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.

Here are the latest podcasts.

Episode 36 - The Refectory

Listen to Episode 36 - The RefectoryWelcome to Episode 36 of Tapestry - today Connecticut-based math rock and post-hardcore three-piece The Refectory joined me to chat about some personal family experiences influencing their new music, how trying to control an audience’s emotions can limit your art, and some dicey experiences from their past tours. 📷: Jon DeCarlo therefectory.bandcamp.com Instagram: @therefectoryct #connecticut #ctverses #dadrock #dads #experimental #gear #houseshow #lightbar #lightshow #liveshows #mathrock #newhaven #orbiter #pedalboard #posthardcore #progressive #progrock #snowpiler #theghostsonata #therefectory #vonnegut

Episode 35 - Evan Carson

Listen to Episode 35 - Evan CarsonWelcome to Episode 35 of Tapestry, where Evan Carson (composer of my album of the year in 2019!) allowed me to pick his brain about being a professional percussionist. We discuss his epic genre-bending debut album Ocipinski, which retraces his grandfather’s journey across Europe and involvement with the Polish resistance movement during World War II, the differences in his practice routines and habits when he’s playing and touring with Russian progressive rock duo iamthemorning, versus touring and playing festivals across the UK with award-winning British folk act Sam Kelly and the Lost Boys, and on overcoming imposter syndrome, the misconception that percussionists can’t compose, and working toward his strengths as a musician. 📷: Miles Skarin Stay up to date on all Evan’s projects here: https://www.facebook.com/evancarsondrums/ https://evancarsondrums.bandcamp.com/releases https://www.evancarsondrums.com/ Instagram: @evancarsondrums I also want to wholeheartedly thank Stephen Forristal, who was already networking with Evan and passed along my information to him, which led to this interview! Please check out some of the projects he has a hand in as well: https://theprogressivesubway.wordpress.com/ https://www.facebook.com/Empire-Bathtub-105591630977007/ Topics of discussion for this episode: #BBCradio #beprog #bodhran #bristol #britain #britishfolk #caligulashorse #cello #celtic #collaboration #composer #composition #craigblundell #debutalbum #drummer #drums #english #europe #evancarson #folk #folkmusic #folkmusician #folkpercussion #frost* #gavinharrison #georgialewis #glebkolyadin #historicalmusic #history #iamthemorning #impostersyndrome #jimgrey #jordanrudess #london #oceansounds #ocipinski #otriad #percussion #percussionist #poland #polish #professionalmusician #prog #progrock #samkelly #scotland #self-esteem #sethlakeman #stevenwilson #strings #thelostboys #thetweedproject #touring #unexpect #uk #viola #violin #vocalists #westend #worldmusic #worldwarii

Episode 34 - Kyle Schaefer | Archaeologist

Listen to Episode 34 - Kyle Schaefer | ArchaeologistWelcome to Episode 34 of Tapestry. Today I chat with Kyle Schaefer, the man behind progressive metal project Archaeologist, discussing topics like his latest epic two-part track Winter’s Wake (and the inspiration behind it), transitioning from a solo project into a full-band and back again, and the importance of working with what you have at any step in your creative process. Plus—the lore behind his calling card - including a Cheez-It with all his merch. 📷: Rob Watkins Media Check out Archaeologist on socials here: Instagram: @archaeologist_band Facebook: Archaeologistmusic archaeologist.bandcamp.com Topics discussed in this episode: #8bit #archaeologist #california #cheezits #covet #cyborgoctopus #cynic #djent #fallujah #fantasy #gamecube #gavincastleton #guitar #guitarists #guitarpro #instrumental #learning #localmusic #metal #metroidmetal #prog #progmetal #progressive #raiju #riffshop #sanjose #serpentine #songwriting #stemage #techdeath #technicaldeathmetal #thedearhunter #thrailkill #videogames #winterswake #zelda

Episode 33 - Greg Marquis (Actor Observer)

Listen to Episode 33 - Greg Marquis (Actor Observer)Welcome to Episode 33 of Tapestry, where today I chat with Greg Marquis, the vocalist of Boston-based post-hardcore band, Actor Observer. Our conversation is a heartfelt discussion of tons of things, including the difficulty of being authentic in your emotions as a performer without pushing away more vulnerable people at shows, how his classical vocal training ended up putting shackles on the idea of a “right” and “wrong” way to sing, and how rising rent costs in his Boston community galvanized him and other members of his band to take action in local politics and protect the creative people and places in his local scene. 📷: Isaac Armani Find Actor Observer on social media here, as well as related pursuits: @actorobserver (IG, FB, Twitter)  actorobserver.bandcamp.com actorobserver.bigcartel.com Actorobserver.com hopefortheday.org Topics discussed in this episode: #activism #actorobserver #alexisonfire #allston #alternative #anger #anxiety #artistimpact #artspace #beck #benweinman #boston #brainstorming #brighton #capitalism #choir #civics #classicalvocalist #community #converge #depression #diy #diyart #emo #emotional #feelings #gentrification #hardcore #holyfawn #hopefortheday #housing #impostersyndrome #ladispute #localmusic #localpolitics #massachusetts #melissacross #mentalhealth #mosh #moshpit #nashville #newengland #normajean #pareidolia #posthardcore #psychology #punk #screams #skrams #songwriting #suicide #suicideprevention #syracuse #tdep #technique #thedillingerescapeplan #thefalloftroy #thereforeiam #thesleeping #thrice #typea #underneath #vanna #venues #vheissu #vocalists #vocals #voicecoach

Episode 32 | Catie Gutierrez (Eu4ic)

Listen to Episode 32 | Catie Gutierrez (Eu4ic)Welcome to Episode 32 of Tapestry. Today’s guest is Catie Gutierrez, also known as Eu4ic, a trip-hop and dance composer living around the San Francisco Bay Area. We muse on how her love of animation and video games as a young girl gave way to a path of combining technology and curiosity to create her music, her experiences pioneering a space for women in the electronic music scene, and on how current trends in the pop music world reflect our nostalgic sensibilities. 📷: Rachel Finn-Romero Check her out here: Bandcamp: eu4ic.bandcamp.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/eu4icmusic/ Instagram: @eu4icmusic Topics of discussion for this episode: #90s #altrock #b-52s #bayarea #bempire #chancetherapper #club #collaborations #dance #dancemusic #deejay #dj #drumandbas #electronica #eu4ic #femaledj #femaleproducer #feminism #flute #garbage #helixcode #house #indiegames #littledragon #littlespiral #lizzo #lyricist #mia #missyelliot #musicindustry #musicinterview #nightlife #nodoubt #onlineradio #piccolo #podcast #pop #rap #rave #rnb #sade #sanfrancisco #soloartist #soulcolor #trap #triphop #westcoast

Episode 31 | Matt Cerami & Jordan Navarro (Iapetus)

Listen to Episode 31 | Matt Cerami & Jordan Navarro (Iapetus)Welcome to Episode 31 of Tapestry, where today Matt and Jordan of the cross-country melodic death metal/black metal outfit Iapetus talked with me about their all-star resume of producers and collaborators, adopting a sense of realism about how people consume music and making art for art’s sake, and how their new release touches on the importance of human element in presenting philosophy and science in any medium. Have a listen or reach out to to Iapetus here: Bandcamp: https://iapetus1.bandcamp.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Iapetus.Metal Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/iapetusofficial/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iapetusofficial Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4ofNP2fRtAwFL7MINCr6oD 📷: Sean Ageman Topics of discussion for this episode: #agalloch #arthurcclarke #atmoblack #atmosphericblackmetal #bioethics #blackmetal #breakingbad #carlsagan #cormacmccarthy #danpresland #deathmetal #draconian #duo #eluveitie #emipellegrino #galactic #gearhead #hanszimmer #heavyblogisheavy #horizonzerodawn #iapetus #inflames #interview #jamieking #keyboards #linuscorneliusson #longform #masseffect #melodeath #melodicdeathmetal #musiccareer #musicinterview #musicpodcast #neobliviscaris #nerdy #newyork #opeth #philosophy #podcast #progressivemetal #ringsofsaturn #sciencefiction #space #steellegion #tabs #thebodycosmic #thelongroadhome #tonylindgren #universe #waltwhitman

Episode 30 | Lola Damblant-Soler (Soledad)

Listen to Episode 30 | Lola Damblant-Soler (Soledad)Bonjour! Welcome to Episode 30 of Tapestry. Today's guest is a French progressive metal musician, Lola Damblant-Soler. She released a solo album under her recording name, Soledad, which we discuss at length, aside other topics like writing music about painful and traumatic events in her life, the struggles of assembling a live band, and insight about being a music student and engaging in the music scene in France. 📷: Julie Tuca Check out Lola's music here: FB: https://www.facebook.com/soledadasoloproject/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfYkGgOYipsO3T4zNNSUtnw Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/3u5ZPXzXooaZ04lksMX7cU?si=SGPB_HtkTayn0mS-xNr0rg Bandcamp: https://soledadasoloproject.bandcamp.com/album/catharsis Topics of discussion for this episode: #animalsasleaders #blackwaterpark #catharsis #copyright #cubase #djent #fractaluniverse #france #french #gojira #greenday #guitarist #guitarpro #guthriegovan #haken #hardrock #hellfest #international #intervals #jimihendrix #kadinja #leprous #metal #metz #muse #musicschool #nickjohnston #opeth #orchestral #periphery #personal #piano #plini #porcupinetree #prog #progmetal #progressivemetal #radiohead #soledad #soloartist #stevenwilson #technical #technicality #tesseract

Episode 29 | Faith in Failure

Listen to Episode 29 | Faith in FailureWelcome to Episode 29 of Tapestry, where today you’ll get to hear me chat with every member of the Columbus, Ohio-based hard rock quintet Faith in Failure. We muse over a handful of subject matter, but mostly ended up focusing on topics plaguing local bands today, including the importance of professionalism, “faking it till you make it,” and how oversaturation and the bygone appeal of seeing people perform actual instruments for you live has changed the local music landscape. Where to find FiF online: www.faithinfailure.com www.facebook.com/officialfaithinfailure Twitter: @FaithInFailure Instagram: @OfficialFaithInFailure officialfaithinfailure@gmail.com Topics of discussion for this episode: #adecadeapart #askingalexandria #atilla #atomera #augustburnsred #avengedsevenfold #bulletformyvalentine #burnthewitch #classicrock #columbus #columbusmusic #craigslist #defleppard #dreamtheater #drummer #faithinfailure #ghost #greenday #guitar #guitarhero #heavymetal #heavyrock #iceninekills #joesatriani #korn #lateralus #localmusic #marchingband #mudvayne #musicman #musicscene #mychemicalromance #ohio #randyrhodes #redjumpsuitapparatus #rush #saxophone #schecter #silentplanet #silverstein #smashattackpromotions #thehumanabstract #tool #vampire

Episode 28 | Roger Romero (Feralcat)

Listen to Episode 28 | Roger Romero (Feralcat)Welcome to Episode 28 of Tapestry. Today’s guest is Roger Romero, who is a Pittsburgh-based saxophonist and the effective ‘frontman’ of his jazz and rock fusion project, Feralcat. Roger absolutely humbled me with his opinions on so many topics,but if I had to pick just three to reel you in…. consider our conversation about the lofty weight of holding the title of “Jazz musician,” emboldened by Pittsburgh’s lengthy history of jazz culture; his defense of video games as a legitimate art, and how they have inspired his present work; plus how his background in a multitude of careers has given him non-traditional skills useful for navigating life as a professional musician, while directing him toward that very same career. 📷: Nicolette Kalafatis Check out Roger’s music (and podcast, What Do You Do Again?) here: Feralcat on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/346VnWVGv6rLaGDM3FPaob?si=vBrUoNhpSTuftPe2x0pi6g 
Feralcat on Bandcamp: https://f3ralcat.bandcamp.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/f3ralcat/ 
Instagram and Twitter: @f3ralcat Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/what-do-you-do-again/id1380270907 Website: https://rogerrafaelromero.com/ Topics of discussion for this episode: #aaronparks #altosax #anthonygreen #bachata #brahctopus #burnout #caribbean #carnegiemellon #circasurvive #communitybuilding #dancegavindance #daughters #dominican #dominicanrepublic #eastendmile #education #engineering #experimental #feralcat #firstangelmedia #improvisation #intuition #jazz #jazzcinema #jazzmusician #latinjazz #leftbrain #legendofzelda #marylouwilliams #moshpit #musiccareer #musiceducation #onlettinggo #panicatthedisco #podcasts #pokemon #polyphia #posthardcore #rightbrain #rogerhumphries #saosin #squirtle #stanleyturrentine #starshipmantis #teaching #tenorsax #underneath #whatdoyoudoagain #whiplash #workingbreed

Episode 27 | The Tea Club

Listen to Episode 27 | The Tea ClubWelcome to Episode 27 of Tapestry. Today’s guests are the wonderful gentlemen from The Tea Club, a progressive rock band from New Jersey. We delved into topics such as the reasons behind their departure in style, from bombastic progressive rock to a more delicate and emotional offering on their latest album If/When, how most of the band has been touched in some way by video game music, and the role of and importance of fans in an organic artistic community. 📷: Adam Peditto Check them out here: If/When on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/7hCerpqbld0PRmXYQk3KPL If/When on Bandcamp: https://digital.theteaclub.net/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theteaclubband/ Instagram: @theteaclubband Twitter: https://twitter.com/the_tea_club/ Website: https://www.theteaclub.net/ Topics of discussion for this episode: #afterform #artisticcommunity #battlestations #bentknee #brianeno #classicalpiano #discord #emotion #grappling #gustavholst #jagajazzist #kayodot #keyboards #kingcrimson #kojikondo #newjersey #piano #progmagazine #progressiverock #prog #progrock #radiohead #relayer #segagenesis #sincerity #synths #talconindustries #thankyouscientist #thegreatmisdirect #theteaclub #tobydriver #toejam&earl #untilsunrise #vgm #videogamemusic #yes