Caryn is a drummer and recovering pianist. When not breathing music, she is also a softball player, biker, and kid and adult-inspirer.
Caryn Havlik has been playing drums for more than 20 years, and is the drummer for the metal band Mortals (Relapse Records). Previous gigs include playing with Slayer cover band Slaywhore, electro-grunge outfit Clinical Trials, the Red Hook Ramblers, mathrockers Broadband, and she has even drummed in an off-off-broadway play, "Love Sucks." See her with Mortals in April 2015 at the Roadburn Festival and all across Europe on tour with Skeletonwitch and Goatwhore. She is a Dream Cymbals Artist.
She teaches drums to folks aged 5 to 65 at the Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls and through private lessons. She is also a long-time assistant radio producer at WNYC, (New York Public Radio), on the show New Sounds with John Schaefer. Her articles, interviews, and reviews on music, drumming, and not sucking at softball have been published in both Decibel and Tom Tom Magazine, the latter of which she served as the Metal issue’s co-editor (No. 13.)
When not breathing music, Havlik is a competitive softball player on three different teams, a kamikaze biker, and an acupuncture junkie. Little known facts: she holds a B.A. in Japanese Language and Literature and will gladly order sake with you, she grew up as a classical pianist and had a pretty sweet gig as second-string organist at her church as a teenager, and she very much enjoys Gilbert & Sullivan operettas.
Caryn Havlik appears in the following:
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Monday, March 16, 2015
Tuesday, January 06, 2015
Monday, December 29, 2014
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Monday, October 20, 2014
Friday, April 18, 2014
Wednesday, February 05, 2014
Monday, January 13, 2014
While everyone was compiling their year-end-lists on deadline, or submitting their 2014 previews, we’ve had the luxury of no one demanding such things from us. Now, really, the only joy in these sorts of exercises might be taunting John Schaefer with the freer time which comes from not hosting two daily shows (& countless other events), and then finally feeling guilty enough to share the things that the staff stumbled upon while not compiling Listener Poll data. Just to defy low expectations, and to continue to avoid actually BEING on air, here's another in the series of "Rogue" New Sounds Staff posts and it's a long one - in two parts.