Watergh0st is a songwriter, composer, producer with a thoughtfully artistic and critical outlook on the music scene. With a distaste towards with the term “experimental,” she joins us live with a guitar and some songs to speak about her music and personal life.
Ritual Talk is a five-piece band, whose music can be most closely described as lyrically-driven folk/indie rock, but their music is so ever-flowing and changing that our description may be an understatement. Featuring vibrant performances, Alex DeSimine, Alex Tremitiere, Tom Criblez, Dylan Gleit, and TJ Alcala discuss inspiration, politics, and much more with Joel.
Sharif Mekawy is the lead singer, guitarist, and keyboardist of the New York/New Jersey band Looms. A fusion of different genres, Looms combines melodic instrumentalist with dreamy lyrics, and Sharif does the same in this edition of Culture Crunch.
Changetree is the solo project of Ian Wexelbaum. Ian is psychedelic rock guitarist, who came to talk about his personal life, music, and his band Basement Sounds. With an open heart and open mind, he too joins us live in the new year.
Touring from Detroit, the Handgrenades stopped by the studio before their show later that night in Brooklyn. They spoke of politics’ affect on music, how they manage the band, and the meaning of their songs. What is interesting about this interview is that the Handgrenades came without any instruments. They grabbed the studio’s backline: a Fender Stratacaster, a p-bass, and some bongos. We think this impromptu setup is unique in its own right, and we hope that you enjoy it as much as we did.
Originally from Ukraine, Boris is a classically trained woodwind instrumentalist. His main instrument is clarinet, and he performs at concert halls such as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, as well as Broadway shows and jazz clubs.
Tobias is a producer and instrumentalist. He recently played a DJ set at a Standing Rock benefit concert at Columbia University, and now joins us live in the studio.
Rachel has an upbeat, warm, and go-getter attitude to life and her music. Originally a drummer, she studied jazz at Bard College and now joins us to talk about her recent album, Detach.