Episode 26: Maria Finkelmeier

July 16, 2018

In this episode, co-hosts Keith Kirchoff and Greg Carlson sit down with composer and percussionist Maria Finkelemeier, recently named "Boston's Best Musical Catalyst" by the Improper Bostonian. In the episode, the trio talk about brutalist architecture, geodesic domes, the Red Sox, and Belgian Dubbels. The team also designs a unique beer inspired by Maria's music.


Episode 25: May Beer & Music Preview

May 1, 2018

Co-hosts Keith Kirchoff and Greg Carlson run through their top picks for the Boston area's best beer and music related events for May!


Episode 24: April Beer & Music Preview

April 1, 2018

Hosts Keith Kirchoff and Greg Carlson chat about their most anticipated beer or music events in the Boston area for April 2018.


Episode 23: February Beer & Music Preview

February 3, 2018

In this episode, hosts Keith Kirchoff and Greg Carlson chat about their most anticipated beer or music events in the Boston area for February 2018. They also recap some of January's highlights including the live podcast and the winter extravaganza, Take Flight.


Episode 22: Ben Houge and Mark Romanowsky

January 20, 2018

Recorded LIVE at Aeronaut Brewery as a part of Science By The Pint. In this episode, Keith leads a panel discussion with Ben Houge, a faculty member at the Berklee College of Music and composer of food operas; Mark Romanowsky, a Principal Engineer at Fluid-Screen where he works on building devices for detecting and identifying bateria; and Greg Carlson, the podcast's usual co-host. The four of them discuss the art (and science) of pairing beer and music.


Episode 21: Best of 2017 & January Preview

December 31, 2017

In this episode, co-hosts Keith Kirchoff and Greg Carlson welcome special guest composer Dan VanHassel to share their best concerts (and beers) of 2017, as well as look ahead to preview their top 5 music and beer events of January 2018.


Jan 7 (7-10p) - Aeronaut Brewing
pindrop sessions 4: life is a caBEERet feat. marimba cabaret + special guest

Jan 18 - Aeronaut Brewing
Science By The Pint Special Event w/ Original Gravity Concert Series
Jan 20 (4-7p) - Boston Button Factory
Take Flight!
Jan 26 (1p) - Brown University
Music Now featuring Kate Soper
Jan 27 (7-10p) - New School of Music
Over Time New Gallery Concert Series
Jan 14 (4-6p) - Boston Sculptors Gallery
Semiosis Quartet
Jan 18 (7:30p) - The Rockwell
Huun Huur Tu
Jan 19 (7-10p) - Washington Street Art
Welcome Concert: The Co-Incidence Festival
Jan 20 (8-10p) - Third Life Studios
An Evening of Aperghis
Jan 26 (8p) - Jordan Hall @ New England Conservatory
Celebrity Series of Boston | Jeremy Denk/Stefan Jackiw
Jan 1 (10a-1p) - Night Shift Brewing
Hair of the Downward Dog
Jan 4 (6-9p) - Exhibit 'A' Brewing
Demo Tape Twelve: Rewind Party
Jan 5 (5-9p) - Dorchester Brewing Company
Brato Brewhouse + Kitchen Pop-up
Jan 6 (11-12p) - Bone Up Brewing
First Annual Horatio Day!
Jan 27 (4-11p) - Cambridge Brewing Company
CBC Barleywine Fest

Episode 20: Bone Up Brewery

December 14, 2017

In this episode, hosts Keith Kirchoff and Greg Carlson visit Bone Up Brewery in Everett, MA and chat with the co-owners and co-brewers, Liz and Jared Kiraly. They listen to the music of composer Daniel T Lewis, and the Kiraly's design the perfect beer that embodies Lewis' music. Along the way are discussions about Teamaker hops, specialty grains, and thriving in the shadow of a much larger brewery.


Episode 19: Top 5 Christmas Beers

December 7, 2017

Special guest Bryan Reeves (owner of Craft Beer Cellar in Roslindale, MA) returns to the podcast to discuss our top five Christmas beers! With special musical clips by composer Jon Fielder!


Episode 18: December Beer & Music Preview

December 1, 2017

The Original Gravity Podcast explores modern music, modern beer, and the people behind these arts. In this episode, co-hosts Keith Kirchoff and Greg Carlson preview their top 5 beer and music events for December 2017.


December 1 - Slumbrew American Fresh Brewhouse Opening

490 Foley St, Assembly Square, Somerville MA

Time TBA


December 1 - Rest/Noise performance of Michael Gordon’s Timber

Music Mansion - 88 Meeting St, Providence RI

8 pm


December 2 - Worcester Earn-A-Bike Annual Fundraiser

3 Cross Brewery, 4 Knowlton Ave, Worcester MA

5 pm - 10 pm

Suggested donation $10-15


December 2 - EQ Ensemble

New School of Music, 25 Lowell St, Cambridge MA

7:30 pm

$15 General Admission, $10 Students


December 8 - The Tallis Scholars (2017)

St. Paul Church, 29 Mt Auburn St, Cambridge MA

8 pm

$45 full price, $22.50+fee at ticketforce.bostix.org


December 9 - Boston Beer Run

Heartbreak Hill Running Company, 294 Mass Ave, Cambridge MA

Lamplighter Brewing, Aeronaut Brewing, Slumbrew, Cambridge Brewing Company

11 am

Free to join, pay for beer and food as consumed


December 9 - Times Two

The Record Company, 960 Mass Ave, Boston MA

8 pm

$15 suggested donation


December 10 - Notch’s 2nd Annual German Christmas Market

Notch Brewery & Tap Room, 283 Derby St, Salem MA

12 pm - 4 pm


December 11 - Poutine Party!

Winter Hill Brewing Company, 328 Broadway, Somerville MA

5 pm - 10 pm


December 22 - Caroling on the Boston Common!

...The Boston Common

7 pm


Episode 17B: Aaron Jay Myers (extended)

November 16, 2017

A special "extended cut" of OGP's conversation with composer Aaron Jay Myers. In this shorter special edition, co-hosts Keith Kirchoff and Greg Carlson chat with Aaron about commissioning fees, best practices when asking someone to write for you, musical and cultural appropriation, American lagers, Christian rock music, and Aaron's new upcoming CD release. (Aaron also shares his true reaction to Greg's beer suggestion from Episode 17.)

Parental discretion advised: the language is a bit more vulgar.