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PHOTO GALLERY: Reverend Horton Heat Live in Boston

On January 20th, 2015, Performer caught a blazing set at Royale in Boston featuring Reverend Horton Heat on the Baddest of the Bad Tour, with special guests Dale Watson and Rosie Flores.Read More »

Ladies of Boston Rock! Live Review and Gallery

This past Thursday at Boston’s Brighton Music Hall, some of the most talented local female musicians banded together to show the city what they’re truly made of. From the very start of the evening, DJ Leah V relished in her role of musical curator. Orchids were genuinely dazzling, and Shea Rose had no problem delivering spoken word […]Read More »

Papa Roach Live in Boston: Interview and Photo Gallery

With their 8th studio album F.E.A.R (Face Everything and Rise) due out next week, Papa Roach should be a proverbial ball of nerves. But on this particular rainy afternoon in the back of a tour bus stationed in front of Boston’s House of Blues, drummer Tony Palermo divulges that the fans have been nothing but […]Read More »

MUST LISTEN: The Grownup Noise - "The Problem With Living in the Moment"

The Problem With Living In The Moment by The Grownup Noise The Grownup Noise The Problem With Living in the Moment Boston, MA (Self-released) “An album of acoustic altruism…” With the comfort of an Americana sweater and the warmth of indie mittens, this dynamic sextet paints musical portraiture and lays an open road for acoustic […]Read More »

MUST LISTEN: The Dough Rollers - "Gone Baby Gone"

The Dough Rollers Gone Baby Gone EP New York, NY (Third Man Records) “Hard-rocking blues with southern-fried CCR licks and swaggering vocals…” One of the finest anticipatory debut EPs released. NYC four-piece the Dough Rollers filters the blues through a classic rock vein, ala Jack White, and features stripped-down melodies, a swaggering balled-fist on the […]Read More »

Wale Live in Boston

The transparent emotionalism that Wale boldly specializes in makes him Maybach Music Group’s most consistent artist in their arsenal—and a refreshingly unironic presence in hip-hop. Even his 40 minute delay to a sold out Paradise Rock Club in Boston last night couldn’t sour the spirits of concert-goers: Wale’s sound can easily dazzle earbuds and stadiums […]Read More »

PHOTO GALLERY: The Jazz June Live in Boston

The Jazz June Middle East Club Upstairs – Cambridge, MA January 2, 2015 Emo punk rockers The Jazz June put out a new album, After the Earthquake, last year on Topshelf Records, ending a long hiatus after disbanding in 2003. The quintet visited the Middle East in Cambridge, MA last week to some very exciting […]Read More »

ARCH Gallery: The Best Acoustic Venue in Boston

(Wish by Matthew Keller) The beautiful ladies of Arch Gallery have a keen eye when it comes to procuring art that is nothing short of visually stunning. Last weekend, Nikki Dessingue and Amyko Ishizaki kicked off their first annual Holiday Bizarre and Acoustic Series. Their opening reception was the perfect display of modest grandeur; a cozy and […]Read More »

MUST-LISTEN VINYL: The Transmission Now "White Night"

The Transmission Now White Night 7-Inch EP Bethlehem, PA (Setting Records) “Frenzied punk from the Lehigh Valley…” White Night by The Transmission NOW The new 7-inch from Bethlehem, PA natives The Transmission Now is a full-steam-ahead throwback to those amazing mid-’90s Epitaph label samplers. Fervent drums, woody bass lines and bombastic guitars rule the day […]Read More »

PHOTO GALLERY: Lagwagon Live in Boston

Lagwagon Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA December 3, 2014 The barriers were up and that band Lagwagon that your older brother used to listen to were back in support of their newest full length album Hang (Fat Wreck Chords). They may be older and maybe not so much wiser, but they still put on […]Read More »

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