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CONCERT REVIEW: LADYHAWKE: BRIGHTON MUSIC HALL, ALLSTON, MA, 6/21/16

Tuesday night – 6/21/16 – I was fortunate to catch Ladyhawke on the opening night of her North American tour, her “first time playing here in ages,” at Brighton Music Hall in Allston (Boston), Massachusetts. First, I must say that I was very impressed with her opening act, Polyvinyl labelmate Psychic Twin, otherwise known...
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#songoftheday = KT TUNSTALL: “EVIL EYE”


We last heard from singer/songwriter KT Tunstall in the form of her Invisible Empire // Crescent Moon album, which was a haunting and delicate, folky affair. Her latest single, "Evil Eye," is perhaps best described as pop. Irresistible pop that'll surely brighten your day and make...
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#albumoftheday = JESSICA: WITH LOVE, J

S.M. Entertainment dismissed Jessica Jung from Girls’ Generation in 2014 due to scheduling conflicts related to the activities of her fashion brand Blanc & Eclare and the group’s schedule.  Considering that she was a fan favorite, firing her could’ve been career suicide for Girls’ Generation, or SNSD as they’re known in Korea, but...
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#albumoftheday = ELISA: ON

Elisa has been one of my favorite artists for over a decade now. In Italy, she’s a superstar, a veritable household name. In a perfect world she’d be just as popular here in the States, which she really should be when you consider that 95% of her music is in English. To that...
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#songoftheday = WHITE SEA: “BLOODLINE”


"I'm a monster / It's in my bloodline," sings Morgan Kibby, a.k.a White Sea, on her "Bloodline," which is one of her most addictive songs to date and also one of her deepest, the lyrics haunting and melancholic. Those words could also be used to describe the...
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#albumoftheday = LADYHAWKE: WILD THINGS

We last heard from New Zealand’s Pip Brown when she released her 2012 album Anxiety, which was a solid pop record that featured a lot more guitars and considerably less synth and electronic sounds than her self-titled 2008 debut.  Unfortunately, many fans — and critics — complained about the change of direction.  On...
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#songoftheday = PURO INSTINCT: “TELL ME”


Puro Instinct's 2011 debut Headbangers in Ecstasy was a dream pop record that washed over you like 65 degree sea water on a 95 degree day; refreshing, to say the least. In fact, I've heard countless dream pop records since and Headbangers is still my favorite. ...
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