Today’s episode is a very special new segment of AFL: Tea & Table Talk. Jesse invites musicians to her kitchen table for tea and, well, talking. Charlie McKittrick sat down to discuss his journey from drummer extraordinaire (TimeGiant, Phill Hood!, Foreign Film Star and a billion others) to singer-songwriter and his debut solo record. It’s an insightful, vulnerable, occasionally heavy discussion, and well worth a listen. Charlie opens our No Soul Safe showcase April 8th so get in the loop already!
Today’s episode is Arcanum’s prog metal 4 track debut EP , At the Car Wash. A mix of funky grooves and grit, their sound is self-described by the band as it’s own genre combining junk and djent: Djunk. For those of you unfamiliar (which was us at first too), it’s heavy on high-gain distortion guitar, slap bass, and polyrhythms. You may recall bassist Jesse Woodrich of AFL alnumi SirenPhase, who you can catch at our No Soul Safe showcase April 8th at the Libertarian. Get in the loop!
Jess is back to talk Windsor-based psychedelic rock-pop from The Brandy Alexanders. It’s steeped in the likes of Pink Floyd and middle-era Beatles, but with enough rhythmic interest and layered instrumentation to make their mark on the genre. Check them out here and stay tuned till the end of the episode for details on our next showcase night November 3rd at The Cameron House!
In AFL’s first live album review, we get into some seriously raucous, explicitly sexy tunes with Windsor’s grungey, punky, psychedelic rock foursome Cowboys In Cardigans Mammoth. There’s something for everyone on here, but especially if you dig a little kink in your life and like a growly-yet-clean vocal and a lot of bendy bass. It’s sweaty and chaotic in the best way. Are we still talking about music? Get in the loop!