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Episode 65: Ink Sticks & Stones

Today we tackle the delightfully difficult to categorize Ink Sticks and Stone’s release All That Gets Left Behind. It’s a storyteller’s epic that weaves in classical piano, Chinese mythology, French waltz, and folk noir to create an utterly unique sound so get in the loop!

Re-release Episode 31: SirenPhase

In memory of Corey Woodrich. Rock in peace.

Windsor-based metal prog rock with an intense apocalyptic maybe-not-so-distant future narrative. The most densely concise concept album we’ve done on AFL, its Siren Phase’s Origins EP. Dylan muses on the influences of H.R. Gieger in sci-fi, and Jess recounts her experience with The Purge franchise. Check them out at sirenphase.bandcamp.com for this and more releases from them!

Episode 44: Kayt Lucas Band

Continuing our recent string of wicked female vocals is Kayt Lucas Band, and their album, Tornado Nursery. It’s hard folk, with a sunny attitude and plenty of mandolin. The instrumentation is particularly unique, blending elements of Latin beats, Santana- style guitar, and the movements inspired by Kayt’s career as an aerial dancer and choreographer. Certainly a treat, so get in the loop! And mark your calendars for our next showcase, No Soul Safe at the Libertarian Public, April 8th!

Episode 31: SirenPhase

Windsor-based metal prog rock with an intense apocalyptic maybe-not-so-distant future narrative. The most densely concise concept album we’ve done on AFL, it’s Siren Phase’s Origins EP. Dylan muses on the influences of H.R. Gieger in sci-fi, and Jess recounts her experience with The Purge franchise. Subscribe on iTunes and Stitcher, and stay tuned for news about A Very Open Mic Night!

Alt-country folk with some heavy metaphors and a particular tilt on Windsor, this third release from Allison Brown, Stitches and Incisions, will surprise and delight. With a laundry list of collaborators and tunes that explore the divide of border towns or the decrepit hospital who once stood tall, it’s a songwriting powerhouse and beautifully executed. Dylan weigh in on Windsor culture and Jess digs deep into recent hero/villain stereotypes that get taken to task in “Your Enemy.” It’s a personal and insightful episode, so get in the loop!

Best of 2015

Dylan and Jess had a LOT to say about the fantastic bands we’ve had on AFL, so to celebrate a new year, we take a trip back through the most controversial, most memorable, and most hilarious clips and bloopers from 2015. If you’re new to our show, enjoy a taste of what we’ve done and stay tuned for what’s to come. Happy New Year!

Bonus Episode (Re-Release): Nickelback

As the first part of our Thanksgiving weekend re-release, this is the first recording Jess and Dylan ever released. It’s a look at Nickelback’s disco.. thing.. “She Keeps Me Up.” Plenty of awesome Dylan-hating-disco to listen to here. Don’t forget about our contest #DylanHatesDisco: If you can find a disco song I like, you can win a guest spot on the show!