My oh my, Murfie’s own Kayla Liederbach sure is a prolific podcast producer. (alliteration!) Last Monday she telephoned the frontman of Sleeping in the Aviary, a quirky indie rock band based out of Minneapolis, MN, to get some inside scoop on their toing and froing.
Who:Elliott Kozel; interviewed by Kayla Liederbach What: Sleeping in the Aviary frontman Elliott talks how they got started, what they’re doing now, and why he thinks they should be called “The Penguins” Where: Hiller Studios, Madison, WI When: Monday, February 13, 2012 How: Recorded by Jon Brumbaugh; intro music composed by Jon Brumbaugh
Hey, guess what? We gots another audio file for you to ooh and aah over. This time around we sat down and chatted with Nick Whetro of Icarus Himself.
Who:Nick Whetro; interviewed by Kayla Liederbach What: A look at Icarus Himself: the history of the band, their sound, and their album Career Culture Where: Hiller Studios, Madison, WI When: Monday, February 6, 2012 How: Recorded by Jon Brumbaugh; intro music composed by Jon Brumbaugh
Today, I got a special video treat in my inbox. An acoustic cover of “Skinny Love” by indie folk band Bon Iver. (An aside. The city of Eau Claire must be so proud. Ahem ahem, FOUR Grammy nominations for Wisconsin native Justin Vernon and the rest of the super-talented gang. Four nominations! More than Lady Gaga !) Wait, where was I? Got a bit off track. Oh yes, an acoustic cover of “Skinny Love” arrived in my inbox today…from Melissa Faulkner, a Murfie staffer who also happens to have a purdy voice. See for yourself…
YAY, Melissa! (AND Kris Roug!)
Honestly, you guys, it’s ridiculous how easy YouTube has made finding new music and artists. There’s so much untapped talent, and it’s pretty darn fun finding the next big thing first (who doesn’t like being ahead of the curve?!). I, myself, have freely trolled YouTube and other video-sharing sites for homemade music videos. I’m betting y’all have too. So, tell me – who’s the greatest, unsigned musician out there?
So, remember how I told you guys about Bookless and Project Lodge? (A refresher: Project Lodge, or Pro Lo as the cool kids like to say, is a hub for the community arts in Madison, Wisconsin.) As luck would have it, for all you curious cats, Murfie’s own Kayla Liederbach did some on-the-scene reporting at the not long past Project Lodge Benefit Show at the Majestic Theatre, which featured 5 local bands. Take a listen (and check out some photos from the Benefit, compliments of Evan Benner, another Murfie staffer).
Who:Tom Teslik, Anna Vogelzang; interviewed by Kayla Liederbach What: The Project Lodge, The Benefit Show, and local musicians: Anna Vogelzang, Whitney Mann, All Tiny Creatures, Icarus Himself, and Julian Lynch Where: The Majestic Theatre, Madison, WI When: Saturday, January 21, 2012 How: Recorded by Kayla Liederbach; intro music composed by Jon Brumbaugh
The staffers at Murfie are just bananas about music. One trio of guys is keeping particularly busy with music projects: Ben Willis, Brian Grimm, and Pat Reinholz. Along with Brian’s brother A.J, they make up a very unique string quartet called Watercourse Quartet. So, we sat them down for an interview.
Who:Watercourse Quartet; interviewed by Kayla Liederbach What: A look at the band, their unique style and use of improvisation Where: Pat and Ben’s house, Madison, WI When: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 How: Recorded by Jon Brumbaugh; editing by Kayla Liederbach; intro music composed by Jon Brumbaugh
We’re as pleased as punch to introduce our very first podcast! Look for us to share brand new audio interviews with local musicians and bands every month. This month we chatted with Madison’s own Josh Harty, a super cool, super talented alt-country artist.
Who: Josh Harty; interviewed by Kayla Liederbach What: Josh’s background, music influences and style, and opinion on digital music Where: Warehouse at Murfie HQ, Madison, WI When: Friday, January 6, 2012 How: Recorded by Jon Brumbaugh; intro music composed by Jon Brumbaugh File: mp3 version