Drexel to host conversation with record producer Steve Albini and Don Giovanni Records’ Joe Steinhardt
Drexel University’s Music Industry Program will host well-known record producer Steve Albini for a conversation with Don Giovanni Records’ founder Joe Steinhardt, who recently started teaching at Drexel, on November 14.
Albini was previously a member of the bands Big Black, Rapeman, and Flour, and is currently the vocalist and guitarist of the Chicago-based post-hardcore band Shellac. He is also the founder, owner and principal engineer of Electrical Audio, a complex of two recording studios in Chicago. He’s worked with a range of artists including Nirvana, the Pixies, PJ Harvey, Joanna Newsom, and Cloud Nothings.
Albini is known for his iconoclasm and resistance to music industry norms, from refusing royalties from album sales to deflecting credit from himself by using pseudonyms like “Li’l Weed” and “Buck Naked.” “I take a lot of pride in the music,” he told Chicago Magazine in a recent interview, “but I also think that it’s important that we are not part of an industry.”
The conversation will take place in Drexel’s URBN Annex Black Box Theater and is free and open to the public. Find more information here.