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Audiofeed 2017 preview: Quiet Entertainer

My first experience with the mysterious dude known as the Quiet Entertainer was in a small venue in Lansing, Michigan about four years ago. A spur of the moment trip to see Mutemath and Paper Route play a tiny room proved to be memorable in many ways, but also because of the discovery of a new producer. Seeking out live ...

Audiofeed 2017 preview: White Collar Sideshow

Photo credit: Devin Flemingo I think I was sitting in my dorm as a sophomore in college when I first heard of White Collar Sideshow. I was browsing bands on the ComeandLive! Records site and I came across this odd band from Arkansas. I found their "Live in an empty room" videos on YouTube and took it in. Fascinated, ...

Audiofeed 2017 preview: LeTrainiump

I love being surprised by bands at shows, and especially festivals. One of the biggest surprises of 2016 for me personally was a funky synth pop band from Lafayette, Louisiana called LeTrainiump. The collective is the namesake of lead singer Tray Richard's full birth name. They didn't play officially but they popped up all ...

Audiofeed 2017 preview: Spoken Nerd

If you like your hip hop with a dose of fun and quirk, you're in luck. Spoken Nerd has been an annual favorite at Audiofeed and will be returning once again this year. I can't think of a more suitable place for him to perform than the afternoon in the Radon Lounge. Nerdy hip hop is something that ought to be for everyone. ...

Audiofeed 2017 preview: Øde Vinter

Every year what I perceive as the limit of the musical paradigm of Audiofeed is blasted apart. Would I expect to see black metal here? Sure. How about a worldview that isn't Christianity at a predominantly Christian festival? Yes again (I learned that the first year). A band as dark in image as Øde Vinter? Well, you ...

Audiofeed 2017 preview: The Still, Small Voice

The Still, Small Voice exists in that ambient indie niche within another niche that is alternative, vulnerable faith-informed music. Yet, the mastermind behind the project, Christiana Benton, would likely tell you that the music is for everyone. Benton has been making waves in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic DIY community as ...

Audiofeed 2017 preview: Parental Petulance

Pictured: Cover art for Parental Petulance's latest record - get it here. At my first Audiofeed my idea of a what some bands can be was torn apart. The notion of a family friendly band that can both be kid-friendly and target serious topics was new to me. Some would call these artists' stage antics a gimmick. They would ...