Brandon Williams talks about the new Chastity album, Death Lust, stigmas surrounding mental health and addiction, punk rock, and more! Supported by Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, Grandad’s Donuts, and Planet of Sound.
This episode was recorded before a live studio audience at Workman Arts in Toronto, Ontario during Long Winter on Saturday February 24, 2018. Our discussion delved into how anti-Black racism impacts stress and anxiety levels among artists and creators, and our guest panellists were Sydanie, Sajae Elder, Keith Cunningham, Sharine Taylor, and Coko Galore. Produced by Long Winter and Vish Khanna. Live mix by Aleda Deroche. Recorded by A. David McKinnon. Photos by Shane Parent. Sponsored by Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, Grandad’s Donuts, Freshbooks, and Hello Fresh Canada.
Jessy Lanza is an acclaimed and alluring electronic pop songwriter based in Hamilton, Ontario. Along with her frequent collaborator Jeremy Greenspan of Junior Boys, Lanza has released two stunning records: 2013’s Pull My Hair Back and 2016’s Oh No, which were both shortlisted for Canada’s prestigious Polaris Music Prize and are each available via the Hyperdub label. Lanza was in Guelph for the underground arts and music extravaganza known as Kazoo! Fest recently and we caught up in a reverb-rich church basement to discuss things like studying jazz, Jill Scott and Patrice Rushen, stress and anxiety, European spas and Canada’s place in the world, Grandad’s Donuts in Hamilton, and much more. Sponsored by Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, and Planet Bean Coffee.