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Q&A with Kelsey Blackstone: It’s all in the planning

Kelsey Blackstone is a Boston-based indie pop-soul artist who combines retro rock and blues influences with a fresh, contemporary pop flair. Her band prioritizes audience participation in their upbeat live shows, making use of everything from balloons to bubble wands. She’s also involved with the local performance nonprofit Hug The Tree. WRBB’s Fenner Dreyfuss-Wells caught […]

Q&A: A pre-show chat with Faye Webster

Just before the kickoff of the Common Cents music festival on Oct. 3, I had the pleasure of interviewing headliner Faye Webster in the corner of a Ryder Hall classroom. With her team and band jovially playing Hangman in the background almost the full duration of our interview, Faye was in great spirits and eager […]

Q&A: Armand Hammer talk after a stellar Common Cents performance

The hip-hop duo Armand Hammer, made up of rappers Elucid (styled E L U C I D) and Billy Woods make bold, captivating, and thought-provoking music and are on the forefront of the New York underground scene. WRBB’s Ben Gardner and Temi Akinyoade sat down with them to discuss working with the Alchemist, their influences, […]

Q&A: Tamino looks ahead at his solo North American tour

Tamino’s spellbinding music combines European and Arabic folk traditions into novel creations. As he embarks on a solo tour of Canada and the USA, WRBB’s Julia Sullivan caught up with him to talk Patti Smith, guitars, and favorite hometown spots. Tamino’s sophomore album, Sahar, is due September 23. In the meantime, you can catch Tamino […]

Q&A: Sammy Rae sits down for a post-show interview

Sammy Rae, frontwoman of the jazz-pop band Sammy Rae & The Friends, is known for her infectiously positive energy and joyful presence on stage. Following her March 27 show at the Royale, WRBB’s Chloe Cohen sat down with her to chat about her inspiration and influences. […]

Q&A: LØLØ talks touring, TikTok, and Taylor Swift

LØLØ, a burgeoning star in the indie pop-punk scene, sat down to talk with WRBB’s Lexi Anderson about touring, inspiration, TikTok, and Taylor Swift. Read the full conversation below. Lexi Anderson: How have you found touring? Do you have a favorite city that you’ve visited? LØLØ: Touring has been awesome. I didn’t know what to […]

Q&A: Jesse Liam Gauthier discusses his love of music and performance

Jesse Liam Gauthier is a professional singer/songwriter based in Rhode Island. His father, Jack Gauthier, is a Grammy-nominated music engineer. Together, the two musicians create a lively and communal atmosphere through their father-son harmonies. On tour in New England, they are also joined by drummer Michael DeQuattro, a Boston Conservatory alumnus. Catch the Jesse Liam […]

Q&A: Berklee singer-songwriter Katie Lynne Sharbaugh offers a behind-the-scenes look at her latest project

Q&A: Katie Lynne Sharbaugh Katie Lynne Sharbaugh is a Philadelphia-born singer-songwriter and soon-to-be Berklee graduate. WRBB’s Fenner Dreyfuss-Wells caught up with her to chat about songwriting, plans for the future, and the process of creating her latest project. The debut single “Nothing Left To Lose,” from her forthcoming two-part project Little Blue Beetle, is out […]

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