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.
Nick Thorburn discusses his band Islands and their new, sunny/dark album, And That’s Why Dolphins Lost Their Legs, making a musical trilogy, creative people striking and speaking out about cultural exploitation, pivoting in the modern age, John Lennon and Robert Smith, how to remain optimistic, always living near large bodies of water, making beats for people like Fat Tony, touring again, other future plans, and much more.
Daniel Monkman discusses the new Zoon album, Bekka Ma’iingan, climate change and The Nature of Things, the hardships of touring and why Europe gets it right, grieving and mental health, collaborating with Owen Pallett and Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo, what “two-spirit” means and their recent non-binary status, forthcoming works by Ombiigizi and Zoon, 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.