This month, Ryan, along with panelists Michael Creamer (manager), Will Daily (musician), and David Day (editor), talked about topics like when to branch out of your hometown, social media’s place in the promotional puzzle, securing press, how to handle criticism, Bob Lefsetz and more.
iatv Archive: January, 2012
“You gotta start crazy and then it’s easy.” One would expect that quote to come from the mouth of a deranged person, and probably expect it to refer to an activity that isn’t the least bit appealing, i.e. Ozzie Osborne explaining how to get into the bat-biting business.
Musicians are insanely devoted people – there’s no other explanation for the amount of will poured into their unpromising craft and equivocal pain felt and when the vehicle for that craft crashes and burns. After the implosion of his previous outfit left Brian disoriented and disillusioned, he migrated west to sunny Los Angeles to remedy his wounds and re-discover his appreciation for music.
The Boston Dig referred to them as a “DIY band’s wet dream come true.” The Phoenix branded them a “thinking man’s party-time band.” So what is it about Allston mainstays Love in Stockholm that stirs the loins of critics and fans alike?
Our inaugural mixtape includes 14 tracks representing the talent that came through our doors and performed for IAtv in 2011. We are honored to have worked with and learned from all of them and can't wait for 2012! Happy Listening! Download the tracks here for FREE!
Ryan Midden wanted to find a cool way to give back to the local community and do something different in the Boston music scene. But how? By throwing a music festival! But where? Smack dab in the middle of the Prudential Center's front door, of course!
Serendipity is a word defined as “an aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident.” It’s also the term Todd Michaelsen used to describe how he met band mate and now wife, Reena Shah. Now if Todd's desirable discovery stopped there it wouldn't be newsworthy, but Todd and Reena's happenstance was just the beginning of the serendipitous journey that would soon befall Brooklyn-bred five-piece family My Pet Dragon.
How many legendary Boston rappers can you name? Probably three or less, because that’s how many there are. With all that said, how does a young rapper go about not only making a name for himself, but also a name for his genre in a city that’s been unreceptive to hip hop? Just ask Roxbury native Moufy.