Late last week I self-published my debut novel, Reckoning Daze, under my pen name Michael Beaulieu. It’s only available as an e-book right now, but I hope to make it available as a lovely paperback soon. In the meantime, you can grab the e-book for free from several different sources. The easiest thing...Read more
"Don't Kill My Vibe" is the super cool debut single by 20 year old Norwegian artist Sigrid. It's a feeling we can all relate to so it should come as no surprise that it makes for a great pop song. I'll admit it took me a...
interview by Michael McCarthy Last week I brought you part one of my interview with Chris McLelland of the popular post-hardcore/pop punk outfit Nominee, which focused on something we have in common: bipolar disorder. Today we have part two, which focuses on the band’s music, tour plans and a few of our famous...Read more
If you like Fall Out Boy, I think you'd love Pierce the Veil's new album, Misadventures, which finds them in more of a pop rock vein than usual. "Floral & Fading," their latest single/video, is a perfect example of this. While the lyrics are pretty deep...
interview by Michael McCarthy I was recently introduced to the powerful music Nominee, who are either a punk or post hardcore band, depending on who you ask. To my ears, there’s even an air of pop punk about their songs, which are as catchy as they are heavy. Aside from the music kicking...Read more
Two of our favorite bands, co-headlining! We couldn’t be more excited about this. If ever there were two bands that needed to tour together it’s Blondie and Garbage. Because, let’s face it, there would be no Garbage if Blondie hadn’t paved the way for them. It’s no secret that Blondie’s Debbie Harry has...Read more
Last October I had the pleasure of interviewing James Hinton, who goes by the name The Range. He's just released a 360 degree, virtual reality video for "Florida," my favorite song from his latest album Potential. The vocals for "Florida" were done by a young woman...
interview by Michael McCarthy Jack Russell is the original lead singer of the iconic hard rock/heavy metal band Great White, which rose to fame in the ’80’s and early ’90’s with hits like “Rock Me,” “Save Your Love” and their cover of Ian Hunter’s “Once Bitten, Twice Shy.” Where most of their peers...Read more
"I cannot breathe," sings Maximo Park's frontman Paul Smith on their just released new single "Risk to Exist," but the song is actually a breath of fresh air. I haven't been doing many song of the day posts lately, less they take the focus off of our...
interview by Michael McCarthy A few months ago I discovered this wonderful thing called Bookbub. Basically, you sign up and tell them what retailers you purchase E-books from and which genres you enjoy and then every day – even on weekends – they E-mail you a list of books that are on sale....Read more
interview by Michael McCarthy Rob Garza is one half of the duo known as Thievery Corporation, which he created with Eric Hilton during the summer of 1995 in Washington D.C. at the Eighteen Street Lounge. Their sound is big on dub, dancehall, house and other types of music, but they are considered pioneers...Read more
interview by Michael McCarthy Stephen Pearcy is famous for being the lead singer of the heavy metal band RATT, which has just reunited with plans to do some live dates and, hopefully, a new album. Aside from being the vocalist, Stephen is the one who named the band and founded it and was/is...Read more
FOR THE FIRST TIME, THE ANNUAL FESTIVAL WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE HARVARD ATHLETIC COMPLEX IN ALLSTON, MA MAY 26, 2017 – MAY 28, 2017 EARLY BIRD TICKETS ARE ON SALE TODAY, THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2017 AT 10:00AM EST www.bostoncalling.com January 12, 2017 – Boston, MA – Boston Calling, one of the Northeast’s most iconic...Read more