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VINYL OF THE MONTH - Great Father "Bicentennial Blue"

VINYL OF THE MONTH Great Father Bicentennial Blue Cleveland, OH (Exit Stencil Recordings) “Let’s go back to a simpler time…” Cleveland, huh? Well, let’s hope they keep making records like these in the Midwest. Great Father is basically Exit Stencil founder Brandon Stevens’ solo project, and fuck if it isn’t a magnificent piece of work. […]Read More »

PHOTO GALLERY: Gramatik Live in Boston

Gramatik House of Blues | Boston, MA 9/17/2015 A dubstep resurrection of funk and soul over haunted, minimalistic beats Paralyzed by the stage-light swagger of Gramatik’s setup, three young dudes in banana suits near the front of the stage just kind of swayed back and forth hypnotically. The DJ and his guitarist stood inside a […]Read More »

PHOTO GALLERY: Ott Live at The Middle East - Cambridge, MA

Ott. Middle East Downstair | Cambridge, MA 9/18/2015 Earthy, melodic electronic dance music dipped in Jamaican rum and drowning in dub It was a late night at the Middle East Downstairs in Cambridge, MA. Three DJs graced the stage before Ott. himself came out to play. The last of them was Plantrae, an unforgettable producer […]Read More »

VINYL OF THE MONTH: Frog "Kind of Blah"

VINYL OF THE MONTH Frog Kind of Blah New York, NY (Audio Antihero Records) “New York through the ages, blended into a fine liquid…” Kind of Blah by Frog If you were asked to distill New York into a single set of sounds, perhaps to accompany a film montage, you might end up with something […]Read More »

Quick Recap: Death Cab for Cutie Live in Boston

The mordant emotionalism that Ben Gibbard possesses is unlike any other musician of his time. His lyrics are a sharp mix of desire and frustration; raw pain and longing are only eclipsed by leaner arrangements that attest to his seamless artistry. To a sold out Boston crowd this past Saturday at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, […]Read More »

PREVIEW: Symbiosis Gathering 2015

Symbiosis Gathering, a multifaceted lakeside music and arts event, has announced the complete musical programming for its 10 year Re:Union featuring world renowned electronic and live performers. Symbiosis Gathering offers its community an awe-inspiring portal into a creative utopia, a glimpse of a more united future. The 10 Year Re:Union will fuse a finely curated […]Read More »

Lenny Kravitz Dazzles Boston's Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, Only Grows Finer With Time

They don’t quite make them like Lenny Kravitz anymore. One minute, the man grinds acid funk riffs mordantly; the next his velvety croon saturates every inch of his ragged guitar blasting. Kravitz’s exacting musicianship was in full force at Boston’s Blue Hills Bank Pavilion this past Saturday in honor of Strut, his tenth studio album. […]Read More »

Festival Recap: The Brilliance and Blackness of Afropunk

It’s no surprise that America relishes in black culture but still continues to admonish black bodies. Cultural appropriation—despite its deep rooted historical context—is still a concept that many don’t quite fully grasp and that continues to plague this country on a regular basis. Magazines that pander to white readers insist that blackness is not what […]Read More »

Modest Mouse Appear Stranger Than Themselves at Boston's Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

The peculiarity that surrounds the music Modest Mouse makes is undeniable. Their catalogue contains an array of songs draped in multifaceted bombast, layered melodies, and infusing ominous lyrics. It is why 2004’s Good News for People Who Love Bad News led the Washington natives to meteoric mainstream consumption that followed them a decade later to […]Read More »

Quick Recap: Beach Slang at Boston's Great Scott

Beach Slang proudly bask in their signature rock and roll soundscapes: chiming guitars, striding basslines, and sweeping lyricism make them well worth the listen. Dazzling EPs like “Who Would Ever Want Anything So Broken?” and “Cheap Thrills On a Dead End Street” contain a hyperkinetic feel that translates into pure magic live. Last night, Boston’s […]Read More »

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