Antiwarpt marks a comeback of sorts for prodigal Tampa favorite November Foxtrot Whiskey. Formed in the late ’90s and having played regularly up until 2010, the musicians have re-shifted their focus to recording 30-odd new songs (some to be debuted during their Antiwarpt set) for a highly anticipated new album, ostensibly due out later this summer.
The band was founded by debonair minstrel and all-around musical genius/audiophile Aaron Lepley (guitar, vocals) and his likewise dry-witted and geekily endowed pal Damon Dougherty (drums, vocals). If their name sounds oddly familiar, November Foxtrot Whiskey happens to be military code for NFW or “no fucking way”; fitting because the guys are a touch elusive and unpredictable. Steve Glichowski (bass, vocals), JD Mattioli (keys, vocals), and Chris Trojnar (percs, vocals) join the band’s founders, and among their full lineup, three of the five have academic training: Lepley, a master’s degree in music (concentration in composition); Damon Dougherty, bachelor’s in music (concentration in composition); and Trojnar, bachelor’s in percussion performance. It’s become redundant to say a band can’t be pinned to one genre, but it’s never been more maddeningly true than with November Foxtrot Whiskey. The guys have their own special petri dish of classic American rock, jazz, blues and pop styles, and add a little random weirdness to keep things from becoming old hat — and Lepley sure has a thing for old hats. Friends and colleagues at The USF School of Music contribute to NFW’s mess of vintage equipment and analog synths. (6:05-6:35 p.m., Emerald Bar)
Tyler- I can't believe how talented of a writer you are. This article was beautifully…
Great interview! Give the interviewer a full time job! He's great!
The DJ was actually The Castle's very own DJ Tom Gold :)
Fabulous review Gabe! Too bad I missed it.