“We have no touring expenses like gas, hotels, childcare, our bandmates and our crew, which make it extremely challenging to come home with any profit.”
"The primary phase of the project puts money into the pockets of local artists now by encouraging video uploads from the safety of their homes. At the end of each artist video, we ask artists to nominate a different local artist to keep the chain going."
“Listen to some music, hang with each other, and take part in whatever antics are unfolding in our little shared world.”
“Another benefit for everyone involved is that assisting others is a good outlet for dealing with the stress created by the pandemic that we all feel.”
“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."