Tapestry Music Podcast

Hosted ByKelly Phillips

Tapestry is a podcast that explores music, the thread that weaves between us all. Explore the intricate fabric of the human experience as it relates to the universal language: music.

Hosted out of Pittsburgh, PA, Tapestry dives into conversations of all kinds, usually about more than just music.

  • Episode 22 | Katie Thompson (Chiasma and others)

    Welcome to Episode 22 of Tapestry, where I had the pleasure of chatting with one of my favorite singers in the progressive music world, Katie Thompson. She's involved in lots of projects, including her primary progressive metal band Chiasma, The Plagued Raven (an ambient duo), Kadebra (progressive metal/djent), and many others. We discuss the pitfalls of mixing money with music, how she stays organized working with collaborators in different styles all over the world -- and how she created an electronic pop project about a mannequin to hone her production skills, and to pitch for a technical death metal band! 📷: Heagy Photography and Video Check out Katie's projects here. They're all on Bandcamp and Spotify as well: https://www.facebook.com/Chiasmatheband/ https://www.facebook.com/ThePlaguedRaven/ https://www.facebook.com/kadebraband/ https://www.facebook.com/Tetrascape/ Topics of discussion for this episode: #archspire #betweentheburiedandme #beyondcreation #btbam #chiasma #chicago #choir #church #cinematic #collaboration #creativewriting #cynic #devintownsend #djent #dogstar #dune #enya #evanescence #expanse #fallujah #femalefronted #femalevocalists #fiction #filmscore #filmscoring #foofighters #frankherbert #fryscream #gatekeeping #gorod #gothicmetal #harshvocals #hatchling #hipsters #humanelement #igorrr #indiana #indianapolis #instrumental #jpop #kadebra #kamelot #keanureeves #keyboards #lafayette #legendofzelda #literature #mannequins #matness #melissakaplan #michigan #musicindustry #nightwish #nintendoswitch #opera #opeth #paulmasvidal #pianist #pianolessons #pianoteacher #pizza #powermetal #progmetal #progressive #progressivemetal #projecthero #punkband #reaches #recodethesubliminal #scifi #singertricks #spaceexploration #splashdown #startrek #strappingyounglad #symphonicmetal #technicaldeathmetal #tetrascape #theanimaeffect #thematrix #theplaguedraven #thesnowman #tommyrogers #touring #tristania #twostepsfromhell #vocalists #vocallayering #withintemptation […]

  • Episode 21 | Summer Slaughter Vanstravaganza

    Disclamer: just listen to the beginning. This episode has terrible audio quality, possibly due to the fact that I recorded this with 14 PEOPLE IN A VAN heading to Dayton, Ohio. Take it or leave it! If you're new to the show, please don't let this be the barometer of my interviews. It's a bonus episode and presented as-is! Next week's episode will be back to usual quality. *Also, some content warnings, if you're new to the show: - graphic violence and gore - lots of swearing and offensive language - descriptions of drug use - destruction of public property and theft Bands: Skarlett Sky: https://www.facebook.com/SkarlettSkyPGH/ Winter's Descent: https://www.facebook.com/wintersdescent/ Transcendence: https://www.facebook.com/TranscendenceOfficial/ Reign of Z: https://www.facebook.com/ReignofZ/ Oceans to Ash: https://www.facebook.com/OceansToAsh/ And of course, I have to give props to the woman behind who organized this crazy van trip, Julia from Twist of Fate Productions: https://www.facebook.com/TwistofFateProductions/ Because it's hard to hear, I've also listed out everyone's answers for my signature "favorite album" question, since some of the introductions about influences were lost in the audio madness. Skarlett Sky Nick - Zakk Wylde - Book of Shadows Transcendence Darrin - The Fall - Gorillaz Winter’s Descent / Twist of Fate Productions Jerry - Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon Julia - Tool - Aenima Oceans to Ash Kris - Pantera - Far Beyond Driven Reign of Z Zach - Breaking Benjamin - Phobia Zosia - Evanescence - The Fallen Nick - Any ICP album Berg - the stuff in his head Blink - Silverchair - Diorama Of what you can make out, here are some topics we covered: #airguitar #bands #breakingbenjamin #catharsis #evanescence #gorillaz #grandtheftauto #heavymetal #horrorstories #iceninekills #inthismoment #korn #lastmeals #liveinterview #localbands #localmusic #mozart #muscialtheater #music #musicians #oceanstoash #parockshow #pinkfloyd #pittsburghmetal #pittsburghmusic #pittsburghrock #reignofz #saxophone #sevendust #sixfeetunder #skarlettsky #slash #tonyiommi #tool #tourlife #transcendence #twistoffate #wintersdescent […]

  • Episode 20 | Scott Aquavella (Cryptodira)

    Today I chat with Scott Acquavella, one of the vocalist/guitarists of Cryptodira, to discuss plenty about their inspirations and upcoming/past tours. We also chatted about the European concertgoing mentality, how Cryptodira mixed old mythology with modern theories of intersectionality and oppression, and some strange band requests involving Adam Sandler. Photo credit: Lexy Monaco Check the band out here: www.facebook.com/cryptodira www.instagram.com/cryptodiraband www.twitter.com/cryptodiraband cryptodira.bandcamp.com Topics of discussion for Episode 20: #adamsandler #atheist #betweentheburiedandme #btbam #chuckschuldiner #circasurvive #commodification #commodityfetish #cryptodira #cynic #death #deathmetal #eastotthewall #easycore #epicurus #feminism #fiction #floridadeathmetal #gendertheory #goodfightrecords #greekmyth #hardcore #intersectionality #intervals #isis #johnnybooth #juturna #kellyshaefer #kezia #leftwing #longisland #malegaze #medusa #mikaelakerfeldt #moontooth #mythology #newyork #newyorkmusic #nymetal #objectification #opeth #oppression #othersbynoone #palmreader #paulmasvidal #pelican #philosophy #politicalactivism #privilege #progmetal #progressivedeathmetal #progressivemetal #protestthehero #psychoanalysis #ringsofsaturn #rocknroll #rolotomassi #scene #socialism #splitalbum #strawberrygirls #tdep #thecontortionist #thedevilsdespair #thedillingerescapeplan #thenumbertwelvelookslikeyou #tortoises #touring #touringabroad #turtles #veilofmaya […]

  • Episode 19 | Almost Honest

    Do you like sexy funky Viking doom rock? Then you might enjoy my conversation with the men of Almost Honest - a doom rock/metal band from just outside of Harrisburg, PA. We chatted about incorporating local lore into their lyrics, the strange discoveries made in the towns they’ve toured in, and being that band that’s just a little too friendly! Go check them out online: https://www.facebook.com/AlmostHonestOfficial/ https://almosthonestpa.bandcamp.com/ https://www.almosthonestofficial.com/ Topics of discussion for Episode 19: #acdc #albany #aliceinchains #aliens #almosthonest #alternative #altrock #animalsasleaders #apocryphon #archspire #arcticmonkeys #bandbusiness #bandfinance #bandmanagement #bandpractice #banjo #baroness #bass #bassdrum #bigfoot #blackforgecoffeehouse #cake #cannabiscorpse #centralpa #chadsmith #classicrock #clutch #clutch #composition #connecticut #crayola #crobot #cryptids #cryptozoology #desertrock #doom #doommetal #drumkit #easton #electrictalon #existentialcrisis #flea #folklore #forfansof #freakonaleash #geocaching #goblins #gojira #greenleaf #guitarhero #harrisburg #jennygreenteeth #keystone #korn #locallegend #mandolin #marchingband #mastodon #metallica #modestmouse #moe #monks #monologue #moontooth #mothboys #mothman #musicalchemistry #musicalideas #musicindustry #musicwriting #mutoidman #mythology #newcumberland #nirvana #pennsylvania #playlists #profitsofdoom #redfang #redhotchilipeppers #revocation #rhcp #riffs #rudiments #sasquatch #scarred #seichesandsirens #soundgarden #spotify #stoner #stonerdoom #stonerrock #stringinstruments #strings #techdeath #technicaldeathmetal #thestoneeye #thesword #thundermouth #touringbands #trombone #vikingrock #weekenders #youngstown […]

  • Episode 18 | Finding Kate

    Today's episode features the first international Tapestry guest, Kate Pavli, better known as Finding Kate. She and I had a wonderful chat about challenges the UK music scene is facing, what it was like to grow up between Australia and Cyprus (and now live in London working to release her first full-length album), and how she is writing her latest album, one single at a time. 📷 William Pavli Photography You can learn more about Finding Kate here: http://www.facebook.com/findingkate http://www.instagram.com/iamfindingkate http://www.twitter.com/findingkate http://www.findingkatemusic.com Topics discussed in this episode: #adele #alesana #alleges #ambition #amylee #anxiety #architects #arrangement #askingalexandria #audioslave #avrllavigne #backingband #bringmethehorizon #camden #catering #catharsis #communication #controlfreak #creativedifferences #creativity #cypriot #cyprus #darkalternative #delain #downloadfestival #electronica #evanescence #fear #femalefronted #femalemusicians #femalevocalist #findingkate #flats #flyleaf #gbtrs #ghostwriting #girlsbehindtherockshow #halestorm #half-lives #handsoffgretel #heavymetal #housing #indecisiveness #karnivool #kerrang #laceysturm #ladygaga #libra #livingintheuk #london #lzzyhale #management #melodicvocals #musiccareer #musicindustry #nothingbutthieves #p!nk #perfectionist #photographers #piano #popsinger #producer #promoters #rejection #ryx #silverchair #singersongwriter #singing #singles #soloartist #songwriter #songwriting #soundengineers #soundgarden #stressmanagement #sydney #talentshow #themonarch #theprettyreckless #tonightalive #tourmanagers #ukmusicscene #unitedkingdom #university #venues #vocalcoach #waiting #waitress #womeninmusic […]

  • Episode 17 | Chaney Crabb

    Today’s episode is a great discussion with Chaney Crabb, the vocalist from technical death metal band Entheos. We chat about topics like how being engaged to a member of her band has advantages for the creative process, drawing lyrical inspiration from philosophy, psychology, and personal tragedy - and what the most criminal aspects of the music industry are. TW/CW: there is brief mention of suicide and PTSD, if you are sensitive to these topics. Please listen to the episode at your own discretion! 📷 Jade Alex Photography Check out Chaney and Entheos here: FB: https://www.facebook.com/entheosband/ Instagram: @entheosofficial Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4ZBgVz7Pg5ZAX7pZjURSOI?si=hG94lGI8Rd-Hwl2Crn6nsw Topics discussed in this episode: #AIR #allegaeon #amazeofrecycledcreeds #animalsasleaders #animosity #anthonygreen #anxiety #azusa #beyondcreation #broughtbypain #catharsis #cattivo #chaneycrabb #circasurvive #concertvenues #conjurer #darkfuture #deadlettercircus #deathcabforcutie #deathmetal #depechemode #depression #drabmajesty #entheos #evanbrewer #femalevocalists #feminism #fleetwoodmac #fleshwrought #frankcosta #fredrikthordendal #gorod #haters #intothemoat #intronaut #iowa #jobforacowboy #laurenbabic #losangeles #lyrics #merchcuts #merchcuts #metal #midlifecrisis #misandry #monuments #musicrecommendation #navenekoperweis #nihilism #nirvana #philosophy #pittsburgh #progrock #ptsd #R&B #recommendations #redhandeddenial #revolvermagazine #riversofnihil #santacruz #sarahlongfield #scalethesummit #sleepmakeswaves #songwriting #spinefarmrecords #suicide #synthpop #tastemaker #techdeath #technicaldeathmetal #theblackdahliamurder #thecontortionist #thedilingerescapeplan #thefaceless #theinfinitenothing #theocean #theoceancollective #tosinabasi #travislevrier #veilofmaya #venues #youtub […]

  • Episode 16 | Sun Trash

    Today’s episode features Columbus, Ohio-based duo Sun Trash, and we get to chat about the experience of writing an experimental album featuring some of their friends as collaborators, trends in the Columbus noise, jazz, and dance scenes, and on the difference between free music and Improvisation — with a capital I. Facebook: Sun Trash, Worms Rise Up! (rock opera), Whatever You Niche (podcast) and Very Much Recordings (record label) Bandcamp: https://suntrash.bandcamp.com/ Instagram: @suntrashband #4:33 #aggretsuko #americanjazz #asmr #athensohio #battletrance #calebmiller #cassette #cheeraccident #clarinet #collaboration #columbus #communication #conceptualart #contemporarydance #dance #deerhoof #experimental #freejazz #freemusic #halrammel #horselords #improv #improvisation #jamiestewart #jazz #jazztradition #johncage #johnzorn #joycecooling #jpop #keyboards #kindo #kingcrimson #longform #mathrock #microtonal #minimalist #musiceducation #musicpedagogy #newyorkcity #nickweckman #noise #nord #ohio #ohiouniversity #openimprovisation #oregon #ou #palberta #pepperonirolls #philadelphia #philipglass #pianist #podcast #primitive #process #processmusic #progressiverock #progrock #puppetshow #radarhill #rockopera #sax #saxophone #sleepytimegorillamuseum #sonsofkhemit #stevenreich #structure #suntrash #synethesia #synthesizer #themercurytree #thereignofkindo #theymightbegiants #timbre #trio #trombone #verymuchrecordings #weirdonoise #whateveryouniche #wormsriseup #xenharmonic #xiuxiu […]

  • Episode 15 | Raid the Quarry

    On today’s episode of Tapestry I have a chat with some of the members from Raleigh, North Carolina’s Raid the Quarry. Dan, Aaron, and Brian joined me to talk about their new album Temporary Cemetery, our shared musical influences, and ideas on how to promote their music and interact with fans - some of them including ice cream. Photo credit: Kristin Abigail Photography Go keep up with the band here: raidthequarry.com https://www.facebook.com/raidthequarry https://www.instagram.com/raidthequarry https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbAJlciY3m7_Qeyz43eGxQQ Topics covered: #alternative #alternativerock #altrock #anberlin #avettbrothers #bass #blink182 #chapehill #christianrock #crimsonmoonrecords #gretavanfleet #grunge #hairmetal #hardrock #hotones #learningtobreathe #localmusic #localmusicscene #lyrics #mae #marilynmanson #northcarolina #nostalgia #raidthequarry #raleigh #rock #rockmusic #rocknroll #ska #skillet #smashingpumpkins #songwriting #steelpanther #switchfoot #tarzan #theclassiccrime #theeverglow #themcrookedvultures #thesilvercord #tic #touring #tuba #weezer […]

  • Episode 14 | A Novelist

    Welcome to Episode 14, where I have a funny and inspiring chat with Alex Babineaux and Ben Nugent, who together make up the duo A Novelist, based out of Louisiana. Their 2019 album Folie is one of my favorite progressive death metal albums possibly ever, so don’t miss this conversation. Today we discuss topics such as what determines when a piece of music is finished, why power metal dorks and death metal dorks are the SAME dorks, and stopping in the middle of traffic to go to a Derek Roddy drum clinic. Find the guys here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ANovelistband/ Bandcamp: https://anovelist.bandcamp.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/37dWv08NxXBJrs3fCo5rye?si=9Udcd-3aR7agex2mw90tew #acidbath #alcest #alexbabineaux #amputecture #atthegates #bayou #behemoth #bennugent #billieholiday #bjork #blackgaze #blindguardian #blueknights #burnedatthestake #cacophony #caseycrescenzo #cattledecapitation #cedricbixlerzavala #chimera #chopin #chrisconnor #christianscott #conceptalbum #danpresland #darktranquillity #deathmetal #deathmetal #deepsouth #depechemode #derekroddy #dirkblast #dirkverbeuren #dorks #doublestroke #dreams #drumclinic #drumline #drummers #drumming #drumtechnique #epitaph #epitaph #finnish #fleshgodapocalypse #folie #folieadeux #francesthemute #fredericchopin #goatwhore #googoodolls #hateeternal #heavyblogisheavy #heretics #heretoir #impenitent #inferi #inquisition #isa #jamieking #jazz #jeffloomis #jimihendrix #joeyjordison #kalmah #killswitchengage #lafayette #lambofgod #lantlos #ledzeppelin #louisiana #marchingband #melodeath #melodicdeathmetal #metal #metallica #moellertechnique #music appreciation #musictheory #nautilus #necrophagist #neobliviscaris #neural #neworleans #niege #nightmares #nile #nocturne #novelist #numetal #obscura #omarrodriguezlopez #omnivium #osdm #paradiddles #pearldrums #plini #portraits #powermetal #progressivedeathmetal #psycroptic #religiousbigotry #riversofnihil #saxophone #searbliss #shredguitar #snakefeast #snare #snow #soilwork #spanishinquisition #sunlessdawn #techdeath #technicaldeathmetal #thearmed #theblackdahliamurder #thedearhunter #thehouseofautodafe #thehumanabstract #themarsvolta #toiletovhell #travisryan #whiteward #wintersun […]

  • Episode 13 | Raiju

    Welcome to Episode 13 of Tapestry. Today's episode features two of the five talented members of Raiju, a self-professed "freakish mix" of technical death metal, pop punk, and progressive metal. The guys walk me through their approach to music, including how they use spreadsheets to stay organized, how they discovered their vocalist and bassist on Craigslist, and how they manage to write authentic music which also resonates with listeners. Credit for the episode photography goes to Rob Watkins of Watkins Media (IG: @ watkins_media). www.RaijuMusic.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/RaijuMusic YouTube: www.Youtube.com/user/RaijuMusic IG & Twitter: @RaijuMusic Bandcamp: RaijuMusic.Bandcamp.com Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7bNMLK0X5arSGHqKtHOv2y?si=xk3zbwZUR_S-VREbB8zZ2Q #aethereus #allshallperish #angusyoung #animosity #anthonygreen #anupsastry #arsis #astronoid #audioengineering #avengedsevenfold #bandpractice #baroness #bass #bayarea #beardfish #betweentheburiedandme #billboard #bjork #blink182 #boston #brandnew #bringmethehorizon #btbam #california #californiastate #cancersurvivor #catholicschool #chico #circasurvive #coachella #colors #composition #craigslist #deadlanguage #deafheaven #deathmetal #demiseofallreason #destrage #disasterpiece #doubleness #emotional #experimental #fallujah #floridadeathmetal #fortress #haustmanagement #hawaii #imogenheap #inspiration #jazz #jeffloomis #johncoltrane #kansas #latin #m83 #machinehead #masterofpuppets #mcr #metallica #mikepatton #musiccharts #musiciansinstitute #musicinterview #musicproduction #mychemicalromance #necrophagist #neobliviscaris #nevermore #nonsequitur #popmusic #poppunk #posthardcore #production #progmetal #progressive #progressivemetal #protestthehero #punk #queen #raiju #raijumusic #sanfrancisco #sempiternal #sikth #slipknot #songwriting #spreadsheet #standupbass #surfing #takingbacksunday #techdeath #technicaldeathmetal #tesseract #theacidmantle #theblackdahliamurder #thedearhunter #theodiusconstruct #thesafetyfire #westcoast #zackohren […]