Saturday, May 23, 2015

May 21, 2015: Four Point Restraints/Dr. Johnny Lops/E.A. Rappaport/Lysten Boston

Matt and Max with Dr. Johnny Lops

The band Four Point Restraints return to Citywide Blackout to tell us about some new music in the works, an upcoming show at Club Bohemia, and to delight our ears with a live acoustic set.

Next, w have the pleasure of talking to Dr. Johnny Lops, author of the self help book, "Reinvent Yourself: The Essential Tools from a Brooklyn Psychiatrist Who Has Seen It All."
How do we rise above anger and self-doubt to achieve our most deeply held goals? We'll talk about this and much more.

Author E.A. Rappaport of Owl King Publishing calls in to talk about his lengthy fantasy series, which will bring together nine books from six separate trilogies to form one expansive world! Plus, he's got new comic titles in the works.

Like going to shows? Then stick around for our final interview with Alyssa Spector of Lysten Boston, a great resource for musicians, fans, and venues.
Alyssa's been booking shows of all kinds, and we'll pick her brain for all the how-tos of what makes a great event.


Sunday, May 17, 2015

May 14, 2015: The Bostonian/Meg Stafford/Zanea Morisho/Divertir Publishing

We open the show with filmmaker Michael DeMasi and actor Paul Held to talk about the film, "The Bostonian," a thriller set in our own backyard. They tell us about the making of this great movie, and what else lies in store for these greats of the local film world.
 
Meg Stafford joins us talk about her book, "The Topic of Cancer," a look at her own battle with cancer and how she found strength from those around her. She's also got a new book in the works about her trip to Nepal. With the recent tragic earthquake, she felt it was right to chronicle her trip and help to raise money for those in need.

All the way from Los Angeles, R&B/Dance artist Zaena Morisho joins us over the phone to give us the scoop on her upcoming project "Rock the Natural." It's part of a new monthly segment where we introduce you, the listener, to artists from outside New England.

Ken Tupper of Divertir Publishing joins us to talk about the newest releases of this Salem, NH-based company, as well as the trials and tribulations of the indie author world. He's shared so many great books with us, and we can't wait to talk about them!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

May 7, 2015: Heather Woods/Archer Mayor/Frank Smith/Steephill

Matt and Max with author Frank Smith (center)
Heather Woods joins us to talk about the EP release show for "Let Me In." This album has been a long time coming, and she'll be devoting the merch proceeds to a cause very close to her.

Author Archer Mayor calls in to talk about his 25-book series starring Detective Joe Gunther, the genesis of this character and how his work as a investigator and detective have influenced his literary creations.

Author Frank Smith reveals the story behind his debut novel, "Dream Singer." It's a tale of loss and betrayal, and in some ways reflects the people and experiences of Frank's own life.

The band Steephill rounds out the show with some great tunes, tales of artists that they've met and worked with, and the meeting of the minds that have led to this incredible musical collaboration.
 

Sunday, May 3, 2015

April 30, 2015: Kathleen Rowe/Jordan Pacheco/Jodie Lew-Smith/Jade Sylvan and Fem Bones

Matt and Max with guest co-host Matt Martino and poet-author Jade Sylvan

Kathleen Rowe joins us to talk about her book, Explore the Charles, an in-depth look at the history behind one of the most famous landmarks in Boston. She provides a great historical background into one of the city's most famous landmarks, things that even native Bostonians might not know about

Guest co-host Matt Martino brings on filmmaker Jordan Pacheco to talk about his new horror movie "Provoked," which follows a group of amateur paranormal investigators who have never found proof....until it follows them home. It's something Jordan has some real-life experience with and he shares those stories, as well as other projects he has in the works.

Author Jodi Lew-Smith calls in to talk about her book, The Clever Mill Horse, the first in a history series. This part is set in 1810, and focuses on one woman's promise to her family, and her fight to save them.

For our final interview of the show, we welcome back poet and author Jade Sylvan to hear about her newest project, Spider Cult the Musical, which she's working with the legendary Fem Bones. It's a story of lust, revenge, mythology, and they need your help to make it happen.