reviews and photos by Michael McCarthy As I previously mentioned, I was unable to make Boston Calling on Saturday. First, I woke up late at 11 when I’d meant to get up at 9 and take the 11 train into Boston from Lowell. Then I went to the train station to take the...Read more
reviews by Michael McCarthy all photos courtesy of Mike Diskin Boston Calling kicked things off on Friday, May 28th, 2016 with three fantastic sets by under-rated singer/songwriter Lisa Hannigan (and Aaron Dessner), the very popular indie artist Sujfan Stevens and the global superstar Sia. Of course, the artists are only part of the...Read more
Extensive Boston Calling coverage will be coming soon, but for now a few words… Great food, fine adult beverages, good vibes from the friendly crowd and, yes, fantastic music; Friday night at Boston Calling’s May 2016 edition was spot on! I hadn’t had that much fun since Boston Calling last September, no kidding....Read more
Another shiny diamond from Bat For Lashes' forthcoming album The Bride. I love it's jumpy beats and its overall haunting vibe. It's mesmerizing, really....
interview by Michael McCarthy Yesterday we brought you an in-depth interview with the uber-talented singer/songwriter Dalea, during which we focused on every aspect of her music career, especially her incredible new album Visitor. There is more to Dalea than her music, though. In addition to communicating with the world through her songs, she...Read more
interview by Michael McCarthy Dalea started her music career as the lead singer and founder of Quimera Music, a symphonic metal band, from 2009 to 2013. This week she just released her debut solo album, Visitor, and it’s amazing. Perhaps it’s not quite as symphonic as Quimera Music, but if you were a...Read more
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, I hope you’re ready to be highly entertained because this weekend City Hall Plaza will be taken over the Boston Calling music festival and it’s going to be a blast! If you’re in or around Boston and you love music, you really must grab tickets while you still...Read more
interview by Michael McCarthy If you’re looking for something different, some truly unique, mind-blowing electro-pop, then you’ve come to the right place. Nathassia is currently based out of London where she is very informed by its music scene. The songs on her just released debut album, Light of the World, run the gamut...Read more
We previously interviewed the insanely talented Polly Scattergood in January of 2014 after naming her electro-pop masterpiece Arrows our Best Album of 2013. Now she’s back but this time she’s delivered something that’s practically the exact opposite of Arrows, onDeadWaves, a very organic sounding, psychedelic folk record made as a duo with James...Read more
"It's coming back to you," Brandyn Burnette sings here on his new self-described, progressive soul single "Karma," and he'll have you worrying that that bad thing you did is coming back to bite you in the ass any day now. "Be careful what you say and what...
The fans have tirelessly asked for it and now it’s finally happening, the legendary heavy metal band TNT are reuniting with original lead vocalist Tony Harnell. During recent years, TNT has released several albums without Harnell, his replacement vocalist being Tony Mills. While that material was still better than your average metal, it...Read more
I love it when I randomly come across a wonderful song. I just stumbled upon Danelle's "Numb" when it came on after something else I was listening to on Soundcloud. It's a perfect electro-pop ballad if ever there was one. Oddly enough, it even has...
"Ibifornia" is the title track from Cassius' first album in ten years, which will be released on June 24th; Ibifornia is an imaginary utopia that they have created on the album with lush, tropical melodies. A place "where the sun rises high and the horses run free,"...
Ladies and gentlemen, assholes and assclowns, the moment has arrived… Die Antwoord’s new mixtape, Suck On This, has dropped and it’s a fucking riot. Great beats, too. Head on over to their new website and download your copy now or be square: http://www.suckonthismixtape.com/. Or if your hard drive is full of porn and you...Read more