LIVE June 15 at 8pm on Northumberland 89.7 FM Small Town Radio
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Check out my chat with Wayne Kennedy!
“Wayne Kennedy has all the defiant passion and mad vocal energy you would hear with a punk band but performed by strumming the ever-loving-sh*t out of an acoustic guitar. For 11 years, Wayne Kennedy has been heavily involved within the independent music scene of Southern Ontario. From performing in punk bands, The Red District, and Television Warfare, to being a well known music promoter. Most notably, he was behind the infamous $2 Punk Shows at The Spill in Peterborough, and the Moustache Club in Oshawa, from 2012 to 2016. Wayne Kennedy started performing as an acoustic punk songwriter in 2014. He has performed at various festivals across Ontario, such as KOI Fest, Broken Arts Fest, and Peterborough L.I.V.E. Wayne has also spoken at high-schools, colleges, and universities, about songwriting, and his experiences building music scenes from the ground up and adhering strongly to a D.I.Y. work ethic.”
LISTEN HERE if you missed it live!
Join Lyss and guests, Jesse, Zoe, and Olivia of Deviants and the Odd Man Out to discuss things like:
Their new album, Sink or Swim
The process behind the album
Songwriting process, reoccuring themes lyrically
The progression of the band (how and why it started)
Upcoming shows (lots of local shows coming up!)
The local music scene
Making a living as a musician
Being a transgender musician
Parenting when you’re when a trans punk band
Deviants and the Odd Man Out are a three-piece, ear-influenced grunge band who writes original songs, plays locally often, and loves to have fun and get their message out.
Their brand new album, “Sink or Swim”, is officially being released June 2, but you can buy it starting NOW. Contact the band via social media to get a copy!
From Gareth Vieira’s interview with Zoey on Dispatches From a Small Town: “If we can even show 1, 2, 3 people it’s okay to be who you are and that you can do normal things, maybe we can have some influence on the next generation behind us. Honestly, at the end of the day, we just love playing music.”
“One fan wanted to know which older Against Me! songs referenced Grace’s wish to transition before she did. She said, “‘Searching for a Former Clarity’ with the line, ‘Confessing childhood secrets of dressing up in women’s clothes. Compulsions I never knew the reasons to.’ Both ‘The Disco Before the Breakdown’ and ‘Tonight We’re Gonna Give It 35%’ are about gender dysphoria. ‘Pretty Girls,’ pretty much all of [Against Me!’s 2005 album] Searching for a Former Clarity is about it, I guess, except for the obvious anti-war songs. At the time, the band was facing intense scrutiny from the punk scene about the politics of what label we were or weren’t on. That album was me saying, ‘I don’t even care about these things. Do you really want to know how it feels on the inside right now and what I’m really thinking about?'” – Rolling Stone
“We have a song on the album called I’m a Transvest-lite where I talk about crossdressing and how I secretly did it when I was a teenager. And now I’m open about it.
After this record, pretty much all my secrets are out there, so I’ve lost all pride and shame, which are two things no one really should have.” – Fat Mike via CBC
It was the hoodie that
The one with that band logo
The one that I lost long ago
On the greyhound bus to Toronto
On the way to see you.
With my face in your face
Back before we made a life together
And all this time later,
You still make me feel
Like blunts and tequila
And broken railings
And peach iced tea
And backstage wings