LIVE – 11/5 – Sarah Pappalardo + Reonda

The very next live edition of Repeater is coming up this Sunday, 11/5, at 8:30 pm, and it features Sarah Pappalardo (founder + editor, Reductress) and Reonda (songwriter + multi-instrumentalist). Not only will it be a great time, but it will also be an excellent time.

Diddy’s Kong Quest “Bramble Blast / Stickerbrush Symphony” with Pat May

Pat May joins us to talk about “Bramble Blast / Stickerbrush Symphony” from the video game Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest. That’s right, another Pat! Two Pats! Innovation! Pat May loves video games more than anything and truly loves the music of video games more than most things.

Toto “Africa” with Annalise Domenighini & Project Diem

On this very excellent episode of Repeater, we sit down with Annalise Domenighini, a social editor and music writer at Noisey, LIVE in front of an audience at QED in Astoria, Queens. Annalise brings with her the only good song in the world: “Africa” by Toto.

Elisa “Dancing” with Tessa Hersh

The incredible Tessa Hersh (UCB, RIOT) stops by to talk about “Dancing” by Elisa. This song hits everyone hard! We talk about friendships, relationships, sadness, and love.

LIVE – 10/1 – Maris Kreizman + Parrot Dream

Our next live show is on 10/1 with author Maris Kreizman and music from Parrot Dream.

Julien Baker “Photobooth” with Bryan Berlin

Storyteller, writer, and videographer Bryan Berlin joins us to talk about Julien Baker’s cover of “Photobooth” (originally by Death Cab for Cutie)! Staying true to the spirit of our live show, Bryan makes sure we not only have a great song to discuss but a cover of it as well. Clever girl…
The song brings up numerous memories for all three boys gathered around the table and you’ll find a lot of conversation about beautiful and sad songs in this episode. We talk about how a cover can make you reconsider a song, when bands are accompanied by orchestras, soundtracking your life, The Weakerthans’ Virtue series, and most importantly…how Evan found God.

Paramore “Fake Happy” with Jamie Coletta

Todays episode features Jamie Coletta, the director of marketing at Side One Dummy Records. This is our first episode recorded out of New York, our first without Evan, and our first with a label we absolutely adore. Jamie was excited to discuss the new Paramore album which Pat enjoyed as a soundtrack to drive around California.

We covered a lot of ground in this one! The Paramore song had us discussing identity, expectations, and the seemingly dramatic shift in genre they took. Then we talked about how Jamie got into the industry, doing what you love, what it’s like to hunt for new bands, and how the labels community naturally formed.

Be sure to check out Worriers and pre-order their new album here.

St. Vincent “Paris Is Burning” with Abby Russell

Today we’ve got the very funny Abby Russell (Comedian with the Magnet Theater, Associate Producer for Giant Bomb). She’s the real hero of this episode, so please say so in the comments below. We talk about listening to music between class, living across the street from your high school, and video games as art! We also nerd out about learning how to play St. Vincent songs and how cool Annie Clark is.

Thank you to the Magnet Training Center for the recording space!

And remember. Abby Russell is a HERO.

HAIR “Let the Sunshine In” with Nikita Burdein

Nikita Burdein joins us for our first-ever studio episode to talk about “Let the Sunshine In” from Hair! Nikita is an all-star musical improviser here in New York and was very patient while Evan & Pat showed how naive they were regarding musical theatre. In this episode, we talk about crate digging for cast recordings and what makes for a good musical! Pat had just discovered how great Hamilton is, so we go pretty in depth with that, and Evan admits that he still hasn’t listened to the soundtrack.

Arcade Fire “My Body Is a Cage” with Geri Cole & Mikki Hommel

The wonderful Geri Cole (writer, Sesame Street) stops by to talk about Arcade Fire’s immense song, “My Body Is A Cage.” We talk about album closers, living abroad, growing up, life changes, friendship, and love. It gets deep! Mikki Hommel returns to the show and plays a killer cover of “My Body Is a Cage.” She also plays an incredible improvised song and one of her original tunes!