Interview with Harmonious Wail [Podcast]

Some bands really have that “timeless sound”— and Harmonious Wail is one of those bands. With some essentials like a mandolin, bass, and a cardboard box, this group knows how to create the jazziest gypsy grooves one can imagine. This is an interview with Sims (mandolin) and Maggie (vocals, box) Delaney-Potthoff, recorded in a disc warehouse room right in the heart of Murfie.

136258-largeWho: Harmonious Wail; interviewed by Kayla Liederbach
What: Sims and Maggie chat about Gypsy Jazz, inspirations, favorites, and scissors.
Where: Murfie HQ, Madison, WI
When: Friday, February 1st, 2013
How: Recorded by Kayla Liederbach
File: mp3 version

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Check out more of the band at wail.com.

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Interview with Bleeding Rainbow [Podcast]

Bleeding Rainbow has just one request: Don’t ask about their band name! Focus on their sound. They’ve been described as “Psychedelic Shoepunk Post-gaze,” if that makes it any clearer. In this interview, band member and singer, Sarah, discusses the evolution of Bleeding Rainbow from a 2 to 4-piece, the current trend of super-strung-together-genre-classifications, and yes, their band name.

135577-largeWho: Bleeding Rainbow; interviewed by Kayla Liederbach
What: Sarah gives insight on the music scene that can only come from a real insider
Where: Murfie HQ, Madison, WI
When: Friday, January 18th, 2013
How: Recorded by Kayla Liederbach
File: mp3 version

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Check out more of the band at www.facebook.com/rainbowbleeding.

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Interview with The Simpkin Project [Podcast]

According to The Simpkin Project’s facebook page, they play a “multi-faceted blend of reggae and Americana that varies greatly on its exterior layers but only atop the organic rhythms of reggae music.” Let’s see what the band mates say in person!

Who: Shawn Taylor and Phil Simpkin; interviewed by Kayla Liederbach
What: The guys of The Simpkin Project talk about roots reggae and the new directions it can take
Where: Murfie HQ, Madison, WI
When: Friday, December 14, 2012
How: Recorded by Kayla Liederbach
File: WAV version

Check out more of the band at www.simpkinproject.com.

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Interview with Venice Gas House Trolley [Podcast]

Venice Gas House Trolley is a spoken word, jam rock, electronic fusion band that “sounds like if Frank Zappa and Steely Dan had a love child and it grew up to be a jam-band.” VGHT is celebrating the end of the world on Friday, December 21st at The Frequency in Madison, WI. If you’ll be partying too, be sure to first check out our 12-minute interview with the band, recorded on 12/12/12.

138104-largeWho: Venice Gas House Trolley; interviewed by Kayla Liederbach
What: Josh, Adam (aka “Flowpoetry”) and Kevin of VGHT share some valuable insight on the role of poetry in society as well as the modern band scene
Where: VGHT’s hangout, Madison, WI
When: Wednesday, December 12, 2012
How: Recorded by Kayla Liederbach
File: WAV version

Check out more of the band at flowpoetry.com.

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Interview with Lion D [Podcast]

Lion D is a rasta singer from Italy (yes, Italy) playing the international reggae scene. An intriguing combo, methinks. Learn more about the rising star in our one-on-one interview.

Who: Lion D; interviewed by Kayla Liederbach
What: An intro to the music and story of Lion D
Where: Murfie HQ, Madison, WI (via Skype)
When: Wednesday, November 28, 2012
How: Recorded by Kayla Liederbach
File: WAV version

Check out more of Lion D at facebook.com/liondreggae.

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Interview with Steez [Podcast]

What the heck is “creepfunk”? What’s a “Steez”? Find out the answers to these questions and more in our interview with Madison-based five piece band Steez.

Who: Steve Neary and Chris Sell; interviewed by Kayla Liederbach
What: The story behind Steez: the festivals, the bus(es), the infamous 12-pack…
Where: High Noon Saloon, Madison, WI
When: Saturday, October 13, 2012
How: Recorded by Kayla Liederbach
File: WAV version

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Check out more of the band at creepfunk.com.

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Interview with Witch Mountain [Podcast]

Doom metal band Witch Mountain (how Halloween appropriate?!) is currently on the road with Castle. The group’s drummer, Nathan Carson, was gracious enough to take time from his busy touring schedule and hop on the phone with Murfie.

139440-largeWho: Witch Mountain; interviewed by Kayla Liederbach
What: Band member Nathan Carson talks about doom metal, the Portland scene and Witch Mountain’s not-so-secret reference to a Disney movie
Where: Murfie HQ, Madison, WI
When: Wednesday, October 10, 2012
How: Recorded by Kayla Liederbach
File: WAV version

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Check out more of the band at facebook.com/witchmountain.

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*Photo credit to Justine Murphy