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How Wu-Tang & Suburban Rebellion Inspired Umass' Beatspill Radio Show

WMUA is housed in the back corner in the dingy basement of UMass Amherst’s campus center. Walk into this tiny studio, and chances are that you will find students busy putting together the latest and greatest playlists in all genres. Over the past few years, Miles Powell and John Holowitz have clocked a lot of […]Read More »

Ryan Adams and Butch Walker Live in Boston

As the designated opener for Ryan Adams on his latest tour, Butch Walker proved to be his perfect touring companion. Like Adams, Walker knows how to deliver charismatically and play wholeheartedly. “21+,” the first song of his set, was draped in quivery vocals and stark piano for maximum sadness. He acknowledged the half empty venue, […]Read More »

VINYL OF THE MONTH: Hawks Do Not Share

VINYL OF THE MONTH Hawks Do Not Share HDNS Portland, OR (Predator Friendly Records) “Feels like The Postal Service playing an ’80s prom…” HDNS by Hawks Do Not Share Portland’s Hawks Do Not Share offers up their latest LP on heavyweight 180-gram vinyl, and it’s an electro-pop dreamscape that is sure to please the late […]Read More »

Photo Gallery: Deleasa Live in Boston

Singer/songwriter Mike Deleasa played an intimate set earlier today at The Middle East in Cambridge. In front of a modest all ages crowd, the New Jersey native indulged us with his relaxed croon and sharply drawn indie-pop wonder. Openers included Spill Canvas frontman Nick Thomas, Cassio Monroe, and Six Stories Told. But it was the suspense […]Read More »

Performer's Best Photos from Fun Fun Fun Fest 2014

Performer‘s Ralph Arvesen was down in Austin, TX November 7-9, 2014 to photograph Fun Fun Fun Fest 2014, and here are just some of the amazing shots he was able to capture. Enjoy!Read More »

Q&A With CHARLIE MARS

Just like he did for 2009’s Like a Bird, Like a Plane and 2012’s Blackberry Light, singer-songwriter Charlie Mars recorded his latest album, The Money, in Texas with producer Billy Harvey and core musicians J.J. Johnson, John Ginty and George Reiff. Those facts might give the impression Mars is in a rut. Actually, he’s on a roll. On The Money, released in mid-October via Rockingham Records/Thirty Tigers, his […]Read More »

WATCH NOW: Exclusive Video Premiere for "I Told You So" by The March Divide

Performer is super excited to be premiering the new video for The March Divide’s “I Told You So.” Watch it above and hear what Jared Putnam has to say below. And as always, feel free to let us know what you think in the comments section. Enjoy! “I’m finally at a stage in my life […]Read More »

Live Review: Metro Station in Boston

Trace Cyrus undoubtedly knows how to command a crowd. Despite not touring for five years, the boys of Metro Station didn’t miss a beat when they electrified a packed house at Boston’s Brighton Music Hall this past Monday. And of course, Cyrus was in rare form. Opening with the percolating (and lascivious) “Control,” he played […]Read More »

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