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#albumoftheday = LADYHAWKE: WILD THINGS

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...
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#albumoftheday = VEGA: WHO WE ARE

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. ...
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NEWS: BOSTON CALLING ANNOUNCES A SUPERFAN PRE-SALE FOR ITS MAY 2017 FESTIVAL, TAKING PLACE IN ALLSTON AT HARVARD’S ATHLETIC COMPLEX

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...
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#songoftheday = PURO INSTINCT: “TELL ME”


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. ...
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YOU HAD TO BE THERE: BOSTON CALLING MAY 2016 (PART ONE)

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...
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RE: #BostonCalling

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....
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  • KYARY PAMYU PAMYU: SAI & CO - EP
    KYARY PAMYU PAMYU: SAI & CO - EP Release Date:  4/20/16 Label:  WPZL Kyary Pamyu Pamyu has released two more bright and shiny pop songs to liven up your day. Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is celebrating her 5th year in the entertainment business and she has unveiled a pair of new songs that will appear on […]
  • VIZ Media Launches New Shojo Manga Series THE HEIRESS AND THE CHAUFFEUR
    Intriguing New Series About Social Class And Forbidden Love Debuts In Print And Digitally In May read more
  • J-POP SUMMIT 2016 ANNOUNCES FIRST LINE-UP OF LIVE CONCERT AND MUSICAL ARTISTS SET TO PERFORM AT THIS SUMMER’S FESTIVAL
    he San Francisco Bay Area’s Premiere Japanese Pop Culture Event Announces Exciting Slate Of Top Japanese Pop/Rock/Electronica/Dance Artists To Play at Fort Mason Center This Summer read more
  • VIXX: ZELOS
    VIXX: ZELOS Release Date:  4/20/16 Label:  CJ E&M VIXX's latest isn't as dark as I'd hoped for, but the songs are still plenty contagious. Ladies and gentlemen, the members of VIXX have surrendered to the dark side. Well, at least for their latest single, which is named after the Greek God of Rivalry and Envy. […]
  • LADYBABY: Renge Chance!
    LADYBABY: Renge Chance! Release Date:  4/13/16 Label:  CLSR Ladybaby's new single -- their third -- is called "Renge Chance!" and the video features the trio making Japanese ramen bowls in a rather humorous fashion, which is sort of what the song is about. Ladybaby is the unholy -- depending on your definition of unholy -- […]