Go into The Void with your host Christina Rowatt and featured musical and creative artist guests for a raw, uncut conversation with fearless rock and roll nuns about art, music, mental health and the non-civilian life. Not for the gleefully outraged. This podcast is the sister show to The Void with Christina YouTube channel.
John Joseph (Cro-Mags, Bloodclot)
New York hardcore icon John Joseph talks about H.R. from Bad Brains, how he feels about the aftermath of Cro-Mags and his broken relationship with former bandmate Harley Flanagan, transformative moments with Black Sabbath, new ways to spread the word about plant-based life, the return of New York live punk rock at Tompkins Square Park, thinking for yourself & questioning authority, the irritating earnestness of Pearl Jam, the Military Industrial Complex, why it is "We The People" vs. those in power, his new documentary about the Prison Industrial Complex, his relationship with soul music and lots more.
Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/kfkn8kCzr_U
Misha Mansoor (Periphery)
Misha Mansoor (Periphery) reflects on his new solo album "Moderately Fast, Adequately Furious," Periphery's transformation into a passion project, how the pandemic sparked ingenuity, Periphery drummer Matt Halpern's phenomenal feel, Nolly's irreplaceable bass, how the new Periphery sessions are progressing and much more.
Tim McIlrath (Rise Against)
Rise Against singer Tim McIlrath talks about his new record "Nowhere Generation," what happens when capitalism crumbles, how it will feel to have the pendulum swing back, his first guitar, when drums are the riffs and guitars are the rhythm, how he writes songs and how growing up in Chicago on riot grrl music changed his perspective on punk rock.
Tim appears in my recent documentary on women and punk rock which you can watch on YouTube.
Iggor Cavalera & Aaron Spectre (Drumcorps)
Iconic drummer Iggor Cavalera and electronic artist Aaron Spectre (Drumcorps) discuss the soulful nature of drums, creativity, extreme music, why music the ethos and energy of industrial, hardcore and electronic music, the status of Iggor’s many projects (Cavalera Conspiracy, Petbrick, Mixhell, et al), the decision he made when he left Sepultura to only make music with people he loves and lots more.
Jesse Leach / Killswitch Engage
Vocalist Jesse Leach (Killswitch Engage, Times of Grace) talks about mental health and consciousness, the universe, survival mode, losing his voice & finding it again, waking up, what it would sound like if he went solo, goth music & lots more.
Kimbra & Ben Weinman (Dillinger Escape Plan)
Kimbra and Ben Weinman (Dillinger Escape Plan & Kimbra manager) are both wildly adventurous and innovative artists who have redefined the boundaries of pop music and heavy music respectively. They've earned a cult following and a quiet nod of respect from a dizzying array of fellow artists. Here we delve into Kimbra's long-awaited fourth album, the parallels between their musical worlds and beyond.
Lyrically riffing to enlightenment
Christina and Michelle share a bond and mentality that cannot be described, it is a unique pleasure to join them every week to eavesdrop on their brilliant, witty and often poetic musings on a wide range of topics - from a united adoration for the work of Bret Easton Elis and his language to life improving mantras of self love these two dynamic souls never cease to make me smile and forget the trivial hang ups of life. Literature, music, cinematography, health, life on the road... the collective experiences of Christina and Michelle are shared openly, honestly and without ego. Party on Wayne!
The void April 27th
So fukking funny. Will be tuning in weekly for the laughs and the stories.
Best analogies ever. 👌🏻hilarious
Really makes you wish you were there to ( especially on the edge of pool table )
Now I want black rice damn it ✊🏻😂💯
Christina Nails It
Interviews with intensely interesting characters from the realms of rock, punk and metal. Christina is an engaging interviewer whose questions hit the mark. She cuts through the bull, puts her subjects at ease and gets some great stories and insights out of them. Even when the podcast features artists I either don't know or don't appreciate, Riffing With Christina makes for compulsive listening.