening.  And as fate would have it, Nicole Jean Rode beamed in from the outer rim of the galaxy, and got herself a new name, Nicole Jean Rowdy.
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     Enter The Mighty Dread I Dread, and the studio was full to capacity.  This seven member group of premier Reggae masters brought a horn section, and stamped the music with some signature guitar effects, making it must hear music.  A little bird told me that Dred I Dread is not getting any air play on KFAI.  So dear readers, please go to KFAI on Facebook, and lobby the station, and your favorite program to play these guys.
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Dred I Dread is: Rawle G, Peewee Dread, Serdar G, Paul Kammeyer, Alex Cole Jr., Todd Baer, and Joe Mayo.

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Dred I Dread 049This group spans the globe, from Jamaica to Turkey, New Orleans and beyond.
Dred I Dread 050     With influences from punk to funk, this is exciting Reggae packed with surprises.  They hit all the groves, and threw in vocal harmonies that had the whole studio dancing.  Check these guys out, find 'em, fan 'em, go see 'em live, and fill up your digital library with their tunes.
Your support for "Live From Studio 5!" and those who share their music is vital.




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Here is the video from “Live From Studio 5!” added to our You Tube Channel featuring The return engagement of Dred I Dread and was originally broadcast on July 23, 2014 and hosted by Nicole Jean “Rowdy” and Max Nelson.
http://youtu.be/nDtnaelaPN8
Their first appearance on our show was on October 26, 2011 and it was GREAT to have them back! Here is the video from that show: (No horn section) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rO-iztVNo70&list=UUMeJC71i9gFjLQ8jjM2DHWA
The show is normally hosted by Cher Dial, Casey Moo, Dew Glass and Doug The Thug and is heard Wednesday nights from 10 to midnight on KFAI, 90.3 FM Minneapolis and 106.7 St. Paul and on the Internet at www.kfai.org.
Check out the Flickr pix from that show here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kfai-fm/sets/72157645891237541/
If you missed that show you can hear it on our FOREVER archives here:
https://archive.org/details/213DredIDreadReturns

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Eclectic Ensemble On Live From Studio 5!

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By Dewglass

July 16, 2014

The Eclectic Ensemble Returned to Live From Studio 5!

“Live From Studio 5!” is hosted by Cher Dial, Casey Moo, Dew Glass and Doug The Thug and is heard Wednesday nights from 10 to midnight on KFAI, 90.3 FM Minneapolis and 106.7 St. Paul and on the Internet at www.kfai.org

The Eclectic Ensemble’s return engagement to our show included a LIGHT SHOW.  Casey Moo got to the heart of the matter and dubbed the music "painting with sound".  The experience was like watching a symphony composed in real time.

The light show was a first for the show, adding an extra element to the performance. The Eclectic Ensemble consists of Tim Donahue, Director and bass guitar, percussion, sound effects, Charlie Henrikson, guitar, violin, effects  and John Vance  Synth, keys, and effects.
The trio works with others on various projects, such as Lady Tobalyas but these three are the core.
(Here is the show featuring Tim and Lady T:  http://kfai.org/node/42750)































You can listen to the rebroadcast, or visit Youtube for a sample.
Please check em out on facebook, and go experience them in person.
They have a wonderful way of bringing music to public spaces.
Music Of The Sun (MOTS) is a mobile, solar- and bicycle-powered outdoor improvisational ambient music series that happens for the love of Minneapolis, public space and art infused social interaction. Five times throughout July and August 2014, The Eclectic Ensemble will load a full range PA system and instruments into three custom-built bicycle trailers and pedal to various metro-area locations to perform for free to the public. Performances happen any time during daylight hours, last 60 minutes, and can occur on any day of the week. Music Of The Sun performances are weather sensitive and announced  three to five  days in advance. Rain postpones performances. To be informed of MOTS performances you can become a fan of The Eclectic Ensemble on Facebook or, to receive updates via email,  contact tim@theeclecticensemble.com stating your interest.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
Check out the Flickr pix from that show here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kfai-fm/sets/72157645330979208/
If you missed that show you can hear it now on our FOREVER archives here:

Sunday, July 13, 2014

The Lone Crows on Live From Studio 5!

The Lone Crows Rock Studio 5 Again!

By Dewglass, with a little help from his friends.

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   On "Live From Studio 5!"  the bottom line is the music.  The last time we heard The Lone Crows was February 20th of last year.  Since then the guys invaded Europe, and returned to us with brand new music.  The new album, Dark Clouds is available on CD, and vinyl, as well as your favorite download file.
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    On the first performance, there were only three Crows, Julian Manzara was finishing up some educational details.
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This time with the full complement, Tim Barbeau on Lead Vocals and Guitar, Julian Manzara, Guitar, Andy Battcher on the Bass and Joe Goff doing the drumming, the Crows filled the studio with their signature sound.
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There was some movin' and shakin' going on, so go see 'em live, maybe they would invite you on stage for some rug cutting.
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There were a few glitches due to equipment and human error, but the guys did not miss a beat.
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    Up close and personal, these guys are laid back and personable.
If they know how good they are, they are not letting it go to their heads.
As the Crows grow and continue to explore Blues Rock Lone Crows Style, I can imagine even greater stuff.  I would like to see the Crows and several other groups and artists get together for a super group project.  Maybe about 15 members, a crazy mix of instruments and vocals. And ……
well, maybe some time in the future, but something to think about.  Minnesota, and Minneapolis in particular are highly collaborative places, I can’t help but encourage that.
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Don’t forget to like us on Facebook.
Please go to kfai.org/livefromstudio5 for info, links and upcoming shows.
If you missed this show you can hear it from ANYWHERE on the planet at ANYTIME on our FOREVER archives here:
https://archive.org/details/211LoneCrowsReturn
This show was originally broadcast on July 9, 2014.
Here are the Flickr Pix for that performance: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kfai-fm/sets/72157645615201554/
The You Tube video of this performance is here:
http://youtu.be/omJ6qvXOBCY


"Live From Studio 5!" is retooling and needs your help, from social media, blogging, reporting, web promotions and more. Photographers, videographers, editors, flesh out your portfolio and help the musicverse. Stage managers on air, behind the scenes, help us do more, and expand the show to new heights. To do this we need dedicated people, sponsors and equipment so that we can do more recorded live shows.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Tree Party On Live From Studio 5!


Tree Party Performed This Week on "Live From Studio 5!"
By Dewglass

L5GITTERS400  One of the reasons "Live From Studio 5!" exists is to showcase the diverse music that is nurtured and spawned in Minnesota.Uncovering the lesser known and under-served is our mission and gives fans the opportunity not just to hear fresh music, but a chance to get to know bands, groups and artists.
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The band, Tree Party, has brought music, harmony and storytelling to a whole new level.  Tree Party is, Joey Ford, Jenna Wyse, Travis Bolton, Derek Trost and Andy Carroll.
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Their third album is "Iced Over - Thawing Minnesota's Local Lore" is a year-long project of researching stories and local history in smaller communities across Minnesota.
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Their first original album, self-titled and hot-iron branded, took on Western motifs and Midwest themes, while their following album evolved over a year collaborating with “The 7-Shot Symphony,” an epic, live cowboy show which was awarded a 2011 Ivey Award for Best Overall Production.
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Joey Ford is a fiscal year 2013 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
It did get a little weird, weird in a good way, on some of the tunes, as they performed a goose bumper or two.
Call 'em country, call em Folk rock, and call 'em Great.  I just think they are the new bards who have crafted stories that will be told for a long time.
Moviemakers looking for a series of songs to help tell your story, this is your group.
The vocal range was amazing.  Add some quasi yodeling and whistling and you get a musical experience with a Minnesota twist.
Check them out by visiting the links below, and don’t forget to like us on Facebook
http://www.treepartymusic.com
Please go to kfai.org/livefromstudio5 for info, links and upcoming shows.
If you missed this show you can hear it from ANYWHERE on the planet at ANYTIME on our FOREVER archives here:
https://archive.org/details/210TreeParty
This show was originally broadcast on July 2, 2014.
Here are the Flickr Pix for that night: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kfai-fm/sets/72157645081320220/
The You Tube video of this performances will soon be here:
https://www.youtube.com/user/KFAIRocks/videos
RINGZagit2y2j"Live From Studio 5!" is retooling and needs your help, from social media, blogging, reporting, web promotions and more. Photographers, videographers, editors, flesh out your portfolio and help the musicverse. Stage managers on air, behind the scenes, help us do more, and expand the show to new heights. To do this we need dedicated people, sponsors and equipment so that we can do more recorded live shows.
Got equipment you don’t use after an upgrade, consider donating it to KFAI, even if we can’t use it, we can auction it off for the funds to buy new gear, and you get a tax deduction too. Get involved indirectly, we need your comments, things you like, things you don’t like, what you would like to hear more of and so on. Like and comment on Facebook, help us reach further by sharing.


Sunday, June 29, 2014

Viva Italia on Live From Studio 5!

Sound and Shiny Things
By Dewglass
There are a lot of things going on during the” Live From Studio 5!” show.
Producers are preparing for their show, or doing pre or post production.
Usually not much attention is paid, unless it pertains to Music or instruments.
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Combine shiny things with an interesting sound, and you have an impromptu segment.
The Thug heard some interesting music emanating from the news room and checked inside. What he saw was curious and intriguing: A gentleman, Giovanni Volini, who looked like an extra right out of a Francis Ford Coppola movie playing a giant harmonica. But where were the orchestral sounds coming from? His iPhone! He decided on the spot to ask him if he wanted to perform on the show and his companion said, "He doesn't speak English but I'll ask him." The rest is history.
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The sounds coming from the chromatic harmonica were amazing, almost as if 3 people were playing harmonicas.
Giovanni, who hails from Torino Italy, brought his virtuoso harmonies to 2 clasical pieces.
Concerto for 2 violins by Vivaldi, and La Danza by Rossini
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You can revisit the performance by going here. https://archive.org/details/209McCoysVolini
And the Video is here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ensKf0lnvE4

The Wayward McCoys on Live From Studio 5!

LOVE IT LIVE
By Dewglass
In a live situation, everything that can go wrong, will and usually does.
Sometimes the stars align and things go amazingly well.
It started off as usual; a band without a lot of press or video, so we only had Bandcamp downloads to go by.
So I guess I was a little nervous.
I did not have to be on the bands account.
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The Wayward McCoys brought a trio in and the live energy we covet on the show.
There is W M D and these guys have W M B, Wayward McCoys Band.
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Doug the thug fell in love with the guitars, so if you want an in, just bring in a beautiful or unusual instrument.




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The band's account
People call us a real wang dang doodle. No fat, no frills.

Full Bio:
Ben, Joe and Jon each have three-letter names so they started a band. It's called The Wayward McCoys. Ben wails real loud, yet is also very informative. Ben thinks his songs are pretty good, but really that's actually your call. Music is subjective, after all. Joe plays the drums real loud and looks real happy. People are always telling him how happy he looks when he plays the drums. Honestly. People that don't even like the music will almost always concede that Joe looked "amusing". Jon rattles floors with his bass guitar and has developed a reputation for bouncing. He's more like Tigger, people say. When this guy drops the ball, abort. The music just really sounds thin without the bass. It's kinda like a train, tumbleweed, and 2 vultures in a tree started a band...people say.
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In general, The Wayward McCoys are difficult to catch as they are primarily a migratory species. Their debut Album "Greasy Clean" emerged and houses 10 songs that deserved it. The tracks span depravity and jubilation, and go well with whiskey or beer. Maybe even pair with a big ol' flank steak if you've got the fire to cook it. They're not really a force to be reckoned with, but The Wayward McCoys are not going anywhere. Does that make sense? They cannot offer you sex or money or the pleasures offered in corporate music. Bottom line: when rock 'n' roll is needed, they'll show up. Darn tootin'.
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You absolutely must hunt down these migratory animals, and grab some music for your ipad as a trophy.


The energy level in the studio was high.
If we could have attached wires I think we could have run the show, just on them.
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Whatever category you feel you must put Wayward Mc Coys into, the main one must be fun, and second energy.
I challenge you to see them live and avoid dancing.
The lineup:
Ben Greenwald - Vocals, Guitar
Jon Camp - Bass
Joe Silberschmidt - Drums, Vocals
Check them out by visiting the links below, and don’t forget to like us on Facebook Please go to kfai.org/livefromstudio5 for info, links and upcoming shows.
If you missed this show you can hear it from ANYWHERE on the planet at ANYTIME on our FOREVER archives here:
https://archive.org/details/209McCoysVolini
This show was originally broadcast on June 18, 2014.
Here are the Flickr Pix for that night: : https://www.flickr.com/photos/kfai-fm/sets/72157645368163281/ And here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kfai-fm/sets/72157645382226765/
The You Tube video of this performances will soon be here:
https://www.youtube.com/user/KFAIRocks/videos
What took place during the break deserves its own post, so look for that.

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"Live From Studio 5!" is retooling and needs your help, from social media, blogging, reporting, web promotions and more.  Photographers, videographers, editors, flesh out your portfolio and help the musicverse.  Stage managers on air, behind the scenes, help us do more, and expand the show to new heights.  To do this we need dedicated people, sponsors and equipment so that we can do more recorded live shows.
Got equipment you don’t use after an upgrade, consider donating it to KFAI, even if we can’t use it, we can auction it off for the funds to buy new gear, and you get a tax deduction too.  Get involved indirectly, we need your comments, things you like, things you don’t like, what you would like to hear more of and so on.  Like and comment on Facebook, help us reach further by sharing.
Check out "Live From Studio 5!" on FaceBook  ....HERE....

Friday, June 20, 2014

The Peace Life on Live From Studio 5!

DAYS OF THE FUTURE PAST
By  Dewglass
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On a Wednesday night it seemed quiet and peaceful, a duo was coming in and we had a complement of regulars.
Cher Dial and Casey Moo were hosting with me and Doug the Thug bringing up the rear.
Georgia Cady, Host of Sonic Pleasure on KFAI, was at the ready with video.
Of course we couldn’t do it without Sputnik , our broadcast engineer, and Wyatt Sarber, our Sound Engineer.
Add  Jerry Isgreat, a one-man video company who can render a video using three or four cameras in less than an hour.
What you get is an amazing night and the closest we have come to Pro media.
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The Peace Life entered the confines of Studio 5! And brought the singer song writer genre’ with them.
The duo, is a collaboration of, Jack - Acoustic Guitar, Vocals and Tess'ailene - Vocals.
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I don’t mean to be picky, but I thought maybe a tambourine or a shaky rhythm thing would have been cool.
The group’s social conscience comes through in their music, with songs about global warming.
And a haunting remake of a folk classic rendered to modern times with Tray, a song about the Trayvon Martin shooting.
It did bother me at first to hear the melody, as I was expecting a Dylan tune, but after listening a few times, I am finding it to tell a story that we must not forget.
There were some bare feet, although no food was served, so it was not a problem.
The lyrics are thoughtful, and the melodies engaging, like the world they sing about, it grows on you.
I hope they consider some future collaboration, as some of the songs would lend themselves well to orchestration, Violins, bass etc.
The Peace life has a core body of work I think you are going to want to follow.
You can find them here…
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"Live From Studio 5!" is retooling and needs your help, from social media, blogging, reporting, web promotions and more.  Photographers, videographers, editors, flesh out your portfolio and help the musicverse.  Stage managers on air, behind the scenes, help us do more, and expand the show to new heights.  To do this we need dedicated people, sponsors and equipment so that we can do more recorded live shows.
Got equipment you don’t use after an upgrade, consider donating it to KFAI, even if we can’t use it, we can auction it off for the funds to buy new gear, and you get a tax deduction too.  Get involved indirectly, we need your comments, things you like, things you don’t like, what you would like to hear more of and so on.  Like and comment on Facebook, help us reach further by sharing.
Check out "Live From Studio 5!" on FaceBook  ....HERE....

For a video,  just click here in a few days:  https://www.youtube.com/user/KFAIRocks/videos
You can hear a rebroadcast, and visit the other links to Flickr, YouTube and the forever archives just by clicking here: kfai.org/livefromstudio5.
The FOREVER  archives for this show are here:   https://archive.org/details/208PeaceLife
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