HOSTS: DINOSAUR JR.
Born December 4, 1966 in Valley Stream, New York. He is of German, Japanese, and Venezuelan descent. He played drums for Trenchmouth in 1988, Blue Man Group in the 1990s, and in 1997 he toured with Those Bastard Souls featuring Steven Drozd. In 1998, he made a short film called "Fred Armisen's Guide to Music and South by Southwest". He then tried stand-up comedy. In 2002 he joined the cast of Saturday Night Live.
Live Turned Out A Punk Episode With Dinosaur Jr. (Live Interview)
Damian Abraham can be many things... the singer of a critically acclaimed band, a failed VJ, a host for Vice…a parent, but certainly he is a punk music obsessive. Each week, he sits down and chats with an interesting person from the far reaching worlds of entertainment to find out how their life was changed by the discovery of a novelty genre that supposedly died out in 1978... PUNK.
Devadas will lead a Kirtan, along with J and others
Devadas is a kirtaniya, composer, writer and artist from Brooklyn, New York. He leads kirtans throughout the world and has recorded a wide variety of acclaimed CDs, including Radio Nada and Brooklyn Mellows, as well as the soon to be released Grand Street Kirtan Sessions. He’s often collaborated with friend, J Mascis and appears on his 2018 record, Elastic Days as well as his 2005 release, J and Friends Sing & Chant for Amma.
For those who may have never experienced kirtan: it's a spiritual practice, native to India, open to all. It involves the devotional call and response chanting of what are considered to be divine names. It's meditative. Intimate, profound, healing, ecstatic & fun.