Author Archives: CANDACE MCDUFFIE

About CANDACE MCDUFFIE

Candace gets paid to booze at shows and interview bands you want to meet. It's a dirty job, but someone's got to do it.
Music 

INTERVIEW: BRANDON BOYD

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“Nothing great came of situations where people were afraid of making a mistake.” Continue reading

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REVIEW: JAY Z @ TD GARDEN, SATURDAY 1.18.14

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A black fitted with “Brooklyn” scribbled across the brim reminded us what he stood for when he walked off the stage for the final time. Continue reading

Arts 

DEFEND YOURSELF: ASHLEY ROSE SALOMON

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The new mother is on a mission to not only draw crowds, but to change the world a little while she’s doing it. Continue reading

LULZ 

EXIT POLL: STEPH @ KANYE WEST @ TD GARDEN, SUNDAY 11.17.13

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“He’s also an excellent performer–he knows how to put on a good show. His personality is a different story, but sometimes he’s alright.” Continue reading

Music 

REVIEW: GARY CLARK JR. @ ROYALE

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There’s a reason Gary Clark Jr. can book the same venue two nights in a row and have no problem selling it out—he understands what we want and knows exactly how to give it to us. Continue reading

Music 

PEER REVIEW: D’ANGELO @ THE HOUSE OF BLUES, TUESDAY 5.28.13

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He wasn’t just going to hit us with his classic R&B brilliance: he was going to deliver it like a f-cking rock star. Continue reading

Music 

PEER REVIEW: SHOUT OUT LOUDS @ PARADISE ROCK CLUB

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Shout Out Louds clearly didn’t give a sh-t—they were determined to take us on one hell of a ride. Continue reading

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STRICTLY LOCAL: PRETTY & NICE

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Lyrically, the trio can stretch from mind-reeling ambiguity to harrowing specifics effortlessly, among waves of harmony and fuzzed-out guitar. Continue reading

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REPORTING LIVE: ERYKAH BADU @ HOUSE OF BLUES 3.3.13

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She is a woman who celebrates her beauty, and will curtly dismiss anyone who doesn’t appreciate it. Continue reading

Music 

A$AP ROCKY: LONG. LIVE. A$AP

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Long Live is, overall, downright impressive, and reminds us that he may only be 24, but he knows exactly what he’s doing. Continue reading