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Gear Club Podcast is hosted by engineer / producers John Agnello (Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr.) and Stewart Lerman (Patti Smith, St. Vincent). Each episode of the podcast features an interview with a key player in the audio industry, and also offers tips and guidance to the next generation of engineers and artists. The podcast is an informative, yet irreverent, look at the art of recording by leading practitioners of the art.

Gear Club Podcast is hosted by engineer / producers John Agnello (Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr.) and Stewart Lerman (Patti Smith, St. Vincent). Each episode of the podcast features an interview with a key player in the audio industry, and also offers tips and guidance to the next generation of engineers and artists. The podcast is an informative, yet irreverent, look at the art of recording by leading practitioners of the art.

Location:

United States

Description:

Gear Club Podcast is hosted by engineer / producers John Agnello (Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr.) and Stewart Lerman (Patti Smith, St. Vincent). Each episode of the podcast features an interview with a key player in the audio industry, and also offers tips and guidance to the next generation of engineers and artists. The podcast is an informative, yet irreverent, look at the art of recording by leading practitioners of the art.

Language:

English

Contact:

201-970-8730


Episodes

#85: A Better Island with Matt Wallace

6/23/2022
Matt Wallace is a producer, engineer, and musician with over 30 years in the industry, working with the likes of Maroon 5, The Replacements, Faith No More, O.A.R, and Paul Westerberg. Lately, Matt’s been working extensively on new and catalog mixing in ATMOS from his studio in Van Nuys, CA. In this interview he takes us through the technical and artistic aspects of ATMOS mixing, his production philosophy, working with Faith No More and The Replacements, and why making records isn’t about the...

Duration:01:03:29

#84: Chalk and Cheese with Peter Frampton

5/13/2022
In this episode, we talk with Grammy award-winning guitarist and vocalist, Peter Frampton. As a teen, Peter got his start in music with bands The Preachers and The Herd, co-founded Humble Pie at 18, and went on to have a solo career that has spanned 21 albums and more than 50 years. Peter chats with John and Stewart about his most recent record; Frampton Forgets The Words, his writing and recording process, early influences, and his love of playing live.

Duration:00:50:42

#83: What Steve Vai is Talkin' About (Part 2)

2/23/2022
This is part two of our interview with world-renowned guitarist Steve Vai, whose new record, Inviolate, was released on January 28, 2022. In this episode, we dive deep into Steve's creative process, where his ideas come from, and how they transform into music. He also talks about his years with Frank Zappa, his work as an in-demand sideman, and his orchestral compositions. To hear all about the record, and Steve's three-neck guitar, the Hydra, check out his part one interview.

Duration:00:33:26

#82: Lair of the Hydra with Steve Vai (Part 1)

2/10/2022
Steve Vai is a Grammy award-winning musician, composer, producer, and inventor of the Hydra: a three-neck, 36 string beast of a guitar with a steam-punk attitude and endless possibilities. Steve shows just what the instrument is capable of on his newly released album, ‘Inviolate’. In this episode, John and Stewart chat with Steve about his creative process, his fantastic new record, and the inspiration and design behind the Hydra. This is part one of a two-part interview.

Duration:00:32:37

#81: Lucky to Be Good with Ed Stasium (Part 2)

11/23/2021
This is part two of our interview with veteran Engineer and Producer, Ed Stasium. In this episode, Ed talks to John and Stewart about his time in LA, working with Mick Jagger, Living Colour, Motörhead, and The Smithereens, and shares a story about how editing drums saved his life.

Duration:01:26:18

#80: Good to Be Lucky with Ed Stasium (Part 1)

10/21/2021
Ed Stasium is a musician, engineer, and producer with a career in music that spans almost 50 years. Getting his start at Tony Camillo's New Jersey studio, he went on to record Gladys Knight, The Ramones, Talking Heads, Living Colour, The Smithereens, Mick Jagger, and Motörhead, to name a few. In this episode, Ed gets in-depth about recording Gladys Knight's "Midnight Train to Georgia," his time with The Ramones, the first Talking Heads record, and his role in the building of New York's...

Duration:01:33:24

#79: As the Story Goes with Bill Schnee

8/31/2021
Bill Schnee is a musician, producer, Grammy-winning engineer, and more recently, a writer, with his new book "Chairman at the Board." With over 50 years in music, Bill has plenty to share, having worked with Miles Davis, Steely Dan, Dire Straits, Carly Simon, Ringo Starr, and Whitney Houston, to name a few. In this episode of Gear Club Podcast, he sits down with John and Stewart to talk about the writing of the book, his early years as a musician and young engineer, his recording ethos, and...

Duration:01:13:11

#78: Ready, SETI, Go with Richard Factor

8/12/2021
In this episode, Eventide founder Richard Factor takes us to outer space on a Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence. Richard is the founder and president of the SETI League: a non-profit, membership-supported group of amateur skywatchers hoping to catch signals of intelligent life from outside our solar system. Richard walks John and Stewart through the inception of SETI, the hows and whys of this galactic search, and one story about a real-life tin foil hat. For video of this episode,...

Duration:00:52:48

#77: Memphis Music Magic & More with Terry Manning

5/28/2021
With a career spanning over 5 decades, Terry Manning is an accomplished audio engineer, producer, multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, composer, and photographer. Terry got his start as a teenager in the legendary Memphis music scene at Stax Records and Ardent Studios. He has worked with the likes of Led Zeppelin, ZZ Top, Otis Redding, The Staple Singers, Shakira, Joe Walsh, Lenny Kravitz, Shania Twain, and Bryan Adams - not to mention his quintessential role in Big Star’s debut album,...

Duration:01:47:27

#76: Brendan Benson: The Dear Life of a Raconteur

3/30/2021
Brendan Benson is a musician, singer-songwriter, producer, and founding member of The Raconteurs. As a solo artist, he’s released seven studio albums, most recently “Dear Life” released on Third Man Records in 2020. Brendan talks with John and Stewart about the recording of Dear Life, his writing process, The Raconteurs, and over 20 years of making music, from Detroit to Nashville. This interview was recorded at Sear Sound in January of 2020. For the full experience, watch this episode on...

Duration:01:07:18

#75: The Life of Dweezil Zappa (Part 2)

3/5/2021
In this episode, Dweezil Zappa and our hosts take a closer look at his father Frank Zappa’s vast music catalog, his gear, and some of his more unconventional instrumentation choices. All in an effort to explore Dweezil’s approach to tackling his father’s work in his show, Zappa Plays Zappa. They’ll also delve into more details of Dweezil’s multi-faceted online music platform, Reward Music. For the full experience, watch this full interview on our YouTube channel & check out Part 1 at...

Duration:01:43:44

#74: Dweezil Zappa on Navigating the Modern Music Industry (Part 1)

2/25/2021
This week, our hosts talk to Grammy award-winning guitarist and son of Frank, Dweezil Zappa. Dweezil recently launched Reward Music, an online platform for artists to host their website, engage with fans, sell music and merchandise, all while keeping 100% of sales. Dweezil talks through the features and benefits of reward music for artists and fans alike, showcasing the need for a paradigm shift away from traditional music revenue streams. Keep on the lookout for part 2, where we’ll go more...

Duration:00:49:40

#73: Fight the Dialog with Randy Poster

2/9/2021
As a renowned music supervisor for film and television, Randy Poster is known for his work with directors Wes Anderson, Martin Scorsese, Todd Phillips, and Sam Mendes, among many others. He has had his hand in a countless number of works including The Irishman, The Queen’s Gambit, Boardwalk Empire, The Hangover, Divergent, The Wolf of Wall Street, Lost, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Tiger King, and Joker, just to name a few. With a career that spans over 2 decades, multiple genres, and several...

Duration:00:49:43

#72: Carrying the Torch with Chris Allen

9/10/2020
Chris Allen is a Grammy-nominated recording and mix engineer based in New York City. He’s been the chief engineer at Sear Sound for over a decade and was a protégé of the late Walter Sear. Chris has worked with an impressive and varied list of artists, including Yoko Ono, Paul Simon, Fleet Foxes, Nels Cline, Andrew Bird, Ravi Coltrane, and Dr. John. Chris sat down with John and Stewart in studio A at Sear to discuss microphones, interns, crazy sessions, keeping things fresh after 16 years at...

Duration:00:49:12

#71: Nimble… As It Were with Roberta Findlay

8/27/2020
During the 2019 AES convention, Gear Club took over Studio A at Sear Sound for several days of interviews. While there, the guys had the opportunity to talk to the owner and studio manager, Roberta Findlay. Roberta has a long history in film, working as a director, writer, producer, composer, camera operator, and actress in scores of movies from the 1960’s through the 1980’s. For the past few decades, she has booked and managed Sear Sound, founded by her and her partner, the late Walter...

Duration:00:57:50

#70: Gear Club & Friends Live with Lenny Kaye, Tony Shanahan, Kevin Killen, Gerry Leonard & James Mastro

6/17/2020
In this live episode, we chat with Producer/Engineer Kevin Killen, Tony Shanahan & Lenny Kaye of the Patti Smith Band, James Mastro, owner of Hoboken's Guitar Bar & member of The Bongos, and Gerry Leonard, best known for his work with David Bowie. This episode originally aired on April 23 as a live stream in Eventide’s Quarantide series. Be sure to catch more live Gear Club episodes on Eventide’s Facebook or YouTube every Thursday at 4PM ET

Duration:01:12:48

Special Announcement: History of The Record Plant Live on 4/30

4/28/2020
Join us this Thursday at 4PM EDT live on the Eventide Facebook & YouTube as we interview producer/engineer Ed Stasium, along with Record Plant Studios alumni Shelly Yakus, Jack Douglas, Jay Messina, Greg Calbi, Rod O'Brien, & Steve Marcantonio. With combined credits including The Ramones, John Lennon, Aerosmith, Van Morrison, The Band, The Raspberries, & Tom Petty, to name a few, this is a live, interactive episode you won't want to miss!

Duration:00:00:29

Special Announcement: Gear Club Live Interview on 4/23

4/22/2020
Join us this & every Thursday at 4 PM on the Eventide Facebook page for a special live episode. This week, our hosts will be joined by producer/engineer Kevin Killen, Tony Shanahan & Lenny Kaye of The Patti Smith Band, James Mastro (owner of Hoboken's Guitar Bar & member of The Bongos), & Gerry Leonard, best known for his work with David Bowie. So tune in on the Eventide Facebook where our hosts will be taking listener questions.

Duration:00:00:34

Special Announcement: Gear Club Live on Facebook Series: #Quarantide

4/16/2020
Join us each Thursday at 4PM EDT Live on the Eventide Facebook Page for a special live stream episode! Tune in, ask questions & hang out with us in the comments as we chat with a bunch of our industry friends, both old & new! This Thursday, April 16 we talk with William Wittman, along Rob Hyman & Eric Bazilian of The Hooters

Duration:00:00:47

#69: Gearspace Joins the Club with Jules Standen

4/14/2020
Jules Standen is a producer, engineer, and founder of the audio website gearspace.com. Beginning in 2002 as a forum for engineers, Gearspace has grown into a Mecca for all things audio, from gear forums and classifieds to gear databases and reviews, Q&A sessions with famous producers and engineers, and a worldwide audio community. Jules began his career in music in the early ’80s at Matrix Studios in London, working with the likes of The Smiths and Siouxsie and the Banshees. He went on to a...

Duration:00:53:20