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.



Sunday, July 2, 2017

June 29, 2017: Resonate/Eli Font/Sweet Wednesday/Bracken MacLeod

Jake and Mark from the band Resonate open the show, and after a bit about what the big stars do in their off-hours [out theory is Lady Gaga has a quiet suburban home life] we get down to business with what this killer rock band has been up to. They formed pretty recently, and already have a new single out, "Open Your Eyes," and lots of shows planned for the summer.

Eli Font and his musical cohort Kyle Pickard play some music for us share their own journey down in the wilds of Connecticut. These two seem to be always working, whether it's further developing their own style or trying their hand at some new projects. The fans take to the live stream to voice their support for this duo.

Lisa and Dave of Sweet Wednesday have been playing their energetic folk style for more than a decade. From a chance encounter, they formed a unique style that has carried them across the U.S. We get to enjoy some live tunes and hear about their many, many shows planned for the summer, some of which take them back to favorite stomping grounds.

Author Bracken MacLeod has been on the show a few times already, and I always love it when he returns. He has a new book out, "Come to Dust," which opens with an incredibly dark subject: the death of a child. There's a lot to this story, from the main characters to the bad guys, and we talk about it all, plus the nature of living life to its fullest.


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.