Scott Carney of Wax Fang both inspired (with “Majestic”)and scored the 150th episde of “American Dad”; subsequently, he got busy on The Astronaut, described as “A space-rock opera in three movements concerning the fate of a lone space traveler, separated from his vessel, swallowed by a black hole and transformed into a celestial super being, THE ASTRONAUT is an ode to the wonder, the majesty, and the horror of the universe.” The project will be released on January 28.
WFPK Music Director Kyle Meredith was featured on “DJ Sessions” on New Orleans’ WWNO and talked about Louisville music. He plugged a number of Louisville musicians (Wax Fang, Cheyenne Mize, Cabin, Dave Moisan) in the process plus made some generalizations that others might not agree with, along with a couple of goofs. Interesting listen and/or read.
The Louisville Music Awards released a video of highlights from the awards ceremony:
A list of the winners:
Best Live DJ – Matt Anthony
Metal/Hardcore – Coliseum
Cover Band of the Year – Billy Goat Strut Revue
Singer/Songwriter of the Year – Cheyenne Mize
Hip-hop Artist of the Year –Jalin Roze
Engineer/Producer of the Year – Dave Chale, Deadbird Studios
Rockers of the Year – Old Baby
Roots Award – 23 String Band
Song of the Year – “The Blonde Leading the Blonde”, Wax Fang
Louisville Music Legacy Awards:-Jason Noble, Tim Krekel, Chilton Price, Static Major
The 1st To-Be-Annual Louisville Music Awards were handed out last night. Mayor Fischer opened the show with a few comments. The winners were:
Best live DJ – Matt Anthony; Metal/Hardcore – Coliseum; Cover band of the year – Billy Goat Strut Revue; Singer-songwriter of the year – Cheyenne Mize; Hip-hop artist of the year – Jalin Roze
Engineer/producer of the year – Dave Chale, Deadbird Studios; Rockers of the year – Old Baby; Roots Award – 23 String Band; Song of the year – “The Blonde Leading the Blonde,” Wax Fang; Louisville Music Legacy Awards went to Jason Noble, Tim Krekel, Chilton Price and Static Major.
Perhaps only the Chilton Price Legacy Award was a surprise, as few Louisvillians are familiar with Price’s name, though many know her songs, primarily “Slow Poke” and “You Belong To Me,” which was a major hit for Jo Stafford. The two songs were also recorded by PeeWee King, who also deserves a Legacy Award.
“Bombastic psych pop band Wax Fang is dropping their “space rock opera” The Astronaut… in 2014, but ahead of that epic release, the band is releasing a new standalone track, “King of the Kingdom of Man,” a kazoo-laden 7+ minute jam about Alpha males and errant gods.”
Go listen here.
Courtesy of Crash Avenue, word that Wax Fang’s Daytrotter Session is up and live. Go check it out here.
Syd Bishop at the Never Nervous blog has an interview with Scott Carney of Wax Fang, with discussion of why Wax Fang wound up on “American Dad” and connected up to Conan. Read it here
>Wax Fang has released the official video for “The Blonde Leading the Blonde,” described as Scott Carney releasing his “inner Betty Rizzo.” Take a look.