Saturday, April 5, 2014

Blackout Bootlegs--Neckbreaker Podcast/Story Behind the Show

This is an all Blackout Bootleg episode of Citywide Blackout. First up is Brian, John and Chris from the Neckbreaker Podcast. They join us at our new home, WEMF, where we will be broadcasting our live shows beginning this Thursday, 4/3, at 9pm. The Neckbreaker guys talk with us about Metal and pro wrestling which is what their show is all about.
Next, Max and Matt are joined by Greg Story of the video series Story Behind the Show. He tells us what their series is all about.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Citywide Blackout, March 13, 2014: Lady Lamb the Beekeeper / Adam Ezra / *BOOTLEGS* Will Dailey from NEMA and Dave Austin


Aly Spaltro goes by the moniker Lady Lamb the Beekeeper. She calls the studio to talk about her latest album, Ripley Pine, and give us some tips on successful touring.
Adam Ezra calls us to give his insight on what it takes to succeed as in the Boston music scene.
Blackout Bootlegs--Will Dailey talks about his upcoming album from the New England Music Awards. Dave Austin of Dave Austin and The Sound talks with us outside TT the Bears on 3/6 as he prepares for his trip to SXSW.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Dig Radio Boston hits reboot


Dig Boston has announced that they are suspending operations at Dig Radio Boston, their streaming radio station, and hitting reboot at an undetermined time in the future, effective at the end of day, Friday, March 14.
Launched in 2013, the station was part of a brand extension plan for Dig Publishing, however the company has decided to focus on other key areas of growth, while the streaming industry continues to evolve and find it’s place in the media landscape.
“Since the day we launched, Dig Radio Boston redefined what it meant to be a streaming radio station in Boston, and as we hit the reboot and step back to focus on other core areas of business. We couldn’t be more proud of what we’ve accomplished in such a short period of time,” said Jeff Lawrence, founder and owner of Dig Publishing.
“That said, streaming radio is still finding it’s legs and when the time is right for us to relaunch, we’ll be back, “ he added.
John Loftus, Technical Director, and Lisa Finelli, Program Director, the stations two full time employees will end their tenure this Friday. In addition, the individual programming and live shows, will also end Friday.
“We are all extremely proud and lucky to have worked with such an incredibly talented group of individuals and I have no doubt that we will work with many of them again at some point,” Lawrence added.
“It’s difficult, but after 15+ years, making decisions like this are the reason we remain the only alternative media company still in Boston. We’re focused on long term strategies, not short term goals.”

Monday, March 10, 2014

Citywide Blackout, Maerch 6, 2014: The Hornitz / Mark Mulkahy / *BOOTLEGS* Sarah Borello and Simon Says Booking from NEMA

Stay tuned after our live show for more exclusive Blackout Bootlegs from this years New England Music Awards.

Friendship and Stoo, AKA The Hornitz, join us to talk about their uncanny sound and their new, self-titled album. Get it now at thehornitz.com.

Mark Mulkahy calls in to talk about his three decades making music in the public eye. He also gives us some insight into his latest album, Dear Mark J. Mulkahy, I Love You.

Blackout Bootlegs--Sarah Borrello and Simon Says Booking from the New England Music Awards a few weeks ago. We have plenty more interviews to come from NEMA in the next few months so stay tuned.



Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Pathogenic / Conforza / *BONUS* Gentlemen Hall and Western Education from NEMA

Our Metal show returns! Chris and Dan of Pathogenic join us in the studio to talk about touring, new tunes, and to promote a couple shows they have coming up to support some friends at their album release shows. The first is at TTs on 3/9 with Protean Collective and the other is on 3/15 supporting Conforza.

Myke from Conforza calls in to talk about their new album and premiere a Citywide Blackout exclusive new song.

*BONUS* Some Blackout Bootleg interviews with Indie Pop/Rock powerhouses Gentlemen Hall and Western Education from last weekends New England Music Awards. We have plenty more interviews.


Sunday, February 23, 2014

Citywide Blackout, Feb. 20, 2014: Kasey Lansdale and Love in Stockholm


Country singer/songwriter Kasey Lansdale joins to talk about her appearances in Boston on Feb. 24 and 25. She's doing a book signing at Pandemonium Books and performing at Atwood's Tavern, and will be part of a film screening at the Somerville Theater.

Love in Stockholm, nominees for the New England Music Awards, tell us about performing in New York and their upcoming shows both there and in Boston.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Citywide Blackout, Feb. 13, 2014: Eli Paperboy Reed and JoeG


Eli Paperboy Reed joins us by phone to talk bout his special Valentines Day show at The Sinclair with his old high school friend, Ruby Rose Fox. He also talks with us about his new album, Nights Like This, which is out on April 29 on Warner Brothers Records.

Joe G. of the New England Music Awards talks with us about the festivities they have coming up on Feb. 21 and 22. Plus, brand-new music from M.G. Liederman, The Okay Win, and a special Citywide Exclusive World Premiere from Ruby Rose Fox!