Welcome to episode 5 of the Native Noise Nudgecast, I took over FIVE weeks ago and as of today we have received 70 new songs with some 50 bands being featured for the first time on the show. That's an average of 10 new bands making their radio debut each week. AWESOME STUFF right there, thank you so much for the support and for getting me new music. If you're in a band from around the Tri-State and would like to be featured on Sunday's program, upload a clean .WAVE file of your song to Dropbox or Google and send the link to me, email Nudge@WEBN.com If you haven't heard your favorite local rockers on the show, drop me a nudge on my Facebook page or feel free to email me.
Next Sunday, Zach Myers of Shinedown will be doing an acoustic show at BOGARTS. WEBN'S NATIVE NOISE has secured a THIRTY MINUTE OPENING SLOT for one local band or artist to perform an acoustic set of original material or covers, basically they're free to do whatever other than a Shinedown tune.. We received 14 submissions for this slot from local rockers. It's up to you THE LUNATICS to decide, VOTE NOW!!
SAVING SHEMIAH “ABANDONED”
SHADOW OF SHEPHERD “ANOTHER DAY”
OTHERS BY NO ONE “GRAVITY”
DOWN ONE”ME INSIDE”
RIGHTS FOR ROBOTS “WE’RE ALL ON DRUGS”
INTO THE SKIES “FOR CLOSURE”BEHOLD THE KINGDOM “VALLEY OF ELAH”
ZEPHANIAH “ROAD WARRIOR”
THESE FINE GENTLEMEN “SORRY”
OUR SPOTLIGHT BAND OF THE WEEK IS:
Livid formed some 15 years ago here in Cincinnati and describes their sound as a rhythmically driven, melodically obsessive juggernaut of modern heavy rock. They admit they go out of their way to create genre-defying brand of sonic & visual intensity with their music & live shows. Their music is a collective representation of the emotional spectrum of the human experience. Anytime I ask on facebook for you guys to hit me up with local bands you want to hear on the show, Livid’s name pops up over and over again. That happens when you’ve been cultivating a fanbase for more than 15 years.
15 Years is a long time to be around in the local music scene. What keeps your band so motivated to keep going?
CHRIS: Doug is our primary mover, CEO, biggest fan. The guy doesn't sleep unless he's promoting us or working for us in some capacity. If you couple that along with Dave Todd and Steve's ability to write in the studio and defined we have a product that is born from a shit ton of hard work by every individual. We are also 5 friends that enjoy each others company and creating music.
You’ve been around 15 years, what has been a career defining moment for Livid?
DOUGH: Tough one to answer but probably would have to go with the Nationwide Battle of the Bands we won back in 2012 for a grand prize of $20,000. We played at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis and competed against 2 other bands in front of a huge live audience. For me personally, it was opening for Sevendust at Madison Theater. Morgan Rose is one of my biggest influences on drums and it was amazing to share the stage with them.Doug
You guys are all over the map with your sound, how do you narrow down which way you want to go with your sound when you go into the studio?
DOUGH: We write what comes to us naturally and never try to force anything. We don't really try to sound like anybody or write for a certain genre. We like heavy, chunky riffs and catchy choruses with lots of singing and some screaming in there. We do quite a bit of pre production before we hit the studio so we don't waste much time while actually recording.
With the big diversity of your music, does that make it easier or harder to craft a setlist? What is your approach for writing out a set list?
STEVE: Easier to write a set-list because we all like so much music that we just play what we think everyone will dig.
CHRIS: The only thing that makes it difficult is organizing all of the songs according to the tuning that we use which is typically 2-3 tunings per set. We play 2 different types of shows, one where we mix in 8-10 covers during 2 long sets and the other is an all original set. The approach is like Steve said, playing what we think people will enjoy most based off of feedback from prior shows.Doug Trying to write a set list is like trying to make the perfect f*cking copy at work. No matter what we do the margins are going to seem f*cked up to somebody.
A portion of your sound is so familiar, that 2000 radio nu-rock. What drives you to write music like that which seems dead in the world minus a few bands like Breaking Benjamin?
CHRIS: We would be disingenuous to try and keep up with the times and switch our sound completely. Technology plays a big role in our ability to express our sound and Todd finds every which way to get the best out of each new idea which way around with. It's rare enough defined five guys willing to put their music out there to one another let alone trying to satisfy an ever moving target of popular music.
DOUG: For me personally, Nu-Rock, Nu-Metal is what really got me motivated to get better on drums back in 2000 when Mudvayne released L.D. 50. You can definitely tell that we are influenced by bands like Mudvayne, Sevendust, Breaking Benjamin, Taproot, Slipknot, etc.
Are there any local bands around here that share your love of that style and play that style?
CHRIS: I never really considered us much of a niche market but when you asked that question specifically I can't think of any other groups that are willing to throw the switch for an older genre of music as we do.
What’s in the near future for Livid?
DOUG: Writing, recording, gigs?We are writing new material right now and always booking shows when the right opportunity comes along.
3/31 - The Public House with Superbad
4/14 - MVP
5/5 - Randys Roadhouse (Indiana)
TRI-STATE’S LOCAL CONCERT CALENDAR:
Seth Canan & The Carriers / Mad After Dark / Schoolyard & Samson @ The Underground
The Grove Presents 2nd annual Rock n’ revival for a Cure @ Southgate House $10. The Grove / Here Come Here / Lemon Sky / 90 Proof Twang / Zebras in Public / One Day Steady / Current Events / Beloved Youth / Telehope / Young Heirlooms / Jim Trace and the Makers / Sunae Drives / Motel Faces / Room For Zero / Green Light Morning / Wilder / Jess Lamb / Lullaby Crash / The Key Conepts / Jamwave / Matt Schneider / Tag & Toaster Bath
Raising funds for Brain Tumor Cancer Research at UC
Avanti “CONVICTIONS” Ep Release Party w/, Derailed, Death of a Poet / SLEEP COMES AFTER DEATH / THE OBNOXIOUS BOOTt @ Madison Live! $8 including a copy of Avanti’s Convictions EP
Madison Theater Band Challenge Semi-Finals: B-Sides, Joe Tellman band, Men of Blues, Off Black, Resonator, The Shaun Peace Band, The Shift, The Vims @ Madison Theater
RYNG / Nekronik / The World I Knew / Lectularius @ TAPOUT BAR
Highway Radio @ Legends in Cheviot
Today’s Last Tragedy / Lectularius @ Tap Outs Bar & Grill
In Days Forgotten / All the Above / Into the Skies / Glassworld @ The Underground
CHAOS AT THE CROW: Dear Agony & LIVE WRESTLING ACTION @ Old Crow Bar
Madison Theater Band Challenge Semi-Finals: Boxtrot, Conductor, Jones & The Hype Train, I.N.Y.A., Oak rose Lamp, Soul Butter, Tag, Wicked Peace @ Madison Theater
The Return of Donnie Canfield @ Froggys
Founding Fathers @ urban artifact
ST CHRISTOPHER, CULT OF SORROW, HATRED WITHIN & RISENWOLF @ Tapout Bar
The Stewdio New Artist Showcase w/ Thundertaker / Lift the Medium / Nerak Roth Patterson Band / Temper @ The Old Crow
Jamwave @ Queen City Radio
Room For Zero / Watchfrogs @ The Drinkery
YOU VS YESTERDAY: JETTISON, DON’T CALL ME PUNK, THE PEONIES @
Softspoken Pathways EP Release show w/ The Earth Laid Bare / Artica / Break Up Lines / Innova @ The Underground
THE RUFFINS / The Tangees / Call Me Ghost / Efflorescence / When Autumn Calls @ Thompson House
Founding Fathers @ Northside tavern
Clairsentient @ Mad Frog
Go Go Buffalo opens up for Mac Sabbath & Okillly Dokilly @ The Woodward Theater
Life After This opens up for Bobaflex @ Bogarts
Infinity Spree Ep Releasae party / As You Like It @ Madison Live!
See You In The Funnies EP Release Party @ Urban Artifact
Third Person Omega opens up for TRAPT / Brian Goins / Greiving Otis / Crooked Rook / Lewi Kenwood. Trapt is going all acoustic that evening @ Madison Live!
Fast Forward Band @ Ft. Thomas Pub
Big Ass Rock Show @ Bogarts
RIND / Sever The Ties / Secret Circle Society / Grieving Otis / Dangermonkey / Saving Escape / Lying In Ruins / Highball
Static Tension / Motel Faces / Shadow Of Shepherd / UP4DAZE @ Old Crow Bar
Go Go Buffalo @ City Nights
LOCALS @ LIVE! w/ SansAxiom / Day Needs Night / Jasper the Colossal / The Red Shift / Roosevelt @ Madison Live!