One of the perks to doing Love is Pop is that people send me links to all sorts of promotional music downloads that they’d like me to review. The only trouble is that I’m only impressed by about 20% of them. But of those 20 percent, an awful lot of them are things...Read more
First of all, the name of this musical duo is really DETECTIVE, but they shortened it to DTCV so that people would be able to find them when they search for them online. If they were simply called Detective, people would never be able to find them because they’d be buried in a...Read more
PRESS RELEASE: April 7, 2016 – Boston, MA – Adding further excitement to this May’s edition, Boston Calling announces its food & drink lineup today. Accompanying 32 live music and comedy performances across three stages from the likes of Sia, Robyn, Disclosure, Sufjan Stevens, ODESZA, Haim and Miike Snow, a mouthwatering lineup of...Read more
Recently singer/songwriter Terra Naomi launched an Indiegogo campaign to crowd-fund her next album. She called the campaign “#HelpYouFly Terra Naomi’s 2016 Reboot.” The page for the campaign features a video for a song also called “Help You Fly,” which features a variety of different people holding up signs that are as inspiring as...Read more
BABYMETAL’s new album, Metal Resistance, was released here in the States on April 1st, the same date it was released in Japan. I have written an in-depth review of the album for our sister site, OtakuDX. You can read the review here: http://www.otakudx.com/musicreview/babymetal-metal-resistance...Read more
interview by Michael McCarthy In 2006 vocalist/guitarist Montana Masback, guitarist Sean Kraft, bassist Ryan Kelly and drummer Jordan Lovelace left Rockland County, New York and headed to Brooklyn where they officially formed the mean, gritty rock band Tournament. On March 25th they finally released their long-overdue second album, Teenage Creature, and it was...Read more
Well, all of the critics who said there wasn't a single on Rihanna's latest album, ANTI-, can shut the fuck up now. If this slick, sultry R&B ballad isn't addictive then I don't know what is. I think it's her best single in ages, one of...
The Joy Formidable spent a year holed up in their own studio in their native Wales writing and recording Hitch, their third full-length album, which is a tour de force if a little long-winded. You see, the record clocks in at roughly 70 minutes and many of its songs are over six minutes...Read more
Back on March 10th, I named newcomer Mavrick’s song “Funeral” our #songoftheday and here we are three weeks later and I’m still listening to it every day. It’s such a massive and addictive song that all it takes is one listen to get you hooked. From its boisterous beats to his emotive vocals...Read more
Today we have exciting news about something entirely new that will be happening at this May’s edition of the Boston Calling music festival, which will take place on the weekend of the 27th, 28th and 29th. For the first time ever, the festival will feature a third stage on Saturday and Sunday, which...Read more
interview by Michael McCarthy Have you ever seen a magic show by one of the masters – like David Copperfield – and swore it was real? Well, I saw Copperfield perform a few decades ago and still can’t fathom how he did anything that night. The finale is the illusion that especially boggles...Read more
"Turn it up / Turn it over and start it again," goes Goo Goo Dolls' just released new masterpiece "Over and Over," arguably their best song in over a decade, which hails from their forthcoming album Boxes, due out May 6th. ...