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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 »

Quick Recap: Azealia Banks Live in Boston

The Azealia Banks we’ve come to expect and inadvertently tolerate has quite the decadent persona; she is unrepentantly unapologetic for being unrepentantly controversial. Her debut album, Broke With Expensive Taste, was released last year and amid playful boasts and lustrous synth sheen was brutal and cavernous hip hop. It was a swaggering masterpiece draped in […]Read More »

MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERE: RadaR Debuts “G.U.N. (Give Up On The Now)”

Performer is excited to be debuting the music video from RadaR for the new single “G.U.N. (Give Up On The Now).” It’s a track full of yearning and self-exploration, with the video being a reflection of that using psychedelic camera effects. Coming from diverse realms of rock, Charles (lead vocals and keys), Robzie (Drums), and Jay (guitarist) […]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 »

Album review: The Waterfall by My Morning Jacket

The Waterfall by My Morning Jacket ATO/Capital Produced by: Jim James & Tucker Martine www.MyMorningJacket.com On their 7th studio production Louisville-based My Morning Jacket continues to masterfully hone their tradition of album production by being that band who doesn’t conform to the music business. Nor their own previous endeavors of recording an album, for that matter. […]Read More »

SONG PREMIERE: Nashville Piano Rocker Zach Vinson Drops "You're The One"

Zach Vinson’s upcoming EP, How We Spend Our Days, is due out June 2, and we’re excited to premiere the new single “You’re the One” – a catchy, concise, indie-pop-tinged piano rocker on par with Ben Folds’ best. Listen below and let us know what you think in the comments. And learn more about Vinson […]Read More »

Quick Recap: Todd Rundgren and Dam Funk Live in Boston

In Milwaukee last month Todd Rundgren’s epic musical career spans nearly half a century. Somehow, the energy that he possesses during his live show remains just as relentless as it always was. Last night at Boston’s Wilbur Theatre, Rundgren’s dusky, psychedelic churn gave way to ambitious backdrops and glowering synths; most of which were controlled by the illustrious […]Read More »

Quick Recap: The Used at Boston's House of Blues

At Santa Ana’s The Observatory Orange County earlier this month The Bert McCracken that appeared before us in 2002 fronting a band called The Used possessed a formal restlessness that ironically was his greatest asset and biggest flaw. When the consistently disheveled and often emaciated vocalist unleashed their self-titled debut album that same year, listeners […]Read More »

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