This week on the podcast, Kiel talks with his friend Hayley Rippy, a photographer here in the Phoenix area, all about the art of photography! They get into how Hayley started in photography, how she approaches shooting film vs digital, and about her time on the road with Circa Survive taking photos for them and how that has affected her approach to taking photos. This one also gets into some real gear nerd territory as well. This is a fun one so enjoy!
This week on the Art is Hard Podcast, Kiel is joined by Cameron, Alex, and Deacon from the band Nullingroots, a black gaze black metal band from here in Phoenix. This conversation centers around just what black gaze even is, black metal's tumultuous evolution as a genre over the years, and how Nullingroots changed from a one man project into a full band and how they create with that in mind
This week Kiel talks with Bret Bender of the indie, pop, electronic duo Bogan Via. Kiel and Bret cover the origin of the band as a folk two piece, its metamorphosis into the more electronic focused band it is today, how to find the right tools of creation when you have so many available to you, and how to navigate and collaborate in a very interesting band dynamic.
This week is a special episode! Due to a scheduling issue with a guest following a sickness, this week is a solo episode where Kiel gets real and talks about honesty in art. The idea has come up several times on the show so far and Kiel shares his thoughts on why honest art makes great art.
This week on the Art is Hard podcast, Kiel is joined by his friends Anthony Quiroz and Tevita Maliu, guitarist and vocalist of the Arizona hardcore band The Beautiful Ones. This conversation goes back to the early days of the band, covers the Beautiful Ones unique writing process, and how the band has evolved to culminate in their newest EP entitled Beautiful Crü all over some delicious drinks! This one is a good one so get into it!
This week Kiel sits down with local Phoenix comedian, Anwar Newton to talk about Anwar's comedy beginnings, how he has navigated the comedic path over the last few years, how he goes about constructing a joke, and how to work with different crowds in a variety of dynamic environments. This is a really fun yet informative episode. Enjoy!
On this episode of the Art is Hard Podcast, Kiel sits down withDanielle Durack, a local singer/songwriter all about how she got started in music, how insecurity and isolation played a role in her creative development, the process of making her first album Bonnie Rose, and much more.
Click here for more information about Danielle as well as links to her music.
In this episode of the Art Is Hard Podcast, Kiel sits down with long-time friend and folk artist Steven Cosand who creates under the moniker Quaker Folk. This time around the discussion focuses on Steven's entrance into the world of graphic art, what constitutes "folk" art in the first place, and how spirituality factors into creating art. This is a good one so get into it!