Archive for: August, 2017

137: Greg Saunier (Deerhoof)

Over the past twenty years, Deerhoof’s Greg Saunier has distinguished himself as one of the most fiercely adventurous, iconoclastic, and unique drummers of his generation. He and Joe talk about what it means to be a “good” artist; atomizing music; the cowardice behind the notion of “serving the song”; Laurie Anderson’s Creation Stations; and Wittgenstein’s…

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BNS: Mimi Parker Answers Your Questions

In this bonus mini-episode, Low’s Mimi Parker answers listener questions! She and Joe discuss Mimi’s winning bout with cancer, her favorite comedians, and the nature of personal responsibility. Make sure to subscribe to The Trap Set to hear Mimi’s full episode, along with our entire back catalog–all for free!

136: Viola Smith (The Smith Sisters, The Coquettes)

Born in 1912, Viola Smith rose to fame during an era when female musicians were often relegated to novelty status; but over a career that spanned 50 years, she proved herself to be a visionary far ahead of her time. She talks to Joe about her childhood in Wisconsin, why becoming a traveling musician distanced…

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BNS: Stephen Perkins Answers Your Questions

In this bonus mini-episode, Stephen Perkins answers listeners’ questions.

135: Ryan Sawyer (Zeena Parkins, Charles Gayle, Boredoms, At The Drive In)

Ryan Sawyer grew up in Texas, where he joined At The Drive In and played on the band’s first album. A long time resident of New York, Ryan has honed a style at the convergence of punk and jazz. His collaborators have included Thurston Moore, TV On The Radio, Boredoms, Zeena Parkins, Charles Gayle, and…

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BNS: Steve Ferrone Answers Your Questions

In this bonus mini-episode, Steve Ferrone answers questions from YOU, our listeners.

134: Roland & Steve Albini (Big Black, Rapeman, Shellac)

Roland, Steve Albini, and Joe discuss: Big Black, Shellac, the “Uberization” of the workforce, the Jungle of Life, and the one true God above.

133: John McEntire (Tortoise, The Sea and Cake, Bastro, etc.)

For nearly 30 years, John McEntire has existed at the vanguard of a modern paradigm of musician producers. He tells Joe about the impetus to start playing, his formative years at Oberlin, Bastro, Tortoise, The Sea and Cake, and how he has adapted to sea changes in the music world.

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