I keep the birthday party going In The Den. Plus, I talk about a scary blind person, as well as new music from Aesop Rock & Cerulean. Also, I explain the definitions of various nautical terms I never knew until looking them up (yesterday).
My guest this week, London-based photographer Kurt Tong, has been documenting the modern day Chinese tradition of burning Joss paper offerings to the dead. Kurt explains that, "many Chinese believe that when a person dies he leaves with no earthly possessions." It's therefore up to relatives to provide the material objects the deceased will need in the afterlife.
Our first indie label feature of the year is the new Buffalo, NY-based Friend Club Records. In this episode, I interview label co-founder Rob Froese, and we dive in for a huge selection of music from… | listen
Stephen detais his experience of contracting the coronavirus back in late February/early March of 2020, before lockdowns shut NYC down. He also shares how the busy Brooklyn music scene he’s a part… | watch
Sanya N'Kanta is a Jamaican-born musician currently based in Charlotte, NC who writes, performs, and produces songs with a wide range of musical influences and styles. Here, he shares an exclusive,… | watch