Category Archives: Pop
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interview by Michael McCarthy In a perfect world, Molly Moore would need no introduction. Her elegant pop songs are a perfect mix of both catchy, mainstream and pensive, artsy pop. At her core, Molly is a singer/songwriter. It just so happens that her songs are exquisitely produced pop. Well, most of them. Her...Read more
We love Bat and Ball so much we interviewed them twice back in 2014. Then they kind of vanished for a little while there. Now they're back with "Cruel Cats," an exquisitely produced new single that's ripe for the picking. With beats that clobber and...
Back in June, Brooklyn-based piano composer Andrew Shapiro released his third piano album, appropriately entitled Piano 3. (Perhaps you are one of the six million people who streamed his song “Mint Green” – from his 2008 debut, Numbers, Colors and People – on Pandora?) That he was releasing another piano album was hardly...Read more
review by Michael McCarthy all photos by Joshua Bernard This week I caught Garbage with opener Kristin Kontrol at the House of Blues in Boston on Thursday night (July 28th, 2016). It was something of a dream come true because the last couple of times Garbage passed through Boston they played venues I’m...Read more
We're gearing up to do an interview with Molly Moore soon. In the meantime, we thought we'd feature her hypnotic video for her song "Blood. Sweat. Tears," which reminds us of the piano ballads of BANKS. A blend of the sensual and the melancholic, Molly's song...
SurpRISE! Katy Perry has released a new single! It's called "Rise" and it's made of awesome! I'm not sure all of her fans will like it though. You see, it's very much in the trip-hop vein. Trippier than "Dark Horse," in fact. That said, it's...
I was recently introduced to the music of Mallrat, a really cool young woman hailing from Australia. She immediately reminded me of Lily Allen, who’s one of my top ten artists of all time, so naturally I fell in love with her music and had to inquire about interviewing her. As you can...Read more
Well, prepare to have your mind blown by BANKS once again. Her new single has arrived and it's called "Fuck With Myself" and it is a scorcher. Like the Bo Rocha song I posted earlier today, it walks a fine line between pop and R&B but...
Bo Rocha will release a new 4-track EP entitled Hold My Gaze on 9th September 2016 via Bait and Switch Records. In the meantime, your summer is going to sizzle with her just released new single "Enough For You." The mix of its hard-driving beats...
by Michael McCarthy, editor/publisher As I mentioned in my letter from the editor, my focus at this point is on interviews, something I think I’m much better at than writing reviews anyway. When I’m not doing interviews I’ll be hard at work writing books; being an author of fiction and non-fiction has always...Read more
interview by Michael McCarthy If the sound of Kristin Kontrol’s voice seems familiar to you, there’s probably a very good reason for that. You see, prior to going solo, Kristin was Dee Dee, lead singer/songwriter of the popular rock band Dum Dum Girls. More recently, she decided to go back to using her...Read more
by Michael McCarthy Back in 2011 sister duo Puro Instinct rolled into town and played Great Scott in Allston, Massachusetts, which is considered part of greater Boston. I remember only hearing that they’d been to town after the fact and being really disappointed that I hadn’t known about it, as I would have...Read more