INDIEcent Exposure #29: Birds of Chicago, Iron Age Mystics & more

Iron Age Mystics • Birds of Chicago • Bitter’s Kiss • Joe Mansman and The Midnight Revival Band Birds of Chicago—Winter Migration In this episode, we speak with JT Nero, who, along with Allison Russell, makes up the creative core of intracontinental Roots treasure: Birds of Chicago. We hear “Barley,” “Dim Star of the Palisades,” and “Kinderspel” (Child’s Game) from […]

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INDIEcent Exposure #28: Burgers, Fries, Blarney and The Middle with Jeff and Jane Hudson

Meeting Jeff Hudson of Jeff and Jane Hudson at The Moonlight Diner in the middle of the day is treacherous. We had every intention of digging deep and talking about the new album, “The Middle,” that he released with Jane, his wife and musical conspirator of a quite a little bit now. Her absence from the conversation (she was holding […]

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INDIEcent Exposure #24: The Matchstick Architects—”All That’s In Between”

We caught up with the Matchstick Architects as they waited for the first shipment of CDs of their latest effort, “All That’s In Between,” to arrive. I don’t know about you, but I LOVE that “new LP smell.” We spoke with Dar Maloney and Tom Conklin (Diane Davis was unavailable) about the what the guts of the music are made of. Answer: raw stories.

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INDIEcent Exposure #23 — Whiskey Treaty Roadshow

To be perfectly honest, there’s just not much I can say about the Whiskey Treaty Roadshow that either hasn’t already been written, isn’t about to be said (check for an article in an upcoming issue of Relix), or you aren’t going to hear in this interview. Torey Hannah and Billy Keane generously talk with us for well over the 20 […]

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INDIEcent Exposure #22 — Welcoming a New Reality with Starseed

We’ve been away too long, I know (hangs head in shame). It’s been a brutal couple of months, that’s all I can say. Fortunately, we’re facing a New Reality now that spring is finally here. Dayne Herndon, the mind behind the musical project, Starseed, joins us to talk about his latest release.

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INDIEcent Exposure #21 — Things that go BOOM in the Berkshires

BOOM is dedicated to increasing the viability and visibility of original music in the Berkshires.

BOOM was formed by local musicians Tom Conklin, Sandy McKnight, Dar Maloney and Liv Cummins, and MCLA student Allison Gregory, as a way to promote and advance original bands and singer-songwriters in the Berkshires.   “BOOM” kickoff event features ten local music artists Berkshire Organization for Original Music (BOOM) has scheduled their kickoff event, the Big BOOM Bash, at The […]

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