Active Bird Community 10.16.18

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Active Bird Community 10.16.18

Posted by on Oct 18, 2018

Brooklyn based band Active Bird Community (ABC), was formed in 2005. Tom D’Agustino (guitar/lead vocals), Zach Slater (bass) and Andrew Wolfson (guitar/lead vocals) were in middle school when they first came together to create the band. They would later add Quinn McGovern (drums) to their dynamic, and began solidifying their roles and experimenting with their sound–capitalizing on elements of nostalgic indie rock straight from the nineties. Their music borrows from a pop punk narrative that lends itself to harmonic elements, crafting the perfect combination for simultaneous head-bobbing and infectious slacker vibes.

Their arrangements and lyricism throughout the band’s discography organically reflects their personal experiences of growing up in New York, and the charm and discord that comes from heartbreak, tensions, and overall growth. ABC recently released their third full-length album titled, “Amends” with Barsuk Records and are in the middle of a tour around the country. Active Bird Community came by Studio 1A and played three songs off of the latest album. You can hear all of that and more down below!

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Broadcast Credits:
Host: Taylor Wallace
Producer: Deidre Gott
Broadcast Engineer: Cliff Hargrove

Camera: Gabriel C. Pérez, Renee Dominguez;

Edit: Gabriel C. Pérez

Sure Sure 10.16.18

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Sure Sure 10.16.18

Posted by on Oct 17, 2018

Perched on a hill in Highland Park, Sure Sure self-produce all their music in their house-turned-studio  – a myriad of instruments positioned throughout the first floor, with cables snaking up the walls to the recording console upstairs. Based in Los Angeles, the highly collaborative group, composed of Chris Beachy (keyboardist, singer), Charlie Glick (guitarist, singer), Kevin Farzad (drums, percussion) and Michael Coleman (producer, bass, keys), has been releasing independently and systematically over the past couple years.

Their sound is characterized by a glowing warmth, ear-worm melodies, and driving rhythms. Ever since their 2016 single “New Biome” caught fire on Spotify, the band has been garnering a rapidly expanding audience, both online and in real life. Sure Sure’s recordings and infectious live shows have quickly solidified them as one of the most exciting up and coming bands out of LA.

You can capture some of their energy this evening when they play at Barracuda. The show will also feature LA-based Wilderado and tickets are still available here so be sure to check it out! Doors open at 7PM.

 

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Broadcast Credits:
Host: Laurie Gallardo
Producer: Deidre Gott
Broadcast Engineer: Cliff Hargrove
Camera: Gabriel C. Pérez, Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon
Edit: Gabriel C. Pérez, Salvador Castro


Shinyribs 10.16.18

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Shinyribs 10.16.18

Posted by on Oct 16, 2018

Photo by Eddie Gaspar


Born in Beaumont TX, Shinyribs is Kevin Russell’s Americana super group featuring a variety of tastes including country-soul, swamp-funk and tickle. All styles of American music are likely to be touched on, squeezed on, kissed on by this world-class band. Whether on his 6 string Uke or his Electric guitar or singing a cappella, Russell will entertain you like no one else.

About 40% of Shinyribs came into Studio 1A for a stripped down set. Russell, joined by the Shiny Soul Sisters of Alice Spencer and Kelley Mickwee, gave an intimate preview for their upcoming show at the Swan Songs Serenade tomorrow October 17th.

Swan Songs is a charity created by Christine Albert in 1992 to fulfill musical last wishes. Her organization arranges private concerts for individuals with a terminal illness or nearing the end of life at no cost to the family. Committed to supporting live music in the community, Swan Songs pays for musicians to come to the patient’s care facility and perform. The Swan Songs Serenade is their annual fundraiser to help support their honorable cause. The event will feature a silent and live auction, seated dinner and of course, a concert with the wonderfully talented Shinyribs. Aside from getting to see a fabulous concert from Shinyribs, you’ll be supporting a great cause by attending. The evening will start tomorrow at 6PM at the Riverbend Centre for the Arts. Tickets are still available here so be sure to come out for an unforgettable night. You can also check out Swan Songs’ website for more opportunities to help their cause.

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Broadcast Credits:
Host: John Aielli
Broadcast Mix and Editing: Cliff Hargrove

Johnny Marr 10.11.18

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Johnny Marr 10.11.18

Posted by on Oct 11, 2018

Photo by Hannah Edelman

Many are calling Johnny Marr’s newest release his best solo album yet. Call The Comet finally arrived this past summer after a long four years since the release of his last album Playland. This time, Marr places us in an alternative society of a not-too-far future where those under the current administration are no longer in power. Marr does not necessarily consider Call The Comet to be a concept album, he tells us, but admits that the recent political climate was a big influence thematically. In our interview Marr explains how creating a utopian-like society was the perfect form of escapism during the eerie times of Brexit and the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Being considered one of the world’s best guitarists is a hell of a title to live up to, but the jangle pop guitar style we all know and love doesn’t stop Marr from letting the keys and drum machine take the spotlight here and there. With a little bit of blues guitar, some sonic loops, and a few carefully placed loose funk riffs, this piece has something for every type of fan to enjoy. You can find Johnny Marr’s Studio 1A session below, so check it out!

– Meagan Otten

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Host: Jay Trachtenberg
Producer: Deidre Gott
Broadcast Engineer: Cliff Hargrove, Jake Perlman
Camera: Gabriel C. Pérez, Hannah Edelman, Jenan Taha




 

Dina El Wedidi 10.10.18

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Dina El Wedidi 10.10.18

Posted by on Oct 11, 2018

Hailing from Giza, Egypt, Dina El Wedidi’s sharp vocals and highly ornamented music compositions will leave you captivated. Her music is decorated with innovative arrangements and detailed instrumentation that captures the essence of her global sound. Her style borrows elements of folk, jazz, and experimental rock and comes together to bring audiences a unique style of arrangement and form. Wedidi’s performances are ornamented with political and personal threading that catalyzes into an execution of pure transcendence.

***UPCOMING SHOWS***

10/10 @ One2One Bar
10/11 @ One2One Bar

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Host: John Aielli
Producer: Deidre Gott
Engineer: Chris Hargrove, Jake Perlman