Thursday, August 28, 2008

imagine asians on Today's Show

What's shakin' gang? I hope you make time in your busy schedule tomorrow afternoon to tune into the Indie Ghetto from 1:00 - 3:00. I'll be welcoming the crew from imagine asians into the WRVU studios during the second hour of the show. In addition to getting the low down on what's up with these guys, they've also promised to bring some instruments and woo us with their tight and dreamy pop tunes live on the air.

In case you don't know, imagine asians is sweet juice product of Jeffrey Neutron's mind grapes. The sound pulls from both the classic and slightly cracked pop traditions to forge a strange, yet pleasing dynamic. IA will soon be releasing their excellent new LP, We Are the Future, which was produced by De Novo Dahl mainman and all-around sweetheart, Joel J. Dahl.

Taking a revolving door approach to making music, imagine asians list of live and recording contributors and collaborators reads like a who's who of the local music scene. We Are the Future features contributions from a number of Nashville's finest: Joey Andrews (De Novo Dahl), Kyle Hamlett (Lylas), Joel J. Dahl (De Novo Dahl), Adria Heimburger & Terah Thompson (ex-Girls & Boys), Serai Zaffiro (De Novo Dahl), Luke Schneider (Cortney Tidwell, Lylas), Keith Lowen (De Novo Dahl, ex-108 different bands), Arlo Hall (Hannah Barbarians, ex-De Novo Dahl), Benjamin Patton (My Tyger, ex-Girls & Boys), Caryn Cast (ex-Lylas and one bad-ass artist) and Mark Bond (The Features, Vovo). On the live stage, IA has included even more local talent over the years: Matthew Hungate (De Novo Dahl), Rod Kelly (ex-Love Society), Caldwell Dunlap (ex-Bubblegum Complex, Spanish Bombs), Josh Walker (my second favorite Grimey's employee), Willa Derrikson, Andrew Brassel (And The Relatives), Erik Lehning (Non-Commissioned Officers) and the always fetching Miss Lauren Sandidge.

Jeffrey and Co. will be playing their first show in quite some time this Friday night at the 5 Spot along with Velcro Stars & The Hannah Barbarians. If you're free that night, I encourage you to make it over to the Eastside for this one.

As always, I'll be spinning the best local and regional jams I can cram into 120 minutes. Hit us up with your requests at 615.421.7625 or 625.322.7625. If you forgot to pay your cell phone bill or don't know how to work a phone, shoot us an email at In addition, I'll be giving away some guestlist spots for a few excellent shows this weekend. Tune in to win, my nugs.

-Happy Valley featuring Jensen Sportag, Mindub & Principal and Coach (Friday, Aug 29th @ Aerial)

-How I Became The Bomb, Howlies & Eureka Gold (Saturday, Aug. 30th @ Mercy Lounge)

-Parachute Musical, Mean Tambourines, Roman Candle & Stories That Live (Sunday Aug. 31st @ Agave)

Tune in won't you? Its always a good time.


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