New podcast! Luke, Nora & Jane sit down with Katie Holliday of The Silent Barn, Hear.Say.Press & Bannerboy Topics discussed include her upbringing in
Lousiana Mississippi, moving to NYC, and collegiate misadventures, as well as the challenges of PR and management for small independent bands
Luke & Jane sit down with Julian Fader, drummer of Brooklyn-based band Ava Luna and co-proprietor of Silent Barn's Gravesend Recordings Studio, to revisit his 2013 picks, talk about the serpentine history of the band, the advantages afforded to young musicians today, and some schemes for his next solo record.
This episode of Sheananigans was hosted by Luke Chiaruttini, engineered by Jane Wiseheart, and produced by Nora Dabdoub. Intro/outro themes by Emma Witmer of the solo recording artist/multi-member band gobbinjr. Photo by Nicholas Hen.
"Edwina Hay +1" "Eric Phipps". These two names are essentially famous to the door staff in a lot of NYC venues. But these aren't the names of label managers or effusive socialites that typically clog up guest lists around the city on any given night . Nay, these two are artists themselves.
Photographers to be exact, with an expertise in capturing those special fleeting moments of time that make you realize "man, I really should have gone to show." The duo are most closely tied to Impose Magazine, where both have served as long-time photo editors & still regularly contribute pieces to the site. As enterprising as these two are though, you'll also find their work in publications like The Village Voice, Gothamist & Spin. The two have been involved in concert photography for longer than most still-extant DIY have been around (Edwina's been at it since 1999) and their work documenting is obviously a labor close to our heart.
Flip through their portfolios as you listen to their picks and relive some of those legendary nights, or feel that sting knowing that you missed it. Either way, Edwina, Eric, & Shea are here to make sure those moments live on.
Edwina's picks 1 - 11, Eric's picks 12 - 22
This month's guest playlist comes to us from Popgun, a name that has been a mainstay of shows in NYC since its inception in 2008 by founders Jake Rosenthal & Rami Haykal. For years Popgun was most closely associated with Glasslands Gallery, the now-defunct & well-mourned Williamsburg venue where the two took up booking duties a year into their endeavors. In the following years they established themselves as a booking powerhouse on the pre-"revitalized" Kent Avenue and hosted endless quality bands like MGMT, TV On The Radio & Yeasayer until the venue's unfortunate closing in 2014.
After the demise of Glasslands, Popgun's influence saw greater expansion beyond those four walls after taking on the talents of Dhruv Chopra & Mandy Brownholtz. Now you'll find the Popgun Presents name just about everywhere in NYC, from Redbull Sound Select & Le Poisson Rouge to...Shea Stadium of course, bringing bands like Potty Mouth, Wavves & Fidlar to our stage.
Most important though is that despite Popgun's success they remain involved on the DIY level & still make a point of supporting small, upcoming acts. And so we proudly present their picks from our archives - coming straight from the people who have been showing you great bands for years.