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 26 | John Carbone & Nick Lee (Moon Tooth)

Listen to Episode 26 | John Carbone & Nick Lee (Moon Tooth)Welcome to Episode 26 of Tapestry! If you’re new to the show, thanks for checking it out. If you’re a storied listener, I hope you enjoy another interview. Today I had an on-the-road chat with Nick Lee and John Carbone, guitarist and vocalist, respectively, of Long Island-based “aggressive progressive” band Moon Tooth. They’re self-professed multiple-time World’s Sexiest Man nominees and legally, NOT werewolves… with lots of stories to tell. We go into detail about the conceptual link between their two albums, Chromaparagon, and Crux, and the changes that take place in the studio after an album gets written. Plus, stay tuned to find out which author John has paid homage to in a Moon Tooth song. 📷: Anthony Barone moontooth.org www.facebook.com/MoonToothBand www.instagram.com/moontoothshreds Topics of discussion for this episode: #aggressiveprogressive #animalsasleaders #bandlife #brooklyn #chromaparagon #conceptalbum #crux #cslewis #dennisrodman #drumming #exemption #guitar #hardcore #heavy #hope #horror #irvingplaza #journey #literature #longisland #masterofpuppets #metalinjection #metallica #mikeflyntz #moontooth #narnia #newyork #numera #optimism #paintedinexile #perelandra #poetry #riot #shred #silverbullet #stagefright #stevenking #talesfromthecrypt #thechroniclesofnarnia #thecontortionist #tool #touring #tourlife #traveling #van #vocalists #wolf #wolves

Episode 25 | Ben Karas & Tom Monda (Thank You Scientst)

Listen to Episode 25 | Ben Karas & Tom Monda (Thank You Scientst)Welcome to Episode 25 of Tapestry, where I had the great honor to chat with Ben and Tom, two of seven of the progressive phenoms Thank You Scientist. If you haven't heard of this group, you will love them if you enjoy forward-thinking jazz fusion mixed with progressive, poppy sing-along tunes. Ben and Tom answered all my questions about being professional musicians, life on the road, drawing inspiration from some close calls, and some of their recent experiences during the Terraformer release cycle, including filming a music video with a professional drum corps. 📷: Sarah Sturges https://thankyouscientist.com/ https://www.facebook.com/ThankYouScientist/ https://www.instagram.com/thankyouscientist/?hl=en Topics of discussion for this episode: #arctangent #battlemetal #blacksabbath #bluecoats #bohuslavmartinu #brass #cannibalcorpse #captainbeefheart #claudiosanchez #coheedandcambria #composition #conceptalbum #concerto #creamco #dci #diaryofamadman #drumcorps #emperor #evilink #ewi #freelance #fretless #fullscore #greatamericansongbook #imogenheap #jazzfusion #johncoltrane #karmicjuggernaut #marchingband #megadeth #montclair #newjersey #ozzyosbourne #prog #progressiverock #progrock #scorebook #session #sessionmusicians #shamisen #solarpowered #songbook #sunlab #symphony #terraformer #thankyouscientist #thebeachboys #thebeatles #theshaggs #tourbus #turisas #violin #windfaerer #worldmusic #zappa

Episode 24 | God Hates Unicorns & Zachary Rutter

Listen to Episode 24 | God Hates Unicorns & Zachary RutterWelcome to Episode 24 of Tapestry - this is a Pittsburgh-centric episode related to an upcoming event, but between my two guests, we cover a lot of ground. On this episode I sat down to interview Joshua Hartz, vocalist of God Hates Unicorns, a punk/industrial project, alongside Zac Rutter, a visual artist and activist here in Pittsburgh. Together they have combined forces to bring a charity event featuring local musicians and artists to Pittsburgh at the end of August in West Mifflin, PA. WARNING: this episode gets into all sorts of questionable topics, some which may be offensive to listeners. Have a listen at your own risk! God Hates Unicorns can be found on Facebook, Spotify, and their website: www.facebook.com/GodHatesUnicorns http://godhatesunicorns.com/ Zac's artwork can be seen on Facebook as well, or his website: www.facebook.com/zacrutterart https://www.zacharyrutterart.com/ Thanks to Sikes and the New Violence for lending a track for this episode: https://www.facebook.com/sikesandthenewviolence/ Topics of discussion for this episode: #activism #andywarhol #artgallery #battleofthebands #buildthescene #buttholesurfers #charity #charityshow #collaborative #community #counterculture #debutante #dickrock #foetus #freejazz #ggallin #godhatesunicorns #goldcastle #gothrock #hardcore #heavymetal #hippies #industrial #industrialpunk #keithharring #kingcrimson #leprosy #livepainting #local #localmusic #louiecastleandtherooks #moatrats #mural #nineinchnails #noise #noiserock #oi! #oingoboingo #painter #painting #petersteele #pittsburgh #pittsburghmusic #popart #punk #redfishbowl #ronaldmcdonald #roylichtensteinz #rush #scratch #sexpistols #sikesandthenewviolence #southhills #spreadlovearmy #tool #typeo #typeonegative #visualart #westmifflin #yngwiemalmstein #zacharyrutter #zacrutter

Episode 23 | A Notion of Silence

Listen to Episode 23 | A Notion of SilenceWelcome to Episode 23 of Tapestry, where I got the chance to chat in-person with Austin Klinger, principal songwriter/guitarist for A Notion of Silence, and also phoned in Jesse Brock, the band's singer/guitarist, and frontman of two other progressive metal and rock bands, Edge of Reality, and Lines in the Sky. This episode is heavy on the sci-fi and goes into depth about everything from quantum physics to Mass Effect to how placing boundaries in the music writing process can lead to inspired creativity. 📷: First Angel Media / Jana Lee Macheca A Notion of Silence can be found on Facebook and Spotify: www.facebook.com/ANotionOfSilence Topics of discussion for this episode: #alestorm #anotionofsilence #anthonygreen #artmetal #asilaydying #astrophysics #audioengineering #audioproduction #belmont #carpenoctem #chrisbaldani #circasurvive #circasurvive #claudiosanchez #coheed #coheedandcambria #deadlettercircus #deathmetal #dynamo #edgeofreality #fallout #falsetto #felixmartin #firebrand #geology #getloud #glennfricker #gravitonparticle #halo #instatic #jackwhite #jessebrock #jimmypage #joeyfrevola #lambofgod #larp #linesinthesky #malesingers #markmorton #masseffect #melodeath #metalcore #montypython #moonhooch #musicproduction #musicsynthesis #nashville #nekrogoblikon #nolly #notel #numetal #onlettinggo #owlsintheattic #physics #pianolessons #progressivemetal #rhythmguitar #rhythmguitarist #rocknroll #sarahlongfield #sciencefiction #singer #squier #startrek #stevevai #sting #technicaldifficulties #theamulet #theocean #thepolice #vocalists

Episode 22 | Katie Thompson (Chiasma and others)

Listen to 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

Listen to Episode 21 | Summer Slaughter VanstravaganzaDisclamer: 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)

Listen to 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

Listen to Episode 19 | Almost HonestDo 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

Listen to Episode 18 | Finding KateToday'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 (Entheos)

Listen to Episode 17 | Chaney Crabb (Entheos)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 #youtube