Cast Category: MusicCast

Sep 28, 2018

Genital Panic On Undercurrents

Tina Schlieske is probably best remembered locally as the leader of Tina & The B-Sides, the Minneapolis band that released eight records from 1987-1999. Tina then relocated to Santa Barbara, California and has continued with various musical projects, returning occasionally to Minnesota. Looking for a way to channel her frustration over misogyny in U.S. culture […]

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Aug 16, 2018

The Baddest Hats in the Whole Dang Town

Kerry Alexander, principal songwriter and lead of the Minneapolis indie pop outfit   Bad Bad Hats spoke with Chris G. of Crispy Critics about the new Bad Bad Hats full-length album ‘Lightning Round‘, the growth she has witnessed since starting the band, and what they get up to when they are not touring/making music. If […]

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Jun 18, 2018

Joe Reinhart Yaps About

Musician and producer Joe Reinhart, currently the guitarist of Philadelphia-based indie rock quartet Hop Along, spoke with Crispy Critics host Chris G. about his experience co-running a recording studio called The Headroom in Philadelphia, the newest Hop Along record ‘Bark Your Head Off, Dog’, and the band’s upcoming sold out show at the Turf Club […]

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Apr 26, 2018

Crispy Critics: Robert Gordon

Free lance writer and filmmaker Robert Gordon recently published “Memphis Rent Party–The Blues, Rock & Soul in Music’s Hometown.” (Bloomsbury Publishing) Gordon’s sixth book is a collection of short pieces that pull together some of the colorful characters that have defined the music scene in Gordon’s hometown. John Drake recently had a conversation with Gordon […]

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Apr 26, 2018

Crispy Critics: Teague Alexy

Duluth musician Teague Alexy–who also plays in The Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank–grew up in Philadelphia, and fondly recalls the sounds of Irish traditional music sung by his grandmother, in the house he grew up in. Alexy’s most recent project is a collaboration with Trampled By Turtles mandolin player Erik Berry. The CD “Irish American” […]

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Apr 26, 2018

Crispy Critics: Stanton West

Viroqua, Wisconsin musician Stanton West has long been an organizer in the Stevens Point music scene, spreading fun as the artist formerly known as the Reverend Eddie Danger. He released 11 albums under his previous name. Part of West’s transformation is expressed on his most recent CD, “Songbird”–a tale of an injured bird who leaves […]

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Apr 12, 2018

Get to know Goodbye Lucy Grey

Goodbye Lucy Grey released their debut EP “Beautifully Broken” in 2016 and has since grown as people and as a conglomeration of talented musicians creating emotive music that younger and older generations alike can vibe with. Cathy and Cam of the St. Cloud-based band, Goodbye Lucy Grey stop by the KVSC Studios to speak with […]

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Apr 6, 2018

Bruise Violet Shares Tales of Trio’s Success

Crispy Critics host Chris G. speaks with Danielle Cusack of Bruise Violet,  thedrummer and oldest member of the young Twin Cities-based 3-piece punk band about the band’s origins, their favorite hobbies, and their future musical plans.  Bruise Violet has 2 self-released EPs under their belt among a plethora of live shows played including spots with […]

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Nov 15, 2017

Nate Sipe of Pert Near Sandstone Chats with the Root Cellar’s Bridget on the Eve of their November 2017 Performance in St. Cloud

Root Cellar host Bridget chats with modern string band member Nate Sipe of Pert Near Sandstone about Pert Near’s history, their current sound, and style as well as evolving as a band. The 5-piece Minnesota based group tours again with their latest release Discovery of Honey (2016) and is joined by a founding member Ryan […]

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Aug 29, 2017

Crispy Critics: Blues legend Joe Louis Walker discusses his career in music

Blues Hall of Fame guitar player, Joe Louis Walker recently returned to Minnesota to play the Santiago Shakedown 15. He spent some time talking with John Drake about his more than 50 years playing blues and gospel music. Walker looked back on his days working with the many notable blues legends while growing up in […]

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