SuicideGirls Radio feat. Julien-K
Jan 2015 28

SuicideGirls Radio feat. Julien-K

Posted In All Things SG,Blog,Entertainment,Music,SG Radio

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This Thursday, January 29th on SuicideGirls Radio, hosts Moxi Suicide and Nicole Powers will be joined by Amir Derakh and Ryan Shuck of Julien-K. We’ll be playing awesome new tracks off their forthcoming concept album, California Noir, and talking about their blockbuster Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign, which reached its goal in less than 24 hours — and features some fab perks!

You can listen – and watch – the world’s leading BYOB radio show live on Thursday nights from 7 til 8 PM [note new time] at our state-of-the-art all digital home: TradioV.com.

If you have questions for the SG Radio crew or our guests, you can call in during the live broadcast at: 1-855-TRV-inLA (1-855-878-4652)

For updates on all things SG Radio-related, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

About Julien-K

Amir Derakh and Ryan Shuck have been musical partners for 15+ years. During their time together they have weaved in and out of mainstream music like a constantly evolving musical fashion house. In the late ’90s they were responsible for massive radio and sales hits such as “Blind” (Korn), “Blue Monday”,” Stitches”, and “Fiction” (Orgy), and recently “Crawl Back In” and “Let Down” (Dead By Sunrise with their pal Chester Bennington). After enjoying years of traditional music business success, they have spent the last 10 years methodically moving away from the mainstream approach that put them on the map, opting to carefully steer their fans in a new direction, towards their new independent alternative electro rock project Julien-K – which sounds more at home with the likes of modern acts such as M83, The Kills, LCD Soundsystem, The Naked and Famous, Empire of the Sun, and even the Black Keys (see Derakh’s sleazy electro-blues guitar playing on “We’re Here With You”).

2009 saw the long awaited release of Death to Analog which included long time collaborators Anthony “Fu” Valcic and Brandon Belsky in the studio with Belsky and drummer Elias Andra rounding out the live show. After Belsky and Andra’s 2010 departure, Julien-K’s studio line up solidified as the trio of Derakh, Shuck and Valcic, while collaborations with electronic music innovators such as Bryan Black (Motor, Black Asteroid), Sharooz, Z-Listers, and others revved up the writing phase of 2012’s sophomore We’re Here With You. The touring cycle that followed saw the band hit Europe several times; the south-west US; festivals as far and wide as Hildesheim, Utrecht and Vladivostok; and many sold out shows in their native LA.

In July 2014 Julien-K launched it’s third album concept with a 3 song prelude to an ambitious double album-concept-esthetic-movement calling it California Noir. The CA Noir spirit was given a visual representation in November 2014 with the release of the haunting video for the title track, showcasing their struggle to discover the meaning of the California dream. The concept will continue with the early 2015 planned release of the first chapter: “California Noir: Analog Beaches and Digital Cities”.

For more on Julien-K visit their website, Facebook and Twitter.

NEW SG Interview: Kate Pierson — Guitars and Microphones
Jan 2015 07

NEW SG Interview: Kate Pierson — Guitars and Microphones

Posted In Blog,Entertainment,Interviews,Music

by Nicole Powers

In my imaginary Venn diagram of All Things Awesome, singer/songwriters Kate Pierson and Sia Furler occupy two giant yet equally large circles, and the new album, which these ridiculously talented and staunchly individual ladies collaborated on, Guitars and Microphones, occupies the utterly epic place where the two circles intersect.

Billed as Pierson’s debut solo album, from a songwriting perspective the release is very much a collaborative effort between the inimitable B-52s band member and the erstwhile Zero 7 frontwoman. However, featuring wonderfully quirky melodies and grooves, and Pierson’s unmistakable uplifting vocals, sonically the album is very much a child of the B-52s — the iconic Athens, Georgia retro-futuristic genre-defying outfit which Pierson co-founded in 1976 with cohorts Fred Schneider, Cindy Wilson, Ricky Wilson and Keith Strickland.

I recently caught up with Pierson by phone to talk about Guitars and Microphones, which hits stores on February 17, 2015. Read the full interview on SuicideGirls.com/.

SuicideGirls Radio feat. Gary Calamar and Gary Richards
Dec 2014 17

SuicideGirls Radio feat. Gary Calamar and Gary Richards

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This Thursday, December 18th on SuicideGirls Radio, Moxi Suicide and special guest co-host Charmaine Suicide will be joined by two legends of the Los Angeles music scene: Five-time Grammy nominated music supervisor and noted KCRW DJ Gary Calamar, who’s just release his debut solo EP “You Are What You listen To” and internationally renowned music maker and party promoter Gary Richards a.k.a. Destructo, who also has a new EP out entitled “West Coast.”

You can listen – and watch – the world’s leading BYOB radio show live on Thursday nights from 7 til 8 PM [note new time] at our state-of-the-art all digital home: TradioV.com.

If you have questions for the SG Radio crew or our guests, you can call in during the live broadcast at: 1-855-TRV-inLA (1-855-878-4652)

For updates on all things SG Radio-related, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

About Gary Calemar

Five-time Grammy nominated music supervisor and noted KCRW DJ Gary Calamar released his debut EP “You Are What You listen To” on October 14 via Atlantic Records. It’s a collection of gloriously catchy, sparkly rock & roll songs, filled with abundant wit and melody. Drawing inspiration from his rock heroes, his tunes alternately crunch as well as caress. Produced by John Would (Fiona Apple), the six songs that compromise the EP jam their way directly into your head.

So how does one go from music industry soldier to simply musician? Well, it’s actually more like an evolution than a career change. Known primarily as a five-time Grammy nominated music supervisor on shows like True Blood, Dexter, Six Feet Under as well as a KCRW DJ, Gary Calamar has always been a songwriter. None other than Iggy Pop recorded his tune “Let’s Boot and Rally” and encouraged him to keep churning out the songs. So after years of being a closeted songwriter with no time to record, up stepped Atlantic Records who heard a few demo tracks and asked to put the record out. And here we are, “You Are What You Listen To.”

Gary’s humble beginnings in the music business began behind the counter at LA’s finest record stores: Licorice Pizza (RIP), Moby Disc (RIP) and Rhino (RIP). He managed the criminally underrated LA band, The Balancing Act, who released three indie classics on IRS Records. From there he was offered a job at one of the world’s most influential radio stations, KCRW. He also co-authored the book Record Store Days: From Vinyl to Digital and Back Again. But all the while he’s been entertaining his inner circle of music pals with his own compositions — glorious bursts of rock and roll mischief and majesty.

For more information visit GaryCalamar.com/.

About Gary Richards a.k.a. Destructo

“I think we’ve got something special. I’m so excited for this record and this sound we’re creating,” stresses Destructo passionately when discussing the journey that led to the making of the “West Coast” EP, his six-track release for Insomniac Records/Interscope that brings together the after-hours energy of dance music with the streetwise wordplay of contemporary hip-hop hit-makers including Ty Dolla $ign, YG and Problem. The collection also boasts a trio of genuine rap legends Too $hort, Warren G and Kurupt on this genre-smashing EP that announces a bold new direction for the producer/DJ.

After finding success with the “Technology” EP and the “Higher” EP, Destructo (a.k.a. Southern California-based promoter Gary Richards, famous for the influential HARD events around the globe) was ready to do something dramatic and inspired, setting himself apart from the sea of established and emerging producers on the dance music scene.

“I wanted to make music that no one else was really doing. I started really digging into new music on the internet and started hearing these tracks that were like house, but with heavy hip-hop samples from Biggie and Tupac mixed in,” Destructo explains of the genesis of his “G-House 2.0” sound.

“Originally, I wasn’t even thinking of making tracks, but for tracks to play in cool DJ sets that blended the two sounds. The only problem was that I couldn’t find enough of those tracks to make a full set, so I just thought the next time I went into the studio, I’d try my hand at producing some of my own.”

The results of that first studio session — along with Australian producer Wax Motif who joins Destructo on the entire EP as co-writer and co-producer — was the track “West Coast.” It found Destructo incorporating samples from Dr. Dre’s “The Next Episode” over a driving house beat to spin during DJ sets.

Already eyeing even more marquee rappers to create with on his forthcoming debut album, Destructo sees his music-making career as a direct reflection of the eclectic and inspired mix he always strives to attain at his HARD parties, where artists ranging from Flosstradamus to DJ Mustard to Jack U to Pusha T play to a panoramic audience that can connect to all of it.

“In production and throwing events, it all comes from my gut. I just go with what I like. I’ve always loved hip-hop, rock, dance music, I’ve loved it all. Mixing hip-hop with dance music is like peanut butter and jelly. It just feels like we’re really hitting on something good and I can’t wait to see how far we can take it.”

For more information on Destructo, visit his Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Soundcloud pages.

SuicideGirls Radio feat. Bill and Tom Kaulitz of Tokio Hotel
Dec 2014 04

SuicideGirls Radio feat. Bill and Tom Kaulitz of Tokio Hotel

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This Thursday, December 4th on SuicideGirls Radio, hosts Moxi Suicide and Nicole Powers will be showing the SG love to Bill and Tom Kaulitz of the German pop-rock band Tokio Hotel – and hoping they’ll love us back.

You can listen – and watch – the world’s leading BYOB radio show live on Thursday nights from 7 til 8 PM [note new time] at our state-of-the-art all digital home: TradioV.com.

If you have questions for the SG Radio crew or our guests, you can call in during the live broadcast at: 1-855-TRV-inLA (1-855-878-4652)

For updates on all things SG Radio-related, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

**UPDATE**

ICYMI – Thursday’s show feat. Bill and Tom Kaulitz of Tokio Hotel. Huge thanks to all the totally awesome Aliens who made this one so special <3

SuicideGirls Radio feat. Mars and The Massacre
Nov 2014 20

SuicideGirls Radio feat. Mars and The Massacre

Posted In All Things SG,Blog,Entertainment,Music,SG Radio

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This Thursday, Nov 20th on SuicideGirls Radio, hosts Moxi Suicide and Nicole Powers will be joined by out of this world psychedelic/garage rock band Mars and The Massacre.

You can listen – and watch – the world’s leading BYOB radio show live on Thursday nights from 7 til 8 PM [note new time] at our state-of-the-art all digital home: TradioV.com.

If you have questions for the SG Radio crew or our guests, you can call in during the live broadcast at: 1-855-TRV-inLA (1-855-878-4652)

For updates on all things SG Radio-related, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Mars and The Massacre
Mars and The Massacre (MATM) is an LA-based psychedelic/garage rock band originally hailing from Indianapolis, IN. Formed in early 2013, the group of martians has already gained a strong following in Los Angeles, being known particularly for their entrancing and unpredictable live shows. Members switching instruments is a common sight at a Mars and The Massacre show, as are bowed guitars, strange 1950’s sci-fi samples, television sets, projectors, Remote Controls as picks, fake blood, and even fire dancing.

For more info visit their website, Facebook and Twitter.

SuicideGirls Radio feat. Lee Ving of Fear
Nov 2014 12

SuicideGirls Radio feat. Lee Ving of Fear

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This Thursday, Nov 13th on SuicideGirls Radio, hosts Moxi Suicide and Nicole Powers will be joined by music and film legend Lee Ving.

You can listen – and watch – the world’s leading BYOB radio show live on Thursday nights from 7 til 8 PM [note new time] at our state-of-the-art all digital home: TradioV.com.

If you have questions for the SG Radio crew or our guests, you can call in during the live broadcast at: 1-855-TRV-inLA (1-855-878-4652)

For updates on all things SG Radio-related, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

About Lee Ving
Lee Ving is the lead singer and rhythm guitarist for the Los Angeles-based punk rock band Fear. Born in Philadelphia in the late ’60s, Ving joined Sweet Stavin Chain Blues Band playing with Michael Brecker and Eugene Busnar. Later, Ving moved to New York and formed the band Daybreak. In the mid-’70s, he moved to Los Angeles and in 1977 formed Fear. Ving has also had a successful career as an actor, appearing in Dudes, Flashdance, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and Clue.

For more info visit: fearleeving.com/

SuicideGirls Radio feat. The Dread Crew of Oddwood
Nov 2014 06

SuicideGirls Radio feat. The Dread Crew of Oddwood

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Ahoy mateys! This Thursday, November 6th, SuicideGirls Radio, be taken over by a pirate horde fer a night o’ debauchery to be sure. SG wenches Moxi Suicide and Nicole Powers will be plyin’ the infamous Dread Crew of Oddwood with grog, checking out their hornpipes, and maybe stealing a little of their gold.

Ye can listen – and watch – the world’s leading BYOB radio show live on Thursday nights from 7 til 8 PM [Aye aye! Note new time!] at our state-of-the-art all digital home: TradioV.com.

If ye have questions for the SG Radio crew or our guests, you can call in during the live broadcast at: 1-855-TRV-inLA (1-855-878-4652)

For updates on all things SG Radio-related, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

The Dread Crew of Oddwood

The Dread Crew of Oddwood is a pirate band that blends Heavy Metal, Celtic Folk, and Progressive Rock with a unique acoustic instrumentation to proclaim a new genre: Heavy Mahogany. Embarking from San Diego in 2008, this bloodthirsty horde has accumulated a commendable cult following in the musical underground of Southern California, and is rapidly gaining infamy throughout the far corners of the world.

Oddwood set the stage for world conquest with the release of their albums Reign the Helm in 2009 and Rocktopus in 2010. Boozing, wenching, conquering, killing, and epic storytelling are commonplace in The Dread Crew’s lyrics, and their sense of humor and theatrical brilliance surface in their blood-drenched, critically acclaimed music video for “Queen’s Decree.”

These albums’ tales of comrades lost, bloody sieges, and drunken debauchery caught on so quickly that the demand for more manly and archaic music came to a head. So, In 2012, The Dread Crew of Oddwood forged their genre defining album Heavy Mahogany. Funded by the band’s rabid fans, this award-nominated masterpiece brandishes the true voice of their genre.

From the first note of “Meat, Bread, and Wine” to the last note of “Seafarer’s Medley,” Heavy Mahogany will take you on an unforgettable journey through time, space, and the seven seas. Captain William Kidd’s execution speech comes to life in “When I Sail’d,” and just when you think the fun is over, the crew sings songs of subjects as diverse as airships, zombies, demons, alcohol, and George Washington. Heavy Mahogany is the standard by which all pirate music shall be judged!

The Dread Crew of Oddwood is:

Captain WolfBeard O’Brady – Accordion / Vocals
Carpenter Ruba Jouba – Guitar / Vocals
Quartermaster Stark Cordwain – Irish Bouzouki / Tin Whistle
Bosun Deckard Cordwain – Mandolin
First Mate Riven Rahl – Toy Piano
Navigator Smithy Crow – Bass
Gunmaster Castle – The “Oddkit”

For moar on The Dread Crew of Oddwood visit their website and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.