K98TheFringe.com focuses on underground rock 'n' roll of the punk, alt country, indie rock, college rock, and power pop variety.
Hosted by Dave Brown, a 20+ year veteran of the underground music scene, K98TheFringe.com delves into the outskirts of rock 'n' roll focusing on lesser known artists, cult heroes, and independent releases that never seem to get their due. Since the 8th grade, music, specifically underground (what would eventually become known to the world as alternative) music has been the driving force in host Dave Brown's life. From avid fan to zine producer to club owner to music blogger, Dave has been a part of the scene at nearly every level. In the late 1990's Dave started the zine Caught Off Guard. Dubbed the "Unpunk Punk Zine," COG was as much a reaction to the stringent nature of the punk zines of the day as it was an expression of his love for underground music. Thanks to contacts he made through COG, Dave and a group of friends opened the DIY venue The Hole and hosted shows by such acts as At the Drive-In, Riot Squad, The Heartdrops, Peter & the Test Tube Babies, The Queers, and The Vandals. In the early 2000's, Dave produced the short-live website The Masses at Midnight (http://themassesatmidnight.tripod.com/) before writing for the local webzine OklahomaPunkScene.com for its entire 12 issue run. In 2005 he started the blog Oklahoma Lefty (http://www.oklahomalefty.com/), primarily writing about politics and religion. Over time Dave's writing focus shifted to music and he has written slews of record reviews and interviewed such artists as Frank Turner, Stephen Egerton (of ALL, Descendents), Jon Snodgrass (of Drag the River, Armchair Martain), Red City Radio, John Moreland, Scott Reynolds (ALL, Goodbye Harry, The Pavers, The Steaming Beast), Great Cynics, and Skating Polly just to name a few.