Nic and Rose of LAL make time for a chat at the 2019 edition of Sappyfest about their history together, the significance of empowering underrepresented communities, campus radio, their new Coax Records release, Dark Beings, and more! Supported by CFRU 93.3 FM, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad’s Donuts. Please take this listener survey.
Esteemed music producer and Prince collaborator Susan Rogers discusses her pioneering work as a music engineer/producer, her research in the field of music cognition and psychoacoustics, Prince vs. Michael Jackson, hitting it big with Barenaked Ladies, and much more. This episode was recorded before a live audience at the Dominion Chalmers Centre in Ottawa, Ontario during MEGAPHONO on Friday February 8, 2019. Sponsored by Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, CFRU 93.3 FM, and Grandad’s Donuts.
Sohrab Habibion is a talented guitarist, singer, graphic designer, and engineer based in Brooklyn, New York. He has played in wonderful punk rock bands in the past, including Edsel and the Obits. His new band is called Savak and features members of Holy Fuck, Nation of Ulysses, The Cops, and his fellow Obit, Greg Simpson. Savak’s excellent debut album is called Best of Luck in Future Endeavours, it’s out now via Comedy Minus One Records, and the band has started playing shows close to home. Here, Sohrab and I discuss the last time he was on the show discussing the end of Obits, the origin of Savak, the Obits overlap, two drummers, Savak’s social infrastructure, a band full of designers, Michael Jaworski, the last Obits material and the first Savak material, splitting singing with Michael, kissing someone off with ‘best of luck in future endeavours,’ hope and suspicion, melancholia, the relationship between under and overground culture, things might be bigger than they seem, precious time and urgency, DIY punk culture and DIV reality TV, time management and sleeping, making the most of things while you can, transitional decades and adapting to life, magical musicians, assertiveness within the work of Savak, the state of the union, the conversations that are taking place within the rise of Donald Trump (and Hillary Clinton) and what they might mean, musicians who feel sheepish talking about politics, how knowing things and feeling things are different, sound bytes and anti-intellectualism, President Barack Obama’s recent speech about how “it’s not cool to not know stuff,” pretending to be an everyman to screw over the everyman, news and informational satire, impactful songs, Brendan Canty’s new band Super!Silver!Haze, Jerry Busher’s new band Sun Wolf, Puff Pieces, tour plans, the song “Early Western Traders,” and then we each went on to our own respective future endeavours.
Related links: savakband.com comedyminusone.com vishkhanna.com