The January 27 edition of the Fringe Radio Show with Al-D features Tony Gerber of the Cotton Blossom Band, who will be performing Saturday, February 1 at the Performing Artist Co-op at Five Points along with Debbie Bond and the Truedats.
The January 20 edition of the Fringe Radio Show with Al-D features Jesse Lafser, sitting in for both an interview and in-studio performance.
The January 13 edition of the Fringe Radio Show with Al-D features co-host Heidi Urban, discussing the upcoming Sanguine Carnival event that takes place January 18 at the Exit/In. In studio guests for the show include Schatzi Love (of the Asylum Burlesque Revue) and Scott Nelson & Mark Pilkinton of BloodDrive.
The Bad Things Vampyre Ball Presents the Sanguine Carnival at Exit/In (2208 Elliston Pl; Nashville, TN 37203), which features DJ Lore, Asylum Burlesque Revue, Shane Valentine, BloodDrive, Vertical Tangents, & Joe Kelley. Entry is $20 in advance, $25 at the door (VIP tickets are available for $50 – $150).
You know who had a helluva a 2013? Al-motherfuckin’-D, that’s who. The dude has been playing all sorts of shows — art, hip-hop, whatever kinda shows you’ve got — dropped a dope mixtape, and won a Best of Nashville. But 2014 has ushered in the same old plan for ol’ Al-to-the-D: Hustle, hustle, hustle. His first gig of the year features some of the city’s finest and funkiest bands and DJs, plus a whole slew of MCs, all throwing down in one giant orgy of a hip-hop night. Plus it’s all hosted by Music City’s Sultan of Suave, the Duke of Dashing, the one the only Grand Marshal of Gummy Soul, Mr. Wally Clark. Which is a damn solid way to start off your new year. The show is free, and it’s presented by Nashville Fringe Festival.
—Sean L. Maloney
The January 6 edition of the Fringe Radio Show with Al-D features Andrew Muller, of Deep Fried 5, DeRobert & the Half-Truths, AJ & the Jiggawatts, and the Grips, as his in-studio guest. The Grips will be performing a free show Saturday, January 11 at The Basement along with Al-D, Swap Meet Symphony, DJ Rate, and Gummy Soul’s Wally Clark.
The Nashville Fringe Festival will be kicking things off in the new year with our first show at the Basement: Saturday, January 11. The night will feature Al-D, the Grips, DJ Rate, Wally Clark & Swap Meet Symphony. The Basement is located at 1604 8th Ave S #330, Nashville, TN 37203 // This is a free event, and the doors open at 9:00pm.
The December 23 edition of the Fringe Radio Show with Al-D features music by the Deep Fried 5, Wally Clark of Gummy Soul, Poe Mack, Swap Meet Symphony, DJ Rate, D.O.U.G.H., and DeRobert and the Half-Truths.
The December 16 edition of the Fringe Radio Show with Al-D features Nick Melidis, aka DJ Rate (of The Boom Bap). During the episode the duo discuss Vitamin D, Free Delivery, the upcoming Boom Bap with Wick-It the Instigator, and the forthcoming January Nashville Fringe Festival event featuring the Grips (of G.E.D. Soul Records) and Swap Meet Symphony (Al-D’s group).
Tracks featured in the December 9, 2013 episode of Fringe Radio with Al-D (featuring guests Oscar Utterstrom and Michael Whittaker):
“Home,” the title track from Oscar’s 2008 album, Home
“Prelude,” taken from Oscar’s new album, Departure
“Take the High Rhodes,” from Michael Whittaker’s new album, Southern Exposure
“Africa,” from Michael Whittaker’s new album, Southern Exposure
“Gratitude,” featuring Bobby Exodus, from Oscar’s new album, Departure
“Saloua,” featuring Mounir Troudi and Swiss rapper Nya, from Saloua by Swiss-French trumpet player Erik Truffaz
“Snow,” taken from Oscar’s new album, Departure