This week on Third Eye Weekly, we have more of Margaret Jacobi’s interview with Sara Benson, travel guide writer for such prestigious publications as National Geographic and Lonely Planet, as well as her own blog, The Indie Traveler.
And later, we explore metal around the world by talking with Mike Hill, an ambitious artist who endeavored to draw a world map and a timeline categorizing every metal band in existence. In researching this piece, however, we became engrossed in the stories of two Syrian metal bands, Netherion and Ecliptic Dawn. We speak to members of both groups about their troubles sharing their music in Syria, where the metal scene is still largely underground.
Due to the secrecy surrounding metal in Syria and out of respect for our source’s desire to remain anonymous, last names have been omitted in some instances. For those interested in learning the latest information surrounding the Syrian conflict, we invite you to check out this live blog feed from Al Jazeera.
For more information on these bands, check out their respective websites linked above. Also, for your viewing pleasure, you can check out a video for Netherion’s excellent track, “Words of Perdition” below.
Today’s spoken word segments feature the talents of Raymond Daniel Medina, April Blossom Nicotera, and the incomparable Buddy Wakefield. If you’d like to submit a poem for our consideration to be played/read/performed on the show, send the text of your poem in a Word document format to thirdeyeweekly at gmail dot com. Feel free to send an mp3 of your file (like April did) but if you do, of course, we’ll have to take the file’s sound quality into consideration. So just be prepared to have one of us read your poem on the air (you know, if we like it) if we can’t tell what you’re saying.
So without further ado…
Official Alright You Restless cover art.
Jul 28 – Sawtooth Music Festival – Stanley, ID
Aug 10 – Summer Meltdown Festival – Bellingham, WA
Father John Misty
Jun 02 – Primarvera Sound – Barcelona, Spain
Jun 03 – Privatclub – Berlin, Germany
Jun 04 – Ekko – Utrecht, Netherlands
Jun 06 – Shacklewell Arms – London, United Kingdom
Jun 07 – Trix – Antwerp, Belgium
The Tallest Man on Earth
Jun 01 – Sodra Teatern – Stockholm, Sweden
Jun 03 – Nya Pustervik – Gothenburg, Sweden
Jun 12 – The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
Jun 15 – QET – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Jun 19 – Town Hall – New York, NY
Jun 20 – Town Hall – New York, NY
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