Saturday, April 18, 2015

April 16, 2015: Anda Volley/My Silent Bravery/Deborah Irving/Steven Porter

Matthew Wade of My Silent Bravery

Host Max Bowen flies solo this week, and his first guest is electro singer-songwriter Anda Volley. Over the past year, she's made amazing headway in her career, and she has a huge announcement about an upcoming performance this May. She also has new music to share, and a special contest for her upcoming show on April 30.

Matthew Wade of My Silent Bravery also has new tunes to showcase, a remix of his previous album, "Diamond from Coal." He's worked with some incredibly talented people, including Boston's own Shea Rose.

Author Deborah Irving shares the story of hew book, "Waking Up White." It chronicles her perspective of racism and racial tensions in her hometown of Winchester, and later, working in Boston. This is an issue which we can all help to improve on.

Steven Porter is next, and as the president of the Association of Rhode Island Authors, founder of his own publishing company alongside his wife. and with two books to his name, it's hard to imagine how this man sleeps. He gives us his take on indie publishing in 2015 and how it's gotten better.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

April 9, 2015: Good Natured Dog Productions/Gina House/Greg Adams/Anne Litwin

Alecia Orsini from the film company Good Natured Dog Productions talks about the group's 10-year anniversary and their plans for the future. With short and feature films, commercial work, and regular participation in the 48-Hour Film Festival, this creative company has much to be proud of. Orsini also talks about the recent movement to retain the state's tax incentive for filmmakers.

Author Gina House outlines her two books on knitting in her Sleepy Eyes Knits series. She's got some great designs, and interesting insight into the world of knitting circles. Let's just say it's not your grandma's knitting club. Gina's also an archer and relates how she got into the sport and how it's helped her with her work.

New York-based singer-songwriter Greg Adams has been making some big waves in Boston with recent performances at the Hard Rock Cafe and Copperfield's. He's also re-releasing his album, "All or Nothing," following his signing with a PR firm, so there's a lot of great news to share.

Author Anne Litwin shares the origins of her new book, "New Rules for Women." It's all about changing the way that women work together to foster unity and highlight the struggles they still face. It's a fascinating topic, and one that we're glad to discuss.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

April 2, 2015: Merrimack Media/Four Noble Truths/The Color of Air

Matt and Max with Four Noble Truths
We're continuing our showcase of authors with Jenny Hudson, head of the publishing company Merrimack Media. An author herself, Hudson knows the trials and challenges facing many writers, and started her company to help them with every aspect, from marketing to editing and much more.

The four-piece rock band Four Noble Truths play an incredible live set, and give us the story behind their debut album, "Snow," and talk about the new tunes that they have in the works. Already, this band has played venues like the Middle East and Hard Rock Cafe, with more shows down the road.

It's a reunion of sorts as Matt Zappa talks to Greg Massi, his friend and the host of the Color of Air podcast. They talk music, shows, and all the great guests that Massi has had since the show launched last year.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

March 26, 2015: Will Dailey/The October Accord/The Japan Society/Author Donna Milham

It's a pretty diverse show this week, with music, books, and dance on the agenda.

Singer-songwriter Will Dailey is up first, and he tell us all about his Great Melt Down tour, which includes an April 3 performance at Club Passim. Along with that, he talks about how he made music his career, and his advice for aspiring artists.

Kerri Gross of the rock band The October Accord calls in to answer our questions about their debut EP, "Cheapshot of the Year," the recording process, and how this amazing five-piece first met.

Sharon Rice of the Japan Society of Boston talks about their upcoming Taiko Drum and Dance show at Berklee College of Music. She also explains the society's history, mission, and the folks that have been honored through their John E. Thayer Award, which they are currently taking nominations for.

Author Donna Milham rounds out the show with an honest discussion about her faith, which led her to pen her new book, "At His Feet." The books chronicles her journey with the Lord, and we talk about the steps she took in writing it.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

March 12, 2015: Glenn Cooper/Lowell Winterfest/Aeronaut Brewing Company/Berklee at SXSW

Radclyffe Hall with Matt and Max
We're opening with international author Glenn Cooper, whose works have sold over 6 million copies and have been translated into 31 languages. He talks about the trials and struggles of being an indie author, and what he's learned from the experience.

Susan Halter, one of the organizers of Lowell Winterfest, gives us the 411 on this great food, art, and music showcase, and all the different attractions that are available.

Ronn and Ben of the Aeronaut Brewing Company in Somerville talk beer, music, and how they've turned a warehouse space into one amazing venue. What's a good beer this season? What goes into making a really unique brew? You'll want to listen in and hear all about it.

Arielle Schwalm of Berklee College of Music talks about their 10th annual South By Southwest showcase, Boston and Beyond. They've got a slew of amazing bands lined up, including Radclyffe Hall, who joins us in studio. Anyone headed to Austin for SXSW will want to go to this show.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

March 5, 2015: Gianna Botticelli/Arkham Film Society

Singer-songwriter Gianna Botticelli joins us for a great acoustic set and a chat about her recent win in co-host Jeff Royds' Open Mic Challenge. See what set her apart from the other participants and won her the top spot.

Joshua Gravel of the Rhode Island-based Arkham Film Society calls in to give us the scoop on their first Boston event at Coolide Theater. They'll be showing the horror classic "Brain Damage," on a rare 35MM print!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Feb. 26, 2015: Angry Ginger/Geoff Ong

Geoff Ong performed live on the Feb. 26 show

We open our show with the rock duo of Angry Ginger, Jeff Lawson and Bethany Pierce. We talk about their recently released album, "Love In Hell," their view of the current rock scene, and some of the very personal stories that go into their music.

Next, all the way from New Zealand, singer-songwriter Geoff Ong tells us about his experiences living in Boston and attending Berklee College of Music. He's also got new music to share with us, off of his new album, "The Boston EP."