Season to Risk

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Season to Risk
Origin Kansas City, Missouri
Genres Post-punk, noise rock, alternative rock
Years active 1989–present
Labels Sony Music Entertainment
Owned & Operated Records
Columbia Records
Associated acts Roman Numerals, Shiner
Members Steve Tulipana
Duane Trower
Billy Smith
David Silver
Wade Williamson

Season to Risk are a noise rock/alternative rock collective hailing from Kansas City, Missouri.


Season to Risk formed in late 1989 from the ashes of the Kansas City punk bands Nine Lives and Curious George. Although Season to Risk (or S2R as they are sometimes called) has had many line-up changes, two of its founding members have remained constant: Steve Tulipana (lead vocals, guitars and keyboards) and Duane Trower (lead guitar, keyboards, and vocals). As of 2007, the line-up also featured David Silver (drums), Billy Smith (bass), and Wade Williamson (rhythm guitar and keyboards).[1]

Season to Risk's most current release is The Shattering (2001). Other releases include Men Are Monkeys, Robots Win (1998) and In A Perfect World (1995), with a cover designed by Derek Hess. The self-titled debut Season To Risk (1992) features the underground hits[citation needed] "Snakes" and "Mine Eyes", with a cover designed by Frank Kozik. Both Hess and Kozik produced limited edition silkscreen posters of the covers.[citation needed]

The band performed in the warehouse party scene in the movie Strange Days.

Though the band members are now working on other projects, Season to Risk still plays occasional events. Tulipana and Smith are currently members of Roman Numerals.


  • Steve Tulipana - Vocals, guitar, synthesizer (1989-)
  • Duane Trower - Guitar, backup vocals, synthesizer, engineering (1989-)
  • Billy Smith - Bass, backup vocals, guitar, synthesizer (2000-)
  • David Silver - Drums, synthesizer, oscillator, sampling (1994-)
  • Wade Williamson - Guitar, keyboard (2000-)

Former Members[edit]

  • Paul Malinowski - Bass (1989-1995)
  • Josh Newton - Bass (1995-1999, 2012)
  • Chris Sharp - Bass (1999)
  • Chad Sabin - Drums (1992-1994)
  • Jason Gerken - Drums (1994)
  • Peter Murray - Drums (1991-1992)
  • Chris Metcalf - Drums (2003-2009)
  • Loren Chambers - Drums
  • Frank Garymartin - Drums (1994)
  • Mike Myers - Drums (2002)
  • Jerry Baten - Drums (1990)
  • David Smyth - Drums
  • Tim Dow - Drums (1990, 1992, 1994)


Studio Albums[edit]

Singles and EPs[edit]

  • Mine Eyes/Snakes (Red Decibel/Columbia Records, 1992)
  • Biter/Oil (Red Decibel/Columbia Records, 1992)
  • Undone (AFFA Records, 1996)
  • Beestings and Poison Eggs /w Starkweather(Supermodel Records, 1998)
  • Ace of Space (Ismist Records, 1999)


External links[edit]

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