Thursday, July 24, 2014

Citywide Blackout, July 24, 2014: Something Sneaky, One Time Mountain, Powerslut

Opening this week's show is the band Something Sneaky. They took the crown in the recent NCN Rompetition, and are working on a new music video. They're playing a full live set, and you won't want to miss it.

Next up, One Time Mountain plays some cool acoustic tunes and talks about their new members, video, and talks about their show experience in the New England Area.

PowerSlut finishes off the show, as we talk threesomes, foursomes, and the band's new CD, "With Great Power Comes Great Slut."

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Boston Songwriter & Musician Hangout

Boston songwriters & musicians of all genres - connect at The Red Room @ Cafe 939 on August 7 to meet your new favorite co-writer, jam partner, or band member in a fun, casual, and inspiring atmosphere! 
 Boston-area music collaboration startups MusicTown and SongwriterLink have teamed up to create the first-ever Boston Songwriter & Musician Hangout, providing you with the unique opportunity to share your music, meaningfully network, spark potential collaborations, and enjoy shared music experiences at a free, all-ages event. Just bring your instrument (baby grand piano, drums, mics, and amps provided), your songs, and an open mind! 
Enjoy free food and drinks (courtesy of Boloco and Red Bull) as you make new friends with like-minded musicians and songwriters, step up to the mic to show us what you’ve been working on lately, or sit in for a song or two during our open jam. 
Signups start at 6:30 p.m., but anyone wishing to participate in the open mic or open jam is strongly encouraged to RSVP at to reserve a spot. More information and up-to-date details can be found at We can’t wait to meet you! Feel free to email us at with any questions.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Citywide Blackout, July 10, 2014: Forced Asphyxiation/John DicCicco/Anda Volley

The metal returns to Citywide Blackout! Forced Asphyxiation opens the show with a live set, and we play a ton of local music beforehand as part of the new Foreplay segment.
Local author John DicCicco calls in to talk about his book, "The Leadership Gene." It's a pretty interesting take on what it means to be a leader, written from the perspective of someone learning the hard way.
Fianlly we rock out with Anda Volley as she outlines the many, many shows she has over the summer, the kickass video for "Laura Inside the Ghost Machine," and an upcoming tour this fall!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Citywide Blackout, July 17, 2014: I Was Awake, Amy Kucharick, Strange Changes

Get set for an entire show of live local music! I Was Awake gets the ball rolling, and we promo their July 25 show at TT The Bear's.

Folk artist Amy Kucharik, along with Ansel Barnum and Greg Toro, play a couple tracks from her new CD, "Cunning Folk." You can get this through any number of online sources, or see her live at Gulu Gulu Cafe in Salem on Aug. 8

Finally, Strange Changes returns to Citywide Blackout with some live acoustic tunes and the scoop on their show this Saturday in Somerville.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Last Band Standing accepting submissions

What is it? simply put, it is a six-state event at venues throughout New England showcasing the best rising talent the region has to offer!
The Last Band Standing for Massachusetts is confirmed Sept. 18 through 21 (and Saturday, Oct. 18) at The Hard Rock Cafe in Boston.
Much like The NE Music Awards, this event is many things, it is an opportunity for the industry to gather and celebrate, it is a social event, as well as a ceremony of sorts, and it is also an opportunity for all of us to recognize some of the musical talent that our region has to offer.
The Last Band Standing will be a live webcast courtesy of KDS Productions,  with a later broadcast on a number of cable access channels all over New England, in which press and media are free to attend, we had over 500 bands submit (for MA) and the Massachusetts bands we selected are listed on the Facebook link below. as well as the link to the submission page for the other 5 states
(and as always bands are free to submit at
The Last Band Standing for New Hampshire is now accepting band submissions
Location: Milly's Tavern, Manchester NH
Dates: Oct 2-5 (and Saturday, Nov. 5)
Dates and venues for RI, CT, VT, and ME will be announced soon.

Submit - The Last Band Standing

Facebook Event page for Massachusetts

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Citywide Blackout, July 3: Staying in Boston/Western Education

Vincent Morreale and Drew Linehan talk about the new web series Staying in Boston, which will be at the Kendall Square Cinema on July 24. The series, from Paracelsus Films, looks at a young actress who gives up her job to pursue her dream.
Later, we're joined by the band Western Education. They've got a brand new CD, "Let Your Secrets Out," and we talk about music, favorite movies, and their recent run in the Rock and Roll Rumble.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Citywide Blackout, June 26: Tom Crossman farewell show/Comedy, America/Boogie Boy Metal Mouth

Matt Zappa played a killer live set! 

This week we bid a somber farewell to Citywide co-host Tom Crossman. He's been an invaluable part of the program, and we're going to sorely miss him. So we're sending him off in style, with a great solo set from our own Matt Zappa!

After that, comedians Allen McRae and Kevin Quigley join us to talk about their Comedy, America! show at Improv Boston. The show ends on July 4, so get your tickets while you still can.

J.Ring and DJ Emoh Betta of Boogie Boy Metal Mouth end the show with their great unique sound as they debut new tunes and talk about some upcoming shows that you won't want to miss.