58: Francesca Impastato (Macseal) & the Representation of Queer Women Drummers
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We’re back after a month away with a chat with Macseal drummer, Francesca Impastato. Francesca is a graduate of Berklee College of Music - where she focused on drums and music business, as well as instrument repair - of which, she has a fantastically misogynistic story to share. Francesca began drumming at the age of 5 - and not just hitting the drums with sticks, but actually finding the rhythm and beat and playing from there. One could say she was born to play the drums.
Francesca and I sat down in my practice space in Allston, Mass on Sunday while a jam band was rocking out above us to chat about everything that came to our minds. It was great timing because Francesca was only in Boston for a short period of time before heading down to New York to prepare for Macseal’s weekender tour. So we hope you dig this conversation - cuz we had a lot of fun having it!
- This week we shared tunes from the new Macseal EP, “Map it Out,” which comes out Friday! You can get a digital copy or cassette of the album through 6131 Records!
- Macseal is a brilliant new school indie emo band that has made a big wave through multiple DIY tours up and down the east coast and across the country. The band is poised to be a big hit with a full-length album on the horizon in another year or so!
- In this episode, we played the songs, “Sure thing, Shelly,” “Harry,” and “Next to You.”
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