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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 »

Catching up with Ty Segall's Fuzz Live in Boston

Fuzz with Walter and Zip Tie Handcuffs The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA 11.16.2015 “A night of high volume three-piece bands at the Sinclair.” Sounding reminiscent of Black Sabbath  – even looking the part with Ty Segall wearing Ozzy Osbourne style eye liner – Fuzz brought traditional heavy metal to Harvard Square in support of their […]Read More »

The Lonely Wild - "Chasing White Light" Album Review

The Lonely Wild Chasing White Light Los Angeles, CA (EOne Music/Fast Plastic) The Lonely Wild’s follow-up to The Sun As It Comes is a modern-day Requiem, pulling from Andrew Carroll’s experience with the death of his wife’s grandmother last year. This time of reflection brought up remembrances of a childhood friend who died after growing […]Read More »

Moa Holmsten - "Bruised Arms & Broken Rhythm" Album Review

Moa Holmsten Bruised Arms & Broken Rhythm Stockholm, Sweden (Fill In The Blank Records) Take a man-on-the-street approach, and you will be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t have at least one Springsteen song that they couldn’t live without. The Boss has developed a career on a certain passion, a carefully crafted vulnerability and a […]Read More »

The Weeknd Proves There's a Method to 'The Madness' in Worcester

The musical evolution of The Weeknd seems ironically organic. His tepid strokes into graphic sexual escapades–littered with ostensible alcohol and drug use–have inevitably become his audible trademark. The Weeknd (born Abel Tesfaye) still hasn’t managed to outgrow his lyrical deviancy, though–he just figured out a better way to sing it. And this past Thursday at […]Read More »

Records That Changed My Life With Teflon Beast's Jeff Daily

Records That Changed My Life with Jeff Daily To paraphrase Pauline Kael, I lost it at the record player. Or given that it was the ’90s, the CD player. It was from thirteen to fifteen years of age, when I shifted away from playing basketball in the north Texas suburbs to retreating inward, staying indoors […]Read More »

PHOTO GALLERY: Caspian Live in Boston

Caspian The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA October 23, 2015 Just over a year ago, Caspian celebrated 10 years as a band with a sold out, 2 set, chronologically played show at the Larcom Theatre in Beverly. On this night- their first show back in Massachusetts since and the last show of their US tour with […]Read More »

PHOTO GALLERY: Deafheaven, Envy and Tribulation Live in Boston

Deafheaven with Envy and Tribulation at Royale – Boston, MA November 3, 2015 First time touring the US in 5 years, Tokyo’s Envy performed a beautifully emotional and brutal set at Royale, opening up for San Francisco’s Deafheaven. On tour in support of their latest full length Atheist’s Cornea on Temporary Residence LTD, they took […]Read More »

Catching Up With The Darkness Live in Boston

THE DARKNESS Where: House of Blues—Boston, MA When: November 1, 2015 “Give me a D!” singer and lead guitarist Justin Hawkins demanded, the wildly enthusiastic crowd responding in kind. Then, “Give me an ‘arkness!” What does that spell? A rollicking good time. A hard-rocking mix of hilarity, high-pitched vocals, and incredibly sexy riffs. A vibrant—and vital—brand of […]Read More »

LISTEN NOW: Vinyl of the Month - Moon Types "Know The Reason"

VINYL OF THE MONTH Moon Types Know The Reason 7-inch Stockholm, Sweden (Jigsaw Records) “Like a jingle-jangle morning…” PZL075: Moon Types – Know The Reason 7″ by Jigsaw Records Well, it ain’t ABBA, but Stockholm has finally produced something else equally amazing for my earballs. Kicking off with Bell and Sebastian-like ’verby vocals and trumpet, […]Read More »

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