PIERRE PRESSURE

PIERRE PRESSURE PODCAST
Host Pierre de Gaillande interviews musicians, composers, and producers, and Pierre Pressures them into talking about politics. Each guest performs a song that has political or social resonance, and discusses their artistic trajectory, the intersection of music and politics, and the pressure of life in these Divided States. Listen on iTunes. Listen on Overcast. Listen on Stitcher. Go to Facebook Page.

PPP# 22: PANDEMIC PLAYLIST 

A very unusual Pierre Pressure Podcast. In this episode, Pierre called his friends in New York, California, and Florida to see how they are getting by during this world-wide quarantine. These guests range in age, gender, profession, and location, from…

PPP #21: CHRIS WELLS 

Chris Wells is the founder of The Secret City, and he is a high priest of art. He's been known to tower over people in platform shoes, he leads a congregation of art worshippers, his performances make people feel high…

PPP #20: JG THIRLWELL 

Composer-producer-frontman-wizard JG Thirlwell has been making astonishing, orchestral, bombastic music for decades. Born in Australia, he teamed up with Nick Cave and the Birthday Party, then joined Prag VEC, and soon formed his enduring solo project Foetus. Operating under plethora…

PPP #19: RICK FROBERG 

Musician and visual artist Rick Froberg can't help it, he f*&#ing loves rock and roll. Throughout his career he has fronted loud, uncompromising, agressive, totally original and influential bands like Pitchfork, Drive Like Jehu, and Hot Snakes with his partner…

PPP #18: THE BREEDERS 

For this very special episode, we reach way back into the vault and present an interview Pierre did with The Breeders in 1992! We unearthed this cassette recording of an interview with all four members of this massively popular and…

PPP #17: PHIL MANLEY 

Phil Manley is a west-coast based rock musician and producer. He runs El Studio in San Fransisco, and he handles the guitar, keyboards, bass, and vocals in bands Trans Am, Life Coach, Terry Gross, and Oneida among others. His band…

PPP #16: LISA MARR AND PAOLO DAVANZO 

Episode sweet sixteen features Los Angeles-based activists, musicians, filmmakers, and educators Lisa Marr and Paolo Davanzo. They run a non-profit called the Echo Park Film Center, and they travel the world spreading their vison of inclusiveness, tolerance, creativity and…

PPP #15: STEW 

Stew is a singer, musician, composer, playwright, and a powerhouse in the world of music and theater. For years he fronted the band Stew and the Negro Problem. He then went on to create and star in a play called…

PPP #14: KEN THOMSON 

This episode features woodwind whiz, composer, arranger, and performer Ken Thomson. Ken plays all kinds of clarinets and saxophones (and anything else that sounds like an angry swan) in many amazing projects including but not limited to: Bang on a…

PPP #13: DORIT CHRYSLER 

Lucky number 13 is my good friend Dorit Chrysler, a theremin wizard from Austria. She came to New York in the 90's and was the singer-guitarist for the scorching art-rock band Halcion. She subsequently went on tho become one of…

PPP #12: C. GIBBS 

This episode's guest is my good friend and musical collaborator Christian Gibbs. Also known as C. Gibbs, he's a ridiculously talented singer, songwriter, guitarist who's been crushing it for decades. His numerous band and solo projects include Morning Glories, C…

PPP #11: WILLIE GREEN 

This episode is all about hip hop. Paul Womack, AKA Willie Green, is a New York-based hip hop producer specializing in "art-rap." He produces extremely imaginative, groundbreaking beats for hip hop and pop artists who are not afraid to break…