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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: STEVIE WONDER VS. WILL SMITH: “I WISH / WILD, WILD WEST”

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For someone in his 60s, Stevie Wonder is more than an American icon. He’s a prodigy. Will Smith knew that and didn’t even try to play with the original. Instead, he got as ridiculous as it gets.
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DANCING AT THE DISCOTHEQUE WITH STARS

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“People who fell in love with Funeral and You Forgot It In People were having sex for the first time and getting stoned for the first time and wanting to move out of their house and realizing that life sucks — aka growing up. We happened to be lucky enough to be there.” Continue reading

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TALKING WITH MEATBODIES (NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH MEATLOAF)

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Chad Ubovich has been hiding behind Ty Segall, FUZZ, and Mikal Cronin onstage. But on his friends’ tours, Ubovich was busy writing his own material under the moniker Meatbodies, and now he’s making a remarkable debut. Continue reading

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GIFTED: TURNING FANDOM UP TO ELEVEN

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The weather may be hopping back and forth from poolside reclining to tightly wound scarfs, but concertgoers are already in the holiday gift-giving spirit—and we aren’t just talking about folks throwing their panties on stage. Continue reading

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M-DOT: “FRANK LEE”

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The verdict: These beats beg to be sung to the world, so turn it up, roll down your car windows, and let the crisp air kiss your face as you luxuriate on the fact that Boston’s rap scene is still on top. Continue reading

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PORCHES.: “FORGIVE (FEAT. GRETA KLINE)”

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With Maine’s starry-eyed sincerity and Kline’s cool pop sigh, it feels more rooted in intimacy than partying — and that’s something we can get down with. Continue reading

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RUN FOR COVER: SMOKEY ROBINSON VS. POND: “TEARS OF A CLOWN”

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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