Caryn is a drummer and recovering pianist. When not breathing music, she is also a softball player, biker, and kid and adult-inspirer.
Caryn is a drummer, recovering pianist, and long-time radio producer at WNYC, on the show New Sounds with John Schaefer. She enjoys trying to get brass bands more airtime, is smitten with almost all kora music ever, and loves sending clearance form letters to artists, composers, publishers and labels for the New Sounds Podcast. Yes, Schaefer's desk clutter is legendary. If it's not broke, don't fix it.
She is currently drummer for the metal band Mortals (Relapse Records), has recorded with The All Things, and she is a Dream Cymbals Artist. Caryn teaches drums to folks aged 5 to 65 at the Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls, Tom Tom Academy, and through private lessons. 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 and Sullivan operettas.
Caryn Havlik appears in the following:
Monday, April 11, 2016
Monday, June 22, 2015
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
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.
Sunday, May 27, 2001
The Next Big Thing is learning that a dialect is a terrible thing to waste. It's hope springing eternal... well, actually, it's hope springing biological. Maybe. It's animal sightings - including a giant bullfrog in the middle of New York City and a couple of mad cows. What else? You ...