Allyson McCabe

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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Wanted/Needed/Loved: Jad Fair

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If you’re doing what makes you happy, it’s easier for you to be happy, and if you’re lucky, to make others happy too. ...more

Sound & Vision: 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

Sound & Vision: 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

Wanted/Needed/Loved: Laura Ballance’s Ghost Stories

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There is one story that my mother used to tell me often, which has become in some ways a symbol of my childhood. ...more

Sound & Vision: 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

Sound & Vision: 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

Sound & Vision: 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

Sound & Vision: 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

Wanted/Needed/Loved: Sonny Smith’s Skate Zine

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In one way or another we all tell stories to ourselves about who we are. ...more

Wanted/Needed/Loved: Chris Frantz’s Pocket Camera

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What I want/need/love most are the tools that allow me to document what I see and experience, at home and in my travels, now and in the future. ...more

Sound & Vision: 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

Wanted/Needed/Loved: Mary Timony’s Exquisite Corpses

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The stuff I’ve saved over the years aren’t just mementos of the past. They’re also reflections of the memories my friends and I have made together. ...more

Sound & Vision: 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

Sound & Vision: Hannah Haugberg

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

Sound & Vision: 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

Sound & Vision: 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

Sound & Vision: 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

Sound & Vision: 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

Sound & Vision: 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

Sound & Vision: 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