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.
In his first interview in nearly a decade, Buck 65 explains his self-imposed exile from hip-hop and why he’s back, incredible recent albums like 2022’s King of Drums and 2023’s Super Dope and making beats in secret, giving up space for other artists, attracting the attention of a New York Yankees scout as a kid and making a triumphant return to baseball as a middle-aged man, working with Controller 7 and asking Vincent Gallo for permission to create Billy, rapping his ass off, releasing more records, his Substack, other future plans, and much more.
Kevin Morby discusses his new album More Photographs (A Continuum), the continuing resonance of “This is a Photograph,” tragic Tennessee figures like Big Star’s Chris Bell, the collapse of Ja Morant and the Memphis Grizzlies, youth, aging, and dying, loving physical photos, songwriting concepts, tour dates, other future plans, and much more. Supported by you on Patreon, Blackbyrd Myoozik, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad’s Donuts. Support Y.E.S.S. and Black Women United YEG. Follow vish online.