Friday, December 12, 2014

Dec. 11, 2014: Bigfoot/Nick Cincotta/Shea Rose

The rock jam band Bigfoot opens the show with a funky as hell live set, including some great cover tunes and their own original creations.

Hip-hop artist Nick Cincotta joins us to talk about his upcoming sold-out show at the Middle East. He also talks about some of the stories behind his music-the problems with bullying, the need to support the troops, and what drove him to keep going despite some harsh criticism.

Award-winning singer Shea Rose helps us wrap up the show with her fundraiser for the "Safer is S.E.X.Y." campaign, and all the highlights of her 2014.

BONUS-We've got songs from the bands Hammer and Snake, The Kominas and Saraswathi Jones, who will be performing at TT The Bear's Place on Dec. 18.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Lance Tobin/Tigerman WHOA!

Our first December show opens with new co-host Jeff Royds in his first stint as an official member of the Citywide team! We're truly honored to have him on board.

Matt Zappa brings in Lance Tobin, a man who's become well-known for putting together amazing shows in Boston and Worcester. He tells us all about his process, and some of the more memorable events that he's been a part of.

Tigerman WHOA! will be a part of the upcoming Boston Music Awards, and they share some stories from that event, as well as the tales behind their forthcoming album.

Monday, November 24, 2014

The Ballroom Thieves/The Life Electric/Etheria Film/The Alchemystics

The Life Electric
 It's a packed house this week. We start off with a phone interview with Martin from The Ballroom Thieves, one of the Boston Music Award nominees for Best Folk Band.

Next, The Life Electric drop by for an acoustic set and to talk about their Nov. 26 show at the Sinclair, plus we ask them what movie they would score, and what actress they'd score with!

Matt Martino returns with his monthly segment on the local film/performing arts scene. We learn about the upcoming Etheria Film Festival on Dec. 13 and 14. This festival, a familiar name in Boston, will showcase horror, sci-fi, and fantasy movies by filmmakers from around the world.

Finally, Demse Zullo, drummer for The Alchemystics, tells us all about the band's new album, the recording process, and some of the more memorable tour stories.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Citywide Blackout podcasts now available on iTunes

Citywide Blackout is now available on iTunes!! If you missed last weeks show with Best Dressed and Cougarbait you now can download it right to your phone's Podcast player. Just search Citywide Blackout in the iTunes Store or click the link below. Each segment is broken up into Chapters so you can go back and listen to a certain part or song again with ease. Each segment is also hyperlinked so if you click on the description you will be taken to that guests website to either download their music, check out shows, dates, or whatever that guest is talking about all while the show is still playing.

Last nights episode should be available by the beginning of the week and we will be rolling out past episodes as we go. Thank you for listening and now you can put us in your pocket and take us with you everywhere. That's kind of scary. Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving from your favorite turkeys.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Nov. 13, 2014: Best Dressed/Cougar Bait

It's a night of brand new music on Citywide. First, Best Dressed plays some tracks from their new album, "Puzzles." We talk about what went into the making of this, their debut album, and the music scene at Northeastern University, where the foursome first met.

Cougar Bait returns with a new lineup and a brand new sound. This electronic band has reinvented itself and on Dec. 2, are releasing their new album, "Through the Other Side." This album came about in part from the shows the band members went to, and their love of the genre is clear in the exclusive tracks you'll hear in this episode.

As a bonus, Jeff Royds, founder of Support Local Music, comes back to guest co-host. He's dedicated heart and soul to helping musicians, and has some great things to share.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Nov. 6, 2014: Bent Knee/Deadfall

Bent Knee
Bent Knee returns for a live set with less than a week before the release of their new album,"Shiny Eyed Babies." There's been a lot of talk about this new collection of tunes, and you'll get an exclusive of what's in store on this episode.

The prog/metal band Deadfall is next up, and they've got shows galore coming up and a recent album release to talk about. We hit them with the big question: what was the first metal album they ever bought?

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Oct. 30, 2014: Nate Kenyon/Mundo's Crazy Circus

In this somewhat abbreviated show, fantasy/science fiction author Nate Kenyon calls in to talk about his newest book, "Day One," and we give our Doomsday Team lineup. Nate's book has been optioned for a film, and he's got a lot to share about his writing process.

The four-piece rock band Mundo's Crazy Circus play some killer acoustic tunes and talk about their summer and fall concerts. They were part of the Last Band Standing Competition, and we get the story on where the name came from.