Artist Interview with Gene Shinozaki

After getting his start as a busker on the streets of Boston, Gene Shinozaki has gone on to become a world class professional beatboxer, musician, performer and artist.  He sat down with recently me via telephone to answer a few questions about the state of beatboxing and what he has planned for the upcoming All…

Female in Rock: Engaging Males, Embracing Allies

*Guest post by Anna Rae ©2017.   *Illustration by Kip Lyall   Not long ago I was on a walk with a friend of mine who is a male musician. I was railing about the fact that young females are forced to think about adorning their bodies and pandering for male attention, while young males…

All Together Now, 3rd Installment

With the summer slowly rolling to an end the final installment of All Together Now approaches.  The showcase on August 27th at the Lily Pad in Cambridge is the third installation of a series of multimedia art events that have unfolded over the course of the summer starting last April.   The brainchild of local musician…

All Together Now: Event Preview

When we talk about Art, we typically talk about one creative genre or another.  Dance, music, painting, poetry, performance art these are traditionally based creative genre’s that have their own creative communities that have developed around them.  But, what happens when you’re inspired by other genres and start looking for a way to bridge these…

Nuit Blanche. Illuminus, Boston 2015

If the past summer has proven anything it’s that when art, science and innovation are brought together amazing things will happen. It was hard to know what to expect heading over towards Fenway Park around 7pm on October 10th.   I knew that art would be everywhere but that was pretty much it.  Turning the corner…

Jamaica Plain Porchfest 2015

If Somerville Porchfest is a music festival then the Jamaica Plain Porchfest, or JP Porchfest, definitely felt like more of an all inclusive arts festival.  Now in it’s second year, JP Porchfest 2015 took place last Saturday July, 11 from 12 – 6PM.  Started as a spinoff of the Somerville Porchfest that began in 2011,…