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July 19, 2010

Episode 7 – Coire Williams on the Kora

Hello Ladies and Gentleman, in this episode we feature Coire Williams on the Kora, a harp-like African instrument. Coire plays some songs and talks about the history of the instrument and of the jali, a type of professional storyteller. Coire also tells a story about a particularly clever goat.


June 28, 2010

Episode 6 – Clara Kennedy and Kiyoko and Gregory from By and By

In this episode we bring you music from a local musician, Clara Kennedy, and a couple folks traveling through town, Kiyoko and Gregory from By and By.


June 14, 2010

Episode 5 – Up, Up We Go, featuring Salvatore Vito Geloso

For our fifth episode, we present Up, Up We Go, featuring Salvatore Vito Geloso and Kyle Olson on drums. Go to the Music page for more from Sal.


May 28, 2010

Episode 4 – Spring Music Compilation

In this episode we bring music from around the neighborhood: Forest City, Dana Athens, The Sanctuaries, and Cutleri. For more music and information about these artists, visit darkcomedyhour.com/music.


March 18, 2010

Episode 3 – Gann Brewer

Hello ladies and gentleman, and welcome to our podcast page. Our current episode, #3, features Gann Brewer, a folk singer we met in NYC around Christmas time while enjoying the yearly visit from our good friend and impresario Rox Sirand. Gann does a line-up of folk traditionals along with a set of lyrically impressive originals that draw on deep American musical and story-telling traditions. We’re indebted to Gann for helping us get back to our original vision for the podcast, which was something along the lines of Americana merged with Steam Punk and Slam poetry, with a dose of Garrison Keillor in there somewhere. We’re still trying to pull it off, and hope to bring you more unique musical artists in the near future. Please stay tuned!

From Gann’s Website:

Gann Brewer has been traveling the world since he graduated from college, playing tunes by John Prine, Woody Guthrie and sharing the songs he learned from Ramblin’ Jack records on every street corner he could. He has paid some serious “Buskin” dues on the sidewalks and coffeeshops of Israel, New Zealand, Vietnam, Ireland, Holland and more, as well as the bungalows and pirate bars of the Virgin Islands and Thailand. He lives the life of a troubadour, with a vocal style that reminds fans of early Todd Snider or a sober Townes Van Zandt, but yet uniquely his own.”


March 12, 2010

Episode 1 – Aimee, Jules, Andrew

Ladies and Gentlemen, many years ago, during the infant days of the Dark Comedy Hour — when we first invited bloggers to blog and first recorded what and who was around us — we sat down with two friends and asked them to recall stories regarding the worst sex they’d ever had. During this same period, our friend Andrew had a short story he’d wanted to read and we called him, and he read, and we recorded the phone call and put atmospheric sounds to it. And we wrote and recorded music and then assembled everything into our first podcast. Everything was recorded at the Dark Comedy Hour studios, which, at that time, was located in the East Village of Manhattan c. summer 2006