Joseph Shabason discusses his fascinating new concept album, Welcome to Hell, which rescores the classic, 1996 skateboarding video of the same name, his own skating history and how jazz, punk, and free improvisation relate to the sport, reclaiming public spaces, the amazing look and sound of skate videos and legends like Ed Templeton, bail sections, skate parks, tour dates, other future plans, and much more.
Markus Floats discusses the lovely Fourth Album, working in Montreal, shifting from solitary to collaborative work with Egyptian Cotton Arkestra, fixed and fluid art, a koan by Fred Moten, problems and solutions, tarot cards and astrology, darkness and hope, playing shows, other future plans, and much more.
Douglas McCombs and Charles Rumback discuss their band Black Duck and new self-titled debut album, jazz, punk, and freedom, the Slint/Tortoise connection, why producers like J Dilla are really influential for drummers, improvisation and composition, Bill MacKay’s guitar playing, working with John Hughes III, Cheap Trick and Superchunk, Seven Bridges, Black Duck shows, a Tortoise album update, 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.