In 1969, Andy Warhol sent the first issue of Interview Magazine to the printers, a publication chock full of unconventional pieces that were and continue to be curated—not written—by members of its editorial staff. See, Interview doesn’t publish interviews so much as catch-all conversations taking place between notable figures in popular culture.
When you put two talented, fiercely driven people from different walks of life and art together to talk about their passions, the questions they’ll put forth to each other have the potential to yield more insight than the typical “Where’d the band name come from”-es and “What’s your favorite record?”-es.
So how rad would it be to throw some Boston music movers and shakers together and watch them get to know each other on the record?
Miraculously enough, that’s what we did. Ahead are nine conversations—spanning age, genre and every neighborhood from Dorchester to Davis Square—between local bands, DJs, producers and aspiring industry pros about all things Boston music. Electro-dance fiends chat up Americana folks about death metal. Glam rock frontmen take the podium at Symphony Hall to dish about classical technique with one of the BSO’s most promising cellists. We’ve also got DIY sensibilities from the folks who booked some of Allston’s most notorious basement shows of 2011 plus Boston hip-hop and rock planning collaborations like never before.
But don’t take my word for it. Throw your headphones on, give yourself a few minutes and be part of a conversation on Boston music helmed by those who make it happen—all on the record.