February 4, 2011 | 8:00am
Welcome to What Are You Listening To?, a new weekly feature on Up on the Sun where notable locals talk about their favorite music. Damon Brasch Brasch is the owner and chef of restaurant in Tempe with a new location coming soon to Phoenix. He is also the guitar player for the band Green . Misr Wat
When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? 92.7 or 99.3 The Beat (old school hip-hop). What's the last song played on your portal music player? R. Kelly "When A Woman Loves," from his newest record. What's the first record you bought? I didn't buy it, I won it -- Kiss, Destroyer. What's the first concert you saw? The Who in 1989, Alpine Valley, Wis. (one of many "final farewell" tours they did.) It sucked--not one Townshend lead the whole show. What's your favorite concert you've ever been to? Too many to choose: most recent -- at the King Kahn and Rhythm Room , also at the Rhythm Room Dex Romweber Duo
Preferred format: CD, vinyl, cassette, 8-Track or digital? I like vinyl played if possible -- but iPods rule for practical use.
What's your favorite CD? Making God Smile, by Drop Acid.
Who is your favorite singer or band? My favorite singer is - she's like all the "Kims" wrapped in one - Deal, Gordon, Carnes and Little. Leslie Barton
Does you computer track how many times you've played something -- if so, what's at the top of the list? Iman Aman: Water is Life,"Assouf".
What was your favorite new or new-to-you album from 2010? Man About a Dog, Viva.
What one song would you play if you had a world-wide radio audience? Tie: "Baby Boom Che," by John Trudell, or "Waterloo Sunset," by The Kinks.
Who is your favorite local artist? . The Necronauts
What is your favorite local venue to see music? . Trunk Space
What is your favorite music video? "Trapped in the Closet," R. Kelly.
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