Friskie Morris and Friends Records Bio:
Friskie Morris & Friends is the brainchild of TurboVamps lead singer Stephen DeFalco. To help record his debut solo album entitled 'Friskie Morris & Friends Presents: Your New Favorite Mix-Tape' he enlisted the help of over 40 musicians representing over 30 local Chicago punk bands. The album was released in June of 2013 after 6 months of recording. Since the release of the album, more music is being written and a follow up EP is in the works for Summer of 2016.
In the meantime, Stephen started a bi-monthly (that's every other week) podcast in October of 2013 called Friskie Morris Sessions. Since its inception, Friskie Morris Sessions has grown to a weekly multi-format podcast that features interviews and live performances from bands all over the Chicagoland area and beyond, album reviews and one-on-one interviews with record labels, promoters and other members of the Chicago punk community.
The podcast's main focus is to further promote bands and people in the local Chicago punk scene and put a spotlight on bands that wouldn't otherwise get promotion. The podcast is currently in it's third year having had over 30 bands on the show. The podcast is housed on a Soundcloud page and all episodes are FREE for download.
***If you are interested in being on Friskie Morris Sessions you must meet three basic qualifications listed below. There is a lot of interest and about a two month wait list from when you first contact me. Direct messaging the Facebook page is the best way to contact me. Thanks!
1)Be a band for a minimum of two years
2)Have some sort of recordings (Demo/EP/LP/featured on a comp/ect)
3)Actively playing shows on a regular basis (no bands on breaks or that only play once of twice a year please)