Preview: Black Holler on the Fringe Radio Show

For the April 17 edition of the Fringe Radio Show, host AL-D will be speaking with Bruce and Heidi Ervin from the film Black Holler.

Black Holler is a Kickstarter-funded, horror-comedy, feature film produced in Nashville, TN starring Tamiko Robinson. In addition to acting in the film, which both Heidi and Bruce did, Heidi co-wrote and produced the project, and Bruce scored the film.

A pair of Bruce’s tracks are available on the Fringe’s most recent seasonal sampler, and tickets for Black Holler’s April 24 premiere are available at The Belcourt.

The Fringe Radio Show will go live Monday night at 6:00pm (Central) on Radio Free Nashville 103.7 FM (which is also streaming online at RadioFreeNashville.org).

2017 Spring / Summer Sampler

The Nashville Fringe Festival is proud to present a new compilation featuring 15 tracks to help welcome summer. Here’s what’s included this time around:

1) Tom Larson and the Great Melodies Troupe “Bagyenyi Mwebare Kwijja”

This track is from a special project which is now in its fourth year – the “I Know Concert Series” featuring local musicians performing in Uganda to help raise HIV awareness and get affected individuals treatment.

Tom Larson: Facebook | ReverbNation

2) RacQ Music “Love Lost III” (feat. William “Black Sax” Banks and K. Marie)

“Love Lost III” is from RacQ Music’s 2014 release, Back in the Habit.

RacQ Music: Facebook | ReverbNation | Soundcloud | Twitter

3) Raw Proof “Knock, Knock, KnockiN'”

“Knock, Knock, KnockiN'” is a previously unreleased track from Raw Proof. From Proof, “It’s a song about being a hermit and not wanting to be around… people. It’s a song about Liars, Thieves, and Cheaters.”

Raw Proof: Bandcamp | Facebook | Instagram | Soundcloud

4) AL-D “Makin’ More Hits Remix” (feat. Ahmad Rashad, Mixed by DJ Rate)

“Makin’ More Hits” is from AL-D’s 2011 release, Vitamin D.

AL-D: Bandcamp | Twitter

5) Malcolm DeWayne “Adult Swim” (feat. J. Nolan, Produced by Plue Starfox)

Malcolm DeWayne (formerly Mac L) is currently working on his Enter the Soul Dragon EP, which he anticipates releasing late 2017/early 2018.

Malcolm DeWayne: Facebook | Instagram | Soundcloud | Twitter

6) Tom Larson and the Great Melodies Troupe “Ntembe”

7) Magic in Threes “Cloud Lifter”

“Cloud Lifter” is from Magic in Threes’ 2016 Heady Days EP.

Magic in Threes: Bandcamp | Facebook | Twitter

8) A Playa Named Stones “3ye Fly”

“3ye Fly” is from A Playa Named Stones’ newly released album, The Playa Tape.

A Playa Named Stones: Instagram | ReverbNation | Soundcloud | Twitter

9) JusBam “Let Ya Light Shine”

“Let Ya Light Shine” is from JusBam’s 2015 album, Whoiam.

JusBam: Facebook | ReverbNation | Soundcloud | Twitter

10) Bruce Ervin “Pool Party JAM!”

“Pool Party JAM!” is Written, Performed, & Produced by Bruce Ervin; Courtesy of Pudding Cloud Productions (ASCAP). “Pool Party JAM!” is from Black Holler, a Kickstarter-funded, horror-comedy, feature film produced in Nashville.

Black Holler: Facebook | Twitter

11) E.T. “Letter To Hip Hop” (feat. Turin)

“Letter To Hip Hop” is from E.T.’s 2014 release, I Hate Rap Music “The Mixtape.”

E.T.: Bandcamp | Twitter

12) Rashad Tha Poet “The Yeahs” (feat. Classik Levine)

“The Yeahs” is from Rashad Tha Poet’s 2016 album, Soulville.

Rashad Tha Poet: Bandcamp | Facebook | Soundcloud | Twitter

13) RacQ Music “Kushcabulary”

“Kushcabulary” is from RacQ Music’s 2014 release, Back in the Habit.

14) Spoken Nerd “Grocery Store”

“Grocery Store” is from Spoken Nerd’s 2015 FAILING IS FUN EP.

Spoken Nerd: Bandcamp | Facebook | Twitter

15) Bruce Ervin “New Girl in Town”

“New Girl in Town” is Written, Performed, & Produced by Bruce Ervin; Courtesy of Pudding Cloud Productions (ASCAP). Much like “Pool Party JAM!,” “New Girl in Town” is also from Black Holler.

Preview the album below, or download the entire sampler by registering for the Nashville Fringe Festival’s newsletter.

Preview: Ola on the Fringe Radio Show

For the April 10 edition of the Fringe Radio Show, host E.T. will be speaking to the Clarksville-based artist Olasubomi “Ola” Aka-Bashorun about his journey from Nigeria and his current projects.

Ola’s work can be viewed online at his website, Instagram, or Facebook pages.

The Fringe Radio Show will go live Monday night at 6:00pm (Central) on Radio Free Nashville 103.7 FM (which is also streaming online at RadioFreeNashville.org).

April 26: A Night of Peace and Percussion

UPDATE: THIS SHOW HAS BEEN POSTPONED

The Studio will be hosting a special evening this coming April 26, 2017 when the venue will feature “A Night of Peace and Percussion.” This is the fourth year a group of local musicians will be heading to Uganda, where they’ll showcase their “I Know Concert Series” to help raise HIV awareness and help get affected individuals treatment. This night of fun, eclectic music at The Studio will be a fundraiser to help the group make their way to Africa. Please support these Friends of the Fringe: Doors are at 6pm and more information is available at the event’s Facebook page.

Preview: Raw Proof on the Fringe Radio Show

For the April 3 edition of the Fringe Radio Show, host AL-D will be joined by Raw Proof, where they’ll be previewing the upcoming April 29 WeirDose and Counterfeit Money Machine show at Springwater. Raw Proof will also be performing at the show, as will AL-D & E.T., Pow Shadowz, and Magnetic Forces (with a cypher after the show). More information on the event can be found here.

The Fringe Radio Show will go live Monday night at 6:00pm (Central) on Radio Free Nashville 103.7 FM (which is also streaming online at RadioFreeNashville.org).

Nashville Scene Critics Pick: Meant for the Milk Crate

Spring is in the air (when the snow isn’t falling, anyway), and AL-D and E.T.’s quarterly hip-hop showcase is bringing some bands into the mix to keep the action fresh. This time out, half of the bill is dedicated to purveyors of soulful and funky instrumental sounds ripe for rapping — check out Magic in Threes from the G.E.D. Soul family, who spent 2016 writing and recording one new song every week, and Street Band Clan, who stir elevated jazz into the pot. Expect some excellent live-band hip-hop action, since the MCs on deck have experience working with these particular groups. The last time we saw the masterful Rashad tha Poet work a room, Street Band Clan was backing him up, and Wally Clark, known for his sample sorcery, actually graced some of last year’s Magic in Threes tracks with his deceptively laid-back drawl. DJ Vamp will tend to the 1s and 2s, and your gracious hosts will lay down a few bars between sets. As always, the night concludes with an open-mic cypher. If you can’t stick around, word to the wise: AL-D also hosts a weekly cypher every Tuesday at Bearded Iris Brewing in Germantown. STEPHEN TRAGESER, Nashville Scene