Cast Category: MusicCast

Apr 20, 2022

Jaedyn James Reclaims Her Voice With New Music

Jaedyn James has taken time away from the stage to reclaim her voice and approach her music with a sense of lyrical honesty. She’s producing new music in 2022 and learning from her past, her losses, loves and life experiences.

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Apr 12, 2022

Kiss the Tiger’s Meghan Kreidler Reveals Band’s Origins…and Amplifying the Group

Lead singer of Kiss the Tiger Meghan Kreidler spends time on Crispy Critics with host John Drake to share the story of the rise of the Minneapolis rock band. You can hear the back story on the band influenced by the Rolling Stones, Patty Smith and Tom Petty…and Kreidler’s swagger.

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Sep 23, 2021

Dick Lucas of Culture Shock

Dick Lucas, longtime frontman of UK ska/punk/reggae band Culture Shock (and some may know him from The Subhumans or Citizen Fish)shares his thoughts about the state of the world as we continue to live and play under the onus of a global pandemic with our longtime frontman of the Undercurrents Punk Rock Show, XAkk G. […]

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Apr 14, 2021

Blues and Americana Man Jake La Botz Joins Crispy Critics

We can’t say it any better than Rolling Stone. Join KVSC’s John Drake as he shares the music and story of artist Jake La Botz as part of Crispy Critics in April 2021, prior to one of the first live gigs in St. Cloud in the spring of transition. ”Jake LaBotz turns paranoia into a […]

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Apr 2, 2020

Crispy Critics: Tame Impala & Asgeir

Syd and John Drake discuss the latest music from critically acclaimed psychedelic indie artist Tame Impala called “The Slow Rush”. Up next is the newest music from icelandic singer-songwriter Asgeir.

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Apr 2, 2020

Crispy Critics: Will Oldham & Alex Ebert

John Drake and Syd hit the studio to discuss two very different records. First up is the latest record from Will Oldham A.K.A. Bonnie Prince Billy. Also discussed is the latest solo release for Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros.

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Feb 5, 2020

Crispy Critics: Drive By Truckers & Frances Quinlan

John Drake and Syd hit the studio to first talk of the latest record, fueled from America’s political climate, from Drive By Truckers and their latest album “The Unraveling”. Up next is singer Frances Quinlan and her first solo release apart from band Hop Along called “Likewise”.

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Jan 29, 2020

Crispy Critics: AJJ & Bombay Bicyle Club

Syd and John Drake tackle the new fiery political folk punk sounds of AJJ. They also the discuss the latest music from recently regrouped band “Bombay Bicycle Club“.

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Jan 22, 2020

Crispy Critics: Pinegrove & Of Montreal

Lots of conversation centers around this episode of Crispy Critics. John Drake and Syd first discuss the controversial new Pinegrove record “Marigold”, and then they take time to talk of the dark cynicism of the new of Montreal record “Ur Fun”.

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Jan 15, 2020

Crispy Critics: David Dondero & Stormzy

John Drake and Syd start off the new year by discussing two very politically charged records. First up is Minnesota native singer-songwriter David Dondero, and secondly is UK hip-hop legend Stormzy.

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