Regression – Mondays 9pm – 11pm
Dischord – Tuesdays 8pm – 11pm
The Cutting Room – 8pm – 1am (Sunday)
Blackout – 1am – 10am
I’m a music addict. My addiction started at an early age. My first two albums were“Rock and Roll Over” by Kiss and “Young Americans” by David Bowie. At home, I was surrounded by rock, punk, R&B, and country, then at college I learned about other music genres and my music collection grew quickly. While living abroad, I feverishly hunted through the racks of every music store I could find for music not available in the U.S. I began to play music for friends, played music at parties and hung around with bar bands. I have always tried to see as many concerts as possible to feed my hunger for music. As the years passed, I collected alternative music, obscure new wave and post-punk bands which sounded unique and original, and then share them with my friends.
In 2003, I was prompted one night by a friend to become a DJ at a prominent Boston nightclub, which eventually turned into a regular show every week for the next 6 years. I found that my music collection wasn’t quite diverse enough, so I begancollecting even more and discovering more new music to love. I did this for several years,while holding down a full-time job, doing my shows and playing at a few other clubs and charity shows, before finally stepping away from the turntables.
In 2010, a friend suggested I try out for a spot on WoodyRadio, so I wrote to the owner without any hope for an answer. I was warmly embraced and began with a few weekly shows playing the music I knew best. I quickly realized that being a DJ for an internet radio station is quite different from playing to a live audience on the dance floor.
Over the next few years, I began to meet other DJs, fellow music lovers, and amazing independent artists online. I now proudly host a few weekly shows spotlighting vintage post-punk, obscure new wave, darker club music and wonderful new independent artists. In late 2013, I collaborated with 15 independent alternative music artists from around the world to produce an album named “DJ Mac’s Post-Alternative Visions”(available on Bandcamp – http://postalternativevisions.bandcamp.com). In 2017, volume 4 was produced.