Sunday, May 28, 2017

May 25, 2017: Seven Spires/Sean Fay Wolfe/Sleight of Hand Films

Seven Spires
First up is the metal band Seven Spires, and they have a lot to talk about! They have a new album, "Solveig," a concept album about a lost soul's journey through the underworld. They're also releasing a series of videos for each of the songs on the album. In addition, they've got an overseas show coming up.

Author Sean Fay Wolfe returns, with a brand new book, "The Elementia Chronicles Battle Book." It includes artwork of the characters in the Elementia Chronicles series done by artists from around the world. Plus, Sean talks about his work visiting schools across the country.

Filmmaker Dave Sullivan is back, and he's brought friends. The cast and crew of Sleight of Hand Films invades the studio to talk about their sexploitation films, bringing back a genre that has been gone for years. We look at the production process, the challenges of finding the perfect set, and their newest work, due out in September.


Sunday, May 21, 2017

May 18, 2017: Ibby/Rajah Samaroo/Mary Petiet/BlaccGoose

Filmmaker Rajah Samaroo
18-year-old singer-songwriter Ibby opens the show with some great acoustic tunes. She recently released her second album, "Cross Your Heart," a reflection of her own experiences and travels. We talk about how she's evolved as an artist since releasing her debut album at 15, as well as her plans now that she's graduated high school.

Filmmaker Rajah Samaroo is next, and it's a reunion of sorts, as he and Max worked together on the movie "The Joneses" nearly 10 years ago. Rajah has a new project in the works, "Pseudo Love," and he outlines the story behind it, and how he's been able to work full-time as a filmmaker.

Author, journalist, and radio host Mary Petiet has a great story to share in her book, "Minerva's Owls." In it, she helps readers achieve a spiritual balance, a sometimes daunting task in this day and age. We talk about how social media has served to both connect us with the world, and isolate us from the rest of the world. She also shares the origin of her podcast Kitchen Table Mystic, where she talks to inspiring women.

Last but not least is Cincinnati-based hip-hop artist BlaccGoose. He's been making and recording music for the last five years, but he's been crafting his tunes from a much younger age. He's got a lot to say about the talent of Cincinnati and how it doesn't get the attention it deserves. His fiance is also a musician, and the two collaborate often.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Blackout Bootleg: Northeast Comic-Con Podcast, Volume 2

In the second and final volume of our podcasts at the Northeast Comic-Con, Max talks to Michael Mitchell of Mitchell Comics, and the folks at HB Comics.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

May 11, 2017: EBASS/Bracken MacLeod/Positive Negative Man

Bracken and Max 
This week's show marks the end of a wonderful segment, with Hailey Magee of the Emerging Boston Area Singer Songwriters (EBASS). Hailey joined the show around two years ago and helped launch a mothly segment that not only educated other musicians about the business side of the industry, but also featured some of the best performers in the city. Hailey recently decided to take a hiatus from EBASS, and we wish her the very best!

This week, we talk about the work that goes into running an organization like EBASS. Who knows, maybe others will be inspired to launch groups like it for other genres in the city. In addition, Zion Rodman plays a couple tunes and tells us all about his upcoming CD release and his ongoing Apartment Concert Series.

Horror author Bracken MacLeod returns to tells us about his new book, "13 Views of the Suicide Woods." It's a thrilling collection of dark fiction that Bracken wrote for ChiZine Publications. We talk about the state of horror and what the new generation of writers has to offer.

The guys from the band Positive Negative Man return to talk about their recent shows at the Somerville Porchfest, as well as their upcoming performances. They've also got lots of great new music to share!

Friday, May 5, 2017

May 4, 2017: Falcon's Bandits/Leslie Browning/Prateek Poddar

Prateek Poddar
Arcadio Falcon of the band Falcon's Bandits opens the show with a very frank talk about the band's music, how they bring their styles together, and the reception of their recently-released album. They've been together since 2015, and began recording shortly thereafter. We also get a little political, talking about how the world perceives events in other countries, and how we rarely get the full story. 

Author Leslie Browning has some big new to shareĆ¢her main publishing house, Homebound Publications and its imprint, Owl House books, just inked a global distribution deal with Midpoint Trade Books. This deal puts the company's 75-plus titles into every bookstore on the planet! It's a huge milestone since the company launched in 2011, and we talk about the work that went into it, and the many authors that have asked to join the company.

Singer-songwriter Prateek Poddar is back in the studio to record a new EP, and he needs your help to do it! He has launched an IndieGoGo campaign to fund the album, and the response so far has been tremendous, with a full third of the amount needed already raised. We look into the people involved in the new album, and Prateek plays a few acoustic tunes for us.