Arrison Kirby with Dustin Milotte & Brite Flowers
The Micro Jackson EP
“Living on my Own”
Written, produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by Arrison Kirby
except “Living on my Own” written by Freddie Mercury.
Arrison Kirby – vocals, acoustic guitar, beats, keys, drums
Dustin Milotte – guitars / additional guitar composition
Brite Flowers – bass / additional bass composition
Artwork by Aaron Shugart-Brown
Recorded at El Studio, Knoxville, TN
Jeff Maynard will be joining host Wayne Bledsoe in WDVX’s studio for a chat and some tunes, in promotion of the most recent album by The Standstill, Endless Winter. And of course, the evening will be cushioned by Wayne’s eclectic choice of cuts from across time and demographics. Be sure to tune in at 89.9 Saturday evening / Sunday morning at midnight!
The flier above pretty much explains it all, but let’s get redundant…
Aries, the new album from Arrison Kirby, will be released everywhere digitally and in limited physical form on April 2nd.
Four days later, on April 6th, we will be celebrating that release with a party at the Pilot Light in Knoxville’s Old City.
At this event, Obadiah will be reforming to perform the entire Aries album from start to finish. Dustin Milotte (Deep Green, Hypenkrunk) will be joining on guitar. Jakob Esaw (who will be also celebrating a birthday that night), will also be contributing to the set’s closer.
Before all this, we will be treated to a set from Sidecar Symposium.
And we will end the night with a dance party, courtesy of Nathan Moses with an all vinyl, soul and psychedelia DJ set.
Your master of ceremonies for the evening will be comic Jeff Blank.
You can check out “Scrappy,” the first single from Aries, here:
Only come if you like music and good times!
El Deth returns to New Orleans to join hometown heroes, White Colla Crimes, for a down and dirty evening of music at the Banks Street Bar. The show will begin around 10 or so, and I’m pretty sure it’s free.
This round will include an expanded version of Hypenkrunk, including multi-instrumentalist, Dustin Milotte of Deep Green, as well as some possible guest vocalists. It’s going to be a good time so get there.
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This was our next to last rehearsal for our performance on July 7th at Checkpoint Charlie’s in New Orleans, LA. This entire act was set up specifically for this show. First it was booked (under the name “El Deth Music”) with help from, Jak Locke. Then I set out a call for people who wanted to come along and contribute. Dustin Milotte (Deep Green, Star Mountain) and Grant Parker (Deep Green, Big John and the Nationals) answered that call to perform. Astrid Dees also came along for logistical and moral support…and to shop and have a good time and stuff. Dustin and Grant and I fleshed out material and rehearsed for about a month and a half before the show. This particular session was recorded on June 26th. It’s highly likely that we will record this material more formally (i.e. tracked out without all the wounds showing) and releasing it in the near future, most likely under the name The Mighty Whites.
This is the exact set we did at Checkpoint Charlie’s, without random stage banter, of course…but we did keep “Crick.” “Bomb” was one I used to do during acoustic sets years ago. Dustin remembered it from those days and suggested we bring it back out. (I changed the word “president” to “congressman” since it was initially written when George W. Bush was in office. I’m still not sure about the Sadam Hussein reference staying in there). We also covered a Freddie Mercury song, “Living on my Own,” that was introduced to me by Josh Lunsford when we recorded in Shiver Me Timbers together. We closed with “Single Politician,” which was originally performed by Never Sorry.
I want to mention that, in addition to setting up the show, Jak Locke also performed with the Jak Locke Rock Show. We saw him play music at a burlesque show at the Allways Lounge the night before, too. It was all quality and I implore you to check out his stuff.
New Orleans really is a magical place. The staff and patrons at Checkpoint Charlie’s were all warm and hospitable. Really, pretty much everyone we encountered in Orleans Parrish was. No complaints at all, other than the fucking heat.
Arrison Kirby – vocals, beats, acoustic guitar
Dustin Milotte – electric guitar
Grant Parker – bass
This is a special one-time show happening in good ol’ New Orleans for anyone who is not going to the Essence Festival. This free performance will feature: Arrison Kirby, Dustin Milotte, Grant Parker and Astrid Dees. The music will be something between country and electronica.
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It’s been a minute, but this is the Never Sorry rehearsal for our show that occurred at the Pilot Light in Knoxville, TN on March 23rd, 2012. It’s actually a selection of takes from three different sets that occurred between two sessions on March 21st and 22nd. Most of these songs had never been played live or even put up on the website from former sessions.
A lot of punk and rock opera type influences seem to seep through here. We were very fortunate to have Jay Allen joining us on drums for this one. It’s also very likely this session may get remixed, remastered and formally released as a proper album at some point in the future of the El Deth discography.
A good handful of this material is but a small portion of the cathartic discharge of a highly sadistic, disturbing, romantic relationship that dominated my 2011. A lot of the sour blood spillage from that relationship ended up splattering on to some of my deeper friendships. That aspect is where “Silver and Gold” comes from. “Rachel and Dee Dee” is also about two friends of mine taking issue with some aspect of our friendship, but it was written back in 2010.
“Train to Nagano” reaches back to my solo album, Part 3. Though strangely, Dane began playing this progression at one rehearsal, without ever having heard the previously published version. On the playback, I realized it was the exact same song. So here it is with the full band treatment.
The closing track, “Randy Scouse Git” is a cover of a Monkees song. We had this in the works when Davey Jones died, making it particularly, but sadly, suitable for the set. As far as songs from that era go, this one is pretty forward thinking.
Arrison Kirby – vocals, guitar, keys
RJ. Hill – vocals, omnichord
Dane Hill – bass, vocals
Jay Allen – drums
Memetics is a project by Aaron Shugart-Brown and Arrison Kirby. Nathan Brown (Obadiah, Hypencrunk, Soulbot) will also be joining them on this evening. Click here to check out an old session with just Aaron and Arrison.
Deep Green is a new, more jazz oriented project featuring some of Knoxville’s finest musicians: Dave Eckman, Dustin Milotte, Grant Parker, Patrick Morgan and Judson Clinton. Click here to check out their sound.
Wasted Youth Party is a brand new project by Wesley Wyrick (DolpynRydyr, COP, Star Mountain). Not sure where to find any of it online so I guess you will have to just come see.
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