9 episodes

The Music Fringe puts a spotlight on music that falls outside the mainstream. Meet the artists as host Lee Ackerley delves into and dissects their unique sounds and styles. The Music Fringe includes broader discussions on the niche music genres that the eccentric and progressive artists inhabit. 

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The Music Fringe puts a spotlight on music that falls outside the mainstream. Meet the artists as host Lee Ackerley delves into and dissects their unique sounds and styles. The Music Fringe includes broader discussions on the niche music genres that the eccentric and progressive artists inhabit. 

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    Dream Pop with Primo the Alien

    Dream Pop with Primo the Alien

    Primo the Alien is an Austin-based synthpop/retrowave/synthwave artist and producer. Primo writes and produces each song, herself, with a unique blend of humor and drama that leaves listeners captivated. Primo comes on The Music Fringe to discuss dream pop and its vast landscape of idiosyncratic derivatives. We talk about the Cocteau Twins, David Lynch and the defining nuances of Shoegaze, but take a hard line when it comes to Drive soundtrack worship.

     

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Gothabilly with Zach Person

    Gothabilly with Zach Person

    Zach Person comes on the Music Fringe to discuss early tragedy, early success and a bizarre microgenre of music called ‘Gothabilly’. From American Idol to launching his own record label, Zach has continued to evolve and innovate throughout his music journey. We talk about the music and skateparks in Houston, the legend of Screaming Jay Hawkins, and the music preferences for the cast of Sponge Bob Squarepants.

     

    Check out the playlist for this episode: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3MloR8sVPJ0TAIhKRhQxSq

     

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Dance Punk with T.I.T.S

    Dance Punk with T.I.T.S

    Nnedi and Andrew of ‘electro tribe’ band, Trouble in the Streets, come on the Music Fringe to talk about their politically charged music style as well as the microgenre of Dance Punk. We talk about faux Christian bands, prog rock as a torture tool in Gauntanamo and the deep schadenfreude involved in the birth of LCD Soundsytem’. We hear about Trouble in the Street’s influences like bands, Hiatus Kaiyote and Animals As Leaders, while imagining what music that Ted Cruz likes to dance alone in the mirror too. Witness the reemergence of one of Austin’s most galvanizing bands, as we talk about T.I.T.S’s post-pandemic future.

     

    Check out the playlist for this episode: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/25e0hiEzl6IV3YCOPsjPpC

     

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    • 1 hr 26 min
    Tropical House with DJ Ferno

    Tropical House with DJ Ferno

    DJ Ferno comes on the Music Fringe to discuss touring with Jazzy Jeff, moving to Austin during a pandemic, and discovering his passion for House Music. We also delve into the world of Tropical House music that is egregiously dominated by affluent, amphetamined, finance-bro Europeans who co-opted Caribbean rhythms and tropical vibes to seemingly sell Carnival cruise tickets. We discuss Shazam etiquette, double claps, and the collaborative nature of the Austin community as we throw praise on Madonna, India Arie, and Chance the Rapper. Join the Music Fringe as we dissect the farce of a music genre that is Tropical House, and the vapid and commercialized shell of a scene that it has become.

     

    Check out the playlist for this episode: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2wUVdfqFwm6nvkgaOZoh7d

     

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    • 46 min
    Vapor Wave Dreamz with Jane Ellen Bryant and Daniel Leopold

    Vapor Wave Dreamz with Jane Ellen Bryant and Daniel Leopold

    Jane and Daniel come on the podcast to discuss their new project Jane Leo as well as the dystopian cyber phenomena known as Vaporwave music. We explore the genesis of Jane Leo, the genius of Iggy Pop, lifting weights to Lou Reed and find ourselves spiraling through Rugrats conspiracy theories, Thelma and Louise hypotheticals, and the possible birth of new genres like diaper wave and Kitchenware-wave. Dive down the rabbit hole with these two gems of humans!

     

    And when in doubt, remember WWID (What Would Iggy Do)

     

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    • 58 min
    You’re in a Wizard Rock Band Harry! with Jesse Beaman

    You’re in a Wizard Rock Band Harry! with Jesse Beaman

    Jesse Beaman of My Empty Phantom and Tepo Magico comes on the Music Fringe to discuss the wild world of Harry Potter-inspired Wizard Rock. The Dilettante puts on the sorting hat to discover how and why a multitude of international bands exists in this category while riffing on alien road trips, summoning pagan gods, and the duality of John Lennon.

     

    *This podcast is based on actual events, the nerd levels of Wizard rock bands have not been exaggerated and judgment upon these bands is reserved for God, Dumbledore, and Voldemort alone.

     

    Wizard Rock Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6biJRvHQ6ObT2hxks8crhl?si=Nzj9VkoAQuC6k7AGdedF1w

     

    Find The Music Fringe on your preferred listening platform at https://omny.fm/shows/themusicfringe/playlists/themusicfringe

     

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    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

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Perfect for all music lovers!

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