MikeyPod 175 | Steven Strafford

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My pal Steven Strafford is my guest today, we talk about his show Methtacular! Which is currently running at Chicago’s Theater Wit to spectacular reviews.  Click here for tickets, dates and further details about the show.

On Twitter:
@stevenstrafford
@methtacular

Music:
Invocation – Michael Harren
Waiting For Gilligan – Vance Gilbert

I mentioned my Inner Tribe in the intro and gave the wrong web address, you can check it out here.

MikeyPod 174 | Jeremy Bass

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Songwriter and poet Jeremy Bass is my guest on this episode of the ol’ podcast. As I post this I realize it’s a touch out of date, but the timing is perfect to tell you about Jeremy’s new Kickstarter project to raise money for a pair of EPs he will be working on soon. Links to everything can be found below. Thanks for listening!

Jeremy’s Website
Jeremy’s Kickstarter
The Secret City

In the realm of my solo work, you can read more on my website and keep and eye out for my new single “Invocation” out August 26th and the new album will be out on October 14th with a release show and party at Dixon Place here in NYC.  Mark your calendars! I’d love to see you there!

MikeyPod 173 | Japan Soul

10382126_10152150069148008_5328290119740531288_oJapan Soul‘s Jason Paul joined me for this talk about the making and inspiration for their new album Plastic Utopia.

You can see them live this Friday, June 20th at The Bitter End. 10PM. Be there!

Some Japan Soul links for ya:
japansoul.me
Bandcamp
Twitter
Facebook
Soundcloud

We also talked about Kent Odessa and Chromeo.

I’d love your support with my kickstarter for the album and book based on my solo show, Tentative Armor.  All the details are here!

MikeyPod 172 | Ken Kidd on Russia

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I needed a briefing on what has been going on with Russia and their rapidly declining human rights policies, and I know no one better to talk to about these things than by dear friend and NYC bad-ass, Ken Kidd. This is an unedited discussion recorded on my iPhone in Ken’s office. No frills, but plenty of important information that needs to be heard. Listen. Share. Act.

Links:
Queer Nation NY
Queer Nation on Facebook
Ken’s Facebook Page

MikeyPod 171 | Adam Rokhsar

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Electronic musician and software designer Adam Rokhsar is my guest today. So happy to talk about his new release as RUWA. A really great conversation with a fantastic artist.

Links:
Make Yourself Transparent
RUWA on Bandcamp
RokVid is Adam’s recent collab with Ableton

Songs:
When You Cry – RUWA
Perfect Building – RUWA
PS I’m Fine – RUWA
February – Lusine

Listen till the end for a CD give away courtesy of Ghostly International

MikeyPod 169 | Victoria Libertore

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Every now and then someone shows up in my life in a wild moment of synchronicity who I know I’m really supposed to plug into. Victoria is one such person. She’s been a teacher and mentor to me for some time now, so I’m really excited to have her as a guest on today’s podcast. We talk a bunch about her new solo show, No Need For Seduction, which opens THIS FRIDAY at Dixon Place. There’s some interesting talk about Archetypes in performance and I included a couple of tracks from Ólafur Arnalds brilliant new album and a piece of my own in this show as well.

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Skyping with Vic and Ganesha.

As always, thanks for listening to the show and I welcome your feedback!

MikeyPod 168 | Vital Vox!

 

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Sabrina Lastman and Sasha Bogdanowitsch join me in this episode to discuss their project, the Vital Vox Festival, a vocal music festival taking place on March 25th and 26th here in Brooklyn at Roulette. I’m really excited about this show, and even more so about the actual festival. Thanks for listening!

The Songs:

Kaleidophonia Sasha – Sasha Bogdanowitsch

Donde esta el duende – Sabrina Lastman

Take a peak at I Care If You Listen, a great new music blog I discovered while researching the festival!

MikeyPod 167 | Eve Beglarian

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Composer/performer, Eve Beglarian joins me today in an interview we recorded in her apartment in NYC. Eve is a massive inspiration to me and I so happy to have her as a guest again on the podcast. Lots of fun info about her self-propelled journey along the Mississippi River and the work that resulted.

The Songs:

In And Out Of the Game – Eve Beglarian
I Am Really A Very Simple Person – Brim

You can still get copies of her latest EPs here and here. Support the arts, yo!

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