Allyson McCabe

Wanted/Needed/Loved: Viv Albertine’s Emotional Investigation

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I’ve worked through the pain, and made something useful and creative out of it.

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Wanted/Needed/Loved: Ira Kaplan’s Favorite Pit Stops

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To pull into a rest area and get a bag of KFC or McDonald’s or whatever is kind of soul crushing, or at least it is for us.

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Wanted/Needed/Loved: Sadie Dupuis’s Preloved Farfisa Organ

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[I]t’s taken me back to those memories of recording at my dad’s, and the stuff that took him back into his past, and ultimately into my future.

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Sound & Vision: Ray Padgett

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Allyson McCabe talks with Ray Padgett about his new book, Cover Me, and the blog that inspired it, giving us a fascinating window into the craft and business of making music.

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Sound & Vision: Michael Hearst

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Allyson McCabe talks with Michael Hearst, a founding member of One Ring Zero, about how he got his start in music and writing, and what he’s been working on recently.

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Sound & Vision: Celia C. Pérez

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Allyson McCabe talks with Celia C. Pérez about her debut middle-grade novel, The First Rule of Punk, her inspirations for writing the book, and her own childhood.

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Sound & Vision: Anthony DeCurtis

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Allyson McCabe talks with Anthony DeCurtis, author and music journalist, about the art of the interview, his friendship with Lou Reed, and teaching in the digital age.

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Wanted/Needed/Loved: Andrew Savage’s Punk Possibilities

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I kept listening over and over again, and eventually I realized this album was challenging my idea of what punk is.

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Sound & Vision: Lois Weaver and Peggy Shaw

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Allyson McCabe talks with Lois Weaver and Peggy Shaw, two of the founders of the performance group Split Britches, about their lives and work.

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Support the 7-inches for Planned Parenthood Project Today

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Don’t miss this new series of 7-inch records and digital downloads to benefit Planned Parenthood!

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Wanted/Needed/Loved: Franklin James Fisher’s “Rhoda”

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I have to work to get the sounds, but then the magic kicks in.

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Sound & Vision: Brandon Stosuy

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Allyson McCabe talks with music journalist, editor, and curator Brandon Stosuy about his path to music journalism, how the industry has changed, and what he’s working on now.

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Sound & Vision: Nicole Georges

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Allyson McCabe talks with Nicole Georges, illustrator, zinester and educator, about her new book Fetch, how she got into the DIY punk scene, and family secrets.

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Sound & Vision: Leah Hennessey

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Allyson McCabe talks with Leah Hennessey, a co-creator of the DIY web series Zhe Zhe, about the art of performance in the age of Trump.

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Wanted/Needed/Loved: Brendan Canty’s Vintage Drums

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I just remember when I first started playing that set how beautiful and perfect it was. Having a real instrument really made a difference. I started really playing!

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Introducing Vanishing Ink!

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Drawing inspiration from the punk rock zine culture of their youth and a shared love of radio, The Rumpus’s own Allyson McCabe is teaming up with Kevin Wortis (Girlie Action Media) to bring you Vanishing Ink. It’s a digital fanzine/podcast that connects to music, culture, and memory. From one bartender’s no-holds-barred take on your last Tinder […]

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