“It’s a wild freeze frame when your job and your passion both stop dead in their tracks.”
DigBoston will announce some of our own virtual events shortly. In the meantime, we encourage artists to use our online calendar to spread the word about their studio and living room livecasts.
"Within four minutes, my housing, food, and mental health all played ping-pong with each other determining what will be the next steps. You can plan for rainy days, but as an artist each day is a rainy day.”
I spoke with founder and baritone saxophonist Martin Perna about the making of Fu Chronicles, being in your favorite band’s favorite band, the state of music education in America, and a certain new collaboration he’s involved in.
On FlashLight, a new LP with producer Lightfoot, Flash comes strong as a solo artist, breaking beats over his knee along with stereotypes about group members going at it alone.
"My songs mostly come out of experience or someone’s experience that’s close to me. A lot of my songs are stories or they bear some weight that comes from my life. I’m not that creative of a person, so I have to take it from real life, and I know a lot of weird characters from living all over the world and being around a bunch of them."
"People started dancing, and when I play like that I try to change stuff up because you can overuse the drum but it’s a really handy tool. It fills a space that I can’t fill by myself and a guitar."
Flipping the calendar two and half decades back, Ray Davies of The Kinks launched a tour that would become the template for the VH1 Storytellers series, when performers would play stripped ...
“When I got the email, I was like, ‘Is someone trolling me?’” Ronnica says. “I replied, and it turned out to be real.”
Music is the original gig economy, and the concerns of the musical underclass are shaped by America at large.