Monday, September 1, 2014

Citywide Blackout, Aug. 28, 2014: S.E.M.I./Allston X-Mas

Max and Matt with the band S.E.M.I.

Citywide selfie with Kenice and Melissa from Allston X-Mas

We're opening our final August show with a live set from Side Effects May Include (S.E.M.I)! These guys just got added to the battle for Rock N Shock, and we'll be talking all about it!

With the big Boston moving day right around the corner, it's fitting that our other guests are the minds behind Allston X-Mas! We chat about the new web series, the debut show, and just what perils are involved with moving in Boston on Sept. 1.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Citywide Blackout, Aug. 21, 2014: Harris Hawk/Bent Knee

Bent Knee gives the story behind their new album

Harris Hawk rocks the WEMF studio with a live set to open the show. We talk about what it's like being part of Eye Design Records and how the label has helped them.

The second half of the show is all about Bent Knee. We talk about their new album, "Shiny Eyed Babies." The band gives the stories behind these tunes and the work that went into making this album happen.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Citywide Blackout, Aug 14, 2014: Sadie Vada/Filmmaker Chris Macken

Max and Matt with Sadie Vada

We've got a live set from the band Sadie Vada, who will be joining a slew of other local bands at the Rambudikon Booking & Promotions & Midday Records first annual "Rock The Boat" harbor cruise on Thursday, August 21.

We also talk shop with filmmaker Christopher Macken. He's done it all: short film, music videos, and one of his movies, Wallace Seeks Solace, was featured in last year's Boston Film Festival! You can check out his work at

Friday, August 8, 2014

Citywide Blackout, Aug. 8, 2014: Death Waltz '76 / God Hates Musicals / Mass Indie Film Festival

The Citywide crew with Death Waltz '76
Punk band Death Waltz '76 rocks the WEMF studios with a live set and the story behind their new album, "Stolen." Plus, we talk about what would happen if they became a religion.

Writer/Director Joseph Creedon calls in to chat about his new show, "God Hates Musicals," a comedy about the Westboro Baptist Church, who actually showed some support for the project.

Jason Miller, co-founder of the Mass Independent Film Festival, outlines what's on deck for the Friday and Saturday screenings, and tells us about some of his favorite films. Plus, Carlo Barbieri, one of the featured filmmakers in the festival, tells us all about his kickass horror movie, "Visitant."

And Matt Martino returns to the studio as a guest co-host!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Citywide Blackout, July 31, 2014: Choose to Find/Jon Kohen/The Instinct

Choose to Find performs live on Citywide Blackout
We open the show with the live set from the band Choose to Find. They're running a pretty cool residency at Davis Square Theatre through the end of August, and we'll have all the details for you! 

After that, we're joined by North Shore-based rock band The Instinct to talk about their new album, "Fake It" and their upcoming show at the Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub.

Our last guest on the show is Jon Kohen, who'll be talking about his new EP, "The Heart of the Machine," and he'll be playing a few songs live on the air.

Blackout Bootleg: Drew Deprey

Continuing our Blackout Bootleg series, Max sits down with former Boston musician Drew Deprey to talk about his new album, "The Voices In Me," and his journey from Beantown to Nashville, Tennessee.

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."