I’ve always been a big fan of Avian Sunrise’s piano-driven pop music from the start. I remember seeing them for the first time last summer, and have been following their career (in a completely non-creeper way) ever since. Needless to say, it was a pleasure to finally get a couple of the guys in on my show.
These passionate musicians have some of the most level-headed personalities I’ve met, with a real perception of how to go about their musical careers. Though most of them are new to the whole ‘band’ thing, they are clearly on the right track to success and have a ton of great things lining up for them.
On Episode 12, Dan and Mike Nissen of The Sewer Rats joined me in the studio. The brothers and I chatted about their appearance at 44 Fest in Sioux Falls, future plans for the band, and the cooperative effort of bands in the local music scene.
The Sewer Rats currently have one album out (Save Yourself), and are currently in the works of putting another one together. Stay up to date with the band by checking them out on MySpace, Facebook and ReverbNation.
Louie Guerrero – also known as Adapt – has been working the local hip hop scene for several years now. Though most of his records are with Truth (under Truth & Adapt), Louie is stepping into his own and releasing a series of solo albums.
Blue is the first in the series and was released in May. Check Adapt out at Nutty’s North performing some new and old tunes when he opens for Qwel and Maxilla Blue on July 2.
Follow him on Twitter to stay up to date with shows and upcoming releases.
Listen to his appearance on the El Raedio show by downloading the session here.
The fine ladies of the Roller Dollz are finishing up their 4th season here in Sioux Falls, and are doing so with quite a busy weekend.
Tonight at 7:20 pm, the Dollz will be in full gear and skate from 8th and Phillips to 13th and Phillips with a police escort as part of the “Running of the Dollz”. Fans are welcome to watch and even encouraged to chase and run along.
Tomorrow they will be closing the season with their first bout at the Sioux Falls Arena. The double header against the Lincoln No Coast Roller Girls will start at 7 pm, with doors opening at 6 pm. Tickets are $12.50 but kids 10 years old and younger get in for free. Get your tickets early at J&L Harley Davidson, the Gateway Lounge, Common Sense, Black Sheep Coffee or the Arena box office.
The Roller Dollz are moms, wives, students, full time employees, and so much more. This is such an incredible thing to see in Sioux Falls and I back it 100%. If you have ever thought about getting involved, whether it be skating, reffing, or volunteering, the organization will be holding an informational meeting on May 12 at 6 pm at the Armory building on the Sioux Empire Fairgrounds.
Errca (not a typo) is one of my better friends. Unfortunately, we have a long distance friendship. Originally from Sioux Falls / Brandon, she now lives down in Omaha. Thankfully, we enjoy similar music and have been able to see each other several times a month. On April 30, we decided to head up to Fargo to go to a “Drunk Show” featuring Prof. So of course she decided to just take all of Friday off so she could make an appearance on my radio show.
Listen at your own risk. And if you want to turn it in to a drinking game, take a shot everytime we say “Twitter”. You’ll be drunk before we play the first song.
Speaking of Twitter, follow Erica here.
I’ve met the beautiful Cassie Medema several times at DrawnTown functions (seems to be where I meet most of the local creatives), and had always been interested in her and her husband, Dave‘s, business. Funky Fresh is a great design and web company built out of their gorgeous home in Sioux Falls. When I heard their one-year anniversary was approaching, and that they were planning a ‘Stache Bash’, I knew I had to get them on my show.
Turns out when you schedule the Medema’s, you get three for the price of two. The adorable Evan also made his radio debut, before he even turned one year old. Thanks again for bringing in the excellent tunes, Evan!
Download their episode via MediaFire here.