Tapestry Music Podcast

Hosted ByKelly Phillips

Tapestry is a podcast that explores music, the thread that weaves between us all. Explore the intricate fabric of the human experience as it relates to the universal language: music.

Hosted out of Pittsburgh, PA, Tapestry dives into conversations of all kinds, usually about more than just music.

Here are the latest podcasts.

Episode 39 | Dani Rabin (Marbin)

Listen to Episode 39 | Dani Rabin (Marbin)On Episode 39, Dani Rabin, founding member and guitarist of Chicago-based jazz outfit Marbin, leaves me with an astounding amount of philosophical takes—he muses about his thoughts on the lack of consensus in the jazz genre and the influence of the cultural zeitgeist on labels, how editing has opened the door to accuracy - and what that means for people trying to preserve perfection, why his band DOESN’T rehearse, and at long last, an explanation of the story behind their song “Alabama Sock Party!” **Also note that since this interview was conducted, of course thanks to COVID-19 precautions, Marbin’s tour has unfortunately been cancelled. So you’ll hear us discussing tour dates which are no longer happening. That being said, most of the band members are conducting lessons via Skype and offering their musical talents to you in many ways if you’re quarantined at home, so please go follow the links below. facebook.com/marbinmusic marbinmusic.com marbinmusic.bandcamp.com bandsintown.com/marbin Instagram: marbinmusic 📷: Jeff Bassinson ______________ #tapestrymusicpodcast #musicinterview #jazz #marbin #jazzfusion #practice #funk #jamband #prog

Episode 38 | 0-Brien

Listen to Episode 38 | 0-BrienWelcome to Episode 38 of Tapestry. Today’s guest is soon-to-be-Nashville-based alternative rapper, 0-Brien. He shared his wholly genuine thoughts about rejecting the notion of censorship, battling with mental health issues and interlocking them with his aggressive rap style, and on the definition of success for him as an artist. 📷: Alex Wade Instagram - @torturedhim Twitter - @torturedhim ______________ #tapestrymusicpodcast #musicinterview #0brien #nashville #alternative #rap #rapper #aggro #punk

Episode 37 | Michael Harren

Listen to Episode 37 | Michael HarrenWelcome to Episode 37 of Tapestry, where I speak with Michael Harren, a multi-talented artist working out of Brooklyn, NYC. His resumé includes such bullet points as artist-in-residence at an animal rescue sanctuary, music director, pianist, composer, vegan activist, zine-creator, author, and fellow music podcast host. His honest conversation with me covers things like using music as a form of covert self-expression in a closeted space, how the death of his mother galvanized his efforts to transform his music into a more interactive and personal live performance, and his thoughts on the role of deadlines, self-doubt, and purpose in creating art. 📷: Diana Bezanski Twitter/IG: @michaelharren FB/YT: @michaelharrenmusic His podcast is Mikeypod, available where you listen to podcasts. www.michaelharren.com #tapestrymusicpodcast #musicpodcast #musicinterview #activist #author #brooklyn #closeted #comingout #commune #composer #educator #electronic #gay #gayman #grief #houston #india #intimacy #intimate #laurieanderson #lgbt #liveshow #michaelharren #mikeypod #newyork #performanceartist #pianist #piano #podcast #podcaster #podcasthost #selfdoubt #sexwork #tamerlaine #tentativearmor #vegan #veganism #yokoono #zine

Episode 36 | The Refectory

Listen to Episode 36 | The RefectoryWelcome to Episode 36 of Tapestry - today Connecticut-based math rock and post-hardcore three-piece The Refectory joined me to chat about some personal family experiences influencing their new music, how trying to control an audience’s emotions can limit your art, and some dicey experiences from their past tours. 📷: Jon DeCarlo therefectory.bandcamp.com Instagram: @therefectoryct #connecticut #ctverses #dadrock #dads #experimental #gear #houseshow #lightbar #lightshow #liveshows #mathrock #newhaven #orbiter #pedalboard #posthardcore #progressive #progrock #snowpiler #theghostsonata #therefectory #vonnegut

Episode 35 | Evan Carson

Listen to Episode 35 | Evan CarsonWelcome to Episode 35 of Tapestry, where Evan Carson (composer of my album of the year in 2019!) allowed me to pick his brain about being a professional percussionist. We discuss his epic genre-bending debut album Ocipinski, which retraces his grandfather’s journey across Europe and involvement with the Polish resistance movement during World War II, the differences in his practice routines and habits when he’s playing and touring with Russian progressive rock duo iamthemorning, versus touring and playing festivals across the UK with award-winning British folk act Sam Kelly and the Lost Boys, and on overcoming imposter syndrome, the misconception that percussionists can’t compose, and working toward his strengths as a musician. 📷: Miles Skarin Stay up to date on all Evan’s projects here: https://www.facebook.com/evancarsondrums/ https://evancarsondrums.bandcamp.com/releases https://www.evancarsondrums.com/ Instagram: @evancarsondrums I also want to wholeheartedly thank Stephen Forristal, who was already networking with Evan and passed along my information to him, which led to this interview! Please check out some of the projects he has a hand in as well: https://theprogressivesubway.wordpress.com/ https://www.facebook.com/Empire-Bathtub-105591630977007/ Topics of discussion for this episode: #BBCradio #beprog #bodhran #bristol #britain #britishfolk #caligulashorse #cello #celtic #collaboration #composer #composition #craigblundell #debutalbum #drummer #drums #english #europe #evancarson #folk #folkmusic #folkmusician #folkpercussion #frost* #gavinharrison #georgialewis #glebkolyadin #historicalmusic #history #iamthemorning #impostersyndrome #jimgrey #jordanrudess #london #oceansounds #ocipinski #otriad #percussion #percussionist #poland #polish #professionalmusician #prog #progrock #samkelly #scotland #self-esteem #sethlakeman #stevenwilson #strings #thelostboys #thetweedproject #touring #unexpect #uk #viola #violin #vocalists #westend #worldmusic #worldwarii

Episode 34 | Kyle Schaefer (Archaeologist)

Listen to Episode 34 | Kyle Schaefer (Archaeologist)Welcome to Episode 34 of Tapestry. Today I chat with Kyle Schaefer, the man behind progressive metal project Archaeologist, discussing topics like his latest epic two-part track Winter’s Wake (and the inspiration behind it), transitioning from a solo project into a full-band and back again, and the importance of working with what you have at any step in your creative process. Plus—the lore behind his calling card - including a Cheez-It with all his merch. 📷: Rob Watkins Media Check out Archaeologist on socials here: Instagram: @archaeologist_band Facebook: Archaeologistmusic archaeologist.bandcamp.com Topics discussed in this episode: #8bit #archaeologist #california #cheezits #covet #cyborgoctopus #cynic #djent #fallujah #fantasy #gamecube #gavincastleton #guitar #guitarists #guitarpro #instrumental #learning #localmusic #metal #metroidmetal #prog #progmetal #progressive #raiju #riffshop #sanjose #serpentine #songwriting #stemage #techdeath #technicaldeathmetal #thedearhunter #thrailkill #videogames #winterswake #zelda

Episode 33 | Greg Marquis (Actor Observer)

Listen to Episode 33 | Greg Marquis (Actor Observer)Welcome to Episode 33 of Tapestry, where today I chat with Greg Marquis, the vocalist of Boston-based post-hardcore band, Actor Observer. Our conversation is a heartfelt discussion of tons of things, including the difficulty of being authentic in your emotions as a performer without pushing away more vulnerable people at shows, how his classical vocal training ended up putting shackles on the idea of a “right” and “wrong” way to sing, and how rising rent costs in his Boston community galvanized him and other members of his band to take action in local politics and protect the creative people and places in his local scene. 📷: Isaac Armani Find Actor Observer on social media here, as well as related pursuits: @actorobserver (IG, FB, Twitter)  actorobserver.bandcamp.com actorobserver.bigcartel.com Actorobserver.com hopefortheday.org Topics discussed in this episode: #activism #actorobserver #alexisonfire #allston #alternative #anger #anxiety #artistimpact #artspace #beck #benweinman #boston #brainstorming #brighton #capitalism #choir #civics #classicalvocalist #community #converge #depression #diy #diyart #emo #emotional #feelings #gentrification #hardcore #holyfawn #hopefortheday #housing #impostersyndrome #ladispute #localmusic #localpolitics #massachusetts #melissacross #mentalhealth #mosh #moshpit #nashville #newengland #normajean #pareidolia #posthardcore #psychology #punk #screams #skrams #songwriting #suicide #suicideprevention #syracuse #tdep #technique #thedillingerescapeplan #thefalloftroy #thereforeiam #thesleeping #thrice #typea #underneath #vanna #venues #vheissu #vocalists #vocals #voicecoach

Episode 32 | Catie Gutierrez (Eu4ic)

Listen to Episode 32 | Catie Gutierrez (Eu4ic)Welcome to Episode 32 of Tapestry. Today’s guest is Catie Gutierrez, also known as Eu4ic, a trip-hop and dance composer living around the San Francisco Bay Area. We muse on how her love of animation and video games as a young girl gave way to a path of combining technology and curiosity to create her music, her experiences pioneering a space for women in the electronic music scene, and on how current trends in the pop music world reflect our nostalgic sensibilities. 📷: Rachel Finn-Romero Check her out here: Bandcamp: eu4ic.bandcamp.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/eu4icmusic/ Instagram: @eu4icmusic Topics of discussion for this episode: #90s #altrock #b-52s #bayarea #bempire #chancetherapper #club #collaborations #dance #dancemusic #deejay #dj #drumandbas #electronica #eu4ic #femaledj #femaleproducer #feminism #flute #garbage #helixcode #house #indiegames #littledragon #littlespiral #lizzo #lyricist #mia #missyelliot #musicindustry #musicinterview #nightlife #nodoubt #onlineradio #piccolo #podcast #pop #rap #rave #rnb #sade #sanfrancisco #soloartist #soulcolor #trap #triphop #westcoast

Episode 31 | Matt Cerami & Jordan Navarro (Iapetus)

Listen to Episode 31 | Matt Cerami & Jordan Navarro (Iapetus)Welcome to Episode 31 of Tapestry, where today Matt and Jordan of the cross-country melodic death metal/black metal outfit Iapetus talked with me about their all-star resume of producers and collaborators, adopting a sense of realism about how people consume music and making art for art’s sake, and how their new release touches on the importance of human element in presenting philosophy and science in any medium. Have a listen or reach out to to Iapetus here: Bandcamp: https://iapetus1.bandcamp.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Iapetus.Metal Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/iapetusofficial/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iapetusofficial Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4ofNP2fRtAwFL7MINCr6oD 📷: Sean Ageman Topics of discussion for this episode: #agalloch #arthurcclarke #atmoblack #atmosphericblackmetal #bioethics #blackmetal #breakingbad #carlsagan #cormacmccarthy #danpresland #deathmetal #draconian #duo #eluveitie #emipellegrino #galactic #gearhead #hanszimmer #heavyblogisheavy #horizonzerodawn #iapetus #inflames #interview #jamieking #keyboards #linuscorneliusson #longform #masseffect #melodeath #melodicdeathmetal #musiccareer #musicinterview #musicpodcast #neobliviscaris #nerdy #newyork #opeth #philosophy #podcast #progressivemetal #ringsofsaturn #sciencefiction #space #steellegion #tabs #thebodycosmic #thelongroadhome #tonylindgren #universe #waltwhitman

Episode 30 | Lola Damblant-Soler (Soledad)

Listen to Episode 30 | Lola Damblant-Soler (Soledad)Bonjour! Welcome to Episode 30 of Tapestry. Today's guest is a French progressive metal musician, Lola Damblant-Soler. She released a solo album under her recording name, Soledad, which we discuss at length, aside other topics like writing music about painful and traumatic events in her life, the struggles of assembling a live band, and insight about being a music student and engaging in the music scene in France. 📷: Julie Tuca Check out Lola's music here: FB: https://www.facebook.com/soledadasoloproject/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfYkGgOYipsO3T4zNNSUtnw Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/3u5ZPXzXooaZ04lksMX7cU?si=SGPB_HtkTayn0mS-xNr0rg Bandcamp: https://soledadasoloproject.bandcamp.com/album/catharsis Topics of discussion for this episode: #animalsasleaders #blackwaterpark #catharsis #copyright #cubase #djent #fractaluniverse #france #french #gojira #greenday #guitarist #guitarpro #guthriegovan #haken #hardrock #hellfest #international #intervals #jimihendrix #kadinja #leprous #metal #metz #muse #musicschool #nickjohnston #opeth #orchestral #periphery #personal #piano #plini #porcupinetree #prog #progmetal #progressivemetal #radiohead #soledad #soloartist #stevenwilson #technical #technicality #tesseract