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COLUMN: River City Sound Kyle Stallings

COLUMN: River City Sound Kyle Stallings

Ariana Beedie

December 4, 2013

Kyle Stallings, 24, creates a different kind of sound inspired by classic beats and choice samples. “The kind of music I make, I would just define as left field, jazz-influenced music,” Stallings said. “It was really inspired by early 90s hip hop.” The computer information systems major became acqu...

COLUMN: River City Sound Mark O’Cummings

COLUMN: River City Sound Mark O’Cummings

Ariana Beedie

November 13, 2013

Mark O’Cummings makes music for spiritual fulfillment. The 39-year-old musician creates electronic sounds using iMac and other mixing devices to maintain a positive spiritual outlook. “I make music for my personal spirituality, personal healing and it makes me feel good,” he said. O’Cummin...

COLUMN: River City Sound Jesse Gallamore

Ariana Beedie

November 8, 2013

Jesse Gallamore plays drums, guitar, piano and sings in a one-man band. His solo project has been in the making for a few years but is now ready for show, he said. “I basically sit down at a drum kit and have a guitar strapped on and try to play my way through some songs,” Gallamore said. “I al...

COLUMN: River City Sound Travis Thompson

COLUMN: River City Sound Travis Thompson

Ariana Beedie

October 31, 2013

Travis Thompson, frontman of local two-piece band, The Snakes, creates music about an angel of death and the end of days. “We wanted to make a band completely around the concept that we were the angels of death, and we were telling the stories and travesties about the downfall of the end of the world,” Thomp...

COLUMN: River City Sound Sexy, etc.

COLUMN: River City Sound Sexy, etc.

Ariana Beedie

October 9, 2013

Three local artists combine musical forces for the sake of friendship. Brent Sigler, Zach Zint and Jeremy Graham make up Sexy, etc., a jazz, funk infused trio that focuses on making music when they have time to let loose. “We’re such (a) small ensemble, but with a throwback sound,” Sigler said. ...

River City Sound: The Angry Nerdz

Ariana Beedie

September 10, 2013

Three Evansville rappers collaborate to create an original sound and have fun while doing so. The Angry Nerdz includes Max Bridges, Thomas Blane and Frank Doonan. The group has been recording and performing at local bars since 2011. “We all have different perspectives,” Doonan said. “Our individual...

River City Sound: Brett Siler

River City Sound: Brett Siler

Ariana Beedie

September 3, 2013

Local artist stimulates Evansville scene with new interesting sounds. Brett Siler describes the sounds he creates as post minimalism, which has stemmed from many inspirations. It’s a mix between minimalism, classical music and black, sludge metal, he said. “It’s kind of like post mi...

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