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Ioanna Gika

Under the Radar Presents: “Why Not Both” Podcast Featuring Ioanna Gika

Aug 13, 2020

Welcome to Why Not Both Wednesdays. Every week, in partnership with the Why Not Both podcast, we’ll be presenting new podcast episodes that explore how multiple passions inform the inspiring lives of musicians, writers, actors, and creatives.

We loved getting metaphysical with Ioanna Gika. From sharing how the nature of loss and grief informed her work to discussing the finer points of how to meow a violin line, Ionna let us catch a glimpse of her particular form of sonic sorcery. Ultimately, it’s all about staying in the present moment to let the beauty of chaos reveal itself. Ionna has a generous humanitarian side as well, sharing that all of the proceeds of Devendra Banhart’s cover of her track “Swan” go to the Downtown Women’s Shelter in Los Angeles.

While you listen, Ioanna requests that you learn more about Black Lives Matter and donate.

For updates, be sure to follow Why Not Both on Instagram and Twitter. For previous episodes, including Alison Mosshart, Soko, and Jehnny Beth, browse our listening options.

For more from Ioanna, stop by her Instagram and Twitter. You can also grab her debut solo album Thalassa at Bancamp, and enjoy the haunting visuals for album single “Out of Focus.”

 

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AURORA

Under the Radar Presents: “Why Not Both” Podcast Featuring AURORA

Aug 06, 2020

Welcome to Why Not Both Wednesdays. Every week, in partnership with the Why Not Both podcast, we’ll be presenting new podcast episodes that explore how multiple passions inform the inspiring lives of musicians, writers, actors, and creatives.

It’s no surprise that AURORA is spending her time in lockdown creating magical works of art such as a video for her new single “Exist For Love,” where she managed to find the perfect amount of pearls to craft her own headdress when quarantined alone with a pile of old vintage handbags. She is also using her own influence to host online festivals for emerging musicians to gain new fans and spoke about how collaboration can lead to the creation of art beyond our individual imaginations. At a time when so much is shifting, AURORA believes in the importance of supporting the vision of having greater equality and sustainability in our world...and we can’t agree more.

While you listen, AURORA requests that you learn more about Black Lives Matter and donate.

For updates, be sure to follow Why Not Both on Instagram and Twitter. For previous episodes, including HANAHalf Waif, and White Sea, plunge into our listening options.

For more from AURORA, visit her on Instagram and Twitter. You can also swing by her website for brand new merch.

 

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Kathleen Hanna

Under the Radar Presents: “Why Not Both” Podcast Featuring Kathleen Hanna of Bikini Kill

Jul 30, 2020

Welcome to Why Not Both Wednesdays. Every week, in partnership with the Why Not Both podcast, we’ll be presenting new podcast episodes that explore how multiple passions inform the inspiring lives of musicians, writers, actors, and creatives.

What happens when you trap punk icon Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill, The Julie Ruin, Le Tigre) at home during a pandemic? It turns out you get a mix of activism, arts and crafts, and virtual dog walks via her best friend. We chatted about how she and activist Tina Kampor started Tees 4 Togo, where for the cost of a t-shirt you can fund an entire year of education for girls in West Africa, as well as her secret past as an interior design student wanting to create a better world after encountering countless disgusting bathrooms on tour.

While you listen to the interview, Kathleen requests that you investigate Tees4Togo, where 100% of the profits go to Peace Sisters, which allows girls in Dapaong, Togo to attend school. 

For updates, follow Why Not Both on Instagram and TwitterFor previous episodes, including Jarvis Cocker, Alice Bag, and Madame Gandhi, get clicking on our streaming optionsFor more on our guest’s amazing creative projects, swing by her Instagram and Twitter, or catch up with all things Bikini Kill and The Julie Ruin.

 

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Shalita Grant

Under the Radar Presents: “Why Not Both” Podcast Featuring Shalita Grant of “Search Party”

Jul 23, 2020

Welcome to Why Not Both Wednesdays. Every week, in partnership with the Why Not Both podcast, we’ll be presenting new podcast episodes that explore how multiple passions inform the inspiring lives of musicians, writers, actors, and creatives.

Shalita Grant is a force to be reckoned with in the absolute best way possible. While most people know her for her roles on NCIS and Search Party, Shalita is also the brilliant and compassionate mind behind Four Naturals Hair, a haircare treatment designed especially for type four hair. Shalita shared her life philosophy of approaching problems with ease and play, how pole dancing helped her through her own struggles with vulnerability, and how the best way to change the world is to change our own perceptions of ourselves. To say we are fans would be an understatement.   

For updates, follow Why Not Both on Instagram and TwitterFor previous episodes, including Mara Wilson, Lane Moore, and Welcome to Night Vale’s Joseph Fink, twirl over to our array of listening options.

To keep up with Shalita, hit that follow button on Instagram and Twitter. Search Party is streaming now on HBO Max. And if you have type 4 hair, you can make an appointment at her Los Angeles-based hair spa.

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Jarvis Cocker

Under the Radar Presents: “Why Not Both” Podcast Featuring Jarvis Cocker

Jul 16, 2020

Welcome to Why Not Both Wednesdays. Every week, in partnership with the Why Not Both podcast, we’ll be presenting new podcast episodes that explore how multiple passions inform the inspiring lives of musicians, writers, actors, and creatives.

From Icelandic folktales to quarantine discos, Jarvis Cocker can likely tackle any subject with a dry wit and deep sense of sincerity. He shared that his latest batch of songs were created in collaboration not only with his band but with the fans from his last shows before lockdown, capturing the unique exchange between artists and their audience. Given our current situation, we appreciate Jarvis’ example of taking your time when creating your work, even when you wish things would move along a little faster. While you are enjoying this episode, Jarvis requests that you support Extinction Rebellion.

For updates, follow Why Not Both on Instagram and TwitterFor previous episodes, including Sondre Lerche, Alison Mosshart, and Jehnny Beth, shimmy over to our listening options.

After you’ve listened to the episode, visit Jarvis on Instagram and swing by his official site. His new album Beyond the Pale, written under the name JARV IS…, is due out July 17 on Rough Trade. In the meanwhile, revisit the lead track “SAVE THE WHALE.”

 

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Soko

Under the Radar Presents: “Why Not Both” Podcast Featuring Soko

Jul 09, 2020

Welcome to Why Not Both Wednesdays. Every week, in partnership with the Why Not Both podcast, we’ll be presenting new podcast episodes that explore how multiple passions inform the inspiring lives of musicians, writers, actors, and creatives.

It’s impossible to not get swept away by the quiet intensity of Soko’s passion for life and creativity. During our time together (in person, in the before time), we talked about the intertwining threads of motherhood, music, and movie making. Life is a balancing act and Soko spoke to the ways in which we all do our best to channel our energies into the people and projects that we love. 

For updates, follow Why Not Both on Instagram and TwitterFor previous episodes, including U.S. Girls, Half Waif, and Juana Molina, climb our massive link tree.

Soko’s new album Feel Feelings is out this Friday, July 10. In the meanwhile, say hi on Instagram and Twitter. You can also wrap your ears around her non-album single “I Outgrew You,” and feast your eyes on her rainbow-drenched video for album track “To be a Rainbow.”


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Big Black Delta

Under the Radar Presents: “Why Not Both” Podcast Featuring Big Black Delta

Jul 02, 2020

Welcome to Why Not Both Wednesdays. Every week, in partnership with the Why Not Both podcast, we’ll be presenting new podcast episodes that explore how multiple passions inform the inspiring lives of musicians, writers, actors, and creatives.

In the before times, we got to spend a delightful afternoon with Jonathan Bates of Big Black Delta. We delved into the finer points of the importance of mental health care, the power of sobriety, and what it means to make art in service of others. It can take a lifetime to discover what you truly love, but Jonathan inspires us to stay curious. If you enjoy this episode, Bates requests that you consider donating to GoFundMe for Elijah McClain’s mother.

For updates, follow Why Not Both on Instagram and TwitterFor previous episodes, including Phantogram, Jehnny Beth, and Alison Mosshart, gorge yourself on our streaming options.

Big Black Delta’s new album 4 is out July 10th. In the meanwhile, get lost in the video for album track “Summoner Pts 1-4.” You can also stop by his Instagram and Twitter to discuss life, the universe, and everything. 

 

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Mxmtoon

Under the Radar Presents: “Why Not Both” Podcast Featuring Mxmtoon

Jun 25, 2020

Welcome to Why Not Both Wednesdays. Every week, in partnership with the Why Not Both podcast, we’ll be presenting new podcast episodes that explore how multiple passions inform the inspiring lives of musicians, writers, actors, and creatives.

We dare you to find an artist more charming than Mxmtoon. She chatted with us about breaking it to her parents that she was secretly a viral Internet star with millions of streams on her songs and why she is outspoken about mental health in her music. As a biracial and openly bisexual artist, Maia proves the point that the best way to make changes is to be the hero you want to see in the world.

For updates, follow Why Not Both on Instagram and TwitterFor previous episodes, including U.S. Girls, Mara Wilson, and Alison Mosshart, skip over to our streaming options.

To keep up with Mxmtoon, visit her on Twitter and Instagram. Her new EP Dawn is out now. Take a moment to watch her utterly delightful video for album track “Fever Dream.”

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