Back Bay Podcast



Welcome to The Back Bay Podcast: A Portland-Maine-based live performance archive. Each episode features a new musician who lives and performs in the area. Our true aim is to introduce our listeners to new sounds and people who make up the city.


  • EP 15: Mitch G 2: Electric Boogaloo

    16/05/2021 Duration: 01h05min

    The Back Bay Bois welcome back OG Back Bay Boi Mitch G for his second episode as a guest. Calle makes her first appearance on mic 3 and brings the electricity. Alex shares some new poems. For more Mitch : Bandcamp: Soundcloud: @mitchel-gosselin Intro beats by @seasonaltemps Episodes also available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts

  • Love in a Broken Ocean

    31/12/2020 Duration: 10min

    Everything has changed. The ocean always changes. Are these reliable markers of our existence? There is love like a lighthouse keeping us off the rocks. Our hands slip off the oars. We grow up on an island and wonder why soil smells different after everyone left. Lost is just a way to get through water. There are truths we must remember.

  • EP 14: Hank, from America

    11/07/2020 Duration: 44min

    Hank, from America, sits down with the Back Bay Boys in the first in-person recording since COVID.

  • April IV

    06/06/2020 Duration: 16min

    The Fourth Year and the poems are transformed. April comes back and greets me at the dirty window and I still recognize her. I pick up trash for the city and hear her whisper. As we stay inside old spirits and spooks come out to converse with the dark side of the mind. Of course the flowers grow, April told me they would, and shes the last one I believe. Enjoy.

  • Dragging Anchor

    28/03/2020 Duration: 06min

    The Quarantine Tapes by Alexander: Poems read during COVID-19. -Alex

  • EP 13: Tyler Rollins

    22/03/2020 Duration: 01h06min

    The boys reconvene during these trying times to welcome Tyler Rollins of 2nd Basement to Back Bay. Live music, COVID talk and some oddly-placed words of appreciation for Ayrton Senna. Intro beats by @seasonaltemps

  • EP. 12: Geoffrey DeBree

    07/11/2019 Duration: 01h15min

    Geoffrey is a musician who starts singing by the fire at a party and everybody starts listening. His songs are sincere reflections of modern life, with all it's messy emotions and isolation. A longing for a better world, that is never quite here, though we can imagine it clearly. His talent and humility are truly humbling. I'm thankful he shared. -Alex Intro beats by @seasonaltemps

  • EP. 11 Mitch Gosselin and Simon Rollins

    05/08/2019 Duration: 01h13min

    Crater Shout-Portland’s own folk-punk hero Mitch Gosselin is joined by his bandmate/BFF Simon Rollins to share some of their music and audacious insights with the back bay boys above the always raucous Pearl. Language NSFW. Beats by Seasonal Temps:

  • EP. 10: Tim Meehan

    05/08/2019 Duration: 01h18min

    “Timothy is one of my oldest friends in the city and certainly one of the best guitar players that live in it. We’ve known each other since we were Blackbears in Orono, yet he still surprises me with his knowledge and wit. A true man of mystery, who can dazzle anyone with his guitar strings.” -Alex Beats by Seasonal Temps:

  • EP. 09: Caleb Hickman

    23/04/2018 Duration: 55min

    Caleb came back! The boys are revisited for another night of Back Bay music from my upstairs neighbor. Caleb just released his new album, The Magic Eye, his second, which you can listen to below. We play some of the studio album and dive into this polished and complex work. A night of organized gaeity and spontaneity. Beats by Seasonal Temps:

  • EP. 08: Conner Casey

    16/03/2018 Duration: 38min

    Dear Back Bay, I want you to love Conner Casey as much I do. I think it's possible now too. He plays through his original song, switching between piano and guitar. We are old friends happy to see each other again. We talk about his old bands, travels abroad, and about how life, as Conner puts it, has been just as confusing as when he was 13 years old. -Alex Beats by Seasonal Temps:

  • EP. 07: Caleb and Brett

    16/03/2018 Duration: 51min

    Artists are all around us. Live music is always taking place. Notes are resonating out to the street while we walk to work. I heard Caleb playing guitar before I met him. I was sitting at the table when classical guitar descended from the floor above me. I thought it was a recording but soon realized it was an unknown force. One day returning with groceries I got lucky. I saw him locking up his bike with a guitar on his back and I just hoped it was him. Within a week we were recording. He brings along a flutist named Bret, and yes, they play a saw during one of the songs. This one is special. Visit Caleb’s Soundcloud for more: -Alex Beats by Seasonal Temps:

  • EP. 06: Tim Fulwider

    02/02/2018 Duration: 35min

    Munjoy Hill hero Tim Fulwider displays his talents. Mitch Dumas found himself a microphone. A steady guitar rift carries this debaucherous experience. WARINING: This episode, we let if fly (NSFW) Beats by Seasonal Temps:

  • EP. 05: Casey Brown

    03/12/2017 Duration: 53min

    The Back Bay Boys get to listen to Portland author Casey Brown, writing about Maine in an honest way. Our friend Kristine Dyer joins the show late to close out the ep with a reading. Warning: this one gets rowdy. (NSFW) Beats by Seasonal Temps:

  • EP. 04: Back Bay Open Mic

    03/08/2017 Duration: 01h12min

    Poetry exists. Welcome back. We’ve been gone for awhile. Sometimes old lines take months to realize themselves, and even then, some rhymes come off opaque. I got together some amazing people and forced poems out of them. I also read a lot of my own creations. I hope this encourages others to write more and share with their peers. Writing is a necessary emotional action. We need to approach it earnestly. Read the poems here: Beats by Seasonal Temps:

  • EP. 03: Dan Sullivan

    11/05/2017 Duration: 33min

    Dan Sullivan takes the Back Bay Boys on a classical music voyage with his nylon guitar. A true great playing from the undying collection. Beats by Seasonal Temps:

  • EP. 02: Dustin LaRochelle

    16/03/2017 Duration: 35min

    The Back Bay Boys ditch the comfort of the acoustic guitar and get their mind blown by local artist Dustin LaRochelle. Dustin performs under the name Laughing Animal, and is a member of the band Waco Sparkler. Additional beats by Seasonal Temps:

  • EP. 01: Back Bay Podcast: The Pilot

    12/02/2017 Duration: 38min

    An exploration into the Portland, ME music scene. Our first episode features local musicians Mitchell Gosselin and Cory McWilliams; members of Crater Shout, and $300 respectively. Beats by Seasonal Temps: