We last heard from New Zealand’s Pip Brown when she released her 2012 album Anxiety, which was a solid pop record that featured a lot more guitars and considerably less synth and electronic sounds than her self-titled 2008 debut. Unfortunately, many fans — and critics — complained about the change of direction. On...Read more
A lot of recent albums by the heavy metal bands I grew up with have disappointed me. The latest Def Leppard album, for example. I’ve listened to that one at least 15 times and it does nothing for me. I just can’t get into it. I think it’s their first terrible album, really. ...Read more
interview by Michael McCarthy In 2011 I read a review of Puro Instinct’s Headbangers in Ecstacy album that made me curious about it, so I went to iTunes and listened to a couple of the snippets and then, well, I was done for. I simply had to buy it! It didn’t matter that...Read more
NSFW - NSFW - NSFW -- very erotic. Artsy though!...
This is not my favorite song in the world, but Betty's rendition is fantastic!...Read more
FILM FESTIVAL CURATED BY ACADEMY AWARD-WINNING ACTRESS NATALIE PORTMAN AND MORE TICKETS ON SALE TOMORROW, JUNE 2ND AT 10AM EST AT WWW.BOSTONCALLING.COM June 1, 2016 – Boston, MA – Boston Calling Music Festival announces a Superfan Pre-Sale for its May 2017 edition, which recently revealed a new location: Allston at the fields...Read more
Puro Instinct's 2011 debut Headbangers in Ecstasy was a dream pop record that washed over you like 65 degree sea water on a 95 degree day; refreshing, to say the least. In fact, I've heard countless dream pop records since and Headbangers is still my favorite. ...
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....