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Jon Fine traces personal and cultural changes in new indie-rock memoir

NOTE: this article originally appeared on Medleyville.us. It has been re-posted here with permission of the author. At the risk of sounding harsh, those who choose not to explore a given music’s past should really be disallowed from experiencing it any further. If your forte is indie rock, then the closest thing right now to a required […]Read More »

Local Boston Rapper Latrell James Embraces Self-Awareness, Plays Album Release Show This Tuesday

Latrell James literally thrives in transparency. The grip and immediacy of his debut album, Twelve, possesses a certain level of introspection rarely seen by up and coming emcees. James’ ability to effortlessly weld the notions of reflection, loss, and persistent optimism is emphasized by intricately sculpted details against hard-hitting beats. He has no problem acknowledging […]Read More »

WATCH NOW: New Two Gallants Video PLUS Our Brand New Interview

TWO GALLANTS At The Crossroads of American Roots & Punk Energy Over past few years, there has been something of a revival of so-called “Americana” music. Bands like Mumford & Sons and The Lumineers have inserted themselves into the pop-music consciousness thanks to their folksy, sing-along anthems. But while these groups are undoubtedly terrific musicians […]Read More »

TREASURE FLEET: Behind the Scenes of a Motion Album

TREASURE FLEET Behind the Scenes of a Motion Album The Sun Machine by Treasure Fleet I want to know what I’m getting myself into before I commit to listening to an album; childish I know… but really, who doesn’t judge an album by the cover art, album name and, most importantly, song titles. When I […]Read More »

Niko Is Delves Into His Creative Process, Plays Boston This Wednesday

The sharp lyrical proficiency of Niko Is happens to be one of his most head turning assets; his eccentric rhythmic patterns make him stand out in a sea of aspiring rappers with ambition equal in size. But during our conversation, Niko–born Nikolai Paiva–is friendly, humble, and refreshingly down-to-earth. The man who was handpicked to be […]Read More »

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