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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: ARGONAUT: TRY

Review by Barnaby William Thornton Alt. rockers Argonaut tried to better their brilliant debut. And they succeeded! TV’s intro channels the theme tune to ‘News at Ten’ via The Twilight Zone – an ethereal and ominous appointment for you to tune in and f***ing listen – before the synths quickly switch to a...
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#songoftheday / REVIEW: The Mynabirds – “Wildfire”


"Wildfire" is the second single from Laura Burhenn, aka The Mynabirds, upcoming third album Lovers Know and it's an infectious little ditty if ever there was one. Often, The Mynabirds music features politically-themed, or otherwise serious, subject matter. But this passionate, uptempo love song shows Burhenn's...
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#songoftheday / VIDEO: MUSE: “MERCY”


This is one of my favorite tracks from Muse's new album, Drones. Much of the album is spent being proggy, trying to be Queen or even David Bowie, but this song reminds me of the Muse I fell in love with nearly a decade ago. It's...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: MATT SKIBA AND THE SEKRETS: KUTS

Singer/songwriter/guitarist Matt Skiba has been the co-lead vocalist/guitarist of Alkaline Trio for roughly 20 years now and they’re one of the most successful punk rock bands of all-time. You don’t have to like them, but you have to give them that. They’ve put out eight albums and for the most part they have...
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BOSTON CALLING: MAY 2015: DAY THREE

Special thanks to Maia Kennedy, contributing editor, for her excellent photos. Connect with Maia Kennedy Photography: maiakphotography.com facebook.com/maiakphotography instagram/maiakphotography DAY THREE: SATURDAY, MAY 23, 2015 THE BALLROOM THIEVES Boston’s own band The Ballroom Thieves were formed in 2011.  On Facebook they describe the genre of their music as “alternative rock & folkin’ roll.”  And they...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: BRANDON FLOWERS: THE DESIRED EFFECT

On the off chance that someone reading this isn’t already aware, Brandon Flowers is The Killers’ lead vocalist, who also plays guitar and keyboards, although not on every song. With the band, he’s released four original albums (Hot Fuss, Sam’s Town, Day & Age and Battle Born), a rarities compilation (Sawdust) and a...
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