NEPA Scene Podcast Episode 33 - Real talk with new Wilkes-Barre folk funk band Fake Fight
In Episode 33, we sit down with new Wilkes-Barre folk funk band Fake Fight, which features members of Half Dollar and solo artists Jordan Ramirez, Brendan Brisk, and Michael Stec with Stephen Stec. They play three original acoustic songs for us in the studio before their debut “Pete Horse” EP is released. Before and during the interview, we drink crowlers of Sköll Och Hati by HammerHeart Brewing Company, Mass Rising by Jack's Abby Brewing, and Sidecar Orange Pale Ale by Sierra Nevada Brewing that was put through a Randall of candy corn, which was made exclusively at Beer Boys. They all go over well for very different reasons. We talk about this new project and how it came together, what "folk funk" is and how the term was coined, the local music scene and the importance of collaboration and encouragement over competition, the quick and organic development of their sound, their other musical projects and how they informed this band, open mics, going from the name Elijah Would to Fake Fight, opening for The Wood Brothers at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, and more, including some funny stories, like that time Jordan got kicked out of a Renaissance fair. We also read a few comments and give away free tickets to Alt 92.1's concert with Bleachers, Bishop Briggs, Welshly Arms, and The Struts at the F.M. Kirby Center. The award-winning NEPA Scene Podcast covers arts, entertainment, and the issues that matter to Northeastern Pennsylvania. It airs as a live video stream every Wednesday at 7 p.m. on NEPA Scene’s Facebook page and is available afterward on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher, YouTube, and nepascene.com. This episode and all previous episodes are available now on NEPA Scene, the award-winning independent arts and entertainment website that combines the accuracy and professionalism of a print magazine with the immediacy and convenience of a blog, offering a wide variety of content to readers in NEPA, Philadelphia, New York, and beyond. The show is made possible by local sponsors Beer Boys, The Keys, Loyalty Barber Shop and Shave Parlor, the F.M. Kirby Center, Coal Creative, and viewers who tune in every week.