Saturday, March 28, 2015

March 26, 2015: Will Dailey/The October Accord/The Japan Society/Author Donna Milham

It's a pretty diverse show this week, with music, books, and dance on the agenda.

Singer-songwriter Will Dailey is up first, and he tell us all about his Great Melt Down tour, which includes an April 3 performance at Club Passim. Along with that, he talks about how he made music his career, and his advice for aspiring artists.

Kerri Gross of the rock band The October Accord calls in to answer our questions about their debut EP, "Cheapshot of the Year," the recording process, and how this amazing five-piece first met.

Sharon Rice of the Japan Society of Boston talks about their upcoming Taiko Drum and Dance show at Berklee College of Music. She also explains the society's history, mission, and the folks that have been honored through their John E. Thayer Award, which they are currently taking nominations for.

Author Donna Milham rounds out the show with an honest discussion about her faith, which led her to pen her new book, "At His Feet." The books chronicles her journey with the Lord, and we talk about the steps she took in writing it.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

March 12, 2015: Glenn Cooper/Lowell Winterfest/Aeronaut Brewing Company/Berklee at SXSW

Radclyffe Hall with Matt and Max
We're opening with international author Glenn Cooper, whose works have sold over 6 million copies and have been translated into 31 languages. He talks about the trials and struggles of being an indie author, and what he's learned from the experience.

Susan Halter, one of the organizers of Lowell Winterfest, gives us the 411 on this great food, art, and music showcase, and all the different attractions that are available.

Ronn and Ben of the Aeronaut Brewing Company in Somerville talk beer, music, and how they've turned a warehouse space into one amazing venue. What's a good beer this season? What goes into making a really unique brew? You'll want to listen in and hear all about it.

Arielle Schwalm of Berklee College of Music talks about their 10th annual South By Southwest showcase, Boston and Beyond. They've got a slew of amazing bands lined up, including Radclyffe Hall, who joins us in studio. Anyone headed to Austin for SXSW will want to go to this show.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

March 5, 2015: Gianna Botticelli/Arkham Film Society

Singer-songwriter Gianna Botticelli joins us for a great acoustic set and a chat about her recent win in co-host Jeff Royds' Open Mic Challenge. See what set her apart from the other participants and won her the top spot.

Joshua Gravel of the Rhode Island-based Arkham Film Society calls in to give us the scoop on their first Boston event at Coolide Theater. They'll be showing the horror classic "Brain Damage," on a rare 35MM print!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Feb. 26, 2015: Angry Ginger/Geoff Ong

Geoff Ong performed live on the Feb. 26 show

We open our show with the rock duo of Angry Ginger, Jeff Lawson and Bethany Pierce. We talk about their recently released album, "Love In Hell," their view of the current rock scene, and some of the very personal stories that go into their music.

Next, all the way from New Zealand, singer-songwriter Geoff Ong tells us about his experiences living in Boston and attending Berklee College of Music. He's also got new music to share with us, off of his new album, "The Boston EP."

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Feb. 19, 2015: Vegan Chef Lisa Kelly/Dorks in Dungeons/NEMA Con

Vegan chef Lisa Kelly

Vegan chef and writer for The Vegan Pact Lisa Kelly explains what the vegan lifestyle entails, and shares some food with Max and Jeff. We also talk about the benefits to going vegan, how it differs from being a vegetarian, and the classes she holds on how to make vegan desserts, salads, soups, and more.

Michael Ficara of the comedy group Dorks in Dungeons is next. He shares the origin of this group, now in their third season, the roles they take on, and some of the shows they've done since they first got together.

Wireless Mike Flynn rounds out the show, and he's got a lot to say! As the co-founder of the New England Music Awards, there's a lot happening over the next few months, including the NEMA Con, some shows, and the main event itself in April.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Feb. 12, 2015: Secret Dog Brigade/Heavy Rotation Records/Daphne Lee Martin

Matt Zappa talks with Gavin, Ben, and Jess about Secret Dog Brigade

We start the show with Gavin, Jess, and Ben, some of the minds behind the Secret Dog Brigade, a new venture to create a true music community here in Boston. These guys have some big plans in the works, and it all begins with a launch party on Sunday, Feb. 15, in Somerville.

EDIT: Due to the snow and the MBTA being shut down, the launch party was rescheduled to April 2.

Next, we're joined by Grayson Kirtland of Heavy Rotation Records, a Berklee College of Music-run label that showcases some of its best musicians through a yearly release called Dorm Sessions. The 10th volume is out, and we're going to hear all about it. Joining Grayson is the band Fever Charm, one of the groups featured on the album. The release show for the new album is going to be held on Feb. 18. 

Last but far from the least, singer/songwriter Daphne Lee Martin is about to hit the road for her "You Say Trouble, I Say Fun" tour. During the interview we mention the kickoff event as being held at the Burren on Feb. 15, but due to the snowstorm, it has been rescheduled to April 26. We'll hear all the details about the planning for this tour, where she's going, and some of her past tour stories.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Feb. 5, 2015: For the Love Of....with Boston Storytellers at the MFA

This week we've got a slightly different show for you, but believe us, you'll love it!

After a great hour of local tunes such as Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys, Will Dailey, The Grownup Noise, and much more, we sit down with author Jade Sylvan to talk about her storytelling event, "For the Love Of....with Boston Storytellers at the MFA" which is happening this Sunday at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.