Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Red Dirt Report - Audra And The Whippoorwills Perform Debut Show Thursday

 The Red Dirt Report came by my house to do an interview with Audra about the band. They published this article the day before our debut show.

Audra and the Whippoorwills perform debut show Thursday

Sarah Hussain / Red Dirt Report
Isaiah Harrell, Audra Elizabeth and Christophe Murdock practice performing "Ophelia Green" Monday night.
NORMAN, Okla. – Audra and The Whippoorwills have only been together for three months and they are already quickly making a name for themselves around Norman.
Audra Elizabeth began singing and performing on her own, but decided late August that she wanted to add a few more instruments to her sound.
Christophe Murdock was hosting an open mic at The Deli, where he and Audra met and shortly after they decided to try merging their talents.
Murdock brought on board drummer Isaiah Harrell, the two are in another band together.
With Audra’s vocals and acoustic guitar backed up by Murdock’s twelve-string guitar and Harrell’s percussion, the trio gives the Americana, folk, old-school country feel to soothe the soul.
Red Dirt Report was invited to their weekly Monday practice and jam session in Murdock’s home where they performed one of Audra’s favorites, "Ophelia Green."
Audra said the song is about a girl “wandering and taking the world on. Not staying in one place. Not being afraid to just go out and explore.”
Their first show is from 9 p.m.-midnight Thursday at Red Brick Bar off Main Street in Norman where they will be playing "Ophelia Green," along with many more that Audra has written.
Audra and Murdock praised Red Brick Bar saying it is a very nice and relaxed setting.
“They really go out of their way to make you feel welcome,” Murdock said. “They make us feel like family. I wouldn’t want to do my debut show anywhere else.”
Audra seemed humbled to have this entire experience.
“It feels weird to me to get to do something I love so much, to be thrown into this new environment,” she said.
Admission is free into the bar, which is 21 and up. There will be an opening act by Gentry, then Audra and The Whippoorwills will take the floor.
Make sure to check them out on their website and Facebook page. Also, mark your calendars for more upcoming shows both in Norman, December 12 at McNellies and December 19 at Othello’s.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Check out RDR's review of Audra Elizabeth's solo CD Bare Bones
- See more at: http://www.reddirtreport.com/rustys-music/audra-and-whippoorwills-perform-debut-show-thursday#sthash.p8HLznr6.dpuf

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

New Video/Single Release from The MILF City Soundtrack


 Today The MILF City Soundtrack released it's latest video and single, "White People". Be warned, this song has harsh language and the video does contain graphic images. Some have complained about it being "offensive", and they are right. It is offensive. All the news footage we used, everything that inspired the writing of this song... it is all very offensive. So here's to you, in good health. Enjoy.

Stream or Download the MP3 here: 
http://christophe.bandcamp.com/album/white-people


Thursday, October 9, 2014

Nadir's Zenith #4 Kickstarter


 Nadir's Zenith Kickstarter!

 Christophe is a huge fan of the 'Nadir's Zenith' comic book, as is well known, so when it comes time to help them out we do what we can. The creators just started a new Kickstarter Campaign to help get issue #4 out. So, stop by and check it out. If you see something you like, donate a little. Indie publishing is a hard expensive business, so you can be sure it will be appreciated.

 A message from the author, Jackson Compton: "Jerry Bennett and myself are gearing up to produce Nadir's Zenith - Comic Book #4! Be a part of the creative process and help fund our next installment. Exclusive Kickstarter cover version and lots of cool reward. Please check it out and pass along to anyone interested. Thank you! (:"

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/223920479/nadirs-zenith-4

https://www.facebook.com/NadirsZenith 


 Nadir's Zenith on Facebook!

Monday, March 3, 2014

R.I.P. Micah Nix

 Sadly we have lost another brother. Micah Nix, Parasite drummer from 1995-2004 passed away this week. Micah's been in many influential Oklahoma bands including Social Parasite, DG-F5, American Glamstand and more. There will be a vigil and benefit show at The Chameleon Room in OKC. Saturday March 8th. 7pm. Micah did not want a funeral so instead this will be the celebration of life that he wanted. The same night Christophe and The Prairie Fire will be playing in the building at Leon's Lounge where we will be sure to play a Parasite song in tribute before heading over to the vigil. 


Friday, October 18, 2013

Nadir's Zenith Kickstarter

 Nadir's Zenith, the comic book by Oklahoma natives Jackson Compton and Jerry Bennet, just started a kickstarter program that runs through the month. I've been a fan and supporter of this comic for some time. You can read a review I wrote about it here: https://www.facebook.com/notes/christophe-murdock/product-endorsement-nadirs-zenith/10151794032345664

 This kickstarter is to help put out the next two issues of the book. One of which there will be a Christophe cameo in. So be sure to check it out, and join in for some awesome perks!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/223920479/nadirs-zenith-comic-book-issues-4-and-5


Friday, August 2, 2013

R.I.P. Joe D.


 Joe Degraffenreid, my long time collaborator and longer time friend, passed away this week. He was the lead guitarist for many projects I've done over the years and the frontman for Social Parasite. This comes as a shock. When it comes to a time like this I don't even know what to say. I never saw it coming. Some people you feel will live forever. Joe was one of those people.

 Joe was an amazing talent. I first met him on the scene probably more than 15 years ago now. I would write for his zine Metal Hell. (The fanzine that morphed from the Kiss Hell International Fan Club) Way before Mockingbird Lane existed I had tried out for Social Parasite on bass. It was too intense. I thought, "This guy is too good, I'll never learn this stuff.". I never thought I'd be playing alongside him in that band a decade later even throwing in some tunes of my own. This guy has backed me up so many times and really pulled me through and helped me stick out. We did my solo thing, The Prairie Fire, some punk bands, Social Parasite even the Hip-Hop with The SouthSide KrazyKidz. 

 Joe, there is nothing I could ever put into words that would do justice to you or how I feel. You will be missed. Rest in peace brother. Until we meet again to jam out once more...



 Joe has been a long time force in The Oklahoma Music Scene. Below is just a sample of the things he's done.


 PRINT:
 KISS Hell (Want a taste? Check out The Ultimate KISS Fanzine Phenomenon 1976-2009 by Phoenix Books, 3 pages of by Joe and covers plastered throughout)
 Metal Hell

 MUSIC:
 Joe D. 
 Serpent Assassin
 Christophe & Friends

Monday, June 17, 2013

Press Release: The Hidden Cape allies with the Stan Lee Foundation


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

The Hidden Cape allies with the Stan Lee Foundation

Norman, Oklahoma – June 17, 2013 - The Hidden Cape is proud to announce a fantastic partnership with an amazing foundation. For the remainder of 2013, The Stan Lee Foundation will be represented by the Hidden Cape at comic book conventions across the country. The Stan Lee Foundation is a volunteer driven non-profit organization that seeks to provide access to literacy, education and the arts throughout the nation.

“This is a very exciting initiative! With the help of the Hidden Cape, it won’t be long until we will be able to make a strong impact in communities across the country.” - Brian K. McCarthy, Development Chair of The Stan Lee Foundation.

The Hidden Cape will focus on creating brand awareness and increasing donations in support of The Stan Lee Foundation’s operating expenses and endowment fund.

“We have been managing booths for our own foundation, The Hidden Cape Foundation, for several months and have received amazing support from the comic book community. Now, it is time for us to branch out, and we could not think of a bigger name or a better cause than The Stan Lee Foundation.” - Ryan Dawson, founder of The Hidden Cape.


Contact:

Ryan Dawson

Brian K. McCarthy