Above you should see “Misfits of WV Shirt,” this is our low-key sixth anniversary show. After producing almost three hours of FestivAll coverage, we decided to just do a normal-length show for our anniversary. But it’s still a special show! Host segments were shot at Dutch Streetwear on D Street in South Charleston. You may remember our friends The Salvage Yard from The Charleston Town Center, well, they have a new name, and a great new, larger location in South Charleston, within sight of the Mound. We also have great music from Red Audio, Tofujitsu and Mother Blues. Plus we have animation.
These guys are part of a new generation of terrific punk bands springing up in the area, and as soon as I heard “Girl From Outer Space” I knew I wanted it on our anniversary show. We recorded the video at Haddad Riverfront Park, but we used a studio recording of the song, “Girl From Outer Space,” because it matched the live footage so well, and sounded so much better.
Tofujitsu has been part of RFC since the early days. Sean was on our second show, and Karen turned up in our first year as part of Whistlepunk. They were all over the place during FestivAll and they have tons of irons in the fire in the coming weeks, so check PopCult for updates. For this music video of their song “Darjeeling,” Sean and Karen teamed up with director, Eamon Hardiman, of “Porkchop” and “Zombie Babies” fame.This is a great video for Tofujitsu’s song, “Darjeeling,” Produced by Razor Sharp Studios.
We wrap up the show this week with a performance by Mother Blues, a new band that combines our old pals Johnny Compton, Keef Mack and Tommy Fontaine, from The Diablo Blues Band, with dynamic vocalist Lola Spencer and percussionist Richard Alderson. we recorded them on a very windy edition of Live On The Levee, performing a cover of Prince’s “Purple Rain.” In a short time, Mother Blues has become a blues-funk-rock powerhouse.
Many thanks to Walt Woods of Dutch Streetwear for letting us shoot indoors on a day when the thermometer reached triple digits. Our title shirt this episode is “Misfits of WV,” designed by Dana White as a tribute to both the Mountain State and the legendary punk band.