Ricky Brindley, What Are You Listening To?

Ricky Brindley

Brindley performs with sketch comedy troupe Bully Mammoth tonight at the Tempe Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. For more information, go here.

When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? The station that plays my iPod or 91.5-FM (NPR.)

What's the first album you bought? MC Hammer, Please Hammer, Don't Hurt 'Em.

What's the first concert you saw? Blink-182 at Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

What's your favorite concert you've ever been to? Modest Mouse, Nita's Hideaway, November 11, 2003 -- my favorite band playing a great small venue. Or Hot Chip at Coachella 2010. I was in the middle of a crowd of thousands dancing in unision. It was like being in a flock of birds.

What's the last song played on your music player? "Stay," by Lisa Loeb. It's a great song to sing really loud and out of tune to.

Preferred format: CD, vinyl, cassette, 8-Track or digital? I love the sound of vinyl but the convenience of my iPod.

What's your favorite album? R. Kelly, Double Up. It's got everything: great pop songs ("I'm a Flirt" remix, "Same Girl"), crazy concept songs ("Real Talk," "Sex Planet"), and some of the craziest lyrics you've ever heard -- "I got you so wet it's like a rainforest/Like Jurassic Park but I'm your sexasaurus baby," from "The Zoo."

Who is your favorite singer or band? Modest Mouse. Especially from The Lonesome Crowded West to Good News for People Who Like Bad News.

Does you computer track how many times you've played something -- if so, what's at the top of the list? "Heartbeats," by The Knife. It's a great song to get you pumped up for a show.

What was your favorite new or new-to-you album from the past year? I really liked Celebration Rock, by Japandroids. It's all about being young and reckless with big anthemic melodies and call-and-response choruses that are great to sing along to.

What one song would you play if you had a world-wide radio audience? "Look Like Jesus," by Lil' B The Based God. Everyone needs to hear Based God's message of positivity. So rare.

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What band do you wish was still together? I really wish Outkast was recording together.

Who is your favorite local artist? Isn't Frankie Muniz in some local band? I'll pick that band.

What is your favorite local venue to see music? Crescent Ballroom. They always have great acts playing, and the food is the best from any venue.

What is your favorite music video? "What's Up Fatlip," by Fatlip. If you can't enjoy this video, I'm not sure if you can enjoy anything in life.

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