Artist Profile: J Roddy Walston & the Business

Revolution 91.7 is excited to welcome our headliner, J Roddy Walston & the Business, to this year’s 15th Annual Mayhem.

Based out of Richmond, Virginia, the band is currently on a tour across the United States that has them heading to Indianapolis, Nashville, Cleveland and of course Bowling Green.

Led by lead singer J Roddy Walston, the band is known for an energetic show that features Walston on the piano. “The Business” now consists of Billy Gordon (lead guitar/vocals), Logan Davis (bass/vocals) and Steve Colmus (drums).

On stage, you will see Walston playing a 1970s Yamaha piano that weighs nearly 300 pounds.

The band cites their influences as Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, Harry Nilsson, T. Rex and Leon Russell.

They released their brand new album, Destroyers Of The Soft Life, last year. The first song released on the album, The Wanting, topped out at #22 on the Alternative charts and has been a favorite of the Revolution staff.

You can see J Roddy Walston & the Business and an exciting lineup of local bands on Saturday at 6pm at the SoKY Marketplace. The event is FREE, but we will be collecting money for Warren County’s Rainhill Equine Facility.

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Artist Profile: The Josephines

Revolution 91.7 is proud to welcome the Josephines as part of this year’s Mayhem lineup.

Hailing out of Bowling Green, the Josephines describe themselves as a rag tag group of rock n roll drenched country hoodlums. The band is consisted of singer Brad Tabor, lead guitarist Zach Lindsey, bassist Josh London and steel guitarist Alex Lindsey. 

The Josephines were founded last year and have taken the Bowling Green music scene by storm. They like to consider themselves as a combination of the harmonies of the Eagles, the story telling of Tom Waits or Blaze Foley, the songwriting similar to Tom Petty and the stage presence of the Foo Fighters. It’s safe to say you are in for a good time if you’re watching the Josephines perform.

Recently, the band released their first EP, Sober Up. On it, they featured Grammy Award winner Sam Bush and Greg Martin of the Kentucky Headhunters.

You will be able to see the Josephines live on Saturday at Revolution 91.7’s 15th annual Mayhem. Gates will open at 5pm and the first band will take the stage at 6pm. All of this is at the SoKY Marketplace in downtown Bowling Green and all proceeds will be donated to Rainhill Equine Facility.

Hot Donna had the Josephines on Local Shots this week. You can find their interview below and even hear some live in-studio songs.

Artist Profile: Kenzie Crowe & the Flaming Hots

Revolution 91.7 welcomes Kenzie Crowe & The Flaming Hots to the 15th annual Mayhem lineup!

Kenzie Crowe & The Flaming Hots are a family folk rock band hailing from Bowling Green, KY. Kenzie Crowe fronts the group on lead vocals and guitar/cello, with sister Laila Crowe on backing vocals and violin/mandolin and father Kevin Crowe on drums. The group has also been known to feature mother Carol Crowe and other friends in the Bowling Green music community.

The band released their debut single “Golden Dish” last April, and though new music is in the works, they’re taking their time to craft something special. Meanwhile, the level of musicianship and raw energy of a KC&TFH show will keep you on your toes, and most definitely leave you wanting more.

Hot Donna interviewed Kenzie Crowe last week. Check out that interview here:

Artist Profile: The Rift

Revolution 91.7 welcomes The Rift to the 15th annual Mayhem lineup!

The Rift are an experimental punk rock group hailing from Bowling Green, Kentucky and Brooksfield, Ohio. The four-piece made up of Kai Rogers (guitar, vocals, drums), Spencer Woods (keyboard, vocals), Colton Turley (bass), and Yan Garza (drums) met through WKU’s music program.

If you bring expectations to a Rift show, be prepared to throw them out the door. Although their influences (Morning Teleportation, Cage The Elephant, Red Hot Chili Peppers) are obvious, these guys will take you on a journey that transcends genre and weaves music together in strange and exciting ways.

The Rift released their single “Bird on a Lightpost” in December 2017, followed by the release of their debut album “Wasteland Flaming Sun,” which is available on Bandcamp and most streaming platforms.

The Rift joined Hot Donna on Local Shots a few weeks ago. Listen in here:

Artist Profile: Solar Disco Force

Revolution 91.7 is excited to welcome Solar Disco Force, the self-proclaimed “funkiest band from this side of the galaxy,” to kick off the 15th annual Mayhem music festival this Saturday! These intergalactic spreaders of funk entered our dimension last year, and have been hard at work to thwart the lizard menace of Top 40 radio ever since.

The group is led by talkbox maestro Professor Eclipse, who is accompanied by Sentinel Zohm on saxophone, Comrade Contra on bass, and SAM on guitar and synth. Their robot companion Groove Machine joins them on drums when he isn’t busy recharging. Each member of Solar Disco Force has an impressive musical background from their respective home planets. The band cites the music of outer space as a primary influence, but also takes cues from earthlings such as Daft Punk, Parliament-Funkadelic and Ninja Sex Party.

Solar Disco Force’s debut single “Pelvic Thrust” is an upbeat, other-worldly dance number that combines all the funkiest ingredients for keeping the lizard people at bay. This weekend, the Professor and his loyal recruits will grace the humans of Bowling Green with their presence, spreading their message of dance in support of Rainhill Equine Facility. Join Revolution 91.7 at SoKY Marketplace this Saturday, and dance to save the world!

Artist Profile: Internet Boyfriend

Revolution 91.7 is thrilled to welcome Internet Boyfriend to its 15th annual Mayhem lineup! Originating in Bowling Green and now based in Nashville, this synthy rap project is returning home for an exciting performance to benefit Rainhill Equine Facility.

At the core of Internet Boyfriend is the talented and charismatic Kahlo, who boasts an in-your-face delivery and a commanding on-stage presence. He and his DJ introduced a whole-new live experience for their recent tour in March. In the studio, Internet Boyfriend has used beats produced by tourmates Lambda Celsius, and the six-minute opus “Memories” is a perfect example of their collaboration.

Internet Boyfriend is gearing up for its debut mixtape release, which will follow three singles released through Soundcloud. One of these singles, “New Bachelors,” was given a video in late 2017 and another video is planned for later this year.

Internet Boyfriend will take the stage Saturday for one of six unmissable performances! Stay tuned for more exciting festival updates, and remember to join Revolution 91.7 at SoKY Marketplace for our 15th annual Mayhem. Doors open at 5pm, with the first band starting at 6!

We sat down with Internet Boyfriend last week to learn more about the project: