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Photo Gallery: Daisyhead live in Boston

Daisyhead with Leaner, Young and Heartless and Free Throw  01/12/2016 at O’Brien’s Pub in Allston, MA Their second time playing in Boston, Nashville, TN’s Daisyhead rocked O’Brien’s Pub’s intimate stage setting. They were out supporting their full length album The Smallest Light on No Sleep Records and the band also recently released a split with […]Read More »

Photo Gallery: Joanna Newsom Live at the Orpheum Theater

Joanna Newsom Orpheum Theater (Boston, MA) December 6, 2015 Divers, the newly released album from Joanna Newsom, found a warm welcome in Boston as Newsom commenced a globe-spanning winter tour at the Orpheum Theater. Striking with confidence, Newsom opened her set with “Bridges and Balloons.” The song, harp-centered and sparse, unfolded as Newsom invited her […]Read More »

VINYL OF THE MONTH: Lunchbox Smash Hits EP

VINYL OF THE MONTH Lunchbox Smash Hits EP Oakland, CA (Jigsaw Records) PZL077: Lunchbox – Smash Hits EP by Jigsaw Records “Noise-pop nugget straight outta Bubblegum City…” Lunchbox, or Tim and Donna to their friends, have unleashed a pretty rad collection of tracks that will satisfy any crate-digger looking for nuggets of pure, unadulterated noise-pop […]Read More »

Civil Twilight Picks Their Top 5 Records of 2015

Civil Twilight caused quite a stir with the release of their LP Story of an Immigrant this year. But that wasn’t the only great record to come out in 2015. Below, the band shares their picks for the top 5 records of the year. WIN THIS RECORD! PLUS! As an added bonus, we’re giving away a […]Read More »

STREAM the new Whiskerman album Nomad

Whiskerman Nomad Oakland, CA (OIM Records) Nomad by Whiskerman Graham Patzner’s voice ebbs and flows over a familiar, lush, guitar-based classic rock soundscape. With Will Lawrence on bass, Nick Cobbett on drums and Charles Lloyd on guitars, Whiskerman has created a warm, soulful sound that rejuvenates the genre. The use of strings on the LP […]Read More »

Villa*Nova - "Thread of Life" Album Review

Villa*Nova The Thread of Life Columbia, SC (Self-released) Drawing listeners in with soulful bass lines and infectious vocals, Villa*Nova provides a unique take on pop rock with their new album, The Thread of Life. Catchy melodies leave jams like “Can’t Let You Go” and “Blackhole” stuck in your head for hours, while ballads like “Sacred” […]Read More »

Coke Weed - "Mary Weaver" Album Review

Coke Weed Mary Weaver Bar Harbor, ME (Beyond Beyond Is Beyond Records) Coke Weed’s latest release Mary Weaver does it best when it does it simple.  Along with the group’s funky, guitar-driven psychedelic rock instrumentation, Nina D.’s sultry voice drips out of the speakers, harkening the new wave stylings of Bow Wow Wow, the funk […]Read More »

Big Grams EP Review

Big Grams Big Grams EP Atlanta, GA and New York, NY (Epic) Synth poppers Phantogram and Outkast’s Big Boi have joined forces on the future hip-pop collaboration Big Grams. The seven track EP feels like a natural progression for the severely underrated Outkast cohort who previously dabbled in electro funk and pop on his last […]Read More »

Dawn & Hawkes 'Yours and Mine' Album Review

Dawn & Hawkes Yours and Mine  Austin, TX (Self-released) Here is a delightful full-length LP written and recorded by the rising stars Dawn & Hawkes, who first turned heads and gained acclaim after their audition on The Voice. Eleven songs of introspective bliss, this singer/songwriter team genuinely helps the listener feel the spirit of life, […]Read More »

Album Review: Quiet Hollers by Quiet Hollers

Album Review: Quiet Hollers by Quiet Hollers Produced by: Kevin Ratterman Independently Released Available: October 23, 2015 www.QuietHollers.com Roam the rural Kentuckiana area countryside for long enough, and you’ll eventually stumble upon what us locals call a “Quiet Holler.” It’s a quiet, countryside landscape – a sunken wooded valley of sorts – nestled throughout the […]Read More »

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