Tuesday, February 11, 2020

New Compilation Album: Where There's Smoke, There's Fire

A new compilation was released today with a lot of killer Oklahoma bands! Where There's Smoke, There's Fire: Choice Cuts From Central Oklahoma's Rock Underground Vol. 1. A lot of great bands Christophe has shared the stage with on here, as well as Christophe's "Pray to the Saw". Download yours today!

Monday, February 3, 2020

R.I.P. Chad Hunnicutt

R.I.P. Chad Hunnicutt. You were a friend to everyone on the scene. It's sad to see you go.

I could only find one photo of us playing together. This is a Christophe set at VZD's on 10-29-13. In this pic Misty joined us on the vocals for a cover of "Folsom Prison Blues". It was always fun to jam with Chad and good to see him when he was running my sound or when he booked me to play his bar. I wish we could have done more together.

There will be a farewell and celebration of his life Feb. 9th at Tower Theater.

The following was taken from Misty Hunnicutt's Facebook page.

Son. Husband. Dad. Poppi. Friend. Chad Wayne Hunnicutt, of Oklahoma City, left for Valhalla on January 27, 2020.
Born December 1, 1974 to Frank and Pam, he inherited his love of tinkering with motors of all sorts from his grandfather. As avid music lovers, he and his wife Misty met when he was doing sound engineering for a local band. Starting as best friends, Chad and Misty spent almost 20 years making memories together. Beyond sound engineering, Chad possessed a unique level of musical talent, able to play any instrument he set his hands to. Through the course of his life, he was a member of many bands in and around the Oklahoma City area, including Duke Wayne, United Fists, Muck Savages, and Your Mom. Described by friends as the life of the party, his sense of humor was unparalleled, as was his generosity and sensitivity. A friend to anyone who had a moment, Chad truly cared about everyone in the community, often going out of his way to ensure that everyone had the support they needed.
Chad is preceded by his grandmothers Rosalie Patterson and Bonnie Hunnicutt; survived by his loving wife Misty; daughter Taylor Adams and granddaughter Thora; parents Pam and Frank Hunnicutt; grandfathers Johnny Patterson and Glen Hunnicutt; brother Brad Hunnicutt; and family of the heart Steve Fillmore, Brandon Smith, Kent Deewall, Carson Barbour, Cara Belt, Crystal Marie, and Margaret Nash.
Join us in saying farewell and building community during the Chadibration on February 9 at the historic Tower Theater on NW 23rd Street at 7pm.

Monday, January 20, 2020

Christophe In Creators Unite #08 - The Fashion Issue

CREATORS UNITE 08 THE FASHION ISSUE
《创联》(最具创造力与反主流文化)杂志,推出了新一期的时尚杂志(第八期)介绍年轻时尚设计师高一景(karine Gao),她的作品会让大家惊叹不已,内容涉及对设计师的访谈,设计师作品的照片,视频,论谈以及设计师的时装秀,希望能给大家带来无限的惊喜!希望大家喜欢!
Creators Unite, the best creative and counter-culture magazine, brings you The Fashion Issue featuring the amazing Karine Yijing Gao 高一景
Issue 08 includes interviews, photos, videos, reviews plus Karine’s look book & fashion show.
Also featured in this issue: Metal/Punk Singer Christophe Murdock, Graphic Designers Defasten and Elizabeth Wright, Performer Viktoria Modesta, Visual Artists Eleanor Fawcett & Marcus Kreiss, Make-up Artist Justin Fears, Illustrators & Painters Carl Erickson, Chantal Handley and Dustin Siegwarth, Writers Tony Newton, Christopher Zisi, Kent Steine and Azzura Nox, Directors Monica Menez, Helmi, Lluis Panades Julia, Yoonha Park and Sarah Chatfield, Photographers Marisa Howenstine, Maki Yin & Ruyi Lin, and much more…
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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Taking Pre-Orders On New T-Shirt

***EDIT: PRE-ORDER HAS NOW ENDED***

 Pre-Order the new Christophe T-Shirt featuring artwork of The Son by artist Kent Clark! Pre-Orders will be the best way to get those odd small or big sizes.

 Shirts are 100% Cotten 5.1 oz. Heavyweight Gilden T's. Available in sizes Small through XXXXL.

 Taking orders now through January 31st. Just send $15 for each shirt with your shirt size and mailing address with CashApp or PayPal.





Sunday, December 22, 2019

"Suck It!" Now On Bandcamp

 The Christophe half of "Suck It!" the limited split CD with Candyass Execution is now up on the Bandcamp page to stream or download.



**UPDATE**
The Candyass Execution half is now up for download as well.

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Vokills Interview: Christophe Murdock

Vokills Interview - Christophe Murdock

Vokills Interview - Christophe Murdock

1. Please introduce yourself and tell us who you sing for.

 My name is Christophe Murdock and I sing lead vocals for myself. My solo work focuses more on the roots/country side of things and with my current back-up band we have been focusing more on the punk side of things. I also currently sing backup in Fancy Bump and Anarchy For Assholes.

2. What/Who made you want to sing?

 When I was a kid all I wanted to do was grow up to sing in a punk rock band. My cousin Merle, an accomplished songwriter, worked in Nashville and was a huge influence on me as well. As I got into my teen years I didn't want to be the focus anymore and started playing bass, and eventually guitar. As I got older and was writing more songs I found that no one really did my style or was the right fit to sing my words, so I just started doing it myself.

3. Who was the first singer you saw live that gave you chills?

 That's something I really wish I could remember. I've been going to shows since I was seven years old. Hank Jr. was my first gig and that definitely left an impression on me. A lot of underground bands in my teen years that I can't even remember all of. The first time I saw Suicidal Tendencies that was a big moment for me. Mike Muir's words were just powerful.

4. Many people say heavy music is just screaming, How would you combat that statement?

  
Those people just don't know how to get past the shock or distaste of something that's not for them. Heavy music goes beyond "just screaming". I would probably show them some early Judas Preist. Rob Halford is known for his screaming, but there is some heavy blues and roots making it's way to the top in that stuff. For the uninitiated, I would just try to show them by example.

5. If you growl or do harsh vocals how do you keep your voice after such violent performances?

 I don't tend to have too much of a problem when pulling out my growl or harsher vocal styles and going back to my singing when I have a good sound guy. It's when I can't hear myself and end up having to yell everything instead of sing or growl it that I lose my voice. I think there is a difference, for me, than when I am putting out a stronger style of vocals and actually having to yell.

6. Do you have a warm-up routine?

 I don't have a warm-up. Basically I just make sure I'm up earlier instead of sleeping in the afternoon before the gig. When I sleep it sometimes takes me a couple hours to get my voice going. 

7. Do you think power or performance is more important?

 For me it's performance. I don't have as much control when I focus on pure power. I can belt out when I have too. I've played clubs where the P.A. was shit and I had to yell everything to be heard, but I prefer having focus and control.

8. Who do you think gets unfair vocal praise, someone the world thinks is great but is not? And who is great but does not get the credit?

 To be honest I really don't pay attention to what others think is/isn't great. Pretty much everything my friends try to force me to listen to that they prattle on about I think is shit. I don't even bother learning who it was.

9. Name your top 5 vocalists.

In no particular order these were five that influenced me greatly. Melora Creager, 
Stiv Bators, 
Johnny Cash,
Nick Cave,
Eva O.

10. Michael Buble or Jim Gillette? Just testing your skills here.

 This is a thing? 

11. Who do you love to listen to that would surprise people?
 
 Oh shit... I listen to Taylor Swift's super poppy stuff. haha. It's become a big joke now.

12. If you could remove the autotune from any singer who would it be?

 Anyone who isn't using it for an obvious effect I guess. I hate when they use that shit to mask over.
 

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

"Suck It!" CD Release 11-26-19

 Today marks the release of "Suck It!" a split CD between Christophe and Candyass Execution.

 This limited edition CD is numbered to 50 copies. It includes 13 tracks. Eight from Christophe and Five from Candyass Execution. It comes bagged with bonus buttons and sucker.

 The Christophe portion of this CD is a lofi recording done live at the Stark Art Studio & Gallery in Pauls Valley, OK by Allin KHG on 10/15/19.

 This CD is FREE, but you have to come find us. We will be passing them out tonight (11-26-19) at the Martin Atkins show held at The Starlite 1902 E. 11th St. Tulsa, OK 74104. This is a free show.



Wednesday, October 30, 2019

New Compilation Album: Songs 4 Samhain

 Eerie Erie Records put out a new compilation for Halloween of all acoustic horror! An acoustic version of "Pray to the Saw" recorded live on the set of 'Son of the Saw' is included. Check it out!