Saturday, January 24, 2015

Jan. 22: Yankee Power/Amanda McCarthy

Max and Jeff with Yankee Power

The band Yankee Power were first on, and they share what it's like to run a recording studio, their latest album, and just how the music industry has changed, and what this means for the recording industry.

Singer-songwriter Amanada McCarthy has had a busy year, with endless shows. We talk about how she has made music work as a career, the venue she has yet to play at but really wants to, and the personal stories behind her music.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Jan. 15, 2015: Town Meeting/The Kominas/Boston Horror Fest

The folk rock band Town Meeting takes the stage with our first live set of 2015. This band has been all over New England, and we chat about the many family members that make it up their roster and some of the more memorable shows. Oh, and we may just creep them out a little, too.

The Kominas are next, with 10 years as a band under their belt, there's a lot of ground to cover. First off, they've got new music to debut on the show, plus a new video.

Last but definitely not least is Mike Snoonian from All Things Horror. On Jan. 24, he celebrates five years of screening indie films in Boston with the Boston Horror Fest. With some of the most celebrated indie horror filmmakers on the list, this is one festival you won't want to miss!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Year in Review 2014

On this episode, we review what made 2014 such an amazing year for Boston's music, film, and literary scene, with highlights of all kinds and great new releases and debuts.

In addition to talking about the best of the year, we play music from such artists as the Grownup Noise, Last Call, and Bent Knee.

Mike Flynn, co-founder of the New England Music Awards, joins as a guest co-host.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Last show of 2014: Ellie Ann/Creative Artist Sunday Sessions

Matt and Max with Ellie Ann

Our final show of 2014 features some brand new music from singer/songwriter Ellie Ann. In addition to this Citywide exclusive premier, we talk to Ellie about her social media promotion, the difficulties in touring, and the stories behind her music.

Next, guest co-host Matt Martino talks with Michael Gonzales, a veteran actor and acting coach, who's hosting a regular Creative Artist Sunday Session each week. In this interview, Michael shares some of the truths about acting and how it's a constant learning process.

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.