In this week's episode of KCSU Live In-Studio, Maddy Erskine talks to People in General about their formation as a band, their musical inspirations, and how they are handling the pandemic. People in General is a 3 piece math-rock and jazz-pop band from Fort Collins. This episode was originally recorded and released on September 15, 2020. People in General played 4 original … [Read more...] about Live In-Studio: People In General
In this podcast, Maddy Erskine chats with hip hop artist and activist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez who recently released a new song called “El Cielo”. Xiuhtezcatl explains that "El Cielo" is a personal reflection of all of the experiences and emotions that are caused by the United States immigration system, and the love he's witness always transcend these human made borders. … [Read more...] about Love transcends human-made borders: Xiuhtezcatl Interview
It’s not a phase! The Nova Kicks are kicking it up a notch! On this episode, Asher sits down with Luis (Lu) Prado, Enrique Sandoval, Annie Kelly, and Brandon Fierro to learn more about one of the most beloved DIY bands in the Colorado scene and the most talked about band in the (in)doors series. The Nova Kicks classify their style as “a destructive sound wave of distorted grooves and soul”, not sticking too closely to any one genre and embracing the chaotic energy they bring into each and every performance. The Nova Kicks kick back, get down and personal, and open up about serious and important topics like living with anxiety, using music as a creative (and healthy) outlet, how COVID has challenged brought new challenges into their lives and what each band member looks forward to most when shows come back (plus all of us constantly interrupting each other because we can’t see when someone starts talking). This episode features The Nova Kicks’ newest track “The Phase” off their newest EP, “Son of a Stray” (which includes a super secret bonus song at the end)! You can stream “Son of a Stray” on all music platforms.
Photography credit: Jeremy Baxter
Special thank you to Matt Gusmerotti for producing this series.
In the first episode of the semester, Maddy Erskine talks with The Red Scare about their musical inspirations and DIY recording. The Red Scare is a punk band from Fort Collins, Colorado, and known for their wild performances at DIY venues. The Red Scare sent in 3 songs recorded from their basement since they couldn't come into the studio to perform due to COVID-19. One of these … [Read more...] about Live and Local: The Red Scare
DJ Mackenzie Britt from WLOY in Baltimore, Maryland shares local artists in and around the Baltimore area. Artists like QueenEarth, Shuttlecraft, and Bosley all make appearances on this week's edition of the International Local Music Exchange. Stay tuned on Friday's for more episodes of the ILME. … [Read more...] about The Best of Baltimore Unsigned from WLOY-FM in Baltimore, Maryland