Sunday, July 24, 2016

July 21, 2016: Rob Smales/Achilles/Dronehead Odyssey/Chris Philbrook/Mane De La Parre

Adrian Eberth and Max 
It's a creepy and spine-tingling show, just the way we like it! Author Rob Smales is on deck first, with a new book, "Echoes of Darkness." Though definitely a horror-themed tale, this collection of short stories stems from the darkness inside each of us, and what we'd do if it ever got out.

Adrian Eberth of the metal band Achilles talks about the band's new album, "Dirge For the Earth." This took three years of hard work, lineup changes, blood, sweat, and beers, and the results speak for themselves. You'll hear plenty of the songs off the album, as well as the stories behind the songs.

Matt Fuller of Dronehead Odyssey comes on next to talk about his new album, "Bang Bang Fortuna." This one takes a different track than his first album, incorporating some singer-songwriting elements and blending them with his unique electronic style.

Chris Philbrook, author of horror and fantasy titles, shares his plans for the zombie uprising and the genesis of his books, "Adrian's Undead Diary," "Lesser: A Dragon Among Us," and "Elmoryn." All take place in deep, detailed worlds, some familiar and some completely unique to Chris' imagination.

BONUS: Singer/actor Mane De La Parre was among the many talented performers at the recent Outside the Box festival. In this interview, he tells us what it was like going to Berklee College of Music, his foray into acting, and the unique ways that music can connect with an audience.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

July 14, 2016: Triton Taylor/B.A.D.D. and Shake Paper/Dale Philipps/Ryan Sweezey

After a two-week hiatus, I'm back with lots of great guests! We open with singer-songwriter Triton Taylor Music, and his new EP, "Sure." This one's been a year in the making, and touches on love, relationships, and the highs and lows that we all experience. Triton shares a couple of these through a live set on the show.

Hip-hop artists B.A.D.D. and Shake Paper join me to talk about their music and working with OMT Promotions. B.A.D.D. shares a lot about how his upbringing shaped his music, how he deals with the naysayers, and who to look out for in the local hip-hop scene.

Author Dale T. Phillips has penned dozens of stories over the course of his career, including the popular "Zack Taylor" mystery series. Action, comedy, and a bit of horror....he's done it all, and he shares some of those tales on the show. Plus, we speculate how Hank Philippi Ryan does so much and is still so nice!

Singer-songwriter Ryan Sweezey's music tells what he can't always put into words, focusing on love, loss, and new beginnings. He's got a new album in the works, and I can't wait to share those stories with you!

BONUS: As part of our Blackout Bootleg sessions, I went to Outside the Box to talk to the many talented artists that were part of this four-day free showcase. Kat Nasti of Kat Nasti Dance talked about the dance scene in Boston, the many styles she's encountered. and her hopes for this organization.