Hear and Now with Rachel C. on Radio Free Brooklyn
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.
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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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  • Hear and Now with Rachel C. (Microsessions January 2019 edition)
    by Rachel Cleary on February 9, 2019 at 4:25 pm

    On this edition of Hear and Now, the featured musical talent of the January 2019 edition of Microsessions in NYC joins Rachel for live in studio performances and discussion about their work and their participation in the Microsessions project. Megg Farrell, Cranston Dean, and Adam Maalouf are featured guests, along with Paul Schomer, the curator behind the Microsessions series. Hear and Now with Rachel C. streams live every Thursday at 7PM Eastern on Radio Free Brooklyn. Listen →

  • Hear and Now with Rachel C. (with Kelsey Warren)
    by Rachel Cleary on January 24, 2019 at 5:04 pm

    On this edition of Hear and Now, Rachel C. is joined by musician Kelsey Warren, who performs "Another Club Night" from his upcoming EP, "KUMI", set for release in February 2019. Kelsey discusses his early career and the evolution of Blak Emoji, his latest musical endeavor. He also shares his live performance experiences, not just as a performer but as someone who has worked at various venues in over the many years that is the ever-changing landscape of New York City. Kelsey relays a hopeful attitude toward the changing scene and the way live shows are produced and curated and the way in which is music is shared with audiences. Hear and Now with Rachel C. streams live on Radio Free Brooklyn every Thursday at 7PM Eastern. Listen →

  • Hear and Now with Rachel C. (with LoveHoney; 2019 edition)
    by Rachel Cleary on January 18, 2019 at 2:25 am

    LoveHoney returns to Hear and Now for an interview and live performance in this edition of the program, previewing not one but two new tracks from their upcoming album. The foursome that blends rock, r&b, punk, and soul for a musical discusses their upcoming album release and upcoming tour. Hear and Now with Rachel C. streams live on Radio Free Brooklyn every Thursday at 7PM Eastern. Listen →

  • Hear and Now with Rachel C.(with LoveHoney, January 2019)
    by Rachel Cleary on January 18, 2019 at 2:18 am

    LoveHoney returns to Hear and Now with Rachel C. for an hour of chat and live performance on this edition of the program. The foursome that blends rock, blues, punk, and soul premieres two new songs and discusses their upcoming album release and tour. Hear and Now with Rachel C. streams live every Thursday at 7PM Eastern on Radio Free Brooklyn. Listen →

  • Hear and Now with Rachel C. (with Monte)
    by Rachel Cleary on January 15, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    Eryn Levine fills in for Rachel C. on this edition of Hear and Now, hosting musical guest Monte. This Brooklyn based band's sound blends rock, punk, and pop into a fun frenzy of energy you won't want to miss. Hear and Now streams live every Thursday at 7PM Eastern on Radio Free Brooklyn. Listen →

  • Hear and Now with Rachel C. (with JT Curtis)
    by Rachel Cleary on January 10, 2019 at 12:43 am

    In this edition of Hear and Now, composer, musician and actor JT Curtis joins Rachel C. on the program for an insightful discussion on his professional and personal journey as a live performer. An accomplished musician and Broadway performer, JT shares the experiences that have informed and continue to influence his art. He shares several original pieces of music via live on air performance and talks about plans for a musical, which he has already begun writing. Hear and Now with Rachel C. streams live on Radio Free Brooklyn every Thursday at 7PM Eastern. Listen →

  • Hear and Now with Rachel C. (with A Very Special Episode)
    by Rachel Cleary on December 26, 2018 at 8:03 am

    In this edition of the program, Brooklyn based duo A Very Special Episode joins Rachel C. for an interview and live performance, including a live acoustic version of previously unrecorded material. The band discusses its musical influences and the evolution of its sound, which features elements of both punk and traditional rock with a psychedelic edge. The band's upcoming collaborations, gigs and plans for the future are also discussed. Hear and Now with Rachel C. streams live every Thursday at 7PM Eastern on Radio Free Brooklyn. Listen →

  • Hear and Now with Rachel C. (Holiday 2018 edition)
    by Rachel Cleary on December 21, 2018 at 3:16 pm

    On this edition of the program, Rachel C. welcomes fellow and former Radio Free Brooklyn show hosts to the program for an hour of holiday tunes you're not going to hear whilst at the mall and an impromptu discussion to fit the bill. Why do metal bands make such great holiday music? What makes a holiday special suck or not? What IS it about this music that either drives us batty or prompts us to lose our crankiness altogether? Listen now with DJ MSG (Collision Time Revisited); Robert Prichard (Bushwick Garage, Brooklyn Bandstand); and Gianluca Tramontana (Sitting with Gianluca). It's like nothing else you'll hear this holiday season. Listen →

  • Hear and Now with Rachel C. ((Rose and Chubby Album Release)
    by Rachel Cleary on December 10, 2018 at 2:46 pm

    On this edition of Hear and Now with Rachel C., Rachel welcomes Brer Brian and Tiff Kline to the program in celebration of the release of their musical collaboration, "Rose and Chubby". It's a full-length album of music with a bluegrass feel with an undeniably edgy twist and this hour features several live renditions from it. Rachel also talks with the artists about past projects, what led them to working together o this project as well as what's in store for the future. Hear and Now with RachelC. streams live on Radio Free Brooklyn every Thursday at 7PM Eastern Time. Listen →

  • Hear and Now Thanksgiving 2018
    by Rachel Cleary on November 30, 2018 at 1:48 pm

    This episode of Hear and Now with Rachel C., which aired on Thanksgiving 2018, is an hour-long playlist comprised exclusively of music from former guests of the show. Listen →

  • Hear and Now with Rachel C. (with Nick Fowler)
    by Rachel Cleary on November 21, 2018 at 1:04 pm

    Musician, songwriter, and author Nick Fowler joins Rachel C. on this edition of the program in celebration of his latest book, "My Virtuous Sister", scheduled for release in 2019. Nick shares his personal story and the story of the progression of his career from musician to author to musician and back again. Nick also shares some of his latest music via a live in-studio performance and talks about how his writing has influenced his music composition and vice versa. Hear and Now with Rachel C. streams live on Radio Free Brooklyn every Thursday at 7PM Eastern Time. Listen →

  • Hear and Now with Rachel C. (with Dick Zigun)
    by Rachel Cleary on November 11, 2018 at 1:01 pm

    On this episode of Hear and Now, Coney Island USA founder and program director Dick Zigun joins Rachel C. to discuss his latest endeavor, The Education of Al Capone As If Told By Jimmy Durante. While best known as the "Phony Mayor of Coney Island", Dick Zigun, a Yale-educated playwright, brings his knowledge of vaudeville and Brooklyn history to this interactive historical play depicting the story of how notorious gangster Al Capone became known as Scarface. For more information about the play, visit ConeyIsland.com. Hear and Now with Rachel C. streams live every Thursday at &PM Eastern on Radio Free Brooklyn. Listen →

  • Hear and Now with Rachel C. (with Sal Cataldi, Michael West, and Doug Hitchcock)
    by Rachel Cleary on November 6, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    In this edition of Hear and Now, Sal Cataldi, Doug Hitchcock, and Michael West join Rachel C. in Rachel C.'s studios to talk about their upcoming show benefiting Malcolm Smart, who also joins the conversation via phone. The three discuss how they came to collaborate as musicians on the Brooklyn scene years ago and where the changes in the music industry have taken them. Music from prior projects like Frank's Museum and Hari Karaoke is shared along with current projects everyone is working on. This episode is a must listen to for anyone who loves New York rock n' roll history. Listen →

  • Hear and Now with Rachel C. (with Matt Townsend and Eden James)
    by Rachel Cleary on October 26, 2018 at 12:45 pm

    Matt Townsend, host of Radio Free Brooklyn's The Rodent Hour, fills in for Rachel C. on this edition of the program, welcoming musician Eden James for an hour of performance and interview. Originally from Australia, James has toured internationally and is currently based in the U.K. He joins Matt as part in celebrating his latest release and performances scheduled in NYC. Listen →

  • Hear and Now with Rachel C. (with Miles Megaciph)
    by Rachel Cleary on October 23, 2018 at 12:27 pm

    Emcee, writer, poet, and activist Miles Megaciph joins Rachel C. in Radio Free Brooklyn's studio on this edition of Hear and Now. Miles not only performs live, but discusses the healing power of writing and performing. A former Marine, Miles Megaciph is involved in the We Are Not Your Soldiers project, an anti-military recruitment campaign which came out of the World Can't Wait movement. Hear and Now with Rachel C. stream live on Radio Free Brooklyn every Thursday at 7PM Eastern. Listen →

  • Hear and Now with Rachel C. featuring the Microsessions Project
    by Rachel Cleary on September 28, 2018 at 5:50 pm

    This edition of Hear and Now features the participating artists of the September 2018 installment of the Microsessions project, otherwise known as "speed dating for music enthusiasts". Developed by Paul Schomer in Austin, Microsessions gives audience members the opportunity to have multiple new musical experiences in one evening. Paul, along with Ryan Egan, Kwame Brandt-Pierce, Christina Cavazos, and members of Bethlehem Steel appear on the show to discuss the evolution of Microsessions and how they came to be a part of the project. Each participant provides a live on air musical performance similar to what one experiences during the Microsessions event, for a truly unique live performance experience. Hear and Now with Rachel C. streams live on Radio Free Brooklyn every Thursday at 7PM eastern. Listen →

  • Hear and Now with Rachel C. (Life Got You Facepalmin' Playlist)
    by Rachel Cleary on September 15, 2018 at 3:16 pm

    Life have you facepalming? Rachel C. hosts this hour-long musical journey to help you lower that paw and raise your head. Featuring music from some of her favorite generes: hip-hop, hard-driving rock n' roll, and damn near anything psychedelic. Hear and Now with Rachel C. streams live on Radio Free Brooklyn every Thursday at 7PM Eastern Time. Listen →

  • Hear and Now with Rachel C. (with Baba Israel)
    by Rachel Cleary on August 30, 2018 at 1:34 pm

    On this edition of Hear and Now, Soul Inscribed's Baba Israel returns to the program to discuss his newest project, CANNABIS. Inspired by the book, "Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana-Medical, Recreational, and Scientific" (Martin Lee, 2012) the show uses music and spoken word to trace the impact of the plant exploring social themes. The hour also includes music from the CANNABIS project; live freestyle; a talk on how cannabis has been a functioning form of the arts over generations; and upcoming plans for the show. Hear and Now with Rachel C. streams live every Thursday at 7 PM Eastern on Radio Free Bropoklyn. Listen →

  • Hear and Now with Rachel C. (with Andie Aronow)
    by Rachel Cleary on August 15, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    Women That Rock co-founder Andie Aronow joins Rachel C. in the studio for this edition of Hear and Now. Their discussion on the creation of and services provided by the platform, the need for platform providing a voice for women in music, and Andie's professional background are set to a backdrop of music written and performed by women. The ever-evolving landscape of the music industry and the role of platforms like Women That Rock are just some of what you'll discover in this insightful hour. Hear and Now with Rachel C streams live every Thursday at 7PM Eastern on www.radiofreebrooklyn.org. For more information on Women That Rock, visit womenthatrock.co Listen →

  • Hear and Now with Rachel C. (F@&$ Fascism Music Hour)
    by Rachel Cleary on August 3, 2018 at 10:23 pm

    Join Rachel C. for this hour of protest and anti fascist tunes, fraturing a few classics but primarily newer music from newer artists. The revolution in musical terms didn't end in the 1970s. It's alive and well in this colorful hour. Hear and Now with Rachel C. streams live on Radio Free Brooklyn every Thursday evening at 7:00 Eastern Tim Listen →