Rob Taxpayer (the titular frontperson of The Taxpayers and The Trusty Snakes) comes back with “But Stocks Are Skyrocketing“, another piano punk ballad recorded in the living room of A Fistful of Vinyl‘s parents’ house. Rob’s now-trademark uplifting cynicism is the sieve through which he outpours his perspective on late-stage capitalism and its cultural reflections.
Rob Taxpayer’s style collides punk, folk, jazz, southern blues, New Orleans revival, and a handful of both gospel and children’s storytelling. As the front-person of the illustrious jazz-punk group The Taxpayers, Rob has been developing and sharing his solo tunes across the country at DIY venues and singalongs, supported by his “Song of the Week Club” patreon.
A Fistful of Vinyl is a DIY crew of volunteers run by KXLU veteran Alec Hodgman. They create live music sessions and interviews for YouTube in Los Angles with artists in and around the punk and folk music scenes. Their coverage helps to raise notoriety of small artists who make phenomenal music but don’t have a platform to share it, and celebrate the larger artists who share that mission of supporting those up-and-coming prodigies. A Fistful of Vinyl airs on KXLU 88.9 FM/Online Thursday nights at 9pm PT.