2. Warren Hixson, "Baby Boogie" 

click to enlarge cover_feature24-1.jpg



Warren Hixson is the project of local songwriter and guitarist Brent Delventhal. He says this track was started in his little 8- by 10-foot cabin and outbuilding in Jamestown, Colo., in 2009, and finished later with friends in Boulder. For the original song, he used a Casio beat for a metronome and then did the guitars, which were a '60s hollow-body Teisco and a '90s Stratocaster, recorded to a Yamaha MT 120 four-track cassette recorder. The finished product was cleaned up and taken off his 2012 album, "Cruel Whims," and it features infectious hand claps and almost new wave hooks that recall classic punk bands such as Devo as well as more recent indie-rock acts that Delventhal listened to in college, including Sonic Youth and Neutral Milk Hotel. Some call his style surf pop. "I remember trying to do the vocals with red wine but they got too scrappy," Delventhal says. "So I tried again with light beer and that worked better." You can catch Warren Hixson playing May 1 with the Trillions at the Camel. —Brent Baldwin


Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

  • Re: 31. Former Gov. Tim Kaine

    • The former Mayor and City Councilman of Richmond, Virginia will have my support! Charles Edward…

    • on July 23, 2016
  • Re: Debra H. Rodman, 39

    • Debra Rodman should be in jail. The woman is a horrible human being and an…

    • on July 19, 2016
  • Re: Dr. Francis M. Foster

    • Since recently reading an article about Dr. Foster's first cousin, James E. Jackson, Jr., I…

    • on July 3, 2016
  • More »
  • Latest in 2013 Music Issue

    • Traveling Light

      It can take a lot more than gigging to make a living in music. For one member of No BS Brass, the answer is in schools - lots of them.
      • Apr 23, 2013
    • Street Smarts

      Dear Richmond Musicians: What have you learned from the school of hard knocks?
      • Apr 23, 2013
    • Rebel Girls

      This camp teaches young women how to rock with self-empowerment.
      • Apr 23, 2013
    • More »

    Copyright © 2016 Style Weekly
    Richmond's alternative for news, arts, culture and opinion
    All rights reserved
    Powered by Foundation