On this edition of Hear and Now with Rachel C., Chilean composer and playwright Jaime Rosas joins Rachel in the studio to discuss his full length rock opera, One Silent Shot. Jaime, a progressive rock musician, discusses how he developed the storyline for One Silent Shot and what his goals for the production. He also describes the intention of the piece, to encourage a respect for life and shares stories about his live performance experiences. Hear and Now with Rachel C. streams live every Thursday at 7PM Eastern time on Radio Free Brooklyn.
Rachel C. kicks off poetry month with the special edition of Hear and Now featuring Bill Lessard and Mary Anderson. Bill and Mary discuss the Cool As F**K reading series that they produce at Pete's Candy Store In Brooklyn, NY. Bill and Mary talk about the evolution of the poetry scene in NYC, and what their monthly series hopes to accomplish. The discussion also covers poetry as performance art and its role and relationship to other live performance mediums like comedy and live music. The role of technology in the composition of creative writing is also covered. Bill and Mary both read live on the show. Hear and Now with Rachel C. streams live on Radio Free Brooklyn every Thursday at 7PM eastern.
On this edition of Hear and Now, Rachel welcomes Lex of the band Streepthroat to Radio Free Brooklyn's studio. They discuss a range of topics including Lex's creative beginnings; the origins of Streepthroat; the evolution of the band's sound; taking leaps and facing fears; living as an artist; and upcoming performance dates. Lex performs stunning stripped down versions of Streepthroat's music. Hear and Now with Rachel C. streams live on Radio Free Brooklyn every Thursday at 7PM Eastern time.
Writer, musician, and comedian Rob Paravonian joins Rachel C. in Radio Free Brooklyn's studio in this edition Hear and Now with Rachel C. Known best as a writer and performer of funny songs, Rob discusses the evolution of his career, including his vast live performance experience and his studies in creative writing. Radio Free Brooklyn co-founder Robert Prichard also joins in the discussion (and a sing a long!) and Paravonian performs live. For more on Rob Paravonian, check out robprocks.com. Hear and Now with Rachel C. streams live every Thursday at &pm Eastern Time.
Johnny Leitera of rock trio Tuff Sunshine joins Rachel in Radio Free Brooklyn's studio for this edition of Hear and Now. Rachel and Johnny talked about his touring with bands and as a solo act and upcoming performance dates, as well as the process that has gone into his new material. Johnny performs a live in studio acoustic set, giving the grinding srock sound of Tuff Sunshine a new and different feel. For more on Tuff Sunshine, visit tuffsunshine.com. Hear and Now with Rachel C. streams live on Radio Free Brooklyn every Thursday at 7pm NYC time.
In this episode of Hear and Now, Rachel welcomes Argentinian singer-songwriter Nahuel Pisano to Radio Free Brooklyn's studio for an interview and live acoustic set. Nahuel Pisano discusses the evolution of his music and its Americana, Country, and later, Punk influences. He also talks about the challenges of the live music scene in Buenos Aires and what keeps him motivated to keep making music. Nahuel performs four songs live. Hear and Now with Rachel C. streams live on Radio Free Brooklyn every Thursday at 7PM Eastern Time.
Members of the alt-country Americana Rock group Nightmare River Band join Rachel C. in the studio for a live performance and interview. The band discusses their time on the road, unique recording situations, and upcoming show dates. Hear and Now with Rachel C. streams live on Radio Free Brooklyn every Thursday at 7:00pm EST.
On this episode of Hear and Now, Rachel C. welcomes the Velveeta Underground to the show. An ensemble of noteworthy career musicians performing Velvet Underground songs using string instruments, the band presents old material in a new light. The band performs live and discusses their other ongoing projects, including The Crusty Gentlemen and SUSS.
Hip Hop artist and educator Mikal Amin returns to the program to mark the ten year anniversary of Fresh Roots Music. Mikal and Rachel discuss the evolution of the Fresh Roots Music project; his most recent tour; the role of music and media festivals in advancing opportunities in music and culture; his future endeavors, and how recent personal accomplishments have informed his creative process. Mikal Amin also freeestyles live and shares new tracks from Fresh Roots Music.
Host Rachel C. welcomes the band Revolushun to Radio Free Brooklyn in this Thanksgiving episode of Hear and Now. Featuring live in-studio performances, a talk about members' impressive CVs, a mention of NASA, and a lively discussion on psychedelic music and what makes it so, this is something you don't want to miss. Let Revolushun take you further.
Hear and Now with Rachel C. airs live every Thursday at 7PM EST on Radio Free Brooklyn.