On March 5, 2016, a concert took place at Epicure Cafe in the city of Fairfax, Virginia, presented by Sarah A. Foote and Ryan Durbin, featuring original music performed by intelligient, creative, and reflective young women.
This week's episode features highlights of the show, recorded by Martin and hosted by Sarah Foote. A Q/A session with the artist is also included.
Graypea (Emily McGrath):
Little Old Big Me
What You Ordered
Caroline Weinroth (Cinema Heats):
If You Go
Birds For Eyes (Casey Meyer):
No Way To Be
Lyndsay Mikalauskas (Lynds Mika):
Slaves to the Negatives
It's Not You It's Me
The performers' music:
This week's episode features the entirety of Woodbridge, VA-area punk outfit Fake Bodies, who discusses their latest release, "Sad Tales of a Trapezoid", their approach to songwriting, and the unique challenges faced by a young DIY punk band in Woodbridge.
Fake Bodies - Sad Tales of a Trapezoid
Fake Bodies - Stupidity
Fake Bodies - What Now
Fake Bodies' website:
This week's episode features Drew Hyde, Doug Finch, Connor Doyle, and Jesse Harman of Fairfax County indie rock band Walkabout. The band discusses their influences, and their approach to songwriting and performing. Other topics touched upon include the musical community at George Mason University, the band's preferred frequency of rehearsals, and future plans for recording and performing. Selections off of their current release "It's All Make Believe" and upcoming EP "Coyote Beach Club" are played and discussed.
Walkabout - Take Any Rug in the House
Walkabout - Subway Walls
Walkabout - A Big American
This week's episode features Felix Donate-Perez of Foster Carrots, which operates out of Arlington, VA and Kalamazoo, Michigan. The interview, conducted remotely from Kalamazoo, touches on Felix's approach to songwriting, musical and lyrical composition, recording techniques, influences, and future goals for Foster Carrots.
Foster Carrots - ghost party
Foster Carrots - drowning
Skinky - urgency
Foster Carrots - sixteen
Foster Carrots' bandcamp:
This week's episode features Derek Zuk, a singer-songwriter-guitarist-producer operating primarily out of Richmond, Virginia - although this interview is conducted via linkup from Austin, Texas. Derek discusses songs off his latest LP, "Sick", as well as the EP that preceded it, "Facing the Pinky Gray Mirror"; he goes into detail about his songwriting approach, his DIY recording methods, his motivation for making music, and the contrast between living in Austin and Richmond.
Derek Zuk - World
Derek Zuk - Pink Mirror
Derek Zuk - Disappear/Dead End
Derek Zuk's bandcamp:
This week's episode features Dan Abh, the drummer for Alexandria-area band Oklahoma Car Crash, prolific recording engineer and producer for many DC-area artists, as well as the Community Coordinator for Convergence.
He discusses his experiences recording, playing, and booking shows in the DC area in the past ten years, as well as his songwriting and production methods, and gives us a sneak peek at Oklahoma Car Crash's upcoming album "Sunset Skin" as well as a previously-unreleased mix of Hayden Arp and Ella Sophia's cover of Rebecca vs Mexico's "Flashlights".
Oklahoma Car Crash - Laundry
Oklahoma Car Crash - Somewhere Beautiful
Hayden Arp & Ella Sophia - Flashlights (alternate mix)
Oklahoma Car Crash - The Worst Nights
Oklahoma Car Crash's Bandcamp:
The Lab All Ages' website:
This week's episode features Maya Renfro and Jared Garland of the Western Loudoun folk duo Atoka Chase. The pair discuss their development as musicians, their influences, songwriting methodology, and approach to recording. Songs off their latest LP, "Grief, Sir, is the Shadow's Companion", are highlighted, as well as Renfro's work with Knife Dikes and as a solo artist.
Atoka Chase - Tick Tock
Atoka Chase - My Father
Knife Dikes - The Lockett
Maya Renfro - Still of an Interview with D.F.W.
Atoka Chase - Black Pot
Atoka Chase's bandcamp:
Atoka Chase's website:
Chris Cassaday, Adam Bush, and Sean Moran are this week's guests, discussing their Arlington, VA-based rock band Micro Massive. The group discusses their influences, composing style, goals and challenges.
Songs included (as written for Micro Massive and performed by Chris Cassaday):
Chris Cassaday - Invisible Man
Chris Cassaday - Harder the Climb
Chris Cassaday - Mountain Time
Micro Massive's Facebook:
This week's episode features the prolific drummer Danny Shyti, who in this episode discusses his work with the DC-area experimental jazz outfit The Shadow Girl Sound Collective, as well as Northern Virginia-area folk band Atoka Chase, as well as NoVA/Richmond electronic act Cave Quest.
The Shadow Girl Sound Collective - Conviction
The Shadow Girl Sound Collective - Hands Up/Psychic Moose
The Shadow Girl Sound Collective - Politics
Atoka Chase - Abraham
Atoka Chase - Jealousy
Cave Quest - Untitled
Shadow Girl Sound Collective's website:
Atoka Chase's website:
The show's second season begins with an in-the-field interview with Richmond-area singer-songwriter-guitarist-producer Vince Klug of Vince Kane & The Incurables. Vince discusses his songwriting, musical influences, and business challenges faced by DIY artists in Richmond and elsewhere.
Vince Kane & The Incurables - Despair
Vince Kane & The Incurables - Time
Vince Kane & The Incurables - Afraid
Vince Kane & The Incurables' Website:
This week's guest is Silver Spring-area singer-songwriter-producer Alex Cloud, frontman of rEGRETS. Alex discusses the recording and development of his latest EP, "Root", as well as its precursor "Home Alone", in addition to performing recitations of his short stories and poems "To My Pen", "Jay", and exerpts of "The Lovely Fields".
rEGRETS - Colors
rEGRETS - Collie
rEGRETS - A Place In The Woods
Alex Cloud's website:
This week's guest is DC and Boston-based singer-songwriter Ella Boisonnault, who discusses her solo project Lady Pills, as well as her role as keyboardist and co-vocalist for Boston band Birthday Boy. Selections are played from Lady Pills' "Limerence" EP and Birthday Boy's "St. Freud" LP, and Ella discusses her songwriting approach and background as a music student and performing artist.
Lady Pills - First Time
Lady Pills - Sleepovers and Definitions
Birthday Boy - Flame
Lady Pills - Flicker
Lady Pills' website:
Birthday Boy's website:
This week's guest is Fairfax-area singer-songwriter-guitarist-producer Eddie Fuentes, frontman of progressive rock band I Am The Kaleidoscope as well as his solo project, The Red Tree. Eddie discusses his development as a musician, his approach to songwriting, and how he manages his career as a DIY artist; he also performs an exclusive in-studio rendition of "Seeing, Reversed".
The Red Tree - Seeing, Reversed (live)
The Red Tree - Carousel
I Am The Kaleidocope - S.F.T.
The Red Tree - Ojos
The Red Tree's websites:
I Am The Kaleidoscope's website:
This week's guest is New Orleans-area hip-hop artist and producer Matt Jackson, frontman of Lord Slime, as well as occaisional score composer and frontman of the Herndon-area group The Landing Party. Matt discusses his work as Lord Slime, including some new tracks as well as some material off of his "R.U. Slime Vol. I" album, his score and production work in New Orleans, and The Landing Party. (The Landing Party drummer Ethan Rundlett and keyboardist Martin Bonica also appear serendipitously.)
Lord Slime - You Nork
Lord Slime - Social Butterflies
Matt Jackson - Steel Drums #2
The Landing Party - Reality
The Landing Pary - Pivot
Lord Slime - Small Fries
Lord Slime's websites:
The Landing Party's website:
Sterling/Richmond-area folk musician Devon Jones discusses his current project, "Jenson Dove", as well as his former project "Oh! My Glory Days".
Jenson Dove - Tired Bones
Jenson Dove - Level 5 Rouge
Oh! My Glory Days - Something Else
Oh! My Glory Days - What A Waste of Time
Jenson Dove - Down Here I Know
Jenson Dove's website:
This week's guest is Falls Church-area singer-songwriter Rachel Kline, who discusses her new EP, "Manic Pixie Dream Girl", as well as her previous release, "Demons".
Rachel Kline - Demons
Rachel Kline - Holy War
Rachel Kline - Manic Pixie Dream Girl
Rachel Kline's website
DJ Trammel, guitarist/vocalist/songwriter of Alexandria/Herndon-area bands Cape Farewell and Be Still, Cody, discusses the bands' latest releases - "New Roofs" and "The Mariner", respectively.
Cape Farewell - A Whole Year In An Afternoon
Cape Farewell - North Northeast
Be Still, Cody - Everyone's Everyone
Be Still, Cody - Dearly Dead
Cape Farewell - Sin-Eater
Cape Farewell's website:
Be Still, Cody's website:
A special linkup with Paul Millar at his BUG SOUND facility in Austin, Texas. Paul discusses the variety of groups in Austin and elsewhere in which he is involved, including his solo effort SLUGBUG, the Pataphyics, the Tucker A&M Perry Foundation, and BOX TEAM. Martin also pays a special tribute to his favorite songs about living near some blinking lights.
SLUGBUG - Nervous Man Music
The Tucker A&M Perry Foundation - Perfect Salsa
SLUGBUG - 0xBADF00D
Pataphysics - Shock Shock
BOX TEAM - MINIATURE SUBWAY ADVENTURE
SCARY MERCEDES - Shortwave Mystery/Bars & Tone
SLUGBUG - Computers Again
Ethan Rundlett, frontman and often sole proprietor of the Herndon indie-rock outfit Lines&Lies, appears to discuss his new album "All the Pictures of You with Arms Crossed", and his other musical projects.
Lines&Lies - Brand New Astronaut Tattoo
Lines&Lies - House Burning
Lines&Lies - Joysucker
Cape Farewell - A Whole Year In An Afternoon
Cape Farewell's website:
The Enclosed Instruction Book's debut features an interview with Shaun Ahmadpour of Echo, who discusses his latest album, "greyscale // all good things wild and free".
Echo - Sorry (Try Again)
Echo - Virginia Sends Her Love
Echo - Technibeat