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Meet and Greet: Air Circus

Who: Air Circus

What: Alternative rock

Why: It’s always a good time when Air Circus is playing. If my neighbors weren’t watching me out in the garden, I might bust a move out there. They’ve seen me in my pajamas so there’s nothing left to lose. It could be my own little garden party with Air Circus.

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Interview with . . . Color Out

Color Out is a new solo rock and roll venture from Dave Hedrick. His music is reminiscent of the music from the 2000s. I’m ok with it and you probably will be too. Today Color Out is gracing us with their presence on the blog.

Color Out


Where was your first concert as a fan? As a performer?

I think my first concert was Nine Days in Tallahassee, FL. I was up visiting my brother in college at FSU and went to that show at Floyd’s Music Store. As a performer, my first concert was a house party my
senior year in high school. It was actually the night before prom and we ended up playing a couple songs in the backyard. It was such a good time and of course the cops came which just means it was a good party.


Do you have a bucketlist? If so, what’s on it?

I actually do as a musician and I’ve been fortunate to be able to cross a couple items off. When I first started, just getting songs on
iTunes was a bucket list item. A couple others that I’ve done is get played on internet radio, get a song on TouchTunes jukeboxes (Those are the digital jukeboxes at bars/restaurants), get a sync placement for one of my songs and hit 5,000 subscribers on YouTube. A couple that I am looking to do in the near future – Get a song on a Spotify editorial playlist, tour Europe and write a full length album with a producer.


What was the last thing that you read?

I am terrible at finishing books. I really need to read more and that’s a resolution of mine I am failing at. The last thing I read was
probably a news article dealing with this COVID-19 stuff. Super lame I know.


What are you listening to at the moment?

Ruston Kelly, PLTS, Jason Aldean, and also listening to a lot of 90’s grunge. Not a ton of new rock out right now so I find myself just going back and listening to old records that really influenced me as a songwriter. I find myself studying them more than listening, as I am always looking to learn from these
artists to make my music and songwriting better.


If you weren’t a musician, what would you be doing?

I am technically not a professional musician since I do other things to supplement income. With that being said, if I wasn’t a musician I would probably be into film or photography. I have a strong creative side so I can’t imagine that not coming out in some other capacity.


Who would you like to collaborate with in the future?

Ace Enders from The Early November. I really dig his music and his style. He has a studio in New Jersey I would like to record at someday. The other one is Nick Hexum from 311. I’ve been a huge 311 fan since a kid and I would love to do a song with him. He has such a unique voice and
style I think it would sound really cool.


What do you want people to know about your music?

I just released a new EP titled ‘Perspectives” on 3/13/20 featuring 6 songs. You can stream this EP and the entire catalogue on all major streaming platforms so go check it out. You can also follow Color
Out social media at these links:

Twitter – @coloroutmusic.

Instagram – @coloroutrock.

Facebook – www.facebook.com/coloroutrock.


Color Out is 100% rock music, but there are a lot of elements and genres mixed in that I think a lot of people will appreciate. In talking with some fans, I think what they connect with most are the lyrics. There is a lot of emotion in these songs and they tell real-life stories dealing with relationships, love and heartache.

Sleep Deprived Music Review: The Von Tramps

The Von Tramps
Photo: Jeff Mozey Photography 

The EP, “Sun’s Out: Strung Out,” sounds like The Von Tramps are ready to party! Maybe our idea of what a party is has changed a bit but the spirit of partying is the same. People just want to have a good time – dance a little, drink a bit more than they should and watch other people have a good time. I do miss watching people and seeing their drama unfold right in front of me. So until it’s time to get back to a party out in public, there’s still good music to be heard wherever you can stream music.

The Von Tramps are a punk rock band from Minneapolis. I love their name.

The Von Tramps are Jenna Enemy- vox/guitar, Chelsea Oxborough- guitar, Krissandra Anfinson- Bass and Kieran O’Donoghue- Drums

Their music reminds me a little bit of ska/punk bands from the late 90s/early 2000s. Those were good times. Some people weren’t a fan of ska bands. I think those people must be deaf or something. Good music isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. Maybe they don’t appreciate a good horn section?

If I could go to some dive bar and hear The Von Tramps live and in concert, that would be amazing. I might even go buy a new pair of Doc Martens for the occasion.

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Flawless Friday Video: Simply Vika

Simply Vika

We’re all finding out that it can be disappointing to be living our best life and the whole world comes to a grinding halt. Singer/rapper Simply Vika isn’t letting a pandemic stop her from making music or music videos. Kudos to her for trying to still live her best life.

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Meet and Greet: Gardening, Not Architecture

Who: Gardening, Not Architecture

What: Their Facebook description says “Melodic, bittersweet songs with punk rock soul.”

Why: See above. If that’s not enough, they have been raising money for a tornado relief fund for the people of Nashville. The date of the tornadoes was March 2-3, 2020.

Official Website – gardeningnotarchitecture.com

Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/artist/2EYiQaeGXkR0x0geYW2UzA

Bandcamp – http://gardeningnotarchitecture.bandcamp.com

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instagram.com/gardeningnotarchitecture

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Interview with . . . Katya Richardson

https://www.katyarichardson.com/

Los Angeles based composer, Katya Richardson, is quite accomplished. At the age of 15, the Los Angeles Philharmonic performed her orchestral work. Her resume is absolutely amazing. Check out her website to see all of her current and previous work. Richardson is nothing short of brilliant.

She also has released her debut album, Left from Write, that is available for everyone to enjoy. Richardson was kind enough to answer a few questions.

Where was your first concert as a fan? As a performer?

I was lucky to grow up around a lot of live jazz and classical music, so it’s hard to pick one experience! But one of my most memorable concerts was seeing Fleet Foxes at the Hollywood Bowl. It was so surreal being in a venue with that many people, and I was blown away by Robin Pecknold’s vocals. As a performer and composer, I’ve been playing piano for almost 15 years, having debuted compositions in venues like the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles and The Royal Opera House in London. I’ve recently started singing too, both my own work and as part of a synth-pop duo, so I’m excited to explore more of that.

Do you have a bucketlist? If so, what’s on it?

Definitely to travel more! I want to find a way to combine my love of travel and music, like immersing myself in another country or developing a project based on the local culture. I’d like to finish a classical album within the next year – that’s my next immediate goal, aside from my usual film-scoring work.

What was the last thing that you read?

I’m in a graphic novel phase, so I just finished reading a series called Saga. It’s essentially a space epic/fantasy influenced by the world of Star Wars. So visually stunning!

What are you listening to at the moment?

Recently discovered an icy pop group called Litany, so mostly vibing to them. Been super into FKA twigs and Tame Impala too.

If you weren’t a musician, what would you be doing?

Something to do with genetics or neuroscience, since I’ve always loved biology. I’m fascinated by how an environment can change our genes and why the human brain is drawn to music.

Who would you like to collaborate with in the future?

Most of my work as a composer is multi-disciplinary, and collaboration is really central to what I do. I primarily score films, but regularly work with choreographers, dancers, and designers, and routinely record with live musicians. Some of my most experimental and meaningful collaborations have been through dance, so I’d love to explore more of that.

What do you want people to know about your music?

I just released my debut album, Left From Write! It is a hyperkinetic, electrojazz EP largely inspired by Flying Lotus and SOPHIE – featuring vocal loops, saxophone, and groovy vibes. Thematically, it celebrates dyslexia and individuality, commenting on issues that arise out of a standardized education system. It was originally written as part of a dance production at The Royal Opera House in London, in collaboration with a choreographer, lighting designer, and animator to visually and sonically recreate the multi-layered experience of a dyslexic. 

The 3 movements act as a narrative, looking at individuality as something organized and chaotic, but ultimately human. While I would love for this piece to encourage more discussions about dyslexia and destigmatize learning disabilities, in the end I always strive to make music that is fun. Left From Write is exactly that – it is a love letter to being human, and I hope you enjoy listening to it! 

Sleep Deprived Music Review: Julia Bardo

Julia Bardo released her debut album, Phase, on March 6, 2020. Her sound is reminiscent of 60s singers like Petula Clark and Nancy Sinatra. It’s very retro.

Bardo’s hometown is Brescia, which is in the northern region of Italy. Her current residence is in Manchester, England.

Bardo taught herself to play the guitar. For awhile, she played in a post-punk band. She was still searching for her own musical voice so she decided to go solo. I think she will continue to evolve as an artist because she will always want to express herself.

If only, I had a pair of go-go boots . . . I wish that I had a basement so that there was a space to listen to old records and wear clothes from the 60s.

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