April 21st, 2013
Above: Point of Sizzle performing at UPC's Masquerade Ball, March 28th, 2013
In a special return edition of Underground Auburn, I had the fortunate experience of sitting down with all three members of Point of Sizzle to pick their brains a little about their experiences as a band.
More about Point of Sizzle can be found on the website, Facebook, and Twitter.
Their debut album "The Stories We Tell" is available for purchase on iTunes and streaming on Spotify.
April 23rd, 2012
Above: Blame Sydney (not all current members) playing a house show in the middle of the woods in Gainesville, FL. It's a long story.
This week, I interviewed Tink Edwards, the vocalist of local ska-punk band Blame Sydney! We talk about some of the bands most memorable shows (both good and bad) some interesting song writing methods, and what’s on the horizon for the group. Blame Sydney! has been playing their unique style of ska-punk wherever someone will let them all across the Southeast since 2008. They have shared the stage with ska legends The Toasters at the Masquerade in Atlanta as well as having played with Marcy Playground, known for the 1997 single "Sex and Candy." They've come a long way since their first show at Hot Topic in the Opelika Mall, and won't be stopping any time soon.
For a quick three song introduction to their sound, Edwards recommends (in this order) - "Moose Gun," to jump right in to their unique style and irreverent sense of humor, "Searching," for a bit of an edgier vibe, and the always positive "Just Stand Still."
To hear a selection of their songs, visit them at ReverbNation.
You can also find all of their tracks available for purchase on iTunes.
For more information, visit their Facebook.
April 9th, 2012
Episode 1 - Summertrees
For this episode, I sat down with Trip Farr (pictured above) to interview the singer, guitarist, and songwriter of Auburn's own Summertrees. We discussed the band's formation, including the different iterations of sound they have explored during their various line-up changes. Trip also tells us about his history as a musician, and how the music he grew up listening to has influenced the music he plays now.
To hear more of Summertrees' music, visit their Soundcloud. More information can be found on the band's Facebook.
Photo courtesy of Summertrees' Facebook page.