This year Spicefest is bigger than ever with the pre-show going down at Lowe Mill’s new venue 150 included in your ticket. Be sure to come out after concerts on the docks for Little Girl, Pink Pyramids, Cahaba and Seeds?
Spicecast #161 – Q Ball Quick and A-Twist Beats
Q Ball is in the studio with his new upcoming album – Errant MC. We talk with Q and A-twist about making the tracks, Hip-Hop live (Which is every third Thursday at Sidetracks!), and about Q’s recent music videos and next moves! Don’t miss some great Hip Hop right out of Huntsvegas on today’s spicecast! We hear three tracks from the new CD including “Good Fight” feat. Raymond Williams and KGZ, “Talk2Me”, “Higher” and the live recorded “Pioneers”.
Check it out at https://spiceradio.podbean.com/e/spicecast-161-q-ball-quick-and-dj-a-twist/
Spicecast #155 – Kevin Johnson Jr.
Starting as the class clown Kevin threw his first comedy show together in just two weeks! Since then he’s been expanding his skills to include music and vision consulting – helping people find their own superpowers. On today’s Spicecast Dan Bullard sits down with Kevin to talk about the hard work and planning it takes to be successful, bringing family and church humor to the masses and his process behind comedy.
Kevin is about to set off on tour this coming year be sure to follow catch up with his latest dates by following his facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Successvictory09 or on instagram at Iamwill.johnson
Grab the interview and podcast now at https://spiceradio.podbean.com/e/spicecast-155-kevin-johnson-jr/
Spice Radio Mini-Cast El Fuser
On this week’s Mini-cast the founder of Re-Evolution Radio and Hip Hop producer El Fuser. Fuser heads into Spice Rack Studios to talk to us about his experiences with the music industry, early inspirations for his music ranging from theater to Jimmy Hendrix and the future of Hip Hop music. Grab the entire interview right now and hear two tracks from El Fuser “The Fallen” and “Alone in the Watchtown”
And be sure to head out to Sidetracks tomorrow night at 9pm and see El Fuser live along with Jason Birmingham, Maximo, Pangea, Brandon Cain and Kuntry Locos.
Grab the podcast now at https://spiceradio.podbean.com/e/spicecast-mini-cast-el-fuser/
Spicecast #153 – Izzy Miller and the Black Market Salesmen
Izzy and The Black Market Salesmen are in the studio to talk about their newest release “American Times” and how the chaos and debauchery of American life translates perfectly into country rock music! The whole album was tracked and produced right here at our affiliate studio Spice Rack Studios!
We get to hear three full tracks off the new album including “It Just Happens” featuring vocals from Tawny Hillis and Joey Huffman on Organ, “One Night Stand” and the title track “American Times”.
Teneshia and Nicole “overlords” and coordinators of this year’s Hop N Shop are in the studio to talk about their inspiration to start the event and all the goodies that await shoppers this Friday and Saturday!
The Hop N Shop is a FREE event featuring a big variety of artists, merchants as well as a great musical line up with local and regional acts. Be sure to show up and shop local this Friday and Saturday at the old STA Location at Leeman Ferry, and check out the podcast right now!
On today’s podcast we hear some of the featured acts at this year’s Hop N’ Shop including Love More – “Bam-Bam”, DMR Soul – “Bullet Proof” and Saint Pressure with “Reckover”.
Good afternoon spicers! Today we have a special treat all the way up from Bham Tyler Ambrosius!
Tyler’s sets include live electric guitar, electronica and analogue inputs. Tyler was cool enough to bring by his gear and play us a mini set right here at Spice Rack Studios!
Before the set we talk about his evolution into his current genre, the dangers of gear lust, and experiments in music and the Birmingham scene.
Be sure to catch the whole interview and live set recorded right here at Spice Rack Studios, but if you’re in Birmingham check out his show tomorrow night at Data River #8 w/ Kifferei at Revelator.
Spicecast #150 – CommUnity Fest 2017
Kevin Dunn started with the idea to have a few bands on the sidewalk, to help raise funds for a friend in need of help with medical bills. Since then CommUnity Fest 2017 has been growing in scale to become a big show pulling talent from all over Arab Alabama and the surrounding area! We got to sit down with Kevin Dunn as well as two up and coming musicians that will be performing at Community Fest, Abby Hufnagle and Brandon Elder. We also get to meet the official mascot of Community fest Duke the Flamingo and even get into some interesting discussions about silly puddy.
Don’t miss today’s episode featuring four tracks recorded live from our guests including, “Call Us Anytime” and “You Amaze Me” by Abby Hufnagle, as well as “Long Way from Home” and “Gone” by Brandon Elder featuring Kevin Dunn on Bass.
Community Fest is a free show this Saturday in Arab AL located in the Cricket Wireless parking lot across from Walmart on Hwy 231. Community Fest is still accepting volunteers, get in contact now by visiting their facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CommunityFestArabAL/
Spookcast #149 – Alicia Cole of Darkly Told
Happy Halloween to you all you spicers! Today we have horror poet and author of “Darkly Told”, an audio chapbook, Alicia Cole!
Alicia sits down with us to talk about how she got her start writing horror poetry and her process behind creating the chapbook which is available now on soundcloud. She also talks about her publishing house, Priestess and Hierophant, Out-Loud Huntsville and the local poetry scene. P&H will also be releasing an anthology as well as a Novella, Sicophant by Meghan Meean this coming year.
On today’s Spicecast we hear the short poem “Rat Catcher” as well as the full “Darkly Told” chapbook with peotry by Alicia Cole and music by Memory Splice.
Trash Cats are fresh off their first tour supporting their new album, “Ward Core”, which was recorded in full right here at Spice Rack Studios! Afterwards the guys sat down to discuss our new sponsorship from Natural Ice, Ward House misadventures, and Chris’ unending love for the Spice Radio Bear!
Check out the whole interview and 4 tracks off the new album here! We hear “The Devil is Calling”, “Scumbag’s Paradise”, “Open Casket Funeral”, and “Red Cloud”.
Gary has traveled far and wide in the states and will tell you the best way to get the best music and experiences is on the ground level. His newest album “Secondary Characters” is inspired by the many people and places he’s met along the way.
Check out today’s interview where Ben sits down with Gary to talk about stories from the road and hear some great tracks! We hear “Favorite Star”, “The Crawl”, “Tree City” and “Number One No-One”.
Don’t miss Gary headlining the Madison Street Festival October 7th at 2PM and that night at Mad Malt’s Brewery at 7PM. He’ll also be playing a benefit concert for Breaking Bounderies, supporting victims of Hurricane Harvey and Irma, at Yellowhammer Brewery Oct 22nd.
Spicecast #141 – Victoria Jones
Self described as Neo-Soul and R&B Victoria Jones is focused on making positive, challenging music. She combines powerful vocals, substance of message and a laid back style to great effect! Check out today’s episode where we talk to Victoria about what inspires her music, her growth as an artist and her future plans.
We also hear three tracks recorded in studio, “White Butterfly”, “Uptown New York City”, “Live for Now” and off her album “Be Bold”
Be sure to see her next Friday (Sep 15th) at Concerts on the Docks Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment
Spicecast #137 – Alex Hendrix
Local singer songwriter Alex Hendrix is in the studio tonight to discuss her upcoming album and play some live tracks! Dan and Alex talk about her gig experiences, stories behind her songs and even some Huntsville History.
After you grab the podcast be sure to head over to her many upcoming gigs including the 22nd at Maggie Meyers Irish Pub, Sep 23rd at The Boot Pizzeria, September 29th at Mad Malts Brewing, and September 30th at our buds Salty Nut Brewery!
Grab the podcast now at spiceradio.podbean.com or our itunes!
Spicecast #136 – Pink Pyramids
Described as Sub-tropic Goth and deeply influenced by 80s pop, Caleb Gallman and Bobby Gill form the Pink Pyramids. The band, managed by Spicecast alumni Lindsey Shante, made their way up from Birmingham to perform some live tracks right here at the Spice Rack! Grab the podcast now to hear Lindsey, Bobby and Caleb holler about their most recent adventures.
Tonight we hear “Sintech”, “Little Truths”, “Wealthy Spirit” and from Little Girl, a premiere track, “Tyler Homeward”.
Check out the show including the interview and live tracks at spiceradio.podbean.com or our itunes!
Spicecast #133 – All About The Tones
All About the Tones is back with their brand new full length album! It’s safe to say they’ve covered plenty of tones with this masterful and varied CD. The new album, “Passing Through” includes tons of collaborations from guitarists, saxaphone and even clarinet and vocals. Be sure to pick up All About the Tones new album Passing Through off their Bandcamp. On this episode we hear, Natural Selection, Earthly Hippodrome, Thanatophobia, and Manmade Forrest. Listen to the episode at: https://spiceradio.podbean.com/e/spicecast-133-all-about-the-tones/
Spicecast #132 – Southern Asylum
Take a break , soothe your soul with the laid back music of Southern Asylum. Basing their first EP, Refuge, off of time spent at Wheeler Wildlife Refuge, the word Asylum is actually a synonym for Refuge. We talk to the guys about how they got their start as well as hear brand new unreleased tracks. We hear Refuge, Had To Let You Go, Live It Up A Little, and Bottle In The Water.
Check out the full episode at https://spiceradio.podbean.com/e/spicecast-132-southern-asylum/
Spicecast #131 – The Moose
On Tonight’s Spicecast: The Moose
Hailing from the woods of Courtland Alabama The Moose have played with the The Go-Go Killers, The Queers and more right here in Huntsville! With influences ranging from Mastadon to Parliament Funkadelic The Moose already has a full lenth album out online under the title of Manifesto.
We sat down with 2/3 of The Moose and learn about the dangers of recording in a haunted church as well as answering the age old question, just what do moose sound like? We hear 3 tracks off The Moose’s first album, Manifesto, including “Death”, “Drums in the Deep”, “If the River Was Whiskey” and “Manifesto”.
Check out the entire interview and tracks at https://spiceradio.podbean.com/e/spicecast-131-the-moose/
Spicecast #130 The Dozens and Spicefest 2017!
On Today’s Spicecast: The Dozens and Spicefest 2017!
Yes The Dozens are back and with them they’ve got brand new, debut tracks off their new EP coming out July 14th!
Check out the podcast right now at https://spiceradio.podbean.com/e/spicecast-130-the-dozens-and-spicefest-2017/
We sat down with Shelley and Brent to talk about the making of the new album and about their upcoming gigs including the release show happening at Good People Brewing in Birmingham July 22nd. We also chat about Spicefest 2017 our third annual music festival happening July 8th, be sure to catch The Dozens there and so many more great acts by getting your tickets at tinyurl.com/spicefest2017! On today’s podcast we hear three great tracks from The Dozens new EP TEST including the debut track “Tidal Wave”, “Have a Heart” and “Voodoo”.
You can get more of The Dozens from their website TheDozensBand.com, on twitter as @TheDozensAL, and on facebook at facebook.com/thedozens/
Spicecast #125 – Kent Maddux
Kent Maddux is back in the studio with a lot to talk about and some great new tunes! Kent has been busy getting ready to open his music school, Jam Academy in Muscle Shoals, as well as recording new tracks with a band. He was kind enough to play us some of the brand new songs from his upcoming CD “Get It Together”. Be sure to download the podcast now to hear the whole interview as well as the Tracks “On My Own”, “On Our Own”, “Make Up Your Mind”, “Heads Up” and “Reflections”.
Spicecast #124 – Brad Posey of The Invisible City
If you’ve had your radio set to 89.3, no doubt you’ve heard Brad’s voice or maybe just his kittens! Brad Posey hosts The Invisible City radio show every Friday night at 7pm and Saturdays at 10pm on WLRH public radio. The Invisible City includes a huge variety of music and interviews with local artists. We talk to Brad about his start hosting show’s on Ardmore country radio, playing music with three bands, and the new Local Aliens compilation CD. We also hear a track from Brad’s band – Boneyard Mafia, “Bigfoot Army”.
Check out the interview with Brad Posey right now at spiceradio.podbean.com or the podcast App of your choice! Get the new Local Alien’s Complilation CD at WLRH during their Spring Fundraiser starting April 3rd!
Finally check out Brad’s music live at Coppertop tomorrow or the 29th, he’s also doing a talk about Radio production at UAH April 13th!
Now Playing: The Earth Hotel
The Earth Hotel podcast features eclectic content including live recordings, prerecorded music, art analysis, and more! Spice Radio is happy to host mini-sodes of The Earth Hotel podcast during Spice Radio’s “Spice at Night” section. Be sure to tune in to Spice-radio.com/radio/ every night at 11:30 to hear host Jacquie Cotillard and her guests for the evening!
Check out full episodes of The Earth Hotel at theearthhotel.org
Spicecast #123 – RATOBaby
Florence Alabama band RATOBaby have interesting instrumentation covered. Including Zach Dawson on vocals and electric bass, Howard Walker on drums and Daniel Neville on Tenor Sax RATOBaby has a growing and rhythmic sound. The guys are on their way to releasing their brand new Album “Television” April 1st with a release show in Florence April 3rd. Dan sat down with all three RATOBabys and discussed their upcoming release and their music. We hear “Baroque Rococo”, “Spanish Boy”, “Artificial Sensations”, and “Fence Post”.
Be sure to check them out on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RATOBaby/
Online at http://www.knology.net/~thecavenders/SFRecords/ratobaby.html
And their label http://www.knology.net/~thecavenders/SFRecords/index.html
Spicecast #119 – Mrs. Moon
Deondre, Seth and Tyler are the three wizards behind the Punk/Rock group Mrs.Moon. Trading the guitar, bass, cajone drum and song writing for almost every track they’ll give you a great mix of acoustic music!
Spice Rack Studio was happy to host and record 4 tracks with Mrs. Moon. We hear “Bus to Birmingham”, “Homeless Anthem”, “Candle Lit Room”, and “The Smoking Song”. We also sat down with the guys to discuss their music as well as Seth’s Standard Recording promotion company.
Be sure to check out the tracks and interview right now on our podcast,The Spicecast. Grab it from our podbean, itunes or the Podcast app of your choice!
Spicecast #118 – Cahaba – The Triumphant Return
If you’re in the Montevallo area, or even if you’re not, you don’t want to miss Cahaba playing with Giant Sunbeam and the Noise today at Eclipse! Fresh off the step with previews of their new upcoming CD, Cahaba is back at the Spice Rack to tell us all about their new creation and exactly which memes to invest in this year. Download the podcast now and hear some sweet new jams from Birmingham!
We hear “Come Back to Me”, “Bowtie” and “Coat Stretched”.
Spicecast #117: Will River
The Will River Trio, and sometimes quadruplet, brings influences from Arizona, England, North Carolina, and Seattle. It all comes together in a smooth and intimate musical experience. Check out the interview and tracks right now on our itunes or our podbean.
Will -Guitar and Vocals, CJ -Drums and Harmony, Chris -Bass, and Larry -Keys were all kind enough to record some tracks for today’s Spicecast including “Where Do You Belong”, “Smoke and Mirrors”, “Animals and Kings” and “To Be Young”.
Don’t miss Will River at Yellowhammer Brewing March 18th and keep an ear out for their new album coming out soon!
Happy Valentines Day from your friends at Spice Radio!
Happy Valentines Day from your friends at Spice Radio!
On today’s Spicecast we have two sweet treats for you, SarahJayne and Corey Travis of the Retrovales! The dynamic duo has been hitting tons of local venues playing music full time and are about to release their first full length album this Saturday at Alchemy Lounge.
Be sure to check out this episode of the Spicecast right now at SpiceRadio.podbean.com we hear “Madeleine”, “Ghost”, “Dance ‘Til We Die” and “Until I See You Again” all recorded live right here at Spice Rack Studios.
On tonight’s Spicecast: Alan Little and John Schmitt of Listen Local Huntsville
Not only do Alan and John form a great music writing team, but they’re also the back bone of Listen Local Huntsville, one of the biggest up and coming singer-songwriter showcases in the valley!
We sat down with the guys to discuss how they formed a song writing team, the background behind some of their tracks, as well as Listen Local Huntsville, it’s history and their upcoming show. We hear Alan Little performing “Welcome Home”, “Rockets and Watercress” and “Mother of Exiles” recorded right here at Spice Rack Studios.
Spice Radio will also be live streaming Listen Local Huntsville VI at the VBC Playhouse February 16th, be sure to grab your tickets now at listenlocalhsv.com
Check out the show right now at spiceradio.podbean.com or our itunes!
Run on Recordings Live Episode #02 with Owen Ni and Free Candy
Check out our youtube right now for a chance at 4 tickets to Local Live VI at the VBC playhouse as well as hear all the coolest new takes off of Run on Recordings!
Spicecast #113 – Free Candy!
You may have seen Free Candy at the last Knotty Goth Night, or maybe Maggie Meyer’s? Wherever Free Candy is the jams are sure to flow. The Free Candy crew left their suspicious bus just long enough to record a few tracks and have a chat. We hear “Rae”, “The Mind Has Faded (But the Body Remains)”, “Mr. Rogers is the Real G”, and “Luke is the Section-Leader”.
Check it out at spiceradio.podbean.com or our itunes!
LIVE now.. At Lowe Mill Featuring: Permagroove and Opposite Box
Check out the live stream right here!
Spicecast #112 Rocket City Shakedown
Rocket City Shakedown is the latest Indy short film from Wonder Mill Films. The film was produced by a volunteer staff of over 50 people and scored by all local musicians! We sat down with star and narrator Lincoln Greer as well as director Ben Stark to talk about the process of filming from the ground up.
Check out the whole podcast right now at spiceradio.podbean.com!
Straight To Ale Brewing’s Campus No. 805 will be hosting the free premiere show of Rocket City Shakedown, Saturday, February 18th. Spice Radio has teamed up with Wonder Mill to bring a huge line-up of local bands, featured in the premiere, to play live including Gabe Larose, Complex Flavor, ThunderKrotch, The Wolves of Chernobyl, and Them Damn Dogs!
And please check out Wonder Mill Films facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wondermillfilms/ for the latest on Rocket City Shakedown!
Spicecast #111 – Joy’s House of Athens
After serving the community of Athens for over four years Joy’s House is currently running a go-fund me to keep the doors open. Sarah and Dennis talk to us about how they started keeping just one woman off the streets to now serving up to 6 occupants at a time, sometimes up to 6 months each, and running a thrift store!
Joy’s House serves women and families struggling with domestic violence, addiction and financial hardship. It’s safe to say Sarah and Dennis probably have one of the largest extended families in Athens!
Be sure to check out their fund raiser https://www.gofundme.com/joys-house-womens-shelter-closing
Also check out their Thrift Store at 1428 Freeman Ave in Athens
And you can visit their website at http://joys-house.com/
Spicecast #110 – Author Gina McGill
Gina McGill writer of Accessories After the Fact: The Trayvon Martin Murder
After hearing the 911 tapes released from the shooting of Trayvon Martin Gina was immediately effected and determined to find out more. We talk about her book discussing the facts behind the shooting, continuing issues in the black community, and ways to improve the criminal justice system. You can find a link to her book (in E-Book or paperback!) on her website http://ginamcgill.com/
Check out the interview on our itunes, podbean, or subscribe to our podcasts through the service of your choice!
Spicecast #109: Owen Ni
Spicecast #109 – Owen Ni
He’s back again from touring the north east, with a live recorded CD in hand! Owen Ni, who operates variety focused label Run On Recordings, stopped by to tell us what he’s been up to around the states as well as his future plans for Run On Recordings. We hear excerpts from his live CD available now at Vertical House Records, and up for download this Monday!
Check out the latest spicecast at spiceradio.podbean.com
Don’t miss Owen Ni’s facebook page Owen Ni and certaintly check out his label at runonrecordings.bandcamp.com
Spicecast: Soul Karnival
What’s Spice Radio thankful for this Thanksgiving? Young People that can combine all sorts of genres and make AMAZING MUSIC!
While you’ll have to rely on your grandma for the Soul Food, tonight Spice Radio is serving up a hot plate of Soul Karnival straight from Fort Payne Alabama.
For Dobby, Brax, Cash and Ryan inspiration comes from Reggae, Hip-hop, Funk and Jazz. With mastery beyond their years Soul Karnival brings out the best of the mix. Check out tonight’s Spice cast and hear their tracks “Lemon street”, “Untitled/Sick Bass Line”, “Interlude” and “Dope Boys\Rasta”.
Check i tout now at spiceradio.podbean.com or our itunes!
And if you’re thankful for Spice Radio Show us the love at spice-radio.com/donate/
Spicecast #107: Owls and Other Animals
Today’s Spicecast: Owls And Other Animals
Originally from Chicago, Owls And Other Animals always ask people to tell them what genre they play, the best they’ve come up with is “Moody Folk-Pop”. With many songs inspired by their work in a Chicago animal shelter, the line up includes Colin and Dana Carroll and recent addition Michael Lamb.
Be sure to check out the tracks recorded right here at Spice Rack Studios! We Hear “Viola”, “Compassion Fatigue”, “Causin’ a Commotion” and “Spider Bites”.
Pick up the whole interview ASAP at spiceradio.podbean.com or check out our itunes and be sure to rate us for maximum awesomeness!
You can also see their BRAND NEW WEBSITE! http://oaoamusic.wixsite.com/oaoa
Spicecast #106: Laura Wadsworth Carter author of The Elect
On tonight’s Spicecast: Laura Wadsworth Carter author of The Elect
Laura Wadsworth Carter, in between being a full time high school teacher and parent, finished her first 200+ page book! Her first novel, The Elect, focuses on a former child soldier embroiled in a struggle with an oppressive totalitarian government. She is currently working on the sequel to the elect as well as another book set in modern day Alabama.
In tonight’s episode Laura speaks to us a lot about the surprising challenges of bringing a book from an idea to modern publishing, as well as some tips for getting started in writing.
Be sure to check out Laura’s book The Elect on Amazon, Itunes and digital book stores!
Check out the Episode right now at spiceradio.podbean.com!
Spicecast #103 – Corey Travis
On Today’s Spicecast — Corey Travis of The Retrovales!
Corey Travis spends most of his time these days playing gigs as the other half of The Retrovales. In fact tonight at the VBC you can catch The Retrovales including Corey and the Spice Radio featured SarahJayne Balash! Or you can check them out at lone goose saloon tomorrow!
But for right now, check out the interview with Corey including live tracks recorded at Spice Rack Studios, we hear “Dance ’til We Die”, “Evergreen”,“Lead You Home”, and “Six-Hundred Miles”.
Find Josh Conine Music on Facebook and you’ll see him playing live plenty, check out his Soundcloud and you can hear him create a song for the first time! Josh Conine has a laid back solo style using looping and effects. Josh came by Spice Rack Studios to record four of his tracks live and talk about his experiences bringing his music around town. Check out Josh Conine on tonight’s Spicecast with his tracks “Beautiful Chill”, “Creepy”, “Full”, and “Drops”
You can find Josh on his facebook: https://www.facebook.com/joshconinemusic
and be sure to subscribe and rate us on itunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/spice-radio-huntsville/id967695215?mt=2
Ash of Eden, first formed 2009 by Vocalist Alex Rivers and guitarist Jsmoke, changed and grew over the years into the heavy metal sound they have now. Ash of Eden was kind enough to drop by Spice Rack Studios and lay down 3 live tracks and hit our listeners with a never before heard new track “Magic No More”. Grab a chair check out the interview right now on Spice Radio! We hear the tracks “Heroes On High”, “Rejects of the World”, “Lonely Weapons” recorded live at the Spice Rack as well “Magic No More”. The guys are currently recording a brand new music video at Arx Mortis (http://www.arxmortis.com/)!
Catch them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AshOfEden/
Check out their demo on soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/ash-of-eden-official
Spicecast #98 – Knotty Goth Night with Rocket City Rope Arts
Shibari is the ancient Japanese art of rope bondage. Now practiced world-wide Shibari involves not only an intimate interaction between two people, but an intense form of physical art.
At Fly By Night Productions “Knotty Goth Nights” volunteers from the audience participate in this experience. Shibari is not just for fun though, we talk to J.J. and Nehena about the history behind the art form as well as some safety tips for beginners!
You can catch Knotty Goth Night tomorrow live at Hop’s Wild 9pm for 3$!
Check it out right now on at spiceradio.podbean.com!
Weekly Update 9-16-2016
It’s that time again! Yes time to go to some awesome local shows, and there’s a ton of them going on! Be sure to check out the latest on this week’s Weekly Update!
Huntsvillain History Podcast – Marion Sims – The Father of Modern Gynecology
A statue of Dr. Marion Sims sits smack dab in Central Park New York, but some of his most pioneering surgeries were first performed on enslaved women in Montgomery Alabama. A controversial figure in modern medicine, some of his patients underwent more than 20 surgeries under his care without anesthesia. On the other hand, Marion Sims relieved many women of previously inoperable fistulas, went on to found America’s first women’s hospital and invented surgical techniques still in use today.
Today on Huntsvillain History the story of J. Marion Sims and his patients, Anarcha, Betsy, Lucy and many more unnamed.
Check out the new show right now at spiceradio.podbean.com and be sure to rate us and subscribe to our itunes! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/spice-radio-huntsville/id967695215?mt=2
On Today’s Spicecast: JB and Mark of Seminole Strut!
JB and Mark of Seminole Strut are back in the studio once again! The guys sat down to discuss some of the early days of the band, their first recordings, and upcoming music. And of course, they’ve got lots of juicy info on their shows!
Check them out the 19th at the Flying Monkey in Lowe Mill with Permagroove! or the 20th at Blue Pants Brewery!
You can keep up with Seminole Strut on their facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SeminoleStrut/?fref=ts
Check out the podcast on our podbean: spiceradio.podbean.com or list to it tonight at 7 at Spice-radio.com/radio/
Spicecast: Helen of Coi
Spicecast #92 – Helen of Coi
Lindsey Shante of Helen of Coi has been all over the south east with her music. Nearing a break after 16 days on the road, Lindsey dropped by with some of her tracks to talk shop at Spice Rack Studios in Huntsville. Lindsey, or Helen as many call her, takes her music one step further by using music in her guided meditation sessions. Helen will actually be releasing a 30 minute guided meditation track here soon so stay posted!
Helen of Coi involves intense use of synthesizers, chaos pads, vocoders and a plethora of experimental instruments. Technology combined with Lindsey’s classical training gives her a powerful and effective sound in any setting. Check out Helen of Coi on tonight’s Spicecast!
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Spicecast: Clete Wetli
Clete Wetli is a man of many hats! Known to some as Alabama’s most hated liberal voice, Clete is a longtime writer for AL.com and an outspoken activist. Currently serving as Executive Director at First Stop, Clete worked as the chair of the Madison County Democrats, and also started and hosts the All That’s Left Radio Show on WVNN. Clete sat down at Spice Rack Studios to discuss current events, changes in the region and activism in our community.
Be sure to check out Clete’s show on WVNN Saturdays 11AM-2PM
you can learn more about First Stop Center for the Homeless or donate at:
Spicecast #90 – Nick Grubbs of ZepliN
On tonight’s episode of the Spicecast Dan interview Nick Grubbs creator of ZepliN – Electronic dance music from Huntsville Alabama. Exposed to a variety of music early in life, Nick cut his teeth on local shows and even started his own DIY venue in South Huntsville, the Earl Mom.
Check out ZepliN’s facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ZepliNOfficial/
or hear some of his latest tracks on his Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/zeplin/
Spicecast #89 – Amber Troupe & Kimberly Casey
On tonight’s Spicecast!
Amber Troupe from Hometown Throwdown Productions and Kimberly Casey from Out Loud HSV stopped by The Spicerack to tell us about an awesome show coming up on July 15th featuring Nashville band Mr. B And The Tribal Hoose and poetry from Out Loud HSV! You can find out more info about the event here and more about Out Loud HSV here
Spicecast: Emma Klein
Emma Klein is a young up and coming singer songwriter based out of Huntsville with a sweet pop influences folk sound. She stopped by Spice Rack Studios last week to record 3 of her original tunes Waffle House, Six Feet In The Dirt, and Blame It On The Whiskey.
The interview will air tonight June 6th at 7pm on our stream and will be available for download at 8pm on Podbean
Cheryl Llewellyn is a native of Athens who and has been a staple of the local singer songwriter scene for the past 4 years. She stopped by the studio to record acoustic versions of 3 of her originals, Everything’s Right (But Me And You), Down The Road, and All We Need. You can find Cheryl on Facebook. Listen to the podcast when it airs at 7pm on our stream and it’ll be available for download on our podcast page at 8pm
Spicecast: Them Damn Dogs The Third!
Them Damn Dogs are back with a vengeance on this week’s Spicecast! Jerome, Chris and Brandon stopped by the studio to record 4 brand spankin new tracks and talk about their upcoming gig with Old Nick and The Gypsies tomorrow night at 9 at MVP Spirits and Grill!
Check out the interview tonight at 7pm at Spice-radio.com/radio/ or download the podcast at Spiceradio.podbean.com at 8pm!
Spicecast: Where the Sun Don’t Shine
Tonight on the Spicecast! Where the Sun Don’t Shine
Departing on their first ever tour, Curtis and Glistening Water of Where the Sun Don’t Shine bring together a blues and rock feel with all the percussion you can fit in one trunk. We talk to the guys about their next adventure on the road and how they arrived at their sound. We hear “Flea”, “Ruby Tuesday”, “Rythmn to the Beat” and “Rebellion Blues”.
Check out the interview tonight at 7pm at Spice-radio.com/radio/ or download the podcast at Spiceradio.podbean.com at 8pm!
Weekly Update June 13-19th
Salina Brilla is back once again with all your cool shows going on this upcoming week, check it out yall!
Spicecast: Albino Sock Monkey
Tonight on the Spicecast!
Albino Sock Monkey is the brainchild of Run-on Recording’s and previouse Spicecast feature-ee Owen Ni, along with Des and Justin Albino Sock Monkey recorded their first demo right here at Spice Rack Studios, with the brand new EP featuring two of the songs heard today releasing 6/6/16, this monday!
Be sure to check out ASM’s facebook facebook.com/asmbandofficial and whatever you do don’t look up #nannermanners on instagram!
Hear it tonight at 7pm on spice-radio.com/radio/ or download the podcast from our itunes and podbean at 8pm!
Spicecast: The Pressure Kids
The Pressure kids from Nashville stopped by the studio in between gigs to record some original tracks and talk about their current tour. The band met at Belmont University in Nashville but hail from all over the country giving a unique flavor to their sound with roots in the memphis rock tradition. Listen to the interview on our Podbean. Keep up with the band on their Facebook and right here on Spice Radio!
Tonight on the Spicecast: Old Nick and The Gypsies Return!
Recently crowned the winner of the End Zone Battle of the Bands once again, Old Nick and the Gypsies are back with a passel of new members! Justin Madden brings tastefully warped solos with his electric guitar, Jovani Occomy pulls no punches with another layer of awesome female vocals and finally Nate Michal to top it all off with some wicked drums! And of course Old Nick retains the original greats, Cam, Josh and Sarah.
So check out their newest interview and some awesome recordings, recorded right here in Huntsville Alabama at Spice Rack Studios!
Playing live at spice-radio.com/radio/ at 8pm and up for download at 8pm on our itunes and podbean!
Huntsvillain History Episode #04 – For the love of hog!
You think the bacon craze is a new affliction in Madison County? Think again! In the 1800’s Madison county had more than 2 pigs for every person, and within less than 20 years we ended up having to import even more pork! John O’Brien’s gone hog wild rooting out the very best stories related to our little piggy obsession on this month’s episode of Huntsvillain History. That’s right prepare for pig-puns galore but don’t get to squeelin’, it’s Huntsvillain History!
Huntsvillain History plays at 6pm every weeknight (Monday-Thursday) at spice-radio.com/radio/ and noon Friday through Sunday. You can also download the podcast tonight at 8pm!
Red Magic Imports with Salina Brilla EP1
Salina Brilla of Hops Wild, Copper Top, and Maggie Meyers stopped by the studio to talk about some great shows coming through the valley over the next week. For more info checkout her facebook group You Are All Tagged
Check it out tonight at 7pm at spice-radio.com/radio/ or as always download our podcast through podbean and itunes!
Spicecast: Afu Okosun
Tonight on the Spicecast: Afu Okosun
Originally from Atlanta, you may know Afu from hosting Soul Sessions in downtown Huntsville, a live talk show focused on bringing young adults together to talk about current events that matter to them, most recently featuring Mayor Tommy Battle.
Tonight we speak to Afu about being a young professional in Huntsville and how our city is changing and how it needs to change.
Check out the full interview tonight at 7pm at spice-radio.com/radio/ or as always download our podcast through podbean and itunes!
You can spot Afu’s events through his facebook at https://www.facebook.com/afu.okosun
Spicecast: Sam Sims
Sam Sims music takes him from his birthplace in Huntsville all the way to chilly New Jersey and sometime back again even further south to Florida. It’s easy to see why Sam Sim’s music gains ground in all climates, with positive moods, mellow tones and a great performance at Spice Rack Studios.
We were lucky enough to have some time to talk to Sam about his time making music across the US and to record some great new tracks right here in at Spice Radio! We hear “Going to Alabama” and “Positive Vicration”, “Don’t Give Up” and “The Motion” recorded in the studio!
Tune into Spice Radio tonight at 7pm or subscribe to our itunes and now you can also find us on Podbean.
Weekly Update May 3rd through 8th with Salina Brilla
Salina is back with all the coolest local shows going down this week (May 3rd – 8th), check it out right now here! Music provided today by Winslow Davis.
Spicecast: Gandhi Castle
Hailing from the even deeper south of New Orleans, Gandhi Castle came by Spice Rack Studio’s on their happy way to rocking out at Copper Top. Gandhi Castle self label as a Psych Grunge but they’re definitely intense, frantic and powerful! Check out the Live Tracks recorded at Spice Rack Studios, “White Noise”, “Space Song”, and “Dose”, we also hear “Happiness” off their EP, Fun Times Rubbernecker. Hear the entire interview and their tracks tonight at 7pm at Spice-radio.com/radio/ or download our podcast from spice-radio.com/shows/ or our itunes at 8pm!
Check them out on their Facebook:
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Spicecast: Future Elevators
What do elevators from the future sound like? Funky! Michael Shackelford and the rest of Birmingham’s Future Elevators were kind enough to drop into the studio before their gig at Copper Top last Saturday to talk about their music and upcoming tour.
Their sound ranges from the poppy to the surreal. His self-titled debut as Future Elevators expertly mixes whimsy and gravity, the fantastical with the everyday. Even as he grounds his lyrics in real-world issues, Shackelford fills his songs with new and improbable combinations of familiar sound.
Spicecast: The Wolves Of Chernobyl Kickstarter Campaign
The Wolves are back in the studio this week to talk about their kickstarter campaign and upcoming album! You can also vote for The Wolves in the Que The Music competition to decide the opening act for the headliners at this year’s Whistle Stop Festival. Listen to the interview tonight at 7pm on our Streaming Page our download it from our podcast page
Justin Tidwell from Rocket City Sounds sat down with us to talk about Spring Fest 2016 this Saturday at Yellowhammer Brewing! In it’s second year, Spring Fest is bringing in the new park at Campus 805 in the best way possible. There’ll be food trucks, vendors, and some amazing music from the likes of Aaron Lee Tasjun and The Whigs. Inside Yellowhammer there’ll also be an acoustic stage featuring a slew of local talent like Josh Allison and Steven Brian. Tickets are available through Friday at Yellowhammer and available day of at the park.
Once again Spice Radio is here for you with all the neat local goodies you can get into this coming week, April 12th through the 17th! Salina of Coppertop and Maggie Meyers has the remarkable ability to predict all the cool events you’ll be hanging out at this coming week, right here in Huntsville Alabama and right here on Spice Radio, Stay Spicy Huntsville!
TGIM Comedy, The Joker and Jester Tour 8PM at Maggie Meyers
Thursday April 15th-
Guitar Villain 8PM at Copper Top
Friday April 15th-
The Society Cypher “Dance Edition” 8PM at Lowe Mill Connector FREE SHOW – Donations appreciated
Hometown Throwdown Presents – Festival Expressions 9PM at Flying Monkey Arts in Lowe Mill
Daniel Bayer at Maggie Meyers
10 Foot Drunk, Pirate Nights and Genki Genki Panic at Coppertop
Steven Brian and Wanda June at Hops Wild
Saturday April 16th-
The 8th Annual Record Store Day and Free Show with Way No Beuno and Blinds 11AM at Vertical House Records in Lowe Mill
Springest 2016 featuring The Bama Gamblers, Caleb Caudle, The Burning Peppermints, Aaron Lee Tasjan and The Whigs 12PM-12AM at Yellowhammer Brewery
Collective Fruition and MissaLaneous Productions Present Seeds? and Ryan Viser 8PM at the Lowe Mill Connector
Spicecast Special: NMBR 11 Returns
Bernard Bullhack and Yeshiva Lex of americana fusion group NMBR 11 chatted with us via skype about, among other things, their upcoming acoustic EP, their upcoming show at The Roxy Theatre in Russellville April 9th, and blessings they’ve enjoyed over the last year including getting to meet and work with members of the legendary Swampers.
Spicecast: Salina Brilla of Copper Top and Maggie Meyers
If you’ve been to shows at The Copper Top or Maggie Meyers recently, chances are that this fabulous lady has had a hand in it. Salina Brilla is originally from Chicago where she got her first taste booking for venues and has brought that passion and skill to the valley where she helps book bands and musicians for The Copper Top and Maggie Meyers and has just started booking some shows at Hops Wild.
Salina took some time to talk about her passion for all things exciting and strange in music and how she tries to give each venue she books for a distinct style and feel. If you’re interested in contacting Salina for booking requests you can contact her through Copper Top’s Facebook
or her email: email@example.com
Listen to the interview when it airs tonight at 7, or download it from our podcast or our itunes page.
Huntsvillain History Podcast #3 Laws Made of Whips – Slavery in Madison County
On this month’s Episode of Huntsvillain History John O’Brien and Ben Jobe take on the more tragic side of Huntsville history, the subject of Slavery in North Alabama. With census and court records dating from 1809 through 1837 O’Brien and Jobe talk about how laws, economics and fear effected the lives of blacks in North Alabama, free and enslaved. This episode includes explicit discussion of slavery and violence that may be inappropriate for some listeners.
In the 1820’s 49% of the population of Madison County were counted as enslaved, and only a handful of official records indicate any evidence of these people’s lives. Listen to Part 1 and Part 2 of Laws made of Whips here, or catch the show on Spice-Radio.com/radio/ at Noon Friday-Sunday and 6pm Monday-Thursday.
Follow John O’Brien’s Blog Huntsville at huntsvillain.wordpress.com
Today we’ve got local comedian and improv comedian Jason Sims over at Spice Rack to talk about this weeks April Foolery show at Straight to Ale old campus. We get into the nuts and bolts of comedy as well as talk about this weeks show which will feature sketch, improv, stand-up and a performance from The Wolves of Chernobyl. Check it out right now on Today’s Spicecast!
Get your tickets HALF OFF right now at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2515337 and check out their Facebook event. The show starts at 7pm!
The Wolves of Chernobyl are also currently hosting a Kickstarter crowdfund, so if you want to help a local band get a new album made, plus some cool goodies check that out!
The Old Paints are an up and coming band out of Birmingham with a southern alt rock and progressive soul sound that’s sure to leave your ears craving more! Breely Flower and Andy Harris chatted with us via Skype about their unique brand of music making and their upcoming tour! You can catch them in Huntsville tonight at 8 along with local favorites Cute Goat over at Salty Nut Brewery.
Yes they’re back and tastier than ever. Cahaba, the rad rock trio from Birmingham Alabama, is now a rad rock quartet with the addition of Kyle on keys! The guys came all the way up to record some awesome debut tracks, as well as some tracks off their new CD, Odd Times, out now! Grab the new full length over at their bandcamp for FREE, right now, it doesn’t get any better than that! And listen tonight at 7pm to your favorite internet radio station to hear the whole interview, or just lazily subscribe to our itunes. Honestly, we’ll love you either way!
If you like what we do here at Spice Radio be sure to check out our support page which has lots of interesting ways to help Spice Radio flourish!
Spicecast: Allen Watkin’s Band
The Allen Watkins Band, first formed at a friendly jam session, quickly turned into a power house of original music!
Featuring Allen Watkins, a veteran of touring with such acts as Claire Lynch, Connie Watkins, a singer-songwriter with a CD already available on iTunes and Bob Hall, a classically trained bassist, Allen Watkins Band puts a new spin on bluegrass and rock tradition with great skill and original songwriting!
On today’s Spicecast we hear “Let Go and Fall”, “Bailey”, “Heart Like This” and “Watkin’s Ride” all available currently on their reverbnation page!
Check it out tonight at 7pm at Spice-Radio.com/radio/ or download it at 8pm, and as always, subscribe and rate us on iTunes!
Hear them now at their Reverbnation or pick up Connie’s CD on itunes!
Spicecast: Codie G of Slow Motion Soundz
Bringing Huntsville culture to the world is the name of the game for Codie G of Slow Motion Soundz. Slow Motion Soundz’ work has been featured in magazines and media from Tokyo to Sweden. Codie drops by Spice Rack Studios to talk about the changes in technology, the local Hip-Hop Scene and how to bring Alabama soul international! Check out this great interview tonight at 7pm or download it from our new and improved podcast’s page tonight at 8pm and as always subscribe to our itunes!
Huntsvillain History Episode #02 – The Maddammes of Madison County
Just in time for your Valentine, a new scandalous episode of Huntsvillain History! John O’Brien is back in Spice Rack studios with a raunchy tale of Alabama debauchery, The Maddammes of Madison County, women who held such a great New Years Party that we’re still talking about it almost two hundred years later. Join us on an adventure through wild side of old Huntsville with this month’s Episode of Huntsvillain History with John O’Brien.
Check it out tomorrow at Noon on Spice Radio or download it from our itunes or our website now!
Meet the band that’s always about to play as soon as these guys are done, that’s right, it’s Up Next. Although occasionally skipped over on open mic listings, Up Next brings a rockin’ sound with some great local talent. Klayton Hodges and Shane Davis share writing and guitar (with some rad effects!) with the Chris and Kris rhythm section backing them up. Kick back and take a listen to what the good folks at Up Next have for you, up next on Spice Radio! We hear, “Colour Me A Gentleman”, “Turtle Mountain”, “On My Way”, and “Dirty” recorded all here live at Spice Rack Studios!
Check it out tonight at 7pm at spice-radio.com/radio/ or download it at 8pm at our podcast’s page or our itunes!
You can also hear them on their Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/up-nexthuntsville
Weekly Update: February 12th – 20th
New weekly update featuring upcoming shows from some of your favorite Huntsville bands like Them Damn Dogs, Kings Haze, Seeds? and more! Special thanks to That Andy Guy for the background music!
Spicecast Special: Huntsville Committee of 100 – Rock The Vote 2016
Are you registered to vote?! If not listen up! We had the pleasure of interviewing three representatives from Huntsville’s Committee of 100 about their Rock The Vote event at campus 805 on Tuesday February 9th. The event starts at 5 and there’ll be free food and drink plus you’ll have the opportunity to meet local and state politicians and their representatives and get a chance to have your voice heard by big decision makers. Check out their event’s page here
Spicecast #68: Clubhouse Comedy with Sharon Singletary & Terra Jeffery
Today we have the multi-talented and always over-employed Sharon Singletary & Terra Jeffery from new comedy troupe Clubhouse Comedy. Clubhouse Comedy’s first ever show will take place at the Connector in Huntsville’s Lowe Mill Arts and Entertainment venue. The show, hosted by Sharon, and Terra will feature Mariah June, Ari Kobler, slam poet Shea Stripling and Evan Rollet. Doors open at 7:30 and tickets are 7$ at the door so head on out next Saturday, February 13th and get your laugh on!
Head on over to our shows page to hear the interview.
Just in time for the weekend, we have a new weekly update covering some of the great shows coming up this week!
Spicecast #67 – The Wolves of Chernobyl
-Hailing from different parts of North Alabama The Wolves of Chernobyl take a shotgun approach to entertainment. The core band of Banjo -Jonathen Seals , Guitar -Michael Hauser, Bass -Ben Jobe, Drums -Sean Fungafat and vocalists -Tyler Nafe and Victoria Olivares also have their alter egos as Horn, Ambrose, Twill, Happy, Constant and Daisy respectively. The Wolves performed their first “Stage Show” featuring live music and drama at the Flying Monkey Arts Center, and are working on a podcast radio drama as well as playing local venues. The Wolves’ next big step is a Kickstarter Campaign starting this coming month.
Tonight we hear “Clumsy Tongues” and “In the Hall’s of the King Pt. I & II” recorded live right here at Spice Rack Studios as well as “We Lucky Few” off their first EP.
Be sure to tune in tonight at 7pm to hear the Spicecast or download it from our Podcast’s Page at 8pm or from our itunes!
Spicecast #66 The Dawn Osborne Band
With some of the top players in Huntsville, soulful vocals, a dash of jazz and a big helping of American charm, The Dawn Osborne band is a long time staple of the Huntsville music scene. On today’s Spicecast, Dawn belts out some heartfelt vocals on some debut tracks with Newt Johnson on keys, Solomon Grable on drums, Jason Humphress on guitar, and Andrew Sharpe on bass. We hear “Rope to Hang” by Osborne and Sharpe and “Karma VS Inspiration” by Osborne recorded live at Spice Rack Studios as well as “Twisted Fool” (Osborne,Sharpe), and “Slow the World Down” off the new CD!
Their brand new CD, Slow the World Down, is out today and you can get it tonight at Straight to Ale’s original campus. Doors at 7pm and music starts at 8pm tonight at Straight to Ale with The Dawn Osborne band and Microwave Dave. Until then check out The Dawn Osborne Band’s itunes or reverbnation. You can also hear them February 5th at Lone Goose, and February 12th at Voodoo Lounge!
A special viewing of this podcast can be heard today at noon, and at 5pm or downloaded now from our podcasts page or our itunes!
Spicecast #65 Owen Ni of Run On Recordings
Today we have electronic music artist Owen Ni in the studio. With plenty of hats on his hat rack, Owen produces albums and singles for a variety of labels as well as his own label, Run On Recordings. We speak to Owen on how he became a fan of electronic music and eventually an artists, his variety label Run On Recordings, and some upcoming live events! We hear four of Owen’s tracks on today’s Spicecast, “Sonar”, “Wired For Sound”, “Bloom” -With Outward Roots, and “Passing Through”.
Be sure to check out a special run of his spicecast tonight, tomorrow and thursday at 8pm on spice-radio.com/radio/ or download it from our podcast’s page or itunes at 8 tonight!
Spicecast #64 Yellowhammer Brewery
Mmmm, Beer! Tom Yack and Don Milligan of Yellowhammer Brewery drop by Spice Rack Studios to talk all about how they got started with the brewery, how art and brewing work together and their brand new Campus 805 off of Governor’s Drive (or I affectionately call it, the “Beer Mall”) Check it out tonight at 7pm on Spice Radio, or Download the Podcast at 8pm tonight on our podcast’s page or our itunes!
The Huntsvillain Podcast #1
The first all new podcast made at Spice Rack Studios, we’re so happy to introduce you to The Huntsvillain Podcast with John O’Brien and Ben Jobe!
John and Ben lead you on a magical journey through time to revisit some of the most interesting, out of control and downright scandalous events in Alabama history. John O’Brien never ceases in his quest to prove Huntsville has always been weird by digging through the oldest archives in the state of Alabama and the end result? The Huntsvillain!
Check out the very first episode of The Huntsvillain series “‘Bama is Born” with a look into the haphazard founding of the state of Alabama. On this month’s episode we learn about the influx of the mysterious and powerful Broad River Faction, the romantic misadventures of Ditto Landing’s namesake and just how many times we can change the name of this town.
Hear it every weeknight at 6pm and at noon on Weekends on spice-radio.com/radio/ or download it from our Podcast’s page or itunes.
Be sure to check out the blog the podcast is based off at https://huntsvillain.wordpress.com/
Spicecast: Katie Lott
Tonight on the Spicecast:
We talk to musician Katie Lott originally from Huntsville and now residing in Birmingham. Starting music early in life, Katie pursued different string instruments as she grew as a musician but ended up primarily performing piano and vocals. Katie’s inspiration can come from anything from a single word to everyday life experiences.
We hear “Playwright”, “They Don’t Tell”, “Criminal”, and “Last Song”.
Hear it live on Spice Radio at 7pm tonight at spice-radio.com/radio/ or download it from our podcast’s page or our itunes at 8pm.
Spicecast: The Box Wine Bandits, The Percocets, and Saw Mamma
Scumbags, street kids, and train traveling troubadours assemble! Celebrate the new year with a debaucherous Spicecast triple feature featuring the down and dirty jangling sounds of The Percocets, Saw Mama and local scoundrels The Box Wine Bandits! The Percocets hail from NYC and feature a sound as raw as the streets themselves. Saw Mama AKA Mars comes to us from L.A. She’s a multi lingual, multi instrumental tour de force playing everything from Banjo to spoons and her specialty the musical saw. Our featured guests The Box Wine Bandits hail from right here in the valley. In their own words they play dirty rotten scum gutter trash folk punk. They’ll steal your wine and flirt with your girlfriends all before the cops come. All three of these acts are tour right now coming to a gutter near you! They’ll be in Huntsville January 5th at Ward House.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Spice Radio!
Ho, Ho Ho! Spice Radio’s got one more present for you to unwrap, Yes it’s Big Red hosting a Spicecast Special about tomorrow’s Winter Spice Throwdown at Flying Monkey Arts.
Be sure to check it out right now at spice-radio.com and hear a track from each of the local music acts that will be jamming tomorrow!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Spice Radio!!
For more information on the Winter Spice Throwdown head on over to https://www.facebook.com/events/763471580426114/
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Spicecast Drew Richter
Getting his start making albums with his band A Symptom of Leisure, Drew Richter has always been involved in the music business in some fashion. His Travels have taken him from Miami to Amsterdam but now’s he’s back in the Tennessee Valley with his first ever solo album “Snake Smile”. Today we hear “Man Who Sold His Soul”, “Reasons Are My Own” -Recorded at Spice Rack Studios-, “I’ll Get Away” -Debut recorded at Spice Rack Studios-, and “Drink to No-one”.
Check out the show tonight at 7pm at spice-radio.com/radio/, or you can download it from our Podcasts Page at 8pm, and of course sign up for our Itunes.
Spicecast: Huntsvillain History with John O’Brien
Since writing an intensive paper on divorce in the 19th century in Alabama, John O’Brien found time and time again, evidence that The Tennessee Valley has always been a crazy place.
O’Brien utilizes the extensive archives of Alabama’s oldest city, Huntsville, to find some of the most bizarre, hilarious, and telling stories in Alabama history.
From brothel busts and UFOs to spited lovers and family feuds O’Brien’s blog “Huntsvillain” covers all the dirty laundry of Alabama History, and there’s a LOT of it.
On today’s Spicecast O’Brien discusses his blog and upcoming podcast and apparently the only Christmas story he could dredge up, the only hint I can give you is it involves 4 men and corn.
Tune in tonight and tomorrow at 8pm to hear the full story, or you can download the podcast at 8pm on our podcasts page, and of course our itunes.
Spicecast: Black Market Haggis
Black Market Haggis comprised of Andy, Garret and Mike are in the Studio with some new spins on some age old dance music. With Garret playing Mandolin and Fiddle, Mike on Guitar, Whistle Banjo and Andy backing it all up on the handheld Bodhran the guys talk about how they came to love traditional Celtic music how the music has changed over the years. We hear “The Shannon Bell”, “Babes in the Woods”, “The Moontown Set” and “Concertina Reel Set” on today’s spicecast.
Be sure to check out Black Market Haggis’ apply named website, betterthanitsounds.com to stay up to day on all their newest music and shows!
You can see them Live the 16th of this Month at Randolph School’s Candlelight Concert, and the 19th at Grounded Coffee on county line road.
Check out tonight’s Podcast at 7pm only on spice-radio.com/radio/ and on our itunes or our podcast’s page.
Spicecast: Complex Flavor
On a mission to bring real hip hop music, culture and community to everyone in the Tennessee Valley, Spice Rack Studios was happy to host Complex Flavor for tonight’s Spicecast! A-Twist, Q-Ball and MC Prospect of Complex Flavor drop by to speak on growing the Hip Hop scene in Huntsville and how great hip hop music gets made.
You can hear many of the Complex Flavor crew at the Bi-monthly Society Cypher at Lowe Mill, First and Third Friday’s of the month. No cover, just great music, lyrics, and dance.
Also Check out Complex Flavor’s song “The 256” on their Souncloud.
We hear, “Cold Fusion” and “The 256” on tonights Spicecast
One of our best buds from Nashville Tennessee is back in the studio again today with a brand new album in hand! We talk about the album from composition to cover art and hear some tracks recorded live right here at Spice Rack Studios! You can download the album right now for free at his website JohnPlaysMusic.com
Today we hear “The Man in Black” and “She’s the One I Think About” Co-written by Scott Mattingly” both recorded at Spice Rack studios as well as “September” and “To a Prayer” off the new album Paper Boats.
Merry Thanksgiving from Spice Radio with The Dozens!
Before you fill up on soul food this week, fill up on some soulful rock and roll from all over Alabama! The Dozen’s formed over a consensus on great southern music and they bring the soul of the south to today’s stage.
We talk about their upcoming gig at The Nick December 11th and hear “Have a Heart”, “Why Are you Surprised”, “Chase Me” and “Gravity’s Pushing”.