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ALBUM REVIEW: "Disquiet" by Therapy?

Quite simply put: the new Therapy? album Disquiet is a melodic punk metal masterpiece (and I’m not just saying that because they happen to be my favorite band of all time). Its energetic, catchy and gloomy atmosphere keeps you hooked from beginning to end. The album’s opening track “Still Hurts” certainly sets the mood – […]Read More »

VIDEO PREMIERE: "Cassette" by Kristen Ford

Kristen Ford has been a good friend to Performer over the years (you can read her article on booking your own DIY international tour here) which is why we’re proud to present her brand new, footstomping ode to the cassette. Enjoy the video below, and read Ford’s comments after the jump. Be sure to let […]Read More »

PHOTO GALLERY PLUS VIDEO: Tommy Boys Live in Boston

Supporting Such Gold’s East Coast tour, Bay Area trio Tommy Boys visited Massachusetts for the first time and rocked the Middle East Upstairs. They played new material from their recent self-titled release on Other People Records. For only having three members they have an intricate sound, part math rock, part ’90s indie/emo rock and all […]Read More »

Photo Gallery: Matt and Kim Live in Boston

Last night, Boston’s House of Blues was set ablaze by the multifaceted bombast that is Matt and Kim. The duo, beaming sunny vibes accompanied by elastic rhythms and warm keyboard chords, were in their element as they prompted concert goers to dole out raucous energy in full force. Matt and Kim’s fifth album, New Glow, is not even a week old but […]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 »

HEEMS: Ex-Das Racist MC Explores America Through Socially-Conscious Hip-Hop

Heems’ debut hip-hop album, Eat Pray Thug, serves as a powerful antidote to the vapid rap that has been dominating the airwaves, or perhaps more accurately, online streams as of late. The lexically intoxicated MC’s record is full-on insane in the most progressive way possible; Heems (born Himanshu Suri) can go from being fatalistically buoyant […]Read More »

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