One songwriter, one song. Podcast about stories & songs of Champaign-Urbana music. In each episode Sven sits down with a person from the C-U music scene to hear the story & the background of a favorite song they’ve written.
Sven chats with Jason Finkelman (He/Him) of Kuroshio about the piece "bereavement" off of their self-titled album, improvising by meditating on a concept, building community with the Improvisers Exchange, and his favorite non-musical thing.
BANDS/GROUPS: Kuroshio, Improvisers Exchange, Bourema “Ibrahim” Ouedraogo and Jason Finkelman, Sea of Stars, Music for Dance, SUNSAT IV, IO Mining Core,...
SONG: American Gothic
BANDS/GROUPS: UIUC Hip Hop Collective, Hidden Renaissance Collective
Favorite treat : Raspberry Lemonade
Sven chats with Doug (He/Him) and Ian (He/Him) of The Weird Meat Boyz about their venue in development: "The Space," creating unique food, booking shows at the Brass Rail, and the opportunity to support "The Space" on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/weirdmeatboyzhot/the-weird-meat-boyz-present-the-space (Ends 11/25/2022)
Favorite treat: Old Style
Sven takes a trip back to 1993 to talk with Rob Arrol (He/Him) about the song "9 Outta 10," playing in the early 90s, and his favorite non-musical thing.
SONG: 9 outta 10
ALBUM: Lasso Your Heart (EP)
BANDS: Rob: dick justice, Ticks, Mary Me, June and the Exit Wounds, Belva Plane, and Shotgun Wedding
Treats: Coke and Cherry Twizzlers
BANDS: Francis- The Failures, Mid Nite Leg
Thomasin- Haki-N’M, Feed the Monarch
Favorite treats : Francis- true north seltzer (black cherry)
Thomasin - Vanilla Coke/ extreme sour patch kids
Album photo by: Caspian Voss
Sven chats with Joy Yang (She/Her) after she records an improvised piece in the studio titled "Moon Dream."
SONG: Moon Dream
BANDS: Joy Yang Trio, Joy of Regatory, The Briar Sclenkar Trio, No Las, Leads the Noise Ensemble Almost"A" Quintet
Favorite treats : Fine Chocolate/Matcha Tea Latte
Photo Credit: Andy Zalot
SONG: Winter Wind
ALBUM: Spacey Sounds EP
Photo: Eric Frahm
Sven sits down to chat with past CU musician Tricia Scully (She/Her) to talk about her song "Fidgety," how an unplugged electric guitar helps her write songs, things she remembers from the CU scene, and her favorite *non-musical thing.
*If you're female identifying or non-binary and would be interested in playing hockey in a league check out the Women's Central Hockey League
ALBUM: Recorded Live "...
Sven sits down with Larry Gates II (He/Him) to talk about his song "Take It From Me," what the CU music scene needs, and his favorite non-musical thing.
SONG: Take It From Me
Favorite treat: Sparkling water and a pear
Sven meets up with Ayla McDonald (She/Her) at KCPA just before she heads off to the UK. We talk about co-founding the Folk Jam Circle, exploring the roots of folk music, and her favorite non-musical thing.
Cover Photo by: Basia Latawiec
Sven sits down with Cade Whitt (he/him) to talk about his song: "Uncertainly Certain (Take Caution)" off of his album "People In Places," the need for more all ages music venues, and his favorite non-musical thing(s).
ALBUM: (Debut) "People In Places,"
Favorite Thing: Dr. Pepper!
Over some rib tips (with mix sauce) and lemon shakeups Sven chats with Harsh (He/Him) about his song "The Truth," collaboration, community, and some CU venues from long since past...
SONG: The Truth
BANDS: UC Hiphop
Broke Rappers coalition
DJ Belly (EP63)
Favorite Thing: Lil’ Progy’s Mix Sauce
Photographer: Rachel Storm
Sven chats with Kyle Fleming (He/Him) of Fleming Music Therapy to talk about his music therapy practice, what music therapy is used for, why music therapy works, and maybe why he might just say "abracadabra!" from time to time...
Favorite Treat: Frozen Swiss Miss Rolls
Sven sits down to chat with Briar (They/She) to chat about their song "electrophorus," what makes a great music community, some things we could do better, and their favorite non-musical thing.
SONG: electrophorus by the briar schlenker trio
BANDS: the briar schlenker trio, ZOEY.xBRIAR, The Goodwin Avenue Trio, New Music Mosaic, Improviser's Exchange Ensemble
Favorite Thing: Virgil's root beer and Pillsbury Cherry T...
Sven chats with Sarah Durbin (She/Her/Hers) about her song "Live Wire," learning from Ryan Groff (EP35), and her favorite non-musical thing.
SONG: Live Wire
BANDS: Jo's Corner, lyric theatre UIUC
Favorite Thing: DIET COKE and Oreos
Photographer: Ben Heppner
"You" Video: https://youtu.be/olhQMf1oLzA (NPR Tiny Desk Concert entry)
BANDS: Dalipop (~2014) Sleeping okami (~2016) Mermaid Heaven (~2018 to present)
Favorite Treat: Jameson on the rocks and an amazing, simple cheesecake
Sven sits down with Sean Kutzko (He/Him) to talk about his efforts with documenting, preserving, and promoting the Champaign-Urbana, Illinois jazz scene with ChambanaJazz. Memories of Nature's Table, and falling in love with jazz.
If you have live recordings of jazz performances in CU please reach out to Sean Kutzko at: Sean@chambanajazz.com
Sven chats with Deane Geiken (He/Him) and Adam Porter (He/Him) (EP26) about the upcoming Perimeter Road Music Festival May 7th, 2022 at Parkland College
Parkland College (Lot B1)
2400 W. Bradley Ave
noon Anika Emily (EP39)
1pm Disaster Kid
2pm Melvin Knight (EP7)
4pm Moe Pesci
6pm Union Avenue...
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