Sunday, July 26, 2015

July 23, 2015: Blackbutton/Ginny Nightshade/Pair/Liars and Believers

Blackbutton plays a live set 
The three-piece band Blackbutton opens this week's show with a great live set and a look at their upcoming release, and plans for a summer tour to conclude in Boston.

Guest co-host Matt Martino returns, and with him is performing artist Ginny Nightshade. She talks about a recent showcase she had for some of the great performers of Boston and a look at what a diverse and energetic scene this city has.

As a special bonus, Jeff Motta, owner of Pair in Dedham, comes in for a special unboxing for our own Matt Zappa.

BONUS: Max Bowen speaks to Jason Slavick, artistic director of the theater group, Liars and Believers, one of the many performers at Outside the Box. This is the first in a series of interviews and is part of the exclusive Blackout Bootleg sessions.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

July 16, 2015: Author Roundtable/Christopher Gallo/DJ Geribo

Max and Matt with our author roundtable
We're kicking off the show with a roundtable discussion on women writers and their work, and joining us will be authors Patricia L. Mitchell, Leigh Brown and Vickie Corliss of Brown Corliss Books, and Nora Hall. They've got a lot to say about what it means to be a writer for women, and we're dedicating the first hour of the show to them.

Author Chrisopher Gallo is next at bat for his book, "Unlikely Champions," the story about a Little League team from Trumbull, Connecticut that beat the odds to become the world champs. This book took years to research and write, and the result is a great story for any sports fan.

Author and artist DJ Geribo brings the show to a close for her book, "The House at the Top of the Trees." That alone could fill the interview, but she's got two new books ready to go! What are they? You'll have to listen to find out.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

July 9, 2015: Amy and the Engine/Melissa Reddish/The Fateful Hour

Amy and the Engine performed live on Citywide
We welcome the amazing band Amy & The Engine to launch the show. They've got new tunes, a summer tour, and best of all, they'll be playing a great set of acoustic tunes. The band has had some amazing experiences in the short time they've been together, including a stellar summer tour. What lies ahead? You need to listen to hear all about it.

The author talks continue with Melissa Reddish to tell us about her book, "My Father Is an Angry Storm Cloud." The characters within this collection are described as "elegant, perfectly controlled, and confidently weird," and we can't wait to hear about them.

Progressive metal band The Fateful Hour tops of the evening with a look at their new album, "All We Leave Behind," which was released this week, plus their killer show at Ralph's Rock Diner in Worcester to celebrate the milestone.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

July 2, 2015: Allen McRae/Gene O'Neil/Outside the Box/Janet Spurr

Max and Matt with Georgia Lyman of Outside the Box
Get ready to laugh, because, Allen McRae of ImprovBoston joins us to talk about his ongoing show, "Comedy, America!" The show debuted last year to a sold-out crowd, and it's back! We talk about how last year's show was such a success, the plan for this and future years, and do an in-depth analysis of the Goosebumps book series. Seriously, we do that.

Author Gene O'Neil is next, and we learn about his book, "An Upraised Chalice." Gene chronicles near-death experiences and worldwide journey to the most sacred places across the globe, and how these encounters can brought him to a closer understanding of what lies beyond this world.

Two years ago, we had the privilege of attending the first Outside the Box festival, a week-long experience of local artists and performers of all kinds. And this year it's back!
We talk to Artistic Director Georgia Lyman, one of the many minds behind this eclectic and exciting showcase. Learn about the more than 100 artists to be featured at this year's OTB.

Author Janet Spurr closed out the show with her book "Beach Chair Diaries." Whether it was last month or 10 years ago, odds are that everyone has fond memories of the sun, sand, and surf. Janet's book captures her many experiences from Maine to Maui.