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PHOTO GALLERY: Cymbals Eat Guitars Live in Boston

Cymbals Eat Guitars opened up for former Husker Du and Sugar frontman Bob Mould on his latest solo tour at The Paradise in Boston last week. They are celebrating the release of their new album, Lose and are touring through early December – so check them out in a city near you!Read More »

VINYL OF THE MONTH: Baby Jaymes "21 Questions"

VINYL OF THE MONTH Baby Jaymes 21 Questions b/w The Visit Oakland, CA (Ret-Tone Recordings/Ghetto Retro Music) “Soulful re-working of 50 Cent track highlights new 7-inch” The new 45 from the soulful, sexy Baby Jaymes radiates a funked-out Oakland vibe the second the needle touches down on wax. BJ’s retro-infused take on the 50 Cent […]Read More »

LISTEN NOW: Ships Have Sailed - "Someday EP" Review

Ships Have Sailed Someday EP Los Angeles, CA (Self-released) Alterna-pop group’s debut EP is the perfect soundtrack for living life, overcoming struggles Will Carpenter—the lead guitarist and background vocalist for the hip-hop-meets-rock outfit 7Lions—has a new alterna-pop side project, Ships Have Sailed, that is allowing him to broaden his musical horizons. Like many debut EPs, […]Read More »

PHOTO GALLERY: Jurassic 5 live in Boston

Jurassic 5 is currently embarked on a reunion tour celebrating their 20th Anniversary. Their last stop on the Word of Mouth reunion tour came to House of Blues Boston on Sunday August 3, 2014 and it was a truly great performance. They played for an hour and 45 minutes; their set included DJ battles, some freestyle work […]Read More »

Live Review: Lauryn Hill in Boston

I recently attended a conference that dissected the music business with some of the most influential writers in the game. The Digital Editor over at Ebony, Kierna Mayo, explained that in this world you must be able to distinguish fandom from journalism. That as music writers, we must be able to be consumers while still […]Read More »

PHOTO GALLERY & SHOW REVIEW: Imelda May Live At The Paradise

Performer photographer Matt Lambert caught Imelda May live at the Paradise Rock Club in Allston, MA last night. Here’s what he had to say… “Playing to a sold out crowd on a weeknight isn’t an easy feat, but Irish musician and at times jazzy singer/songwriter Imelda May proved it can be done and done with style. […]Read More »

Our insanely late review of Jack White's "Lazaretto"

“An imagined cast of characters provides a grandiose, smirkingly-poetic meditation on the need for control and the need to relinquish it – amid layers of intricate instrumentation.”  Whether an exhibition of crushing riffs or heart-wrenching balladry, add smirklingly poetic, rapid-fire lyrics and the song becomes decidedly Jack White. “Nobody noticed I was down on the […]Read More »

PHOTO GALLERY: Brody Dalle Live in Boston

Brody Dalle, best known for founding and fronting the punk rock band The Distillers and rock outfit Spinnerette, stopped by The Sinclair in Harvard Square (Cambridge, MA) last Monday. While touring in support of her debut solo album Diploid Love, she did not disappoint.  Check out the shots below!    Read More »

Louisville’s Forecastle Festival gets bigger, weirder, happier and hippier.

Forecastle Festival did it again. It grew in both size and clout. Swelling from 30,000+ in 2012, to nearly doubling that figure this year, with just over 60,000 who flocked to the banks of the Ohio River in Louisville, Kentucky. Unified by music, art and activism (amongst other things), something is definitely happening here that […]Read More »

PHOTO GALLERY: SomeKindaWonderful Live in Boston

SomeKindaWonderful are a grooving up-and-coming soul/R&B/rock band from Cleveland, OH via Los Angeles. They recently released their debut, self-titled album and we caught up with them live at Brighton Music Hall in Boston last week. Check out the photos below!Read More »

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