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Best FunkZone podcasts we could find (updated February 2020)
Best FunkZone podcasts we could find
Updated February 2020
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Quinn Kanaly and Noel Dockstader, the directors of Point of No Return are on the podcast today. Their documentary, which showed at this year’s SBIFF, follows two determined men and their crew to fly the first solar powered airplane around the globe. (Spoiler: they do so.) I met Quinn and Noel, who both have Santa Barbara backgrounds, at the fest an…
 
Filmmaking couple! Alice Foulcher and Greg Erdstein are on the show this week. They’re a filmmaking couple who were here in town last month to promote their new comedy That’s Not Me which premiered at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. The couple are married and while they wrote the script together, Alice starred while Greg directed. Th…
 
"Flex" by Patricia Clarke Two artists explore gender in a multimedia work and gallery show On today's show I talk with photographer Patricia Clarke and multimedia artist Stuart Carey. Their collaborative show, "Erasing Lines: Chrysalis" opens at SBCAST Decemeber 1 and continues for a month. And it's the opening night, December 1, that you really mu…
 
Ambient musician and arts writer! Richie DeMaria is our guest today on the show. He's a local arts writer here for the Santa Barbara Independent and also, much more importantly, he along with his brother are the musicians behind the ambient group Voices of Where, who back in July released Vast, and just a month ago the Live in October e.p. This is …
 
Executive Director of Out of the Box Theatre! Samantha Eve is on the show today. Seven years ago she started Out of the Box Theatre Company in Santa Barbara and brought to our town some of the newest and edgiest musicals out there, starting with Reefer Madness and the blood-spattered Evil Dead: The Musical, and more recently with her production of …
 
The casting and voice director behind your favorite '90s cartoons and beyond! Andrea Romano is on the show today, and if you haven't heard of her by name, you will know of the numerous shows she's worked on over the years, casting and directing the voice actors for Batman: The Animated Series, Tiny Toon Adventures, Animaniacs, Freakazoid, Pinky and…
 
Sol Hill, photographer, painter, installation artist! Sol Hill is back on the show today. We talked so much last week about his photography that we barely got into his new installation work that I asked for a second interview and got one. We dive deep into our world's current obsession with surveillance and secrecy and then end on a state of the ar…
 
Jodie Hollander, poet! Jodie Hollander is on the show today. She's an American poet whose career really started in the UK, and she's currently staying in Santa Barbara through the good graces of the Morris Squire Foundation. You might remember hearing about them from a few episodes back when I interviewed Kathy Kissik. She had several appearances a…
 
Painter of the L.A. Watershed, Devon Tsuno! Last Friday, Devon Tsuno's show "Los Angeles River: Urban Reclamation" opened at Santa Barbara City College's Atkinson Gallery, and it will be up until December 2. Devon is an up and coming Los Angeles- based artist and this one-man show explores the vitality of the Los Angeles River in vibrant, sometimes…
 
Magical realist painter Frank Kirk! Painter Frank Kirk is on the show today! For years, since his early retirement, he’s been painting these beautiful, mysterious canvases, a cross between David Lynch and Edward Hopper, and he was just doing them for himself. But Frank Goss of Sullivan Goss gave him a show a year or so ago, and it was a revelation.…
 
Thaniel Ion Lee, artist! Today on the show we have artist Thaniel Ion Lee, who hails from Louisville, Kentucky, and who was recently in Santa Barbara for the opening of his show at SBCAST, called New Cosmic Horrors, that shows through the end of September. These are mind-blowing grotesqueries in black and white, filled with body horror and freaky s…
 
Today on the show we have painter Benjamin Anderson, whose photo-realist paintings of swimming pools--and objects like cars and planes found underwater in said pools--are unlike any others you've seen. He comes from an artistic family, his father Ron and his brother Sean are both painters, his mother Susan is an artist. But Benjamin lives a reclusi…
 
Kathy Kissik at CERN Photographer and artist! Today on the show we have Kathy Kissik, photographer and artist, who has a show opening at SBCAST on September 1. Her current work comes out of her residency at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Geneva, where she explored the mandala-like structures of the machines that are trying discover the origin…
 
Today on the show we have Assume Vivid Astro Focus, a two man art team consisting of Eli Sudbrack and Christophe Hamaide-Pierson, who currently have a show at MCA called Avalances Volcanos Asteroids Floods, a wall-to-wall retrospective of their work, that runs until the end of 2016. I was very fortunate to get a sit down interview with the two guys…
 
Painter, former skater, fashion designer! Today on the show we have artist Gino Perez. Some of you might know Gino from back in the day when he was a pro skater, but at some point he retired to fully focus on painting and his art. He's been showing all over Los Angeles, but this last Thursday was the opening of his show at SBCAST, brought to town b…
 
2016's Official Old Spanish Days Poster Artist! Today on the show we have plein air painter Jeremy Harper. Jeremy is a part of the Oak Group, Santa Barbara's well known plein air arts group that was founded in 1985 by Ray Strong and Arturo Tello. And he's going to be all over Santa Barbara this week because his painting is being used as the officia…
 
Pointillist abstract painter Kerrie Smith. Today on the show we have artist Kerrie Smith. As well as being an abstract pointillist painter and working in bold colors and angular designs, she has long been a champion for supporting artists with disabilities, and is the founder and creative director of Art Walk for Kids and Adults in Santa Barbara. L…
 
Sara Lytle, large scale painter Today on the show we have artist Sara Lytle. After a long career in the fiber arts she started a late career change into large, bold paintings, some abstract and some cartoonish in their large crow characters. Many of these you can now see in the gallery space called Abolish Blandness she shares at SBCAST on Garden S…
 
Photo by George Simian Choreographer and artistic director of Invertigo Dance Theatre, Laura Karlin! Today on the show we have choreographer Laura Karlin. Since 2007, she's been the artistic director of Invertigo Dance Theatre in Los Angeles, which is currently touring with After It Happened an intense night of dance set in the aftermath of a catac…
 
Santa Barbara's premiere porcelain artist! Today on the show we have ceramicist Joan Rosenberg Dent, who came to Santa Barbara just over 15 years ago and found the change of scenery and people in our lovely town just what she needed. Tenuous Tendrils #2 Her art over the last decade has gone up to a new level, where she's rethought everything about …
 
Chance Encounter Specialist! Today on the show we have Maiza Hixson, a curator and artist who comes to Santa Barbara from working in Delaware, where she helped transform Wilmington's art scene. She creates experiences, she looks at venues that people would not consider a space for art, and transforms them into something new, and that's exactly the …
 
Assemblage artist, musician, and Knight of the Rondo! I am very happy to have on the show this week Mr. Michael Long, assemblage artist, musician, and one of the Knights of the Rondo, as he has come to be known in my part of town. I've known him since 2006, when I saw his work in the now-closed Red's, and I used his work in a music video I directed…
 
Oil painter of large canvases and new Funk Zone resident! Today on the show we have artist Marlyn Daggett, who just recently moved into a studio space down here in the FunkZone at the M.Cubed gallery at 111 Santa Barbara St. and I've been checking her stuff out in person and online on her Facebook page and on Instagram and we finally sat down for a…
 
The artist behind Santa Barbara Museum of Art's giant inflatable Buddha installation! Today on the show we have photographer, sculptor, and installation artist Lewis deSoto, who currently is filling up a large part of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art with his inflatable reclining Buddha, entitled "Paranirvana (Self-Portrait)". It has made for some g…
 
Multi-media artist and instructor! Today on the show we have artist Rafael Perea de Cabada, who spends part of his time painting, part of his time sculpting, part of his time doing neither in a multi-media kind of way, and part of the time teaching at SBCC. I didn't know that last part until I asked him to be on the show and it turned out he teache…
 
Fine artist, illustrator and tattoo artist Today on the show we have artist Danny Meza, who is both an amazing up and coming illustrator, mashing together Japanese and Mexican popular arts in his recent work, but he is the resident tattoo artist in downtown Santa Barbara at 805 Ink…and possibly coming to a tattoo convention near you, so check it ou…
 
Joseph Bottoms, right, as he appears in Yankee Tavern at Center Stage Theater. Star of stage and screen, from The Dove and The Black Hole to Yankee Tavern Today on the show we have actor Joseph Bottoms, best known for starring in television mini-series back in the day like Holocaust, soaps like Days of Our Lives and Santa Barbara, and Disney’s sci-…
 
Magical realist landscape painter! Today on the show we have painter Phoebe Brunner, whose most recent series of landscapes are showing at Sullivan Goss through May 29, and if you haven't checked out her magical realist work before, you really must get over there. Now I'm not the biggest fan of landscapes, but in the hands on an artist with an inte…
 
Two artists together for the first time! Today on the show we have a live recording from last Friday'sopening at MichaelKate Interiors, where I interviewed R. Eddie Halland Stuart Carey, two very different artists from Carpinteria whocurator Jan Ziegler has put together in one show called "AncientModern." This is a much shorter podcast than usual b…
 
Outdoors writer who likes to go Off the Map and Further Off the Map Today on the show we have backpacker, environmental educator, and author Bryan Snyder. Bryan recently put out a sequel to his first book of nature and hiking essays Off the Map called, you might have guessed, Further Off the Map, over 50 stories of lighting out for the territories …
 
Podcasting brothers with a love/hate relationship to pop culture! Today on the show we have a two-fer! We have two guests, Scott and Adam Cherry, They're twins, and up until recently, they had a very popular podcast/Youtube show called Barbarian Rage, which was a weekly look at the littler known pieces of pop culture from the '80s and '90s. Back in…
 
Lead singer of Nerf Herder and creator of Song of the Week! Today on the show we have musician and lead singer of Nerf Herder, Parry Gripp. You may know them from their first hit, Van Halen, from their first album in 1996, back in the day when MTV showed music videos. They’ve got their sixth album, Rockingham out right now, their first in eight yea…
 
Rock Poster Artist, now back from Chicago to bring the art to the Funk Zone! Today on the show we have poster artist and screenprinter Alana Bailey. Back in February I went to a show at Studio 111 here in the Funk Zone and that’s when I first saw Alana’s work, over 90 rock posters, all screen printed, limited editions. As I say in the interview, se…
 
Curator of UCSB's Special Wax Cylinder and 78 rpm record collections! My guest for today's show is not an artist, but he's in charge of preserving and curating a bit chunk of the arts. We have David Seubert on the show today, and he is Curator of the performing arts collection at the UCSB library, and is in charge of their massive collection of wax…
 
King of Comedy Tour Promotions and creator of LOLFlix.com! Today on the show we have Scott Montoya, who I got to interview back in October when he brought the LOL Comedy Festival to town for another year in a row. One of the artists from that fest was a previous guest on the show: Kate Quigley, episode 57, and around the same time is when I talked …
 
photo to Paul Wellman Co-creator of Santa Barbara's New Noise Festival! Today on the show we have Jeffery Theimer, the man behind our yearly New Noise music festival in Santa Barbara, and I want to point out, the man who helped bring Run the Jewels to town. If you were there, you know how epic that was, one of the best hip-hop acts right now playin…
 
Lead singer from rock band Vajra Today on the show we have Annamaria Pinna from the rock band Vajra, who were just in town in January playing a gig at Velvet Jones and so I was lucky to get a chance to talk to their lead singer before she and the band left for their gig. In fact, while we chatted, the band was in the room with us, because that's ho…
 
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