One of our favorite bands, The 1984 Draft played songs from their most recent record, Makes Good Choices, at the Cinco De Mayo Indie Rock and Roll Fest on May 4, 2019 at Oscars. The band also played some Jawbreaker and a new song!
The 2nd Annual “Indie Rock Fest/Cinco De Mayo Fiesta” was amazing this year and the line up was simply fantastic. While a day before the Cinco, it was a show full of good vibes, great music and a heck of a party. To call it jam packed really does not cover all of the musical goodness from the local community packed under one roof! Bands covered Americana, shoe gaze, rock and Indie Rock and Roll. Many thanks to the bands who played — A Voice of Your Own, The Boxcar Suite, The Typical Johnsons, The 1984 Draft, Neo-American Pioneers, Slow Glows and Kyleen Downes.
Age Nowhere surprised Dr. J with a cover of ‘New Madrid’ from Uncle Tupelo’s last record Anodyne. The Jeff Tweedy penned song references The New Madrid fault which is south of St. Louis where Uncle Tupelo members Jeff Tweedy, Jay Farrar and Mike Heidorn grew up. The band hailed from Belleville Illinois which is across the river from St. Louis. The New Madrid fault is the location of one of the most powerful earthquakes in the United States. The line about rivers running backwards is taken from a result of the massive earthquake in 1812. Another line in the song was based on a prediction made by Browning that predicted a massive earthquake would strike the fault and surrounding area in 1990.
Allow us to set a scene. Imagine stepping in for a drink at a bar where Sticky Fingers era Keith Richards is hanging out with his Nudie Cohen Suit wearing pal Graham Parsons and a world weary Chris Robinson of the Black Crowes. They are all sitting in a booth commenting on the passing musical fancies of the day. That is the experience of Age Nowhere! Imagine a true double guitar attack from Identical-twin brothers Matt and Dan Spaugy paired with smoky evocative lyrics sung by Paul Monin propelled by driving drums from Seth Gilliam and pounding bass of Matt Terry. That is the experience of Age Nowhere.The band takes it’s nom de plume from one of the standout tracks on Dayton’s own Shrug‘s 2005 record ‘Whole Hog For The Macho Jesus.’
The austere trio, Starving in The Belly of The Whale, profoundly explore the rewards in intimate, intricate and delicate sound. Led by meaning-filled song composer, guitarist and vocalist Ricky Terrell. SITBOTW has organically evolved over the years to incorporate the soft dynamics of multi-instrumentalist Scott Loy on cello, vocals and saw and Lacey Terrell on vocals, percussion and theremin. Starving in the Belly of the Whale beautiful construct patient yet driving arrangements with emotional lyrics and inescapable vocal arrangements that reveal the hidden serendipity of the beauty in quiet spaces.
Starving in the Belly of The Whale just started pre-orders and crowdfunding for their new music. They have raised over 30% with 30 more days to go (as of this writing)! Any support (purchase or sharing) will help SITBOTW get this terrific new music to as many ears as possible!
Join Dr. J as he welcomes Starving in The Belly of The Whale back to the YTAA studio to discuss their upcoming record ‘A Memory Preserved’ on April 9th from 3-6pm on wudr.udayton.edu and 99.5 & 98.1fm in Dayton, Ohio!
In advance of the latest Smug Brothers record, Attic Harvest, available now on bandcamp, iTunes, and Spotify courtesy of the fine folks at GasDaddyGo! You can chat with them on twitter and Facebook! And hey picture lovers, they are also on Instagram! Many thanks to the one and only Don Thrasher for being on the show! Enjoy.