Episode 28: Rigorous Proof

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Here’s episode 28 with Rigorous Proof!

The guys from Rigorous Proof had a conversation with me recently at The Saint in Reno about how they got together and their creative process. They are currently working on a new album coming out soon. You can listen to their latest single “AK-47” exclusively on Tunetrax.

Rigorous Proof is a “Post Modern Alternative Rock” outfit from Reno, Nevada. The band is fronted by the mercurial guitarist and singer, Johnny “Harpo” Bailey, who some have described as “James Brown, Jimmy Page and Ray Davies put in a blender and poured into Syd Barrett’s paisley shirt.” Johnny is supported by the stoic and pragmatic Adam “Lando” Landis on keys and backup vocals, rounded out by the groovy and jovial Jesse “JayBo” Gaddis on bass guitar, and solidified by the missing link between John Bonham and Ringo Starr—Wesley “WoFo” Forster on drums and percussion. Rigorous Proof plays music that blends a love for the old and the new, with lyrics pulling from narratives of triumph, despair, and sardonic wit. Think Pink Floyd, The Kinks, Arctic Monkeys and Wilco all fused together as one.

Check out their live recordings and performances from The Reno Sessions below.

The following songs by Rigorous Proof from their album Perspectives are featured on this episode:

“All Time Is Now”

“October Sky”

Follow Rigorous Proof on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for future shows and upcoming releases.

Purchase music by Rigorous Proof on their Bandcamp page and to find out more about them visit their website at rigorousproof.com.

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Hosted and Produced by David Hadel

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Episode 27: Travis Hayes and The Young Daze


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Here’s episode 27 with Travis Hayes and The Young Daze!

Travis Hayes and The Young Daze performed at The Saint in Reno this past weekend with Reno hometown heroes Rigorous Proof and People With Bodies. I got a chance to chat with Travis Hayes and The Young Daze before they performed about their music, recent west coast tour stopping through SXSW and plans to release their future album.

Travis Hayes isn’t the type to wear emotions on his sleeve. He saves that for his songs- brutally honest most of the time, and endearingly heartfelt all the time. Hayes continues the timeless tradition of soul-bearing songwriting to interpret our shared human experience into music. Love, heartbreak, fading friendships, fraught relationships – they’re all expressed achingly through his impassioned voice and melodic guitar lines. Hayes echoes the earnestness of Springsteen, the pop sensibility of Petty, and the raw emotion of Ryan Adams. Simply put by Music Junkie Press, “If you are from the Bay Area and haven’t been to a Travis Hayes show, then you are missing out.”

Check out the video for the song Teen Haze below.

You can purchase their music on their Bandcamp page or at iamtravishayes.com

The following songs by Travis Hayes are featured on this episode:

“Song From A Movie”

“Young Daze”

Follow Travis Hayes and The Young Daze on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Visit their site kwnkradio.org for more info.

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Episode 26: Nick Eng

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Here’s episode 26 with Nick Eng!

Nick stopped by the studio to talk about his music and his love for the 60’s British Invasion sounds of The Beatles, The Hollies and how he has translated those influences into his own music style.

Nick Eng is an independent singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist based in Reno, Nevada. Heavily influenced by the Beatles and the sounds of the 1960s, Eng’s music is a blend of classic pop-rock sounds and modern recording techniques, creating a classic and clean sound. Eng sings, writes, and records all of his material. He plays guitar, bass, ukulele, piano, harmonica, and a dash of drums. Since 2015, Eng has released a self-titled album and has also become a recognized musician in his community, playing live shows all over Reno and surrounding areas.

Here’s a video for the song “On Cloud 9” from his self-titled album.

The following songs by Nick Eng are featured on this episode:

“The One For You Is Me”

“On Cloud 9”

You can purchase his album on his Bandcamp page here.

Follow Nick Eng on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for upcoming shows and future releases.

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Episode 25: Dainesly

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Here’s episode 25 with Dainesly!

Dainesly is a band from Reno, Nevada based around the songwriting of Bryan Daines, formerly of the band Dead Winter Carpenters. Bryan stopped by to talk about his Alt-Country / Americana debut record Snatching Defeat from the Jaws of Victory and he performed a couple acoustic versions of his songs live in the studio.

Stay informed about upcoming shows and future releases from Dainesly on Facebook.

The following songs from Snatching Defeat from the Jaws of Victory are featured on this episode:

“Inner States of Innerstates”

“Omaha”

Follow Dainesly and purchase the debut record on Bandcamp.

Dainesly will be performing live at The Trocadero Bar & Ballroom on April 26th in Reno with San Francisco based Americana / Bluegrass band The Brothers Comatose.

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Episode 24: Uniform

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Here’s episode 24 with Uniform!

Uniform formed in New York City in 2013 when old friends Ben Greenberg and Michael Berdan reconnected and realized that they had evolved to a similar place musically. Wanting as intimate an experience as possible, they decided to keep the project a two-man show, eschewing a live rhythm section for programmed drums and low-end synths, augmented with Greenberg’s guitar and Berdan’s vocals.

Michael and Ben stopped by All Independent Reno studio a few weeks ago before they performed at Holland Project with local openers Solterona and Young Deathwish.

You can find out more about Uniform on their website at unifuckingform.com.

The following songs from Wake in Fright are featured on this episode:

“Habit” and “The Lost”

Their record can be purchased on their Bandcamp page here.

Follow Uniform on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Check out the video for the song “Tabloid” courtesy of Pitchfork TV.

Thanks for listening.

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Episode 23: Bluff Caller

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Here’s episode 23 with Cody Rea from Bluff Caller!

Cody Rea stopped by the All Independent Reno studio to talk about Bluff Caller’s album The Desert Party and their benefit concert for Planned Parenthood March 4th at Cargo.

Bluff Caller consists of members Cody Rea (lead vocals, guitars, keyboards), Spencer Mead (guitars, keyboards, vocals), Dominic Kelly (drums, vocals) and Greg Rea (bass guitar, vocals).

Bluff Caller infuses R&B drenched alternative with a rock and roll foundation to produce a wild yet precise embodiment of a West-Coast alternative/rock group. Sonically, they begin with solid, charging guitar work, coupled with atmospheric keyboard arrangements, driven by a complex but disciplined rhythm section. With provocative lyrics and tightly arranged vocal harmonies, Bluff Caller creatively articulates experiences and emotions common to their Y-Generation.

The following songs by Bluff Caller are featured on this episode:

“Spoils” from The Desert Party

“Same Ground” from The Desert Party

Bluff Caller will be headlining a benefit concert for Planned Parenthood at Cargo Reno Saturday March 4th 2016.

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100% of the proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Planned Parenthood.

Joining Bluff Caller are La Safari, Davey Alastair of Dankjewel, Britt Straw and Glynn Osburn. Low La La unfortunately had to cancel.

Reno Tahoe Tonight magazine featured Bluff Caller in an article recently that you can read here.

Check Bluff Caller’s site here and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

Here’s a video for the song Darjeeling (Live from the Moon Room)

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Episode 22: Night Rooms

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Here’s episode 22 with Night Rooms!

Night Rooms stopped by last week to talk about their latest release Outside Days EP. They are a four piece surf-indie band from Reno NV consisting of members Nic Graver (Vocals/Guitar), Ryan Burt (Drums), Luke Morse (Bass) and Landon Renwick (Bass).

You can purchase the Outside Days EP on their Bandcamp page here.

Follow Night Rooms on Facebook and Instagram for upcoming shows and future releases.

The following tracks from Outside Days are featured on this episode:

“FOH” by Night Rooms

“Gold Flakes” by Night Rooms

They will be performing at Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor in Reno on Feb. 26th with North by North from Chicago Illinois and Reno’s Applied Ethics.

Please help support the family of Karmin Robbins by donating to their Go Fund Me campaign here.

Thanks for listening.

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