Andy Ingram is the founder of Poptek Records, as well as a songwriter and member of XL427. He chats with @theizzyrock about life, Poptek, music, getting the West Nile Virus and so much more.
“Thee Attack” is the long-awaited sophomore release from XL427, that is if anyone knew that the drummer from Kris N., Jill & Micah, Second Best, Ruetschle and the head of Poptek Records had his own band. The debut, “Yesterdays Forever”, featuring the voice of Poptek’s Andy Ingram supported by members of all the aforementioned bands as well as the drummer from Shrug and Human Cannonball, came out way back in 2008. Ingram explains why, “I take forever to write songs just because as much as I love crafting a good melody, it so easy for me to do work concerning the label or for my friends’ bands instead. Plus surviving West Nile took a lot out of me for about five years. I procrastinate at everything and during that time I was even crafting my resignation from all my bands and the label. I just never got around to quitting. The hope that I would recover that I was cynically holding on to eventually came true.”
“Thee Attack” is an ominous title for a batch of songs that are much darker than the retro-happy debut of XL427. “Sad songs make me happy, but beyond that, getting sick changes your perspective on a lot of life. All but one of these songs are borne of that struggle, though I still try to write really catchy choruses.”
Share in the melodic delusionment as Poptek Records releases the new full-length from XL427, “Thee Attack”
The Surprise Party
Starting off 2020 – a new year and decade – we wanted to kick off our community conversations with the next generation of leaders. Our Monday host, Libby Ballengee speaks with Sammy Caruso, a local high school student, activist and the newly elected / youngest Ohio delegate to the Democratic National Convention. (Libby got elected as a delegate too!) They share their mutual excitement, and discuss how Sammy became a student activist and leader.
In his own words: My name is Sammy Caruso and I’m a senior at Oakwood High School. I began getting involved in local activism with the March for Our Lives Movement. Last year, I gave a TEDx Talk discussing the importance of getting involved and making a different in politics. Recently I was just elected as a delegate for Bernie Sanders. I’m still undecided on colleges but #GoFlyers.
Me Time – Regions
Learn more about March for Our Lives: https://marchforourlives.com/
Link to Sammy’s TEDxYouth talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZpLNnJNulo
Learn more about Bernie Sanders: https://berniesanders.com/
The fellas recap their Christmas break, Killa Kev DJing Knaz’ 40th birthday party, Kev Nash’s views on Ohio State’s heartbreaking loss to Clemson. Are the WW3 memes funny or not? Plus, one Kev wasn’t feeling the return of Power! Stay connected with the fellas @Dj_Killa_Kev & @1KevNash on twitter & IG! Don’t forget you can find the pod on the Tunein app & stitcher app.
An atmosphere of color for whatever your scene is…
Turn on, Drop in, and Freak out with this trippy turtle. Now offering live analog or digital projections, tv installations, or a mix of it all, let SOS lightshow enhance your next event, music video, photo shoot or other creative project with a loving touch of synesthesia.
@TheIzzyRock finds out the history of SOS Lightshow and we get to know Billy a little better.
Now booking 2020, contact us on messenger or firstname.lastname@example.org with the details of your happening for a quote on services.
Salvadore Ross – “Into The Desert”
Dayton went through some tough times in 2019, but through community, will power, and determination we made it through to 2020. Libby Ballengee reflects on 2019 and we wrap up the podcast with a song from Salvadore Ross.
On this episode Killa finally sees “Queen & Slim, Aye Dizzle says there is no hype for Kevin Hart’s new Netflix docuseries, Nash updates to an iPhone 11. Plus they fellas talk about bad Christmas gifts, and their top 10 songs of 2019! Stay connected with the fellas @Dj_Killa_Kev & @1KevNash on twitter & IG! Don’t forget you can find the pod on the Tunein app & stitcher app.
GoodnightGoodnight is an atmospheric, shoegaze band from Dayton, OH. They have been compared to bands like Beach House, Cocteau Twins, DIIV, and MBV.
They’re joining us on the podcast to talk about their new EP, I Love You Fiercely
This with Kev Nash & DJ Killa Kev are back talking about Killa’s leg injury and retirement from impact sports, Nash getting hacked, best & worst excuses for missing work! Plus, Trotwood High School, Ohio St, Steelers & Bengals football talk! Stay connected with the fellas @Dj_Killa_Kev & @1KevNash on twitter & IG! Don’t forget you can find the pod on the Tunein app & stitcher app.