Thursday, January 19, 2017

Jan. 19, 2017: Sonic Pulse/Peter Eldridge/Frosty

We open the show with the "Beer-Fueled, Bong-Ripping, Pizza-Surfin' Extreme Progressive Power Party Thrash" band Sonic Pulse! They're playing on Jan. 28 at the Revocation show in Manchester, N.H. They've got a new single out, the first of a brand new album.

Singer-songwriter Peter Eldridge has a new album, "Disappearing Day," plus a huge show on Feb. 4. He's be on to tell us all about that, touring solo and with the band New York Voices, and his time teaching at Berklee College of Music.

"Frosty" is a newest feature film from Quentin Lewis, and what a story it is! Murder, betrayal, and deceit run rampant in this fast-paced thriller. Plus, we feature some of the artists who contributed their music to this great project!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Jan. 12, 2017: L.L. Craft/Joe Rich/Chris Moreno/Zephyr Workshop

Michael Epstein, Breeze Grigas, and Emily Hancock
Author L.L. Craft is on first to talk about his two erotic horror novels, "Abigail" and "Every Dog Has Its Day." These books combine the best of both genres, and L.L. keeps the pace quick, intense, and very entertaining. 

Joe Rich is a singer-songwriter who's using his music to benefit a very worthy cause. He's written two songs, and the proceeds from the sales will benefit the Peter Frates #3 fund to end ALS. Along with telling us what led to him choosing this charity, we talk about the stories behind the songs and enjoy some great live music.

Musician Chris Moreno has a lot to be excited about-his 2017 starts with the release of a new album, "Into The Sun" and music video for his hit single, "Try." This is Chris' debut full-length album, which includes both recent music, and others written years ago. Chris also brings some great live music to the show.

The crew from Zephyr Games-Michael Epstein, Breeze Grigas, and Emily Hancock-have a stellar new game to showcase, all about combining robots! A.E.G.I.S. brings you warring nations, 90 different 'bots, and the kind of game that's easy to pick up and play. We give you a full demo, and a look at the projects to come.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Jan. 5, 2017: Four Point Restraints/Flood This Earth/Live From The Caprice/I Was Awake

Randy and Scott from Flood This Earth
The band Four Point Restraints are back in the WEMF Radio studio for our first show of 2017. They've got new members, a new album soon to drop, and we enjoy some great live tunes.

Scott and Randy of Flood This Earth have a huge show coming up at Club Jewel with Revocation, and in addition to that we talk metal, comics, and preview a brand new live album.

Live From The Caprice is a new online show that takes bands inside a massive Chevy Caprice for a very unique performance. We talk about what goes into making the shows happen, the challenges of being on the road, and some of the bands that have been a part of it.

I Was Awake are back! The guys return to talk about their new album "Facade," which features some new sounds built up over the last two years.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Dec. 29, 2016: Kierra Walsh/Off The Beaten Path Press/Fly Native

Kierra Walsh of Fan Girl Music Enterprises is back in the studio to talk about what was big in 2016, what there is to look forward to in 2017, and everything in between.

C.J. Daniels and Gordon Bean of Off The Beaten Path Press call in to talk about their company, aimed at helping new authors get their voices heard. Both are published authors in the horror and sci-fi genres, and talk about the challenges of being a new writer, their preferred titles, and what they've dealt with in the writing world.

Shyne of Fly Native Apparel and Sports Entertainment has a going on, between working with athletes and launching his apparel company. He talks about the many athletes he works with, how they choose who to work with, and the drive needed to make it.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Dec. 22, 2016: Ricky Spanish/Diggy Diggz/Toni Kelner

Diggy Diggz, Max, and Ricky Spanish

It's a hip-hop showcase with Ricky Spanish and Diggy Diggz. Both these guys are pretty new to the music world, but have already made great strides with multiple studio recordings, shows, and a lot to say about their music and the stories behind it.

Plus, music promoter Keirra Walsh returns! She's the founder of Fan Girl Music, and recently made the foray into radio with her own show.

BONUS: The Blackout Bootleg series at the Merrimack Valley Halloween Book Festival concludes with author Toni Kelner and her wide array of short stories, novels, and recent children's stories.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Dec. 15, 2016: Newton Frolich/L.M. Browning/Neon Alley/Wicked Witches/Tom Sniegoski

This week we welcome back co-host Matt Zappa! He's been on the go non-stop in the last few months and has some great stories to share.

Tonight we start the show with a little history lesson....except this is one you'll probably never hear in school. Author Newton Frolich returns to talk about his new book, "1492," a look at the history behind the voyage of Christopher Columbus and the world-changing events surrounding it. This story has a great mix for you-bloody action, political intrigue, and an in-depth look at one of the milestones of our nation.

Author L.M. Browning joins us to talk about her new book, "The Castoff Children." It's set in the year 1850, the opening days of the Industrial Revolution. Twelve kids, alone save for each other, come together to find a way to survive, and maybe, learn that they aren't as alone as they thought.

The band Neon Alley is on to talk about their new, self-titled album! They've also got a kickass music video that really sets the bar for others looking to create one. These guys have a great musical history, that goes way beyond this current musical project.

Because we can't get enough of him, Scott Goudsward is back this week, along with David Price and Dan Keohane, for their new book, "Wicked Witches: An Anthology of the New England Horror Writers." The book is a collection of some amazing writers, including Izzy Lee, John M. McIlveen, Rob Smales, James A. Moore, and many, many more!

BONUS: Author Tom Sniegoski talks to Max at the Merrimack Halloween Book Festival. Tom's done some amazing work, between his time in comics and his novels.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Dec. 8, 2016: Horror Writers Roundtable/Maura Smith/My Silent Bravery/Western Education/Scotch Mist/E.J. Stevens

Western Education
We open the show with a packed house of horror! I interview Izzy Lee, James A. Moore, Scott Goudsward, and John M. McIlveen about The Haverhill Public Library Holiday Bookfear and what makes a good horror story.

Filmmaker Maura Smith has worked on some pretty major films, like Black Mass and Spotlight Movie, but she's also produced some great work that's all her own, some of which was featured at the Massachusetts Independent Film Festival over the summer. She joins Max over the phone with fellow filmmaker Kate Brown, whom she's worked with in the past.

Matt of My Silent Bravery returns to the show with some great new tunes to share with all of you. His new album "Breakthrough" was released earlier this fall to some impressive reviews, and he'll have plenty of shows to come.

The electric rock band Western Education returns to the show for the fourth time to talk about their new album, "Restless Dreams." Their style is such a great blend of electric and rock sounds, and they've accomplished a lot in the last few years.

We're going into extra innings this week! Ed of the brotherly duo Scotch Mist joins me on to talk about their most recent release, some of which is inspired by those very close to home. Plus, he plays live with some stellar tunes!

BONUS: The Blackout Bootlegs are back! Max talks to author E.J. Stevens at the Merrimack Halloween Book Festival. She has an extensive collection of titles, including the popular Ivy Granger series.