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BACKGROUND: French singer Sindy is a member of a collective called Team BS, which was started by a highly successful French rapper/producer who goes by the name La Fouine. The group is called Team BS because the name of La Fouine’s record label is Banlieue Sale (translation: Dirty Suburb). Most of the team...Read more
OK, there's no denying that this song is just plain silly. I nearly laughed the first time I listened to it. But, it's pretty original, aside from being reminiscent of M.I.A., so I decided to make it song of the day for that reason alone. ...
Review by Michael McCarthy Photos by Joshua Bernard (and may not be used elsewhere without permission) Before I get into my review of Ghost’s show at the House of Blues in Boston this past Monday on September 28th, I must praise their opening act, a band called Purson, who hail from London, England. ...Read more
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,...Read more
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...
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...Read more
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...Read more
Erik Hassle does his best Michael Jackson impersonation on his new song, "Natural Born Lovers," which is a sweet mix of R&B and synth pop. "Natural born lovers never die," he sings in a most sultry manner, making your internal temperature rise. Boy, is this a...
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)...Read more
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...Read more