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REVIEW: BOSTON CALLING: SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2015

Dirty Bangs opened the festival on Sunday, but I missed them because the trains from Lowell to Boston only run every two hours on the weekend.  (You’d think they would at least run as often as weekdays with people going into Boston for sporting events, concerts, and other leisure activities on the weekends, but,...
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#songoftheday / REVIEW: BOOTS – “I Run Roulette”


If you miss the days of '90's club music, you're going to rejoice when you hear this one. Massive, jumpy beats that call to mind old school techno merge with trip-hop percussion on speed; it's an audible Frankenstein's monster, comprised of the best bits of so many...
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REVIEW: BOSTON CALLING: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2015

Looking around at Boston Calling on Saturday, I found myself in awe of how much work goes into making the festival happen.  Never mind hiring the artists and determining who’ll play which slots, just erecting the two stages and everything else that has to be assembled to turn City Hall Plaza from a...
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BOSTON CALLING SEPTEMBER 2015: DAY TWO PREVIEW

Boston Calling day two was a blast yesterday!  We’ll have full coverage tomorrow, but for now a few words… DOOMTREE: High energy rapping with big beats… BC might not have a hip-hop headliner this time around, but Doomtree filled the rap void nicely. STEPHEN MALKMUS AND THE JICKS: Malkmus and company rocked the...
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REVIEW: BOSTON CALLING: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2015

Boston Calling kicked off its sixth edition of the three day, 23 artists festival last night at City Hall Plaza and it was spectacular.  People were calling it “folk night,” since the line up consisted of Gregory Alan Isakov, Of Monsters and Men, who performed at the inaugural BC during May 2013, and The Avett...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: CHVRCHES: EVERY OPEN EYE

I was born in ’70’s and grew up in the ’80’s with a fondness for synthy pop like the Eurythmics, Depeche Mode, Pet Shop Boys and so many others. Practically every song on the radio relied heavily on sythesizers. It was wonderful. Even when my beloved heavy metal bands (now called hair metal)...
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NEWS: GHOST’S BLACK TO THE FUTURE TOUR KICKS OFF TONIGHT

You may recall that the Ghost song above, “From The Pinnacle To The Pit,” was a #songoftheday last week.  We also gave their new album, Meliora, a gleaming review.  Well, their unholy tour kicks off tonight at The Fillmore in Silver Spring, MD. The band will trek through North America through November 1, before...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: PHASES: FOR LIFE

PHASES. Remember that name. Because, simply put, they’re the best new synthy pop band to come along since CHVRCHES. In fact, they’re easily as brilliant as CHVRCHES. No kidding or exaggerating. Perhaps that shouldn’t be a surprise, though, being that they’re essentially a supergroup, as three of their members have previously found fame...
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