Episode #81: Sadie Dupuis (Speedy Ortiz) – New album Twerp Verse and the influence comic books had on her upbringing

Fresh is the Word Podcast Episode 81 - Sadie Dupuis (Speedy Ortiz)

EPISODE #81: SADIE DUPUIS – IN THIS EPISODE:

This week’s guest is Sadie Dupuis of the band Speedy Ortiz. Recently, Speedy Ortiz released their third album Twerp Verse via Carpark Records. During our interview, we talked about how they scrapped the original plans for their third album in response to things going on in society, along with the struggles of basically being self-employed as a musician and the influence that comic books had on her upbringing and the band.

The band will be playing hear in Detroit on Sunday, 5/13 at the El Club w/ Nnamdi Ogbonnaya & Didi. For more information on show times and to purchase tickets, go to elclubdetroit.com/.

Sadie’s suggestion for a future Fresh is the Word guest is Charles Aaron, formerly of Spin Magazine. She tells some great stories about him during this episode.

Speedy Ortiz is currently on tour on the follow dates:
5/12 – Chicago, IL: Subterranean w/ Nnamdi Ogbonnaya & didi
5/13 – Detroit, MI: El Club w/ Nnamdi Ogbonnaya & Didi
5/14 – Toronto, ON: The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern w/ Nnamdi Ogbonnaya & Kristian North
5/15 – Montreal, QC: La Vitrola w/ Nnamdi Ogbonnaya & Kristian North
5/17 – Brooklyn, NY: Music Hall of Williamsburg w/ Computer Magic & gobbinjr
5/29 – Lakewood, OH: Mahall’s w/ Anna Burch
5/30 – Louisville, KY: Zanzabar w/ Anna Burch, #Rickfrom Pile, Yazan
6/01 – Little Rock, AR: Stickyz Rock’n’Roll Chicken Shack w/ Anna Burch
6/02 – Austin, TX: Barracuda w/ Anna Burch & Control Top
6/03 – Dallas, TX: Club Dada w/ Anna Burch & Control Top
6/05 – Phoenix, AZ: Rebel Lounge w/ Anna Burch & Winter
6/06 – San Diego, CA: Soda Bar w/ Anna Burch & Winter
6/07 – Los Angeles, CA: The Echo w/ Anna Burch & Winter
6/09 – Oakland, CA: Starline Social Club w/ Anna Burch & Winter
6/10 – San Francisco, CA: Cafe Du Nord w/ Anna Burch & Winter
6/12 – Portland, OR: Doug Fir Lounge w/ Anna Burch & Roseblood
6/13 – Seattle, WA: The Vera Project w/ Anna Burch & Roseblood
6/14 – Boise, ID: Neurolux w/ Anna Burch & XETAS
6/16 – Denver, CO: Larimer Lounge w/ Anna Burch & Xetas
6/17 – Omaha, NE: Reverb w/ Anna Burch & Xetas
6/19 – St. Louis, MO: Blueberry Hill’s Duck Room w/ Anna Burch & Xetas
6/20 – Indianapolis, IN: The Hi-Fi w/ Anna Burch & Xetas

with Against Me!:
7/26 – Maquoketa, IA Codfish Hollow Barn
7/31 – Toledo, OH Civic Music Hall
8/01 – Columbus, OH The A & R Music Bar
8/02 – Morgantown, WV123 Pleasant Street
8/05 – Baltimore, MD Ottobar

Follow Sadie Dupuis/Speedy Ortiz:
Twitter: twitter.com/sad13
Twitter (Speedy Ortiz): twitter.com/speedyortiz
Facebook: facebook.com/speedyortiz
Instagram: instagram.com/sad13
Spotify: spotify.com
Bandcamp: speedyortiz.bandcamp.com
Web: speedyortiz.com
Web (Sad13): sadthirteen.com

THE FRESH PICK OF THE WEEK:

This week’s pick is the new album from Detroit hip-hop artist Chris Orrick titled Portraits via Mello Music Group. Orrick, who was formerly known as Red Pill and already has a great catalog of work, really outdid himself with Portraits and is a voice for the blue-collar, everyday, working person in our society. Through the production of the likes of Nolan The Ninja, Onra, Apollo Brown, and other, Orrick literally is able to use his well-articulated words to paint these stripped down portraits of who he and what he believes in through each song. For more information on the new album, visit Chris Orrick’s Bandcamp page at chrisorrickraps.bandcamp.com.

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Kelly "K-Fresh" Frazier
Kelly "K-Fresh" Frazier has been an online advocate for Detroit hip-hop, electronic, and rock music for over a decade now. As a tastemaker in the Detroit scene, he writes about the city's music and culture through various forms of social media along with publications both here in Detroit and internationally. Outside of writing, he is a well-respected DJ within the city who has played numerous gigs in many of Detroit's most legendary venues