Articles by Kelly "K-Fresh" Frazier

yeule – Thalia Hall – Chicago,IL – 7-15-2022 (Gallery)

Back on July 15, 2022 at Thalia Hall in Chicago, I finally witnessed the magical show from the Singaporean songwriter and producer Nat Ćmiel, better known as yeule. This stop on their North American tour was more than just a concert, but more of an art performance staged in the round. yeule performed selections from both of their album 2019’s Serotonin II and 2022’s Glitch Princess, both released via Bayonet Records. Below are some shots from the extremely beautiful show.


Interview with Japanese Rock Band SCANDAL, New Album「MIRROR」Available Now (in English and Japanese)

This summer, the amazing Japanese rock band Scandal trekked to the United States for their own headlining summer tour for the release of their 10th full-length album 「MIRROR」. Unfortunately, the band had to cut their tour short half way through as the members of the band caught COVID and returned their homeland Japan. Towards the beginning of the tour, Fresh is the Word was able to correspond with the band via email and get their thoughts on the new album, creative inspiration, and the relationships within the bands. Even though the tour was cancelled, no need for this interview to go to waste. Hopefully, they make another trip to the USA soon!





Fresh is the Word Podcast: Maria (Vocalist of Future Palace) – Berlin Post-Hardcore Trio, New Album ‘Run’ via Arising Empire

On this episode of Fresh is the Word, we have Maria from the Berlin Post-Hardcore trio Future Palace on from a recent Fresh is the Word TV live Twitch stream. Future Palace just released their new album Run via Arising Empire. During our conversation, Maria shared the topics explored on Run, as well as the design of their album cover and music videos, along with her childhood music influences that shaped her as an artist. It was really fun to chat with Maria and Run is a great addition to where music rooted in Hardcore can go with depth and melody. It’s definitely an album you should check out.


Renaissance Soul Website Coming Back!

Announcement! I’m going to officially bring back Renaissance Soul as a website to document Detroit hip hop music history! I don’t know the timeframe of it, but stay tuned. In the meantime, I’ll be posting archives here and on my Patreon of old interviews and articles about Detroit Hip-Hop that…


Fresh is the Word TV – Live Twitch Podcast with “Beautycore” Female Metal Three-Piece GFM, ‘Framing My Perception’ EP Out Now

On this episode of Fresh is the Word TV via Twitch, my guests are the metal “Beautycore” trio of sisters GFM (Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh). Formed by the English sisters Maggie (Bass and Vocals), CJ (Guitar), and Lulu (Drums) in Jacksonville, FL, they just released their Framing My Perception EP via Rockfest Records along with finishing a tour opening for Chris Jericho’s band Fozzy.


Fresh is the Word TV – Live Twitch Podcast with Lena Scissorhands of Metal Band ‘Infected Rain’

ANNOUNCEMENT: The guest for the debut live podcast episode of Fresh is the Word TV is Lena Scissorhands, writer/vocalist of the Moldovan progressive modern metal band Infected Rain. Please join in on the live conversation with Lena on Twitch at twitch.tv/freshisthewordtv. Stream starts at 10:30am PDT/1:30pm EDT with yours truly spinning some jams. The interview with Lena starts at 11:30am PDT/1:30pm EDT. If you have questions for Lena, please feel to email them to djkfresh@gmail.com.


Episode #262: Sara Sheperd & James D. Gish – Playing the Roles of Carole King and Gerry Goffin in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

The guests for this episode are Sara Sheperd and James D. Gish, who play the roles of Carole King and Gerry Goffin respectively in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. Carole King has long been one of the most prolific songwriters for decades. Beautiful is the story of her rise to a legendary status in the history music, detailing her songwriting partnership with her husband Gerry Goffin along with their relationship with fellow songwriting team Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann. It’s the story of true determination, where the good and bad times of her life helped shape the person she would become.