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Hear and Now with Rachel C.
Hosted by Rachel Cleary.

Hear and Now with Rachel C. is a weekly program centered around the unique experience of live performance. Just as Radio Free Brooklyn is unique in that it is a live streaming station, the Hear and Now show hopes to bring to the listener the unique experience that is experiencing art LIVE. Preselected recordings will be interspersed with live performances. Music, spoken word, and performance art will make their way through the internet airwaves to your ears every Thursday at 7, brought to you through the unique lens that is Rachel C’s brain.


Listen LIVE every Thursday at 7:00 pm
Category: Music, Talk


About Rachel Cleary

Rachel Cleary is a Brooklyn born, lifetime resident of the five boroughs with a love of live performance. While she is primarily known for her spoken word and storytelling performances, she has also made dozens of appearances on network television and independent film. Rachel has both performed and produced in off off Broadway theater productions. She is also a staff reporter for The Shadow Press. Rachel is currently the owner of Silkworm Studio and a project manager at Radio Free Brooklyn and is stoked to be finally hosting a show at RFB.



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Complete archive can be found at hearandnowwithrachelc.podomatic.com

  • Hear and Now with Rachel C. (with Dead Leaf Echo and DirtyBird)
    by Rachel Cleary on November 1, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    Members of Brooklyn based bands Dead Leaf Echo and DirtyBird join host Rachel C. in Radio Free Brooklyn's studio for an immersive hour of interview and music. LG of Dead Leaf Echo discusses the band's recent album release, current tour, and introduces three new songs from the band. Members of DirtyBird, a group made up of LaGuardia High School for Performing Arts grads, discusses the bands origins, upcoming album release, and performs live. Hear and Now with Rachel C. streams live every Thursday evening at 7PM NYC time on Radio Free Brooklyn. Listen →

  • Hear and Now with Rachel C. (with Dead Leaf Echo and DirtyBird)
    by Rachel Cleary on November 1, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    Members of Brooklyn based bands Dead Leaf Echo and DirtyBird join host Rachel C. in Radio Free Brooklyn's studio for an immersive hour of interview and music. LG of Dead Leaf Echo discusses the band's recent album release, current tour, and introduces three new songs from the band. Members of DirtyBird, a group made up of LaGuardia High School for Performing Arts grads, discusses the bands origins, upcoming album release, and performs live. Hear and Now with Rachel C. streams live every Thursday evening at 7PM NYC time on Radio Free Brooklyn. Listen →

  • Hear and Now with Rachel C.'s Homecoming Show
    by Rachel Cleary on October 25, 2017 at 6:13 pm

    In honor of its 100th live broadcast, Rachel C. invited former guests of Hear and Now to return to Radio Free Brooklyn's studio to celebrate their accomplishments, talk about the future, and to see where the evening took them all. This jam-packed hour of art includes performances from Mikal Amin, Jason Trachtenburg, Emma DeCorsey; music from The Glorious Revolution and Even Twice; and talk, storytelling and comedy from Liam McEneaney, Michele Carlo, Michael Stuart Grosman, Robert Prichard, and Tom Tenney. Hear and Now with Rachel C. airs live on www.radiofreebrooklyn.com every Thursday at 7PM EST. Listen →

  • Hear and Now with Rachel C. (with Mike Cobb and Leo Liebeskind)
    by Rachel Cleary on October 10, 2017 at 4:46 pm

    Mike Cobb of Mike Cobb and the Crevelators and Leo Liebeskind of Lovechild join Rachel in the studio to discuss the participation and organization of an upcoming hurricane relief show at the Jalopy Theater in Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY. Mike Cobb also discusses his musical influences and career, and Leo Liebeskind fills us in on the Lovechild project and how social justice issues have influenced his songwriting. Both Mike and Leo perform live to round out this not to be missed show. Listen →

  • Hear and Now with Rachel C. (with Phoebe Legere and Les Bohem)
    by Rachel Cleary on October 3, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    Pulitzer Prize nominated singer, songwriter and musician Phoebe Legere and Emmy winning screenwriter and musician Les Bohem join Rachel C. in the studio along with Radio Free Brooklyn co-founder Robert Prichard. Phoebe Legere performs music from her new album live, and discusses her upcoming performance at the Jalopy in Brooklyn, NY. The group also discusses Phoebe's career, the influence of Arcadian culture on Phoebe's music, her non-profit organization, and the transition of musical consumption from live listening to downloading and streaming. Listen →

  • Hear and Now with Rachel C. (Lane Moore's back!)
    by Rachel Cleary on September 20, 2017 at 11:56 pm

    Writer, actress, and It Was Romance frontperson Lane Moore returns to the studio in this episode of Hear and Now with Rachel C. to discuss her band's upcoming performance in the 90s soundtrack series at Arlene's Grocery in NYC. Lane and Rachel also talk about Lane's book deal; the upcoming Tinder Live tour; loneliness and being; and the magic that is the film, Freeway. Hear and Now with Rachel C. airs live on Radio Free Brooklyn every Thursday at 7:00 PM Eastern time. Original photo cresit: Lit Riot Press. Listen →

  • Hear and Now with Rachel C. (Celebrate RedHook Festival Edition!)
    by Rachel Cleary on September 11, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    This episode centers around the Celebrate Red Hook Festival, a live performance event happening in Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY in September 2017 and artists participating in the event. Mary-Elaine Jenkins and members of Lizzie and the Makers perform live and talk with Rachel C. about the careers and upcoming musical releases. Hear and Now with Rachel C. streams live on Radio Free Brooklyn every Thursday at 7:00 PM Eastern time. Listen →

  • Hear and Now with Rachel C.(Let's Dance Edition)
    by Rachel Cleary on September 3, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    This episode is another musical journey curated by Hear and Now host Rachel C., and the intention is to make you dance. Enjoy. Listen →

  • Hear and Now with Rachel C. (psychedelic road trip playlist)
    by Rachel Cleary on September 3, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    Tune in and take a trippy ride down a winding musical road with tracks from artists across musical genres. Listen →

  • Hear and Now with Rachel C. (with Grim Streaker)
    by Rachel Cleary on August 31, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    Members of Brooklyn-based punk band Grim Streaker join Rachel in the studio to discuss the band's coming together, current show dates and upcoming releases. Fast paced, hard nosed in your face riffs are Grim Streaker. Hear and Now with Rachel C. airs live on Radio Free Brooklyn on Thursdays at 7:00 PM Eastern Time. Listen →

  • Hear and Now with Rachel C. (with Paula Barouh)
    by Rachel Cleary on August 9, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    Chilean poet, songwriter, and vocalist Paula Barouh joins Rachel C. in the studio for her first English language interview and to premiere her new single, UNDERGROUND. Paula also performs a live poetry reading in Spanish and discusses her career and artistic process. Hear and Now with Rachel C. airs live every Thursday at 7PM Eastern time on Radio Free Brooklyn. Listen →

  • Hear and Now with Rachel C: The Blackout of '77 Show!
    by Rachel Cleary on July 28, 2017 at 10:03 pm

    Join Rachel C. through a tour of the year 1977, when punk, disco, and hip hop were emerging as three unique musical forces and when NYC experienced a now legendary blackout during the Summer of Sam. Hear stories collected from listeners who experienced the blackout firsthand and how the environment of NYC in the late 70s shaped music for a generation to come. Hear and Now with Rachel C. streams live every Thursday at 7:00 PM Eastern time on Radio Free Brooklyn. Listen →

  • SSSSLAM DUNK Episode 36
    by Rachel Cleary on July 22, 2017 at 6:57 am

    SSSSLAM DUNK is an hour long Hip Hop, Lo-Fi, Trap, Electronic, Rap, Punk, Instrumental, Dance, Indie rock, Psychedelic Rock, New Wave, Chillwave, Dubstep, Vaporwave, Pop and Experimental music show! This episode is hosted by Guice Mann! Bringin ya backboard breakers, double pump dunks, two handed jams and 360 tomahawk jams! All kinds of crazy jams! Jewelry for your mind! Shattering the backboard every Wednesday at 12 am eastern on Radio Free Brooklyn! Listen →

  • Hear and Now with Rachel C. (with Slow Suck)
    by Rachel Cleary on July 22, 2017 at 2:18 am

    Kiki and Johny of Brooklyn-based rock trio Slow Suck join Rachel C. in the studio for this edition of Hear and Now. They discuss the band's origins, upcoming release, as well as Kiki's upcoming literary project with Lit Riot Press. Kiki describes her transition from theatrical singer to rock front woman, as well as how her personal struggles have influenced her music. This episode includes live in studio performances of previously unreleased material. Hear and Now with Rachel C. airs live on Radio Free Brooklyn every Thursday at 7:00 PM, Eastern Time. Listen →

  • Hear and Now with Rachel C. (with Maria Colores)
    by Rachel Cleary on July 11, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    Guest Maria Colores joins Rachel C. in the studio to discuss her rise to stardom in Chile, her upcoming album and her evolution as a live performance artist. She also performs old and new music with members of her band live in the studio. Hear and Now with Rachel C. celebrates live performance culture and streams live every Thursday at 7:00PM Eastern on Radio Free Brooklyn. Listen →

  • Hear and Now with Rachel C. (with Needle Points)
    by Rachel Cleary on June 17, 2017 at 1:03 am

    Philadelphia based band Needle Points joins Rachel C. in the studio for live performance and interview. The "whirlwind of fun that beamed in from the 70s" talk about how they came together, the Philadelphia live performance scene, upcoming show dates and upcoming releases. Check this out for a guaranteed happy trip and check out Hear and Now with Rachel C. live on Thursdays at 7:00 PM on Radio Free Brooklyn. Listen →

  • Hear and Now with Rachel C. (with Sal Cataldi)
    by Rachel Cleary on June 14, 2017 at 12:27 am

    Musician Sal Cataldi joins Rachel C. in the studio to discuss his long-spanning musical career, the evolution of the Spaghetti Eastern compositions and those recordings, as well as upcoming performances and projects. Sal also performs live. Hear and Now with Rachel C. can be heard LIVE every Thursday at 7:00 PM Eastern on Radio Free Brooklyn. Listen →

  • Hear and Now with Rachel C. (with Megg Farrell)
    by Rachel Cleary on June 2, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    Musician Megg Farrell joins fellow NYC native Rachel C. in the studio for an incredible live performance of classical jazz inspired tunes. Megg's musical projects, her involvement with Unit J in Brooklyn and the upcoming 2017 Northside Music Festival . Hear and Now with Rachel C.airs live on Radio Free Brooklyn every Thursday at 7:00 PM Eastern. Listen →

  • Hear and Now with Rachel C. (with Mercury Wolff)
    by Rachel Cleary on May 8, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    Singer, musician, and Miami native Mercury Wolff joins Rachel C. on the program to discuss her current project, a piece of rock n' roll musical theater with astrological and sci-fi elements that will capture your imagination as much as Mercury's voice will capture your ear. They also discuss the relationship between sci-fi and music, Mercury's earlier recording projects, and live performance experience. She also provides a live personalized chanting session. Hear and Now with Rachel C. streams live every Thursday at 7:00 PM Eastern time on Radio Free Brooklyn. Listen →

  • Hear and Now with Rachel C. (with The Dream Eaters)
    by Rachel Cleary on May 5, 2017 at 6:01 am

    On this episode of Hear and Now, Brooklyn-based musical duo The Dream Eaters joins Rachel C. in the studio for a live performance. Rachel talks with the band about how they came to play together, their songwriting process, their new release and upcoming performance dates. Hear and Now with Rachel C. airs every Thursday at 7:00 PM Eastern time on Radio Free Brooklyn. Listen →