All the episodes were recorded live — in one take, to capture the raw, unproduced performance.
We hope that you enjoy.
We went down to Late to Class: Students Present, an art showcase with live music, to speak to the performers. On the second day, Joel spoke to AJ Radico, The Nautics, and Mari Geti about the show, live music culture, and much more.
We went down to Late to Class: Students Present, an art showcase with live music, to speak to the performers. On the first day, Joel spoke to Watergh0st, Rain Johannes and Joe Ippolito, and Bernardo about the show, live music culture, and much more.
Daniel Moffett is a social worker turned rocker who is new to the city, and breathes unique air into the musical environment. He joins us to discuss his band, influence, and sense of humor.
Demi Ramos is the front-woman and songwriter of her band DEMI, who’s first album, Side-B, Underage, recently came out.
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.
Daniel Barbrack, from the former local band Kinsey Scale, now a student at Berklee School of music, talks about is past bands and current solo project.
Kenzo, Van, Amir, Levitt are the members of the “space-rock” band Nautics, who came by to play some songs and talk about their influences.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
Jake Cheriff, Dan Hemerlein, Bernardo Ochoa, and Harry Terrell make energetic, clean-sounding indie rock with undertones of rhythm and blues. Their most recent single, “Karenina // Basement,” is available on iTunes and Spotify.