Who We Are
Brandon and Alex are wayward souls currently committed to two years of teaching in education purgatory. We like music, our friends, the girls who work Crescent Ballroom shows, Papa, sweaters, Southeast Asia, Urban Outfitter girls, and teaching the sh*t out of children.
In May of 2013, Brandon and Alex will complete their two-year commitment to Teach for America working with low-income, at-risk students in under-serviced communities. However, we will continue to service the baffled music population indefinitely. You’re welcome.
The flowerhousepodcast was formed by two music lovers who relocated to Phoenix, Arizona in 2011. Balancing full time teaching gigs, graduate school, and weekly dinners at Mi Patio, Brandon and Alex were somehow able to turn their dreams of a simple music website into the behemoth it is today. Within three months of its launch, Pat McDermott had already called flowerhousepodcast the “best music podcast” in downtown, Phoenix. Other accolades quickly followed. Marva Dixon acknowledged the site as the “best music website out there currently run by two Arizona State, M.Ed students.” Darren Weis of Papa once nodded his head when told of the website and Father John Misty begrudgingly agreed when asked to take a picture for the site. The flowerhouse continues to be the residence of choice whenever Hi Ho Silver Oh, Daniel Hart, or Cayucas needs a place to crash. In 2012, the site released its second annual “Best of” show sending ripples through the blogosphere and solidifying flowerhousepodcast.com as the music blog of record for new indie bands and cool teachers. In 2012, Local First made the flowerhouse their first ever podcast member citing the expediency with which they paid their membership dues. Finally, in 2013, the fhouse went international with a two year residency in the United Arab Emirates. As Tom Rosen once snapped, “New desert, same bad echo“.
Alex Urmeneta | Phoenix, Seattle, San Francisco, Singapore, Cambodia, UAE
Brandon Dale | Phoenix, Minneapolis, London, North Dakota, Hanoi, UAE