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.