Turn, Turn, Turn

Andrew Broder has gone from punk rocker to Life Sucks Die crew member to house-party DJ to turntable scientist to Picked to Click poll topper. What comes next?

With his work in Cropduster, Broder is also pushing himself to think beyond the house party. Featuring two members from the now-defunct local groove-funk act the Sensational Joint Chiefs--J.G. Everest and Bryan Olson--as well as Broder and Dosh, Cropduster is more of a poppy jazz experiment. Judging by the two self-titled EPs the group has released, the sound is neither gritty nor abrasive, nor is it particularly swinging. It's not acid jazz, or jam-session fare either, Broder says, lauding instead its improvisational element as well as its concrete songwriting.

Have wheels of steel, will travel: DJ Andrew Broder of Cropduster and the Fog
Tony Nelson
Have wheels of steel, will travel: DJ Andrew Broder of Cropduster and the Fog

For now, Broder's main frustration with Cropduster is how little time he has to devote to it. But that's not going to happen tonight. The phone that's been ringing sporadically is finally answered--and from one side of the conversation, it's not hard to figure out that the caller is wondering why Broder isn't down at the Dinkytowner yet. He will be soon: There are still a couple of hours left until bar time, and whatever comes after.

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