Edris, Cuban singer-songwriter & multi-instrumentalist

Top Bunks & Aisle Seats: EDRIS

Top Bunks and Aisle Seats goes international as Ampersand’s Music Editor, Ashley Eady, interviews Edris, a Cuban-born singer-songwriter and USC alumnus! Born and raised in Baracoa during one of Cuba’s worst economic depressions, Edris didn’t have video games, a computer, or even electricity growing up. For fun, he played baseball with logs and wads of socks. It was a…

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Grant Ellman music

Top Bunks & Aisle Seats: Grant Ellman

In this latest episode of Top Bunks and Aisle Seats, Ampersand’s music editor, Ashley Eady, speaks with multi-instrumentalist and USC student, Grant Ellman. Grant’s musical talent became apparent during his childhood. He’s played piano since he was four, guitar since he was eight, and drums since he was ten. At age 12, he became one of the…

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Photo credit: Chase McBride/Kyle Lancaster of Rotor Collective

Top Bunks & Aisle Seats: Chase McBride & Ethan Varian

Top Bunks and Aisle Seats is back with an exciting new episode! For this fourth installment, Ampersand’s music editor, Ashley Eady, invited Chase McBride and Ethan Varian into the studio. Chase is a singer-songwriter from the Bay Area. Ethan, also from the Bay Area, is a graduate student at USC Annenberg and plays lead guitar in Chase’s backing band. Chase and…

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Top Bunks & Aisle Seats: Andrew Justice

Welcome to episode 2 of Top Bunks and Aisle Seats, the podcast that dives into the world of truly alternative music. For this installment, Ampersand’s Ashley Eady sat down with Andrew Justice. Andrew is a violist, as well as the head of USC’s music library. He spoke with Ashley about his love for all things related to…

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Allison Wolfe

Top Bunks & Aisle Seats: Allison Wolfe

Welcome to Top Bunks and Aisle Seats, a podcast that dives into the world of truly alternative music. For this first episode, Ampersand’s Ashley Eady had a spirited conversation with resident punk rock icon, Allison Wolfe. The two talked about sexism in the music industry and Allison’s new band, Sex Stains. Photo credit for Allison Wolfe, featured…

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