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 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

Episode 29 | Faith in Failure

Listen to Episode 29 | Faith in FailureWelcome to Episode 29 of Tapestry, where today you’ll get to hear me chat with every member of the Columbus, Ohio-based hard rock quintet Faith in Failure. We muse over a handful of subject matter, but mostly ended up focusing on topics plaguing local bands today, including the importance of professionalism, “faking it till you make it,” and how oversaturation and the bygone appeal of seeing people perform actual instruments for you live has changed the local music landscape. Where to find FiF online: www.faithinfailure.com www.facebook.com/officialfaithinfailure Twitter: @FaithInFailure Instagram: @OfficialFaithInFailure officialfaithinfailure@gmail.com Topics of discussion for this episode: #adecadeapart #askingalexandria #atilla #atomera #augustburnsred #avengedsevenfold #bulletformyvalentine #burnthewitch #classicrock #columbus #columbusmusic #craigslist #defleppard #dreamtheater #drummer #faithinfailure #ghost #greenday #guitar #guitarhero #heavymetal #heavyrock #iceninekills #joesatriani #korn #lateralus #localmusic #marchingband #mudvayne #musicman #musicscene #mychemicalromance #ohio #randyrhodes #redjumpsuitapparatus #rush #saxophone #schecter #silentplanet #silverstein #smashattackpromotions #thehumanabstract #tool #vampire

Episode 28 | Roger Romero (Feralcat)

Listen to Episode 28 | Roger Romero (Feralcat)Welcome to Episode 28 of Tapestry. Today’s guest is Roger Romero, who is a Pittsburgh-based saxophonist and the effective ‘frontman’ of his jazz and rock fusion project, Feralcat. Roger absolutely humbled me with his opinions on so many topics,but if I had to pick just three to reel you in…. consider our conversation about the lofty weight of holding the title of “Jazz musician,” emboldened by Pittsburgh’s lengthy history of jazz culture; his defense of video games as a legitimate art, and how they have inspired his present work; plus how his background in a multitude of careers has given him non-traditional skills useful for navigating life as a professional musician, while directing him toward that very same career. 📷: Nicolette Kalafatis Check out Roger’s music (and podcast, What Do You Do Again?) here: Feralcat on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/346VnWVGv6rLaGDM3FPaob?si=vBrUoNhpSTuftPe2x0pi6g 
Feralcat on Bandcamp: https://f3ralcat.bandcamp.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/f3ralcat/ 
Instagram and Twitter: @f3ralcat Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/what-do-you-do-again/id1380270907 Website: https://rogerrafaelromero.com/ Topics of discussion for this episode: #aaronparks #altosax #anthonygreen #bachata #brahctopus #burnout #caribbean #carnegiemellon #circasurvive #communitybuilding #dancegavindance #daughters #dominican #dominicanrepublic #eastendmile #education #engineering #experimental #feralcat #firstangelmedia #improvisation #intuition #jazz #jazzcinema #jazzmusician #latinjazz #leftbrain #legendofzelda #marylouwilliams #moshpit #musiccareer #musiceducation #onlettinggo #panicatthedisco #podcasts #pokemon #polyphia #posthardcore #rightbrain #rogerhumphries #saosin #squirtle #stanleyturrentine #starshipmantis #teaching #tenorsax #underneath #whatdoyoudoagain #whiplash #workingbreed

Episode 27 | The Tea Club

Listen to Episode 27 | The Tea ClubWelcome to Episode 27 of Tapestry. Today’s guests are the wonderful gentlemen from The Tea Club, a progressive rock band from New Jersey. We delved into topics such as the reasons behind their departure in style, from bombastic progressive rock to a more delicate and emotional offering on their latest album If/When, how most of the band has been touched in some way by video game music, and the role of and importance of fans in an organic artistic community. 📷: Adam Peditto Check them out here: If/When on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/7hCerpqbld0PRmXYQk3KPL If/When on Bandcamp: https://digital.theteaclub.net/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theteaclubband/ Instagram: @theteaclubband Twitter: https://twitter.com/the_tea_club/ Website: https://www.theteaclub.net/ Topics of discussion for this episode: #afterform #artisticcommunity #battlestations #bentknee #brianeno #classicalpiano #discord #emotion #grappling #gustavholst #jagajazzist #kayodot #keyboards #kingcrimson #kojikondo #newjersey #piano #progmagazine #progressiverock #prog #progrock #radiohead #relayer #segagenesis #sincerity #synths #talconindustries #thankyouscientist #thegreatmisdirect #theteaclub #tobydriver #toejam&earl #untilsunrise #vgm #videogamemusic #yes

Episode 26 | John Carbone & Nick Lee (Moon Tooth)

Listen to Episode 26 | John Carbone & Nick Lee (Moon Tooth)Welcome to Episode 26 of Tapestry! If you’re new to the show, thanks for checking it out. If you’re a storied listener, I hope you enjoy another interview. Today I had an on-the-road chat with Nick Lee and John Carbone, guitarist and vocalist, respectively, of Long Island-based “aggressive progressive” band Moon Tooth. They’re self-professed multiple-time World’s Sexiest Man nominees and legally, NOT werewolves… with lots of stories to tell. We go into detail about the conceptual link between their two albums, Chromaparagon, and Crux, and the changes that take place in the studio after an album gets written. Plus, stay tuned to find out which author John has paid homage to in a Moon Tooth song. 📷: Anthony Barone moontooth.org www.facebook.com/MoonToothBand www.instagram.com/moontoothshreds Topics of discussion for this episode: #aggressiveprogressive #animalsasleaders #bandlife #brooklyn #chromaparagon #conceptalbum #crux #cslewis #dennisrodman #drumming #exemption #guitar #hardcore #heavy #hope #horror #irvingplaza #journey #literature #longisland #masterofpuppets #metalinjection #metallica #mikeflyntz #moontooth #narnia #newyork #numera #optimism #paintedinexile #perelandra #poetry #riot #shred #silverbullet #stagefright #stevenking #talesfromthecrypt #thechroniclesofnarnia #thecontortionist #tool #touring #tourlife #traveling #van #vocalists #wolf #wolves

Episode 25 | Ben Karas & Tom Monda (Thank You Scientst)

Listen to Episode 25 | Ben Karas & Tom Monda (Thank You Scientst)Welcome to Episode 25 of Tapestry, where I had the great honor to chat with Ben and Tom, two of seven of the progressive phenoms Thank You Scientist. If you haven't heard of this group, you will love them if you enjoy forward-thinking jazz fusion mixed with progressive, poppy sing-along tunes. Ben and Tom answered all my questions about being professional musicians, life on the road, drawing inspiration from some close calls, and some of their recent experiences during the Terraformer release cycle, including filming a music video with a professional drum corps. 📷: Sarah Sturges https://thankyouscientist.com/ https://www.facebook.com/ThankYouScientist/ https://www.instagram.com/thankyouscientist/?hl=en Topics of discussion for this episode: #arctangent #battlemetal #blacksabbath #bluecoats #bohuslavmartinu #brass #cannibalcorpse #captainbeefheart #claudiosanchez #coheedandcambria #composition #conceptalbum #concerto #creamco #dci #diaryofamadman #drumcorps #emperor #evilink #ewi #freelance #fretless #fullscore #greatamericansongbook #imogenheap #jazzfusion #johncoltrane #karmicjuggernaut #marchingband #megadeth #montclair #newjersey #ozzyosbourne #prog #progressiverock #progrock #scorebook #session #sessionmusicians #shamisen #solarpowered #songbook #sunlab #symphony #terraformer #thankyouscientist #thebeachboys #thebeatles #theshaggs #tourbus #turisas #violin #windfaerer #worldmusic #zappa

Episode 24 | God Hates Unicorns & Zachary Rutter

Listen to Episode 24 | God Hates Unicorns & Zachary RutterWelcome to Episode 24 of Tapestry - this is a Pittsburgh-centric episode related to an upcoming event, but between my two guests, we cover a lot of ground. On this episode I sat down to interview Joshua Hartz, vocalist of God Hates Unicorns, a punk/industrial project, alongside Zac Rutter, a visual artist and activist here in Pittsburgh. Together they have combined forces to bring a charity event featuring local musicians and artists to Pittsburgh at the end of August in West Mifflin, PA. WARNING: this episode gets into all sorts of questionable topics, some which may be offensive to listeners. Have a listen at your own risk! God Hates Unicorns can be found on Facebook, Spotify, and their website: www.facebook.com/GodHatesUnicorns http://godhatesunicorns.com/ Zac's artwork can be seen on Facebook as well, or his website: www.facebook.com/zacrutterart https://www.zacharyrutterart.com/ Thanks to Sikes and the New Violence for lending a track for this episode: https://www.facebook.com/sikesandthenewviolence/ Topics of discussion for this episode: #activism #andywarhol #artgallery #battleofthebands #buildthescene #buttholesurfers #charity #charityshow #collaborative #community #counterculture #debutante #dickrock #foetus #freejazz #ggallin #godhatesunicorns #goldcastle #gothrock #hardcore #heavymetal #hippies #industrial #industrialpunk #keithharring #kingcrimson #leprosy #livepainting #local #localmusic #louiecastleandtherooks #moatrats #mural #nineinchnails #noise #noiserock #oi! #oingoboingo #painter #painting #petersteele #pittsburgh #pittsburghmusic #popart #punk #redfishbowl #ronaldmcdonald #roylichtensteinz #rush #scratch #sexpistols #sikesandthenewviolence #southhills #spreadlovearmy #tool #typeo #typeonegative #visualart #westmifflin #yngwiemalmstein #zacharyrutter #zacrutter

Episode 23 | A Notion of Silence

Listen to Episode 23 | A Notion of SilenceWelcome to Episode 23 of Tapestry, where I got the chance to chat in-person with Austin Klinger, principal songwriter/guitarist for A Notion of Silence, and also phoned in Jesse Brock, the band's singer/guitarist, and frontman of two other progressive metal and rock bands, Edge of Reality, and Lines in the Sky. This episode is heavy on the sci-fi and goes into depth about everything from quantum physics to Mass Effect to how placing boundaries in the music writing process can lead to inspired creativity. 📷: First Angel Media / Jana Lee Macheca A Notion of Silence can be found on Facebook and Spotify: www.facebook.com/ANotionOfSilence Topics of discussion for this episode: #alestorm #anotionofsilence #anthonygreen #artmetal #asilaydying #astrophysics #audioengineering #audioproduction #belmont #carpenoctem #chrisbaldani #circasurvive #circasurvive #claudiosanchez #coheed #coheedandcambria #deadlettercircus #deathmetal #dynamo #edgeofreality #fallout #falsetto #felixmartin #firebrand #geology #getloud #glennfricker #gravitonparticle #halo #instatic #jackwhite #jessebrock #jimmypage #joeyfrevola #lambofgod #larp #linesinthesky #malesingers #markmorton #masseffect #melodeath #metalcore #montypython #moonhooch #musicproduction #musicsynthesis #nashville #nekrogoblikon #nolly #notel #numetal #onlettinggo #owlsintheattic #physics #pianolessons #progressivemetal #rhythmguitar #rhythmguitarist #rocknroll #sarahlongfield #sciencefiction #singer #squier #startrek #stevevai #sting #technicaldifficulties #theamulet #theocean #thepolice #vocalists