Photos by Jenni Walkowiak

MikeyPod 235 | MikeyPod Live! With Joel B. New, My Demon Sister, Anna Copa Cabanna, Anna/Kate Band, and Sharisse Francisco

Here it is!  A very special episode of MikeyPod, recorded live at the Kraine Theater for the Queerly Festival on June 26, 2017. It was tempting to edit the imperfections out of this recording, but I resisted the urge and decided to leave it as is. I hope you enjoy these “live” moments like I do! Thanks to all the artists who performed! Please check out their websites below! Continue reading →

Andy Tabar

MikeyPod 234 | Andy Tabar of Compassion Co.

This week’s guest is my pal Andy Tabar, founder of the vegan fashion brand Compassion Co. and co-host of the fantastic podcast, The Bearded Vegans. Andy and I have been internet friends for longer than I can remember, but I became especially interested in his life when I realized that he is living out of and running his business from a van! With my tour coming up, it was a perfect time to have Andy on the podcast to talk about his life on the road. Continue reading →

Eban Crawford

MikeyPod 233 | Electronic Musician Eban Crawford AKA Senator Jaiz

I met Eban Crawford back in the early EARLY days of podcasting. We’re talking, like, 2005 or so. Since then we have found so many more interests in common, producing electronic music with Ableton Live, growing beards, and veganism, among other things. I’ll be working with Eban in a few weeks at Moogfest presenting his No Permission Needed: Create workshop, so I figured it was high time to have him on the podcast. Come and see us in Durham! Continue reading →

Walker Lukens

MikeyPod 232 | Musician Walker Lukens

Walker Lukens is an Austin-based musician who Free Press Houston called “one of the best songwriters in Texas.” Walker has long inspired me with his commitment and perseverance as an indie musician. He just released a new EP and it, like all of his music, is simply fantastic. I’ve been wanting to bring him onto the podcast again, and this new release gave me just the excuse I needed to both talk with him about his new music and get a little pep talk about my upcoming tour. Enjoy! Continue reading →

Jeff McIlwain of Lusine

MikeyPod 231 | Electronic Musician Jeff McIlwain of Lusine

Jeff McIlwain’s music has been providing a buoyant soundtrack for my life (and long runs!) for a number of years now. In my excitement about his latest release as Lusine, I reached out to his label, Ghostly International, to set up an interview and they kindly obliged. Jeff and I chat here about the path that led him to success as an electronic musician, his fondness for manipulating vocal tracks, and his latest album, Sensorimotor. Continue reading →

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Michael Harren has been podcasting about art, music and activism for over ten years. Since the launch of the podcast, Michael has lived in Houston, then rural Georgia at the intentional community Koinonia to his current home in Brooklyn, NY. Each Monday(ish) Michael  presents interviews with fellow creatives and presents his perspective as a professional musician and performance artist in New York City. Notable guests include musician Jane Siberry and Habitat for Humanity founder Millard Fuller.

Brooklyn-based composer and performer Michael Harren combines elements of classical composition with experimental electronics and storytelling to create hypnotic and boldly intimate work that walks the line between Laurie Anderson, Peter Gabriel and Dead Can Dance. He is artist-in-residence at Tamerlaine Farm Animal Sanctuary where he is creating The Animal Show, a solo multi-media theater piece which will be performed at Dixon Place in NYC on October 27, 28, and 29.

In his first solo show, Tentative Armor, he combined piano, synthesizers, various electronics, and live musicians with his unique storytelling, resulting in a deeply moving, highly entertaining performance. Through his resonant, powerful, very personal stories, Harren envelops the audience in a funny, poignant, highly intimate tour of his own self-discovery through spirituality, sexuality, and grief. Music, text and photos from the show were released in an album and book of the same name.

Michael Harren has toured as pianist with Sandra Bernhard, is the musical director for Cabaret for a Cause, and has performed at Dixon Place, (le) poisson rouge, Joe’s Pub, Judson Memorial Church, Manhattan Theater Source, The Duplex, Don’t Tell Mama, The Laurie Beechman Theater as well as numerous venues around the country.

Learn more about Michael Harren at his main website.