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Monthly Archives: February 2016

Exclusive Interview: Rorie Kelly

by Michael McCarthy all photos by: Bryan Downey except where noted When many people think of indie music, the artists they often think of are artists who are actually on record labels, just small ones outside of the major label scene. Which is entirely cool, of course. Most of my favorite artists are on...
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REVIEW: YUCK: STRANGER THINGS

It’s album number three for London-based garage-pop band Yuck and, thankfully, the third time is a charm here. They financed this one via PledgeMusic and I guess it worked out for them because the album was finished and is now available for your purchase, which I strongly suggest that you do because it’s...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: BOMBUS: REPEAT UNTIL DEATH

I loved and still love the first album by Sweden’s Bombus, The Poet and The Parrot. To my ears, it was an instant classic. A mix of old school thrash, modern metal, AC/DC and Motorhead, all thrown together in a pot that produced a spectacular soup. Well, now they’re back with album number three...
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CONCERT REVIEW: EMMY THE GREAT AT CAFE 939: 2/23/16

review by Michael McCarthy all photos by Joshua Bernard and may not be reproduced without his permission Last night our resident Love is Pop photographer, Joshua Bernard, and I headed into Beantown (that’s Boston) to catch Emmy The Great’s show at Cafe 939 at Berklee (the famous music college).  It proved to be...
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EVERYTHING COMING TO (AND DEPARTING) NETFLIX IN MARCH

  Well, color me excited!  March will bring us new seasons of House of Cards, Daredevil and Happy Valley, three of my favorite Netflix series.  Only trouble is, I’m still trying to catch up on the shows on my DVR.  Oh well, that’s a nice problem to have, isn’t it? In addition to...
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CONCERT REVIEW: KACEY MUSGRAVES AT MOHEGAN SUN: 2/21/16

This past Sunday, the 21st of February, I was treated to an invitation-only Kacey Musgraves concert at Mohegan Sun Casino in CT. I’m not sure how I got invited, as I’m far from being a high roller, but needless to say that I’m quite happy that I was. Especially since the concert was...
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An Exclusive Interview with Nathan James of Inglorious

by Michael McCarthy all photos courtesy of Frontiers Records Today, February 19th, sees the release of the self-titled debut album by the UK’s hottest new hard rock band, Inglorious. But don’t let their name fool you; their sound is indeed very glorious. These guys kick some major ass. Frontman Nathan James is like...
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NEWS: PAUL LAINE & BRUNO RAVEL REUNITE IN THE DEFIANTS

Frontiers music just sent out this exciting press release, which we thought you would want to read… Frontiers Music Srl is excited to announce the release of THE DEFIANTS self-titled debut album on April 15, 2016.   THE DEFIANTS is a new band put together by Paul Laine, Bruno Ravel and Rob Marcello. Three fabulous musicians, all with ties to the great hard...
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