Posts Tagged: Allyson McCabe


Wanted/Needed/Loved #9: Laura Ballance’s Ghost Stories


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 #21: Tim Barnes


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 #20: John Congleton


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 #19: June Millington


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 #18: Tony Visconti


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 #5: Sonny Smith’s Skate Zine


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


Wanted/Needed/Loved #4: Chris Frantz’s Pocket Camera


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 #17: Spencer Drate & Judith Salavetz


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 #2: Mary Timony’s Exquisite Corpses


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 #16: Dana Nielsen


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

Requests, Anyone?


Tomorrow Rumpus columnist Allyson McCabe will begin hosting “FM Mutations,” a new radio show on Bridgeport, CT station 89.5 FM WPKN (and online at Every 5th Wednesday of the month from noon till 1 p.m. Allyson will spin rock, punk, and indie gems—mostly demos, covers, outtakes and other rarities.


This Thursday, Talk to Talking Heads


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 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.


USA Portrait - Miriam Linna

Sound & Vision #15: Miriam Linna


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


Sound & Vision #14: Hannah Haugberg


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

St. Vincent & Annie Clark

Sound & Vision #13: Daniel Mintseris


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 #12: Shannon Conley


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


The Rumpus Interview with Tomi Ungerer


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


Sound & Vision #10: Scott Crawford


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 #8: David Barnes


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

Whistling in the Dark


Every generation has its reservations about popular music—all the same, the last few market-driven decades have undoubtedly left their own, new, unique mark on its most contemporary manifestations. Still, there are radio programs out there dedicated to music as such.

This Thursday, our very own Allyson McCabe will be joining radio host Binnie Klein on WPKN 89.5FM in Bridgeport to “spin some favorite covers, rarities, outtakes, and demos, and of course, to tell stories.”

If you live outside the Connecticut area, tune in here.