Marc Masters discusses his fascinating new book, High Bias –The Distorted History of the Cassette Tape, why we fixate on music formats, the democratization of sound, why cassettes are still revered and collected around the world, tapers, the Grateful Dead, and Sonic Youth, how tapes foretold modern notions of on-demand music portability, what might be next for sound carriers and makers, book tour dates, other future plans, and much more.
Black Eyes discuss the twentieth anniversary reissue of their self-titled debut on Dischord Records and their first three shows in decades, Washington D.C. life in a post-Fugazi, post-hardcore era, musical wildness and recording with Ian MacKaye, how you often have to fight for your right to party, the sweetness of friendships and reunions, playing music again, other future plans, and much more. Supported by you on Patreon, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad’s Donuts. Support Y.E.S.S. and Black Women United YEG. Follow vish online.