Saturday, August 12, 2017

Aug. 10, 2017: John Barrett/Charlemont Reggae Festival/Shellz

John Barrett
Opening the show is singer-songwriter John Barrett, back with some new music and a whole lot more! He's working on an animation for his music, a play at Shrewsbury High School, and even some hip-hop tunes. John is always working on a new project, and he tells us all about them and brings some live music to the show.

Robert Bond of the Charlemont Reggae Festival calls in to talk about this great annual showcase of local reggae acts now in its 22nd year. An event like this isn't easy to put together, and Robert outlines what goes into it, and the artists that will be performing.

Hip-hop artists Shellz and BADD return to the studio to talk about new work, including an album of Shellz's that is nearing completion. Shellz talks about the recording process, the challenge of knowing when to stop, and how he does with CDs versus digital downloads.

 

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Aug. 3, 2017: Genie Santiago/Some Freaks/Syph

First up, R&B artist Genie Santiago is in the studio along with Lisa Finelli of Xperience Creative to talk about her new single, "Know Your Worth," which was released just last Friday. She's also got a new album in the works, and she shares her upbringing, the influence of her father, and what it was like moving around all over the Boston area as a kid. Genie's message of valuing yourself for what you are and not letting others define it is a powerful one.

Musician and artist Walter Sickert calls in for the new movie, "Some Freaks," which opened on Friday. He scored this feature length film about three friends transitioning from high school to college, and talked about the process of working with director Ian MacAllister McDonald. Walter has done scoring work before, and shared some of the scenes that really connected with him, as well as getting to see the filming process.

Hip-hop artist Syph rounds out the program with some amazing music from his fourth mix-tape set to drop by September. Syph has been making music for the last 10 years and has three other albums under his belt, which leaves us a lot to talk about.


Monday, July 31, 2017

July 27, 2017: Gracie Day/Rich Feitelberg/BADD

Nina Pickell and Gracie Day
First up we've got singer-songwriter Gracie Day. She's got a new album in the works, and we talk about her father's influence in her early years as a musician. A shy person in her early years. Gracie has certainly changed with a recent award win and some great upcoming shows.

Author Rich Feitelberg joins us to talk about his new fantasy book, "Luin The Sapphire." It's the fifth book in his Aglaril Cycle series, and he outlines how he's planned this long-running story and keeps all the central points straight. He gives us a glimpse into this world of warriors, magic, and necromancers with a reading from the book, now available.

Last up is the return of South Boston's hip-hop mogul BADD. He brings a lot of friends with him to talk about new releases, community-building events, and a lot more. BADD brings us a new song, based on his own past with a great story behind it.


Sunday, July 23, 2017

July 20, 2017: The Sewer Buddies/John Barrett

First up, we've got the Sewer Buddies, a punk rock band that creates a unique, educational, and funny as hell brand of kids music. They've got new songs, plus their first show schedules for the fall and a CD release.

Singer-songwriter John Barrett joins us to talk about his debut album, "Peaceful Insomnia." The music details this young artist's journey, including his dealings with Adderall, love, and more. John talks about the inspiration for his music, much of which he produces and records in his home studio.


Sunday, July 16, 2017

July 13, 2017: Anturazh/Worm/Readercon

Opening the show is Bell Rey of the rap duo Anturazh. The group recently completed the United By Art tour, playing in venues up and down the East Coast, many of which were new to them. We talk about new music, the ups and downs of touring, and just who in the group is faster in a race.

Mikke and Tyler of the band Worm and Bill from The Pint Killers are next to talk about a huge show they have at The C Note in Hull. With so many venues outside the city, there are great opportunities for bands and music lovers, and we talk about all that the area has to offer.

Ending the show is Rachel Borman of the annual Readercon book show, which happened over the weekend in Boston. A rather unique gathering of writers, this convention doesn't have music, costumes, or other such things-instead, it's focused on the books, offering a wide array of panels and forums.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

June 22 2017: Marcela Cruz/8-Ball Entertainment/Cado

Marcela Cruz
It's our first show from our new WEMF digs, and it's an amazing space! You'll hear all about the new location and what is has to offer.

First up is hip-hop/R&B artist Marcela Cruz. Since beginning her music career a few years ago, she's done amazing work, recently releasing a new remix and a cool showcase in Philly.

Kevin Edward of 8-Ball Entertainment is next up, and he has a lot to share! He started this company to give rising musicians a chance to make their mark, and the talent he's worked with has been nothing short of astounding. We talk about how he knows an artist is good to work with, and what they need to bring to the table to take things to the next level.

Trevor Kaminski is back, and he's brought one half of the rap team Cado. They've got new music to share, plus an August show that you won't want to miss.

 

Saturday, July 8, 2017

July 6, 2017: Travel Amygdala/JPRiZM/ShellzdaGod

Travel Amygdala in their live set
The guys from the metal band Travel Amygdala are back in the studio for a killer live set! Afterward, we talk about their upcoming shows at Wookiefest, the Highlander Fest, and Tap Fest 3. After that, they're taking a break from Mass shows for the rest of 2017, and plan some more events outside the Bay State.

JPRiZM is next up, with a collaboration with Houston-based Jennie.O called "Heroin (My Love)," which explores the similarities between drug and love addiction. He's also got a new EP out called "Waves," and the styles and sounds he creates are amazing to hear.

ShellzdaGod rounds out the show with a look at how he went from an avid reader and writer to crafting all sorts of beats, even influencing the next generation to pursue their dreams of being in the music world.