Donate Now to Support KDHX

Listen Live
Saturday, 08 September 2012 08:24

Mike Keneally 9/8/12

Mike Keneally 9/8/12 flickr.com/photos/promotetheband/
Written by Dan Kinney
Rate this item
(10 votes)

About this Media...

  • Date Recorded: September 9, 2012
  • Artist / Band: Mike Keneally
  • Hosting Show: The Smoking Lounge
  • Sound: Dan Kinney

Mike Keneally has been called sideman to the stars, having played with a host of top performers. Yet he delivers quite a punch on his own as the leader of Beer for Dolphins, the Mistakes and the Mike Keneally Band.

Streaming Audio

Keneally has toured as the keyboardist for Joe Satriani, composed complete piano transcriptions of Steve Vai's complex guitar work, fronted the Metropole Orchestra performing his own compositions and delivered scream-heavy death metal licks on guitar for Dethklok, the fictional band featured on the Cartoon Network's animated series "Metalocalypse."

But Mike Keneally is probably most recognized for his role as the last stunt guitarist for composer Frank Zappa. Considered "the leading progressive genius of the post-Zappa era" (Allmusic), Keneally is definitely not tied to that genre. Mike has played with or produced many bands to showcase his multi-instrumentalist skills. He has released 13 albums of his own music since 1992, the most recent a collaboration with XTC's Andy Partridge called "Wing Beat Fantastic." With this release Keneally has exposed the most pop-centric music of his career.

On this visit to the 88.1 KDHX studio, Mike is joined by longtime collaborator Rick Musallam on guitar and vocals. This session shares songs going back to the beginning of Keneally's career. "The Wreckage Was Large" is from the live album "The Tar Tapes Vol. 1" by the band Beer for Dolphins. "Frozen Beef" comes from the album "Sluggo!," his first exploration of his solo voice, which led to his first solo release, "hat." Rounding out the performance is the title track from the newest offering, "Wing Beat Fantastic." Mike Keneally may be considered the sideman to the stars, but he is doing just fine on his own.

Sponsor Message

Become a Sponsor

Find KDHX Online

KDHX on Instagram
KDHX on YouTube
KDHX on SoundCloud
KDHX on Facebook
KDHX on Twitter
KDHX on flickr

Local Artist Spotlight


Karate Bikini - A Simpler Sugar

Wed November 26
Karate Bikini is an eight piece ensemble who's members hail from St. Louis and the metro area. They are a large band with a large sound. Their latest album A Simpler Sugar is full of upbeat pop songs,…

KDHX Recommends

January
Saturday
17

Recording Clinic with Patrick Crecelius

KDHX is proud to host a DIY mixing workshop for musicians at The Stage at KDHX. The clinic will be taught by Patrick Crecelius of Cedar Box Studio. A graduate of Berklee College of Music, his credits include such local artists as Ryan...


January
Sunday
18

88.1 KDHX Musical Merry-Go-Round Welcomes The Boogers

The Boogers are the brainchild of Dr. Paul Crowe. Fatherhood, a PhD in Developmental Psychology, and 20 years of sloggin' it in wretched clubs as a punk rocker - even opening for Dee Dee Ramone and Marky Ramone - formed Paul's...


February
Sunday
01

Discovery Series

The Discovery Series, a 10-event series spanning February to June, 2015, will not only bring you new music, but also music-focused interactive sessions that take a look at how music plays a role in our society. Each month the...


Get Answers!

If you have questions or need to contact KDHX, visit our answers portal at answers.kdhx.org.

Upcoming Events HAPPENING

Online Users

3 users and 10106 guests online
Sign in with Facebook

SYSTEM: S5 Box

Login/My Account

Sign in with Facebook