Author Archives: NINA CORCORAN

About NINA CORCORAN

Nina wants to explore India but spends most of her time reading n+1 and trying to play the banjo instead.
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RUN FOR COVER: SMOKEY ROBINSON VS. POND: “TEARS OF A CLOWN”

Smokey Robinson Pond

Covering Motown staples can be a tricky thing: there’s so much foundation, so much charm, and so little room for improvement. Pond acknowledged that and sat down to play their own loose, fun version. Continue reading

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REVIEW + FOTOBOM: GARDENS & VILLA AT THE SINCLAIR

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It seems blog hype doesn’t always lead to a rise and fall. If the cards are played right, the only direction you can go is up. Gardens & Villa are talented enough to follow that route. Continue reading

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GETTING EXPERIMENTAL WITH BUKE AND GASE

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Brooklyn DIY multi-instrumentalists Arone Dyer and Aron Sanchez are gearing up for their third full-length, but being such a musical tour de force, the path to get there is more crooked than ever. Continue reading

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TALKING PEANUT BUTTER AND PEPTO-BISMOL WITH KRILL

Krill 2014

Jamaica Plain alt rockers Krill are upgrading.
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THE NEW TESTAMENT OF CHRISTOPHER OWENS

Christopher Owens

Ex-Girls frontman Christopher Owens happened to be a highly religious cult member, but he’s run off to California to make the country music that’s always been in the back of his mind. With three Girls albums and two solo albums, the 35-year-old musician is making the most of his life – exactly how he wants to. Continue reading

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RISE AGAINST APATHY: IN OUR GOLDEN AGE OF MCACTIVISM, HOW MUCH CAN ONE ICONIC BAND IMPACT THE SOUND OF DISSENT?

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While peers like Taking Back Sunday and Anti-Flag are riding the nostalgia factor, touring on the merit of their classic albums having anniversaries, Rise Against are selling tickets off their new material, the bulk of which brings a decisively more radical message than most of younger, more vapid apolitical punk rock with a significant fanbase. They’re giving voices to those enduring emotional abuse and taking down child hostages in one fell swoop. Continue reading