Steve Wildsmith of The Daily Times interviewed DJ Fuq Yoo Infinity about the new Hypenkrünk release, Lords of Rap Volume 1: Just Da Tip. The article serves as both a review of the disc and a preview of the release show, which occurred on February 1st at The Pilot Light in Knoxville, TN.
Not only did Sonic Masala give the new Dire Con album a mostly favorable review, but also a lovely bonus nod to COP’s Urgency. Additionally, they are featuring the track, “Wasted Youth,” in addition to “Pills.” This is also the second reference in a review, basically dubbing this style of sound as “grunge.” Noted!
Written and performed by Hamilton Ellis and Dire Con
Produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Arrison Kirby
Hamilton Ellis – vocals, guitar
Adam May – guitar
Patrick Fulwood – bass
James Flores – drums
Artwork by James Flores
Recorded at El Studio, Knoxville, TN.
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.
If you have a Facebook, please RSVP on the event page.
Le Carnival des Autres is a mixed media art project by Dorothy Verbick and Sarah Holland.
There will additionally be tarot readings by Madame Cristalyn
Here is some video filmed by Tara Williams back in August at the first and, so far, only set performed live and public by Never Sorry. The song is “Family Affairs.” There is a false start at the beginning and the video is a tad grainy…but you get the point.
New show in March, by the way! Details soon!
It was a Sunday and a light dust of snow had fallen. Eventually it got pretty thick in the night, but this daytime onset was pleasant. We had already had this song called “Free Day,” recorded on the We Are in Love session. I thought it all worked together. Here where snow is rare, such days often do become free days. This tends to be less true, the older we get.
I can be kind of awkward on camera. I figured the video needed shots of someone and I was the only one there so…you know. I just don’t know how I feel about looking directly into a camera.
You can freely download the MP3 of this song, as well as the rest of the session by clicking here.
Last week, I passed along a new, unreleased track to Steve Wildsmith of The Weekend section of Maryville, Tennessee’s The Daily Times. He debuted the song (titled “All of Me All of You”) on his blog, accompanying a lovely little article that also made it into the September 3rd edition of The Daily Times Weekend. It’s mostly a good little run down of what’s going on with the Kirby-Collins-Driscoll-Jae-Hill project (Pocket Strength?).