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PHOTO GALLERY: Gentlemen of the Road Stopover

Gentlemen of the Road Stopover Seaside Heights, N.J. June 6, 2015   For decades, the defining characteristic of Seaside Heights has been its boardwalk, where bars, arcades, games of chance, clothing shops and food vendors entice visitors throughout the warm-weather months. The landscape looked a little different during the first weekend of June, when the […]Read More »

Quick Recap: Starsailor Live in Cambridge

Starsailor’s 2001 debut album, Love is Here, was poetically moped out music at its finest. The album’s hymnlike harmonies fit lovely against luminous guitars and keyboards. James Walsh’s piercing voice has always been the perfect mix of being captivating while sounding slightly corrosive; his clarity and engagement were effortlessly on point. Fourteen years later, Walsh could have chosen […]Read More »

Quick Recap: Juicy J at Boston's House of Blues

Broken ankle be damned; Juicy J’s physical impairment (one which requires him to wear a boot) just wasn’t a legitimate reason for the legendary emcee not to hit the road to promote his latest album, THC: The Hustle Continues. To a brazenly blazed Boston crowd, Juicy J was all smiles (and gold chains) as he […]Read More »

VINYL OF THE MONTH: The Cheebacabra - "Retouched"

VINYL OF THE MONTH The Cheebacabra Retouched Seattle, WA (Self-released) “Infectious grooves: recut, remixed, reworked…” Retouched by The Cheebacabra This time around, The Cheebacabra has enlisted the help of some of his closest friends and artists to remix, rework, and recut some of the tracks from his last few albums. The results are simply fantastic, […]Read More »

PHOTO GALLERY: Black Signal Live in Cincinnati

Black Signal May 9, 2015 Northside Tavern – Cincinnati, OH Headlining the Northside Tavern and fresh from their win as Best Electronic Act of 2014 at the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards, alt-electronic group Black Signal broadcast their own intriguing mix of shape-shifting keyboard and synthesizer generated material. Currently composed of two remaining original members, Matt Ogden […]Read More »

PHOTO GALLERY: Jakübi live at Great Scott in Boston

Jakübi live at Great Scott (Allston, MA – 5.28.2015) Melbourne Australia’s Jakübi visited Great Scott last week as part of their North American Holiday tour. This was their first headlining tour in the US, and it ends June 27th at Electric Forest in Rothbury, MI. They kept everyone in the club moving with their mix […]Read More »

The Best of Boston Calling

This past Memorial Day weekend, Boston Calling delivered a refreshing array of talent. From the legendary Pixies to self proclaimed rap royalty Run The Jewels to the theatrical former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way, Boston’s City Hall plaza gave way to some of the most memorable performances the city has ever seen. September’s lineup […]Read More »

Quick Recap: Azealia Banks Live in Boston

The Azealia Banks we’ve come to expect and inadvertently tolerate has quite the decadent persona; she is unrepentantly unapologetic for being unrepentantly controversial. Her debut album, Broke With Expensive Taste, was released last year and amid playful boasts and lustrous synth sheen was brutal and cavernous hip hop. It was a swaggering masterpiece draped in […]Read More »

Album review: The Waterfall by My Morning Jacket

The Waterfall by My Morning Jacket ATO/Capital Produced by: Jim James & Tucker Martine www.MyMorningJacket.com On their 7th studio production Louisville-based My Morning Jacket continues to masterfully hone their tradition of album production by being that band who doesn’t conform to the music business. Nor their own previous endeavors of recording an album, for that matter. […]Read More »

Quick Recap: Todd Rundgren and Dam Funk Live in Boston

In Milwaukee last month Todd Rundgren’s epic musical career spans nearly half a century. Somehow, the energy that he possesses during his live show remains just as relentless as it always was. Last night at Boston’s Wilbur Theatre, Rundgren’s dusky, psychedelic churn gave way to ambitious backdrops and glowering synths; most of which were controlled by the illustrious […]Read More »

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