Posts by: Allyson McCabe

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Sound & Vision #25: Brendan Toller

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Allyson McCabe talks with Brendan Toller about his love of vinyl records, buying music in local stores, and his latest documentary film Danny Says, an examination of publicist and manager Danny Fields. ...more

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Sound & Vision #24: Ebru Yildiz

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Brooklyn-based photographer Ebru Yildiz talks with Allyson McCabe about shooting concert photos, moving to New York from Turkey, and discovering the city’s music scene. ...more

The Rumpus Mini-Review of The Lost Arcade

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In the past couple of years it has become nearly impossible to avoid a certain genre of New York documentary that can best be described as urban eulogy. But The Lost Arcade, directed by Kurt Vincent and written by Irene Chin, isn’t just another wistful goodbye to the dirty boulevards of pre-gentrification New York.

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Sound & Vision #23: John Holmstrom, Roberta Bayley, and Chris Stein

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John Holmstrom, Roberta Bayley, and Chris Stein discuss punk music, legendary rock venue CBGB, the philosophy of punk, and Johnny Power Ranger toys. ...more

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Sound & Vision #22: Alice Bag

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Allyson McCabe talks with Alice Bag, one of LA punk’s first frontwomen in the mid-70s as the lead singer and co-founder of the Bags, and who has just released her self-titled debut solo album. ...more

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Sound & Vision #21: Tim Barnes

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Internationally recognized percussionist, composer, sound designer, and audio archivist Tim Barnes talks with Allyson McCabe about how his musical career has developed and changed, and what he's up to now. ...more

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Sound & Vision #20: John Congleton

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Allyson McCabe speaks with GRAMMY-winning producer/engineer John Congleton about what it's like to make music in today's technological and economic environments, and the benefits of being open to adaptation. ...more

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Sound & Vision #19: June Millington

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Allyson McCabe talks to June Millington of Fanny, the first all-female rock band to release an album on a major label. ...more

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Sound & Vision #18: Tony Visconti

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Legendary producer Tony Visconti talks to Allyson McCabe about working with David Bowie, his own touring musical super-group Holy Holy, and his thoughts on the music industry today. ...more

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Sound & Vision #17: Spencer Drate & Judith Salavetz

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Spencer Drate and Judith Salavetz on their long collaborative career designing for artists like John Lennon, the Talking Heads, and more. ...more

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Sound & Vision #16: Dana Nielsen

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GRAMMY-nominated mixer, engineer, producer, and musician Dana Nielsen talks about his career, his music, and his new collaboration with Crown and the M.O.B., All Rise, which he co-produced. ...more

This Thursday, Talk to Talking Heads

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This Thursday, May 21st, I’ll be joining Binnie Klein on her WPKN radio show “A Miniature World,” broadcast out of Bridgeport, CT on 89.5 FM, and available everywhere online at http://stream.wpkn.org/. The show’s theme for the day will be “songs that transform lives.” Binnie and I will be joined from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

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Sound & Vision #15: Miriam Linna

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Drummer, publisher, and rocker Miriam Linna talks to Allyson McCabe about Bobby Fuller, punk bands in Ohio in the ’70s, and her career with the A-Bones. ...more

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Sound & Vision #14: Hannah Haugberg

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Painter and letterer Hannah Haugberg discusses the art of designing custom guitar pedals. ...more

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Sound & Vision #13: Daniel Mintseris

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Keyboardist and programmer Daniel Mintseris discusses his work with St. Vincent and Annie Clark, coming to the US from Lithuania at nineteen, and the difference between traditional composition and writing music on instinct using cutting-edge technology. ...more

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Sound & Vision #12: Shannon Conley

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Hard-rocking artist Shannon Conley talks to Allyson McCabe about the exceptional more-than-a-tribute band Lez Zeppelin, her unconventional upbringing by Hindu Baptists, and her role as Yitzhak in Hedwig and the Angry Inch. ...more

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The Rumpus Interview with Tomi Ungerer

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Writer and illustrator Tomi Ungerer discusses his exile in Ireland, being a target of censorship, and his work's recent resurgence of popularity in the US. ...more

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Sound & Vision #11: Nathan East

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Legendary bassist Nathan East talks about playing with the pros, from Barry White to Daft Punk, about his new solo album and documentary, and about teaching musicians to play the instrument he loves. ...more

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Sound & Vision #10: Scott Crawford

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Director and punk rock enthusiast Scott Crawford talks with Allyson McCabe about his film Salad Days, his punk fanzine Metrozine, Kickstarter, and DIY music culture. ...more

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Sound & Vision #9: Brian McTear

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Music producer Brian McTear talks with Allyson McCabe about building a studio centered on relationships with musicians, his non-profit Weathervane, and the end of the DIY era. ...more

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Sound & Vision #8: David Barnes

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In Sound & Vision #8, multimedia artist and performer David Barnes discusses his work with the band of Montreal, art as a career, and writing a graphic novel about a baby growing inside a pregnant male football player. ...more

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Sound & Vision #4: Gail Ann Dorsey

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Gail Ann Dorsey, a top session bassist and singer-songwriter who’s worked with David Bowie, Bryan Ferry, Dar Williams, Tears For Fears, the Indigo Girls, Gwen Stefani, Lenny Kravitz, and many more, talks recording, touring, and learning to play. ...more