A series of lively, deep and often hilarious interviews conducted by Lydia Lunch, one of the most vocal spoken word artists of this or any century and Tim Dahl, musician and general know it all.
Actor and Musician Richard Edson
Richard Edson is a multifaceted artist with notable contributions to both the music and acting. In 1979, he co-founded the San Francisco art rock band The Alterboys, where he played both drums and trumpet. Richard was also Sonic Youth's original drummer from 1981 to 1982, and he concurrently played drums for Konk. Post-Sonic Youth, he played trumpet for The Offs on their 1984 album. Transitioning to acting, Edson built a career with over 75 film roles, making impactful appearances in classics such as Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Stranger Than Paradise, Platoon, and Do the Right Thing. Lately he has been playing some live gigs with Tim and Matt Nelson.
Niagara Falls Author Ric Royer
Ric Royer, a writer and performer, is known for crafting narratives that are both mordant and morbid, as well as staging plays characterized by absurd wonder. As the founder and artistic director of Psychic Readings Co, a performance collective established in 1999, Rick has consistently entertained, frightened, and confused audiences with interdisciplinary productions. Currently residing in the Catskills, Rick collaborates with long-time music partner G Lucas Crane, engaging in various music and performance projects such as The Coincidental Hour. Ricks's literary works, include novels Gonzales , and his latest novel, which he reads from on today's episode, Niagra Falls is out now on Jeff Schneiders Pig Roast Publishing imprint. Additionally, he co-hosts the radio show I Have Seen Niagara and, with G Lucas Crane.
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Khanate Frontman Alan Dubin
Vocalist Alan Dubin is known for his role in the drone metal band Khanate. In the early 2000s, Khanate, with Alan's distinctive and tortured vocal approach, pushed the boundaries of doom metal, creating an atmosphere of everlasting torture and despair. His haunting screeches, particularly in tracks like Under Rotting Sky, were spine-chilling and penetrated any semblance of comfort. After Khanate disbanded, Alan continued on with the experimental unit Gnaw. However, the release of Khanate's To Be Cruel in 2023 marked a surprise reunion, showcasing Alan's continued vocal dominance alongside guitarist Stephen O’Malley's insane guitar. Beyond his musical endeavors, Alan is also a professional film/video editor, contributing to various TV commercials, shows, films, and music videos.
Director and Musician Marc Hertado
Film director and musician Marc Hurtado is actively involved in bringing the iconic music of Suicide to life on stage. He has achieved this through films such as The Infinite Mercy Film (2009), Saturn Drive Duplex (2011), Saturn Drive Duplex Redux (2014), Infinite Dreamers (2016), and Saturn Drive (2016). Marc is currently on tour in Europe alongside Lydia Lunch, they both join the episode from England. Additionally, Lydia's Tour Manager, Sébastien Greppo, a great friend of the podcast, is also part of this episode.
Musician Jochen Arbeit
Jochen Arbeit is a German musician whose career is marked by his influential contributions to bands such as Einstürzende Neubauten and Die Haut. Beyond his collaborations, Arbeit has also made a name for himself as a solo artist, lending his musical talents to various artistic mediums, including dance theater and movies. His solo works have showcased his versatility and innovative spirit. In addition to his past achievements, Jochen Arbeit has also partnered with Sonja Kosche to explore the limitless realms of sound, demonstrating his enduring commitment to pushing artistic boundaries and experimenting with the auditory landscape.
MDC Frontman Dave Dictor
Dave Dictor, the frontman of the punk rock band MDC, originally hailing from Long Island, New York, pursued his education at Boston University and the University of Texas in the 1970s. Dave co-founded the Reejex in 1979, which later evolved into MDC (Millions of Dead Cops). Relocating from Austin to San Francisco in 1982 and then to Portland, Oregon in 1995, MDC made a significant impact in the early American hardcore punk scene with their politically charged lyrics. The band used various names with the MDC moniker, and Dave Dictor, alongside his band, released influential material through Jello Biafra's label, Alternative Tentacles. After a hiatus in the '90s, they returned in 2000 with new members. In 2016, MDC released Mein Trumpf, a politically charged album, and their anti-Trump slogan was chanted at protests, and adopted by Green Day during a live performance.