Sunday, June 18, 2017

June 15, 2017: Twice Upon An Apocalypse/Lital Yohay

Authors Scott Goudsward and Rachel Kenley talk about the anthology that they edited, "Twice Upon An Apocalypse," which combines classic fairy tales with Lovecraftian elements. Hear about the submission process, some of Lovecraft stories that Scott and Rachel have read, and some of the new writers that made the final cut.

Singer-songwriter Lital Yohay calls in to share her story of being an artist in Israel and her work with the Musical Song School. She talks about her goals as a musician, and how she got her start as an artist.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Blackout Bootleg: Super Megafest

In this edition of the Blackout Bootlegs, Max travels to Super Megafest to talk to artist Dan Kern, outline the work of CausePlay New England, and learn about the long-running manga series Chaotic Kiss.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

June 8, 2017: One Time Mountain/Chris Ruediger/Lisa Finelli

Opening the show we have the intense rockers at One Time Mountain, back with a new album "Seasons," lots of wrestling talk, and such great music to share! We cover the changeover they've had in the lineup, and how that's shaped the new music that they'll be releasing in just a matter of weeks.

Chris Ruediger is another returning favorite to Citywide, and he too has a new collection of tunes, "Secrets," his debut album! We take a lot of questions from the audience in this interview, including how he got his start, the first song he learned, and his favorite place to perform.

Lisa Finelli has been a part of the Boston music scene for years, and in this interview, she addresses a critical issue-genre equality. She's organized a forum on June 15, with a stellar lineup of speakers to look at how hip-hop, R&B, jazz and blues musicians have not gotten the opportunities they have earned. This promises to be a great event, and we preview some of the topics to be covered.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

June 1, 2017: The Sewer Buddies/Damn Tall Buildings/Divine Regale/Theodore Richards

The Sewer Buddies

Opening the show is the new band, The Sewer Buddies, a punk band for kids. We talk to Lindsey Loogie, Serious Paul, Smelly Melly Mucous, and Kick Butt Kyle about the message to kids that's in their music, and importance of kids being exposed to music at a young age, and the many artists who contribute to the band.

Max and Avery from the band Damn Tall Buildings tell us all about their new album, "Good Enough!", their third to date. The recording process, their four years of touring and festivals-it's all on the table as we look into the band's history and their plans for the new release.

Divine Regale brings some prog metal to the show, and damn is it good! With a huge show at Jewel this past weekend, they've got a lot in the works, including new music.

Author Theodore Richards closed out the show with his new book, "The Great Reimagining: Spirituality in the Age of Apocalypse." We talk about the nature of being spiritual and how technology has led to both greater and lesser connections among people. World travel is a big part of Richards' life, and we look at where he's been and how it's shaped him as a writer and a person.