Posts Tagged: Music

Sound & Vision: Michael Hearst

By

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. ...more

Swinging Modern Sounds #85: The Introduction of the Pitch

By

It seems like it’s the point of this piece to draw attention to the fact that these instruments are wounded; it shouldn’t be something that tries to hide it. ...more

Sound & Vision: Celia C. Pérez

By

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. ...more

The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Katia D. Ulysse

By

Katia D. Ulysse discusses her forthcoming novel, Mouths Don't Speak, the importance of religion and music in the novel and in Haitian culture, and why Haiti will always be “home.” ...more

Sound & Vision: Anthony DeCurtis

By

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. ...more

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

By

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

Swinging Modern Sounds #84: Music for Spaceships

By

Perhaps space is an inevitable resting place for music of this kind, because time is completely different when conceived of in the vastness of space, and not only because of relativity. ...more

To Look for America: A Road Trip, a Soundtrack

By

One thing I was taught about travel—because my father is a black man born in Alabama in 1950—was that there are safe places for black people to go and places that aren't as safe. ...more

Sound & Vision: Lois Weaver and Peggy Shaw

By

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

STRIPPERDADDY

By

My thoughts hovered above the scene pondering the reasons why and time felt like the waves of a puddle lapping against cracked asphalt. ...more

Wanted/Needed/Loved: Zola Jesus’s Natural World

By

About a year ago, I ended up returning to the land where I grew up and building a house here. ...more

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

By

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

Album of the Week: Forced Witness by Alex Cameron

By

"Where does one draw the line when you as a person believe in progress, but as a writer feel like you need to focus on people who would challenge that, who would ask us to regress?" ...more