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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 »

American Hustle Soundtrack Vinyl for Record Store Day's Black Friday

Going shopping on Black Friday? Well, our friends at Record Store Day have organized a heaping helping of new exclusive vinyl releases at your favorite indie retailers. Our top pick is the gorgeous, 2-disc pressing of the American Hustle soundtrack, on blue and red vinyl, housed in a beautiful gatefold sleeve with inner sleeves featuring tons […]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 »

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 »

PHOTO GALLERY: Caspian 10th Anniversary Show

Caspian Larcom Theatre (Beverly, MA) October 18, 2014 Highlight: Two-hours of chronologically ordered, post-rock brilliance Beverly and beyond gathered for a wistful reunion, honoring a decade of Caspian in their hometown. Sure, it is the music that inspired feats of pilgrimage as some traveled from Pittsburgh and California for the show; but it has been […]Read More »

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