Friday, July 31, 2015

Chirch & The Dirty Thought

"LIVE FROM STUDIO 5!" GOES TO "CHIRCH"
Our Blogger Seth Hynes-Marquette is taking a needed break somewhere on the other side of the earth and to fill his shoes it will take the combined efforts of Doug the Thug and Dewglass to produce this blog.
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That’s my sermon, now on to Chirch.
​The band consists of Mr. Chirch himself, bassist Colin Elliston, vocalists Jay Nolen, Jesse Holly, and Dezaray Lane.
The drummer is Brandon Johnson, the keyboard player is Corey Stampley and tonight the lead guitar
was played by Trevor Wiest who normally plays for Danami.

     On a breezy Wednesday night in August, Chirch and the Dirty Thought showed us all how it's done.  Passion, harmony and well-blended music rang from Studio 5.  Imagine an eclectic sound, mixing the smoothness of R&B, the edge of Rock and Roll, the lyrical respect of the spoken word, and the passion of Soul.  Call it Jazz, or R 'n' B or anything you want.  There were too many elements coming together to do them justice with a single label.
     The right mix and blending of voices and instruments took me back to old school.  There were enough surprises to excite today’s listeners with the craft that is missing in pop music. Love and loss were the theme, however even the darker tunes seemed to lift us and make you want to sing along, or even dance.
     Chirch and the Dirty Thought are best experienced live, so don’t miss their next show.  While you are waiting, you can listen to this show at ANY time from ANYWHERE on the planet on our FOREVER archives by clicking here:  https://archive.org/details/266Chirch 
The Flickr pix from that night are posted here:  Chirch pix
The video from this night will soon be posted here: You Tube 

Visit Chirch on Facebook and support them there.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Woodshop Induces Some Serious Wood In Studio 5!


Woodshop got good and hard in Studio 5 this week, busting out some serious countrified punky rock in the name of good times and good jams. Consisting of Mike Lynch on the kit, Jeff Schwarz on vocals, guitar, professional whistles, and brother Eric Schwarz on vocals, harp, washboard, and one seriously badass kazoo, this threesome delivers a crunchy wall of sound that encapsulates a tongue-in-cheek good times vibe and shot of lyrical sobriety simultaneously. The rhythms are deceptively transparent, the guitars deliver a down-home, life-is-good vibe that backs up an aggressively honest armada of vocals. The entire thing sounds like it just might bring you to tears, or make you smile with ecstasy, or smile with ecstasy while being brought to tears and also grabbing the second of a six pack of your favorite domestic beer.
Catch these ultra-bad dudes playing around the Minneapolis / Saint Paul scene as soon as you possibly can.




Links are provided below to Woodshop’s Facebook page:


Be sure to support your local “Fresh Air” Radio Station, KFAI! We are a non-profit organization, so we need your help as the listener to keep this amazing radio station alive and running, so as to deliver a wide-array of music for years to come! 

If you would like to make a donation, simply call us at 612-341-3144, or donate online! 

Online donation: http://kfai.org/node/46434

If you missed the original broadcast you can still listen at ANY time from ANYWHERE on the planet on our FOREVER archives just by clicking here:  


(Archive also contains interview with Live From Studio 5!’s blogger, Seth Hynes-Marquette)

Check out the video on our You Tube page here: https://www.youtube.com/user/KFAIRocks 

You can see the Flickr pix from that show here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kfai-fm/sets/72157653639928624


-Article by Seth Hynes-Marquette

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Dead Larry Brings Life To Music



Larry might be deceased, but it’s probably a safe bet that his corpse is trying to exhume itself in order to get the f**k down to this band’s relentless groove. Comprised of vocalist and guitarist Mark McGuiness, Josh “Shua” Felling on drums, lead string-snapper Ned Barclay and “Bass Man” Joe Scarpellino, Iowa natives Dead Larry broke into the music scene in the mid 2000’s and haven’t had a reason to look back yet. The instrumentals are powerful; the guitars transition from hard-driving riffs to blanketing cosmic wails so smooth they may as well be sponsored by Neutrogena. The rhythm section packs powerful punches like a Mike Tyson knock off, sporting touches like ultra-clean hi-hat funk and crunchy half-time kicks to super snappy bass solos. Mark’s vocals present a peppy and melodic story-song style, emitting catchy hooks that induce dancing, euphoria, and drug-like bursts of energy. 




When it comes to funky rock bands, one can’t go wrong with Dead Larry. Each member brings their own style to the table to create something collectively powerful, while also earning their individual time to show off just a taste of what they’re capable of on their own. It’s obvious that there is a creative and personal chemistry between these guys, and if that doesn’t make for the stems of huge success, I really don’t know what does. 


Dead Larry has a new album in the works. Missing out on that would be like missing out on your friends’ May Day barbecue that David Bowie showed up to for some reason. 

Links are provided below to Dead Larry’s website and Facebook page.



Be sure to support your local “Fresh Air” Radio Station, KFAI! We are a non-profit organization, so we need your help as the listener to keep this amazing radio station alive and running, so as to deliver a wide-array of music for years to come! 

If you would like to make a donation, simply call us at 612-341-3144, or donate online! 

Online donation: http://kfai.org/node/46434

If you missed the original broadcast you can still listen at ANY time from ANYWHERE on the planet on our FOREVER archives just by clicking here:  

(Archive also contains interview with Live From Studio 5!’s blogger, Seth Hynes-Marquette)

Check out the video on our You Tube page here: https://www.youtube.com/user/KFAIRocks 

You can see the Flickr pix from that show here:

-Article by Seth Hynes-Marquette


Tuesday, July 7, 2015

5 Years Strong: A Tribute To Half A Decade Of Badassery

It’s been an epic five years, and ever since that first broadcast back in the summer of 2010, the crew and musicians featured on Live From Studio 5! have probably made you laugh, cry, scream, weep, smile with unabashed ecstasy, become sexually aroused, inspire you to make a regrettable and impulsive purchase at 1 AM, inspire you to organize a camping trip with your beloved family, and turn the radio up. Or, maybe they just exposed you to some incredible local and touring artists, allowing them to be known unto you and providing a unique and selfless opportunity to support local music.


To help celebrate this Earth-shattering event, the crew had three different artists on the bill. Lakewood Cemetery played the first hour, sporting their bubbly, Iron and Wine / Colbie Callait style with a somber twist. Wrapping the night up were Tom Ayden, who demonstrated an incredible use of finger taps and scratches across the surface of his guitar to emulate a drum kit, and the ruggedly-awesome Tucker Jensen. 



If you should run into Studio 5’s hosts or behind-the-scenes-men on the streets: the lovely Cher Dial, the powerful Dewglass (Douglas Solomon), the ultra-knoweldgable Wyatt Sarber, the techy Georgia Cady, Rahib Bajar, Ryan Pollard, and Larry Sputnik, the robust Seth Hynes-Marquette, and finally, the increasingly popular Doug The Thug, give them a hug, or a firm hand shake, or a tender kiss on the cheek, whatever floats their boat. This crew does everything they can to get local music into your virginal, yet precious, ears each week. Show them some love, yo.

Links are provided below to Live From Studio 5!’s web page and Facebook:



Be sure to support your local “Fresh Air” Radio Station, KFAI! We are a non-profit organization, so we need your help as the listener to keep this amazing radio station alive and running, so as to deliver a wide-array of music for years to come! 

If you would like to make a donation, simply call us at 612-341-3144, or donate online! 

Online donation: http://kfai.org/node/46434

If you missed the original broadcast you can still listen at ANY time from ANYWHERE on the planet on our FOREVER archives just by clicking here:  


(Archive also contains interview with Live From Studio 5!’s blogger, Seth Hynes-Marquette)

Check out the video on our You Tube page here: Lakewood Cemetery Video 

You can see the Flickr pix from that show here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kfai-fm/sets/72157653073867833 


-Article by Seth Hynes-Marquette


Saturday, June 27, 2015

The Best Pour On Tap Gets Down In Studio 5!


Supplying sick grooves that put your cerebral on cruise control and your priorities in check, Pour was spawned in Buffalo, Minnesota, and now slides into your cranium where its nothing but obliged to take up a permanent residency. A rock-steady drum kit keeps hard-headed time beneath a fury of funk-esque string smacking and a vocalist who knows exactly what he’s got to say. The five-piece spins out a fusion of 70’s afro-jam, classic rock, and at times, even disco and psychedelica. Lead singer Jon Sullivan proclaims his truths with a deceptively calm, yet undeniably in-control melodic style, while bassist Derek Strand, drummer John Berry, and guitarists Jacob Berry and Max Eichorst are given their ample time in the sun, meaning each and every member of this group gets their chance to shine throughout every piece they perform. On top of all that, Pour is also on the verge of releasing a new full-length album. 



A few of the band’s stated influences include The Doors, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Grateful Dead, Frank Zappa, Queens of the Stone Age, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, James Brown, Bootsy Collins, amongst others. Bottom line: these five dudes will hypnotize you into actually enjoying yourself. Go see them. Now. 



Links are provided below to Pour’s website and Facebook page.



Be sure to support your local “Fresh Air” Radio Station, KFAI! We are a non-profit organization, so we need your help as the listener to keep this amazing radio station alive and running, so as to deliver a wide-array of music for years to come! 

If you would like to make a donation, simply call us at 612-341-3144, or donate online! 

Online donation: http://kfai.org/node/46434

If you missed the original broadcast you can still listen at ANY time from ANYWHERE on the planet on our FOREVER archives just by clicking here:  

(Archive also contains interview with Live From Studio 5!’s blogger, Seth Hynes-Marquette)

Check out the video on our You Tube page here:Pour video

You can see the Flickr pix from that show here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kfai-fm/sets/72157655059198855


-Article by Seth Hynes-Marquette


Friday, June 19, 2015

Liam Gerard Gets Stone-Cold Serious Smooth In Studio 5!



Presenting a blues-trodden past, downtown stomp-pop sensibilities, and a slicked-back swagger, Liam Gerard has risen as a breath of fresh air in the Twin Cities music scene (and we’re talking like, three Tic-Tacs at the same time fresh), combining throwback elements of key-driven love songs, layerings of instrumental simplicity, and humbly-experimental fretwork. Inspired by a slew of blues boys from back in the day, the Motown grind, and 90’s pop, Liam delivers a Noel Gallagher meets Jason Mraz sound that pleases even the most stubborn fans of melody. Liam delivered tales of love and labor all while strumming his six-string or caressing the keyboard in Studio 5 this week, and even paid homage to one of the man’s earliest blues idols, the late-great Otis Redding. Liam's voice retains a calming thickness to it, too prevalent to ignore, yet delicate enough to avoid being abrasive. Liam was backed in the studio this week by Cole Premo, his happenin’ guitarist, and Anahita, his happenin’ publicist. 


Liam has released his first studio work, the EP entitled Your Name (available on Spotify, iTunes, and Google Play), and it currently at work on his first full length release, Belle and Music, which is set for a summer release. 

Links are provided below to the Liam Gerard’s Website and Facebook page.



Be sure to support your local “Fresh Air” Radio Station, KFAI! We are a non-profit organization, so we need your help as the listener to keep this amazing radio station alive and running, so as to deliver a wide-array of music for years to come! 

If you would like to make a donation, simply call us at 612-341-3144, or donate online! 

Online donation: http://kfai.org/node/46434

If you missed the original broadcast you can still listen at ANY time from ANYWHERE on the planet on our FOREVER archives just by clicking here:  


(Archive also contains interview with Live From Studio 5!’s blogger, Seth Hynes-Marquette)

Check out the video on our You Tube page here: https://www.youtube.com/user/KFAIRocks 

You can see the Flickr pix from that show here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kfai-fm/sets/72157654315043209


-Article by Seth Hynes-Marquette

Thursday, June 11, 2015

British Invasion In Studio 5!



Having summoned musicians from different corners of the Earth to the humble streets of Minneapolis, vocalist / keyboardist Daniel Fiskum successfully birthed the alternative pop group Fiskum & The British Bluebirds, which is perhaps his most innovative and blatantly kick-ass group to date. Featuring the sick stylings of Bob Phillip on the drum kit, J. Evan LeFreak on bass, and Simon Husbands on the guitar, The British Bluebirds concoct an almost 80’s-like alternative dance energy, with bright, bursting drums, peppy six-strings, and launching synth sounds. Fiskum’s voice bears a Van Morrison-esque bellow, pleasantly invading and dominating the space in which it proclaims. At the end of the day, this group has provided a seriously fresh groove for the Twin Cities music scene. It’s like they say - if you throw enough stuff at the wall, something is going to stick. Fiskum & The British Bluebirds is the stuff that stuck. 








Links are provided below to the Fiskum & The British Bluebirds’s Website and Facebook page.



Be sure to support your local “Fresh Air” Radio Station, KFAI! We are a non-profit organization, so we need your help as the listener to keep this amazing radio station alive and running, so as to deliver a wide-array of music for years to come! 

If you would like to make a donation, simply call us at 612-341-3144, or donate online! 

Online donation: http://kfai.org/node/46434

If you missed the original broadcast you can still listen at ANY time from ANYWHERE on the planet on our FOREVER archives just by clicking here:  


(Archive also contains interview with Live From Studio 5!’s blogger, Seth Hynes-Marquette)

Check out the video on our You Tube page here: https://www.youtube.com/user/KFAIRocks 

You can see the Flickr pix from that show here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kfai-fm/sets/72157654402483651


-Article by Seth Hynes-Marquette