Singer/songwriter/guitarist Matt Skiba has been the co-lead vocalist/guitarist of Alkaline Trio for roughly 20 years now and they’re one of the most successful punk rock bands of all-time. You don’t have to like them, but you have to give them that. They’ve put out eight albums and for the most part they have...Read more
"Someone sucked the life out of the room / When that someone said goodbye much too soon," begins Nate Ruess' lovely new ballad, "What This World Is Coming To." And that pretty much sums up the song right there: the classic tale of boy meets girl and...
Chungking released their much-praised debut album We Travel Fast way back in 2003. Their 2007 album Stay Up Forever is a veritable electronica-meets-trip-hop masterpiece. During more recent years the Brighton-based trio — Jessie Banks, Sean Hennessy and Ben Townsend — have worked with Richard X and WARP Records’ Jamie Lidell. Perhaps more impressive...Read more
Special thanks to Maia Kennedy, contributing editor, for her excellent photos. Connect with Maia Kennedy Photography: maiakphotography.com facebook.com/maiakphotography instagram/maiakphotography DAY THREE: SATURDAY, MAY 23, 2015 THE BALLROOM THIEVES Boston’s own band The Ballroom Thieves were formed in 2011. On Facebook they describe the genre of their music as “alternative rock & folkin’ roll.” And they...Read more
Another smash from Muse's forthcoming album Drones. I think I've finally reached the point where I feel like Muse are even better than Radiohead. Muse is constantly re-inventing itself, each album having a whole unique feel and themes. And yet the songs are accessible....
Special thanks to Maia Kennedy, contributing editor, for her excellent photos. Connect with Maia Kennedy Photography: maiakphotography.com facebook.com/maiakphotography instagram/maiakphotography DAY TWO: SATURDAY, MAY 23, 2015 KRILL: Krill is not a band you can easily describe. On their Bandcamp page they have their latest album, A Distant Fist Unclenching, tagged with “experimental garage krillwave...Read more
Well, you're either going to love this one or hate it. Personally, I found it a little unsettling at first because I'm not used to seeing Katharine McPhee like this. She's so sweet and innocent on Scorpion. And she was both of those on Smash,...
written by Michael McCarthy If this past weekend’s Boston Calling music festival is any indication, 2015 is going to be another beautiful, summer of love… As with the Boston Calling festival I attended last September, the vibes this May were just as warm and fuzzy. I’ve never been so surrounded by shiny, happy...Read more
Once again the fine folks who put together Boston Calling have put together a killer line up for this year’s festival #2, which is in September. Check out the full line up and more information below! PRESS RELEASE: BOSTON CALLING MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES ITS SEPTEMBER 2015 LINEUP: THE AVETT BROTHERS, ALT-J, ALABAMA SHAKES, HOZIER,...Read more
I am working on my Boston Calling reviews and could really, really use some photos to accompany them. So, if you or anyone else you know might have some photos I could use, it would be tremendously appreciated. You’d be fully credited and I’d even name you a contributing editor, which looks nice...Read more
Well, Boston Calling was a blast last night… Sharon Van Etten is like a mellower version of Joan Jett and her songs were rather emotive, even more so than on her albums… Tame Impala was a trippy, psychedelic trip; they would have fit in perfectly at Woodstock… And Beck kicked some major ass....Read more
by Joshua Day On Thursday, May 14th the blues world lost a legendary iconic talent. Riley B. King ( b. September 16th, 1925 in Itta Benna, Mississippi ) was better known as B.B. King, He was born on a plantation to sharecroppers, and worked at this job from the very early age of...Read more