TBB has an exclusive interview with Shota Nakama, creator and producer of Video Game Orchestra. We sat down with Shota and VGO’s production manager Ivan Lin (also a classical pianist) at Jamspot Somerville to talk about the orchestra’s upcoming show at Berklee, the premiere performance of the Dark Dreams Don’t Die soundtrack, and the game’s developer Swery65 (Hidetaka […]
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As part of the Broadway in Atlanta series, The Little Mermaid swims into Atlanta July 8th through 13th. This is definitely one of the productions we are most excited about! We caught up with the star, Ariel, herself! Jessica Groves answers some questions for us and tells us why this show is going to blow […]
On June 4, Clint Lowery and his Georgian brethren will hit Boston for “An Evening with Sevendust,” an intimate show in support of the Atlanta rockers’ recently released Time Travelers & Bonfires. The entirely acoustic album is a bit of a departure from the band’s usual heavy fare, selling in excess of 15,000 copies in […]
As part of their Heffernan Lemme Live tour, the duo stopped in Boston on May 31st, knockin’ them dead at the Royale nightclub. Mark McDonough caught up with Steve and Kevin to talk projects, influences, and stand-up. The Backstage Beat: (referencing Steve Lemme writing): Writing your act now? Steve Lemme: That’s right; we write our […]
The Venetia Fair had a free concert on March 29th, playing the gig inside the Converse store on Newbury Street. I came to interview the band, not knowing that I’d run into my cousin Megan and her husband Jake, the VF’s manager. I think between the three parties involved, everyone said “small world!” a gillion […]
The Entrepreneur and the Rocker by Julie Senger An interview with Brian Johnson and Heber Pampillon, co-founders of Alpharetta, GA-based Highway 9 Records, conducted in March 2013 in Alpharetta’s Lucky Dog Studios. Senger: So fill me in, Brian. How does a successful, conservative-looking businessman team up with a tattooed, guitar-shredding rocker to create Highway 9 […]
Tragic Souls is a 5 Piece Rock Cover Band made up of Seasoned Musicians that started lil over a yr ago! They have Quickly became highly sought after building a strong fanbase along the way.
The speakeasy world of the burlesque is becoming more main stream as the continued resurgence of this art form brings to the stage some pretty remarkable performers. One such starlet is Freya West, who is in town to compete in the pageant for the Southern Fried Burlesque Festival. Freya took time from her busy schedule […]
The music momentum is going strong at the Tin Roof Cantina’s Acoustic Showdown for the 2nd Series of a musical competition that is hosted by Ian Schumacher (an incredible musician himself) … Bands are currently competing for some great prizes including $1500 and a gig at 97.1 The River’s Wing and Rock Fest! Schumacher obviously […]