Oct 8, 2015 | 33:06Q Glen Hansard brings "Didn't He Ramble" to studio q Video
Q Glen Hansard brings "Didn't He Ramble" to studio q Oct 8, 2015 | 33:06You may know Glen Hansard as lead singer and guitarist for The Frames, or half of the wildly-popular folk duo The Swell Season, or as the driving force behind Oscar and Tony-award winning musical Once. But today he's here in his most direct and essential form: as a solo artist. Hansard joins Shad to preview his moving and gritty new record Didn't He Ramble and to discuss the importance of positivity and vulnerability in his songwriting.
Sep 28, 2015 | 47:22Q Darryl "DMC" McDaniels won't stop rockin' Video
Q Darryl "DMC" McDaniels won't stop rockin' Sep 28, 2015 | 47:22Put down the coffee. You won't need it after this one. Darryl "DMC" McDaniels brings his infectious energy and rapid-fire storytelling to studio q. The pioneering hip hop musician joins Shad to discuss his recording career and more recent comic book project — and how both are rooted in his own superhero origin story.
Sep 15, 2015 | 27:33Q Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson in studio q Video
Q Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson in studio q Sep 15, 2015 | 27:33747 jet pilot, cancer survivor, heavy metal god: Bruce Dickinson is the lead singer of classic UK metal band Iron Maiden. Shad talks to Bruce about his colourful and storied life, and Iron Maiden's latest album, The Book of Souls.
Sep 8, 2015 | 34:17Q The Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde in studio q Video
Q The Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde in studio q Sep 8, 2015 | 34:17Chrissie Hynde, lead singer of The Pretenders, has one of the most distinctive voices in rock — but her personal story and strong opinions would also stand out in any crowd. The Don't Get Me Wrong singer joins Shad to discuss her revealing new memoir, Reckless: My Life as a Pretender.
Sep 3, 2015 | 15:49Q Instrumentalists Colin Stetson & Sarah Neufeld on their first record as a duo Video
Q Instrumentalists Colin Stetson & Sarah Neufeld on their first record as a duo Sep 3, 2015 | 15:49Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld are known for both their solo work and collaborations with Arcade Fire. In their compelling debut LP "Never were the way she was" they blend the beauty of violin and saxophone. The musicians sit down with Shad to discuss the broadening musical tastes of their audiences, how they tell stories through music, and why it was time to bridge their worlds.
Sep 2, 2015 | 8:03Q Soul legend Lee Fields brings Emma Jean to studio q Video
Q Soul legend Lee Fields brings Emma Jean to studio q Sep 2, 2015 | 8:03Lee Fields and his super tight backing band, the Expressions, swing through studio q to perform from his new album Emma Jean. The veteran soul singer also joins Shad to share the stories behind his songs, how his faith fuels his art, and what happened after he met James Brown.
Aug 12, 2015 | 12:16Q Ibeyi's Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Diaz in studio q Video
Q Ibeyi's Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Diaz in studio q Aug 12, 2015 | 12:16Musical duo Ibeyi have a bond that goes beyond being twins. Lisa-Kaindé Diaz and Naomi Diaz combine their French, Cuban and Yoruba heritage to make enthralling music — and we at q believe their self-titled debut record is one you need to hear. The twins join Shad in studio q to discuss their debut effort.
Aug 7, 2015 | 15:08Q Hot Chip brings "Why Make Sense" to studio q Video
Q Hot Chip brings "Why Make Sense" to studio q Aug 7, 2015 | 15:08London U.K.'s Hot Chip have built their 15-year career on a slow burn — delivering tracks that keep notoriously fickle dance fans coming back. Joe Goddard and Al Doyle swing through studio q to perform from their new album, Why Make Sense?, and sit down with Shad to discuss their longevity and their soulful mix of funk, R&B, and electronic music.
Aug 6, 2015 | 17:03Q Laura Marling shares director's cut of "Short Movie" album Video
Q Laura Marling shares director's cut of "Short Movie" album Aug 6, 2015 | 17:03Laura Marling launched her music career in England when she was only 16 — but, despite widespread acclaim, she nearly quit a couple of years ago after an "existential crisis" in LA. Today, the introspective singer-songwriter joins Shad to discuss the songs that brought her back to music, the dips in her journey, and why she's more comfortable being called an "old soul" these days.
Jul 27, 2015 | 23:57Q Booker T. Jones on how music changed his life Video
Q Booker T. Jones on how music changed his life Jul 27, 2015 | 23:57After five decades in the music industry, Booker T. Jones is still going strong. The Stax legend joins Shad to discuss his incredible legacy in music, working with soul's elite, and his experience as part of a multi-racial band in the segregated South of the 1960s.
Jul 23, 2015 | 18:29Q Miguel pours his Wildheart out in studio q Video
Q Miguel pours his Wildheart out in studio q Jul 23, 2015 | 18:29Miguel Jontel Pimentel, better known simply as Miguel, has drawn comparisons to everyone from Prince to Marvin Gaye to Van Morrison. The L.A. artist sits down with guest host Piya Chattopadhyay to talk about the line between the sexy and the sensational, his eyebrow-raising cover art, and his believe that normalcy is subjective.