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.
Following the devastating news of his shocking death on June 30, 2023, I remember Rick Froberg, who is someone I’ve admired most of my life and became friends with over the past 20 years. Featuring my recollections about his artwork, songwriting, and bands like Pitchfork, Drive Like Jehu, Hot Snakes, and Obits, and archival interviews I conducted with Rick about such things in 2005, 2009, and twice in 2011. Rick was truly unique, warm, and supportive, and I love him. Thank you, Rick. Photo by: O.
Ep. #383: Hot Snakes’ Rick Froberg (March 12, 2018)
Ep. #217: Do You Compute – The Story of Drive Like Jehu (October 8, 2015)
Ep. #125: John Reis of Drive Like Jehu (August 22, 2014)
Ep. #177: Sohrab Habibion on Obits calling it quits (April 2, 2015)
Ep. #29: Sohrab Habibion of Obits (September 3, 2013)
Alexis Fleisig and Scott McCloud of Soulside on the band’s first album in 33 years, A Brief Moment in the Sun, growing up in Washington D.C. and their role in the Dischord Records community, sharing a split-single with a 17 year-old Dave Grohl, Soulside and Fugazi, why Girls Against Boys emerged after Soulside split, how singer/lyricist Bobby Sullivan makes the political personal, touring, 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.