Sunday, June 18, 2017

June 15, 2017: Twice Upon An Apocalypse/Lital Yohay

Authors Scott Goudsward and Rachel Kenley talk about the anthology that they edited, "Twice Upon An Apocalypse," which combines classic fairy tales with Lovecraftian elements. Hear about the submission process, some of Lovecraft stories that Scott and Rachel have read, and some of the new writers that made the final cut.

Singer-songwriter Lital Yohay calls in to share her story of being an artist in Israel and her work with the Musical Song School. She talks about her goals as a musician, and how she got her start as an artist.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Blackout Bootleg: Super Megafest

In this edition of the Blackout Bootlegs, Max travels to Super Megafest to talk to artist Dan Kern, outline the work of CausePlay New England, and learn about the long-running manga series Chaotic Kiss.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

June 8, 2017: One Time Mountain/Chris Ruediger/Lisa Finelli

Opening the show we have the intense rockers at One Time Mountain, back with a new album "Seasons," lots of wrestling talk, and such great music to share! We cover the changeover they've had in the lineup, and how that's shaped the new music that they'll be releasing in just a matter of weeks.

Chris Ruediger is another returning favorite to Citywide, and he too has a new collection of tunes, "Secrets," his debut album! We take a lot of questions from the audience in this interview, including how he got his start, the first song he learned, and his favorite place to perform.

Lisa Finelli has been a part of the Boston music scene for years, and in this interview, she addresses a critical issue-genre equality. She's organized a forum on June 15, with a stellar lineup of speakers to look at how hip-hop, R&B, jazz and blues musicians have not gotten the opportunities they have earned. This promises to be a great event, and we preview some of the topics to be covered.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

June 1, 2017: The Sewer Buddies/Damn Tall Buildings/Divine Regale/Theodore Richards

The Sewer Buddies

Opening the show is the new band, The Sewer Buddies, a punk band for kids. We talk to Lindsey Loogie, Serious Paul, Smelly Melly Mucous, and Kick Butt Kyle about the message to kids that's in their music, and importance of kids being exposed to music at a young age, and the many artists who contribute to the band.

Max and Avery from the band Damn Tall Buildings tell us all about their new album, "Good Enough!", their third to date. The recording process, their four years of touring and festivals-it's all on the table as we look into the band's history and their plans for the new release.

Divine Regale brings some prog metal to the show, and damn is it good! With a huge show at Jewel this past weekend, they've got a lot in the works, including new music.

Author Theodore Richards closed out the show with his new book, "The Great Reimagining: Spirituality in the Age of Apocalypse." We talk about the nature of being spiritual and how technology has led to both greater and lesser connections among people. World travel is a big part of Richards' life, and we look at where he's been and how it's shaped him as a writer and a person.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

May 25, 2017: Seven Spires/Sean Fay Wolfe/Sleight of Hand Films

Seven Spires
First up is the metal band Seven Spires, and they have a lot to talk about! They have a new album, "Solveig," a concept album about a lost soul's journey through the underworld. They're also releasing a series of videos for each of the songs on the album. In addition, they've got an overseas show coming up.

Author Sean Fay Wolfe returns, with a brand new book, "The Elementia Chronicles Battle Book." It includes artwork of the characters in the Elementia Chronicles series done by artists from around the world. Plus, Sean talks about his work visiting schools across the country.

Filmmaker Dave Sullivan is back, and he's brought friends. The cast and crew of Sleight of Hand Films invades the studio to talk about their sexploitation films, bringing back a genre that has been gone for years. We look at the production process, the challenges of finding the perfect set, and their newest work, due out in September.


Sunday, May 21, 2017

May 18, 2017: Ibby/Rajah Samaroo/Mary Petiet/BlaccGoose

Filmmaker Rajah Samaroo
18-year-old singer-songwriter Ibby opens the show with some great acoustic tunes. She recently released her second album, "Cross Your Heart," a reflection of her own experiences and travels. We talk about how she's evolved as an artist since releasing her debut album at 15, as well as her plans now that she's graduated high school.

Filmmaker Rajah Samaroo is next, and it's a reunion of sorts, as he and Max worked together on the movie "The Joneses" nearly 10 years ago. Rajah has a new project in the works, "Pseudo Love," and he outlines the story behind it, and how he's been able to work full-time as a filmmaker.

Author, journalist, and radio host Mary Petiet has a great story to share in her book, "Minerva's Owls." In it, she helps readers achieve a spiritual balance, a sometimes daunting task in this day and age. We talk about how social media has served to both connect us with the world, and isolate us from the rest of the world. She also shares the origin of her podcast Kitchen Table Mystic, where she talks to inspiring women.

Last but not least is Cincinnati-based hip-hop artist BlaccGoose. He's been making and recording music for the last five years, but he's been crafting his tunes from a much younger age. He's got a lot to say about the talent of Cincinnati and how it doesn't get the attention it deserves. His fiance is also a musician, and the two collaborate often.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Blackout Bootleg: Northeast Comic-Con Podcast, Volume 2

In the second and final volume of our podcasts at the Northeast Comic-Con, Max talks to Michael Mitchell of Mitchell Comics, and the folks at HB Comics.