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Live show reviews, interviews, album reviews, and local music. Bands that make her dance, basically.

REVIEW: THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS AT HOUSE OF BLUES

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CanAm’s favorite eight piece power pop band, The New Pornographers, is back after a four year period, touring in support of this year’s “Brill Bruisers.” Continue reading

BE AFRAID: ROADSTEAMER PREVIEWS NEW BANGER, “GOING BACK TO IRAQ”

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Obviously the biggest music news out of New England this year, if not the entire United States of America, if not the whole world, is that Robbie Roadsteamer is back in the saddle. Or is it off the wagon? Something like that. Continue reading

SICK BURN: BUDOS BAND LIGHTS A PSYCH ROCK FIRE WITH NEW ALBUM

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Burnt Offering takes the Budos Band sound on a detour into heavier, weirder psych-rock territory. When there’s a hooded wizard straight out of Middle Earth holding a lantern on the cover (drawn by drummer Brian Profilio), you should know what you’re in for. Continue reading

LISTEN: DIG MIX // WEEK OF 11.19.14

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The minute we boot up the old MacBook, DIG MIX is assailed with Boston music news that must also be reported, no matter how laughably trivial it may seem: for example, the Foo Fighters playing two shows at Fenway Park next summer on July 18 and 19. Continue reading

DARE TO BE SQUARE: CAMBERVILLE HAS A NEW SQUARE DANCE NIGHT AND YOU SHOULD GO

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“I believe that this is something that’s really going to take off and become another staple in the community, just like Bluegrass night at the Cantab.” Continue reading

LISTEN: GET L_ST WITH BLACK EL

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Just because you haven’t heard from him in a while doesn’t mean Black EL is lost; well, it might, but give us a second to explain. Continue reading

CUFFING SEASON: THE STONER PUNKS ARE HERE TO PLAY

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“it’s getting those fucking awesome repetitive sludgy riffs that you hear at the most fuzziest of tones that just make you want to get really fucking baked and fall into the riff forever, and then slam it, head-on collision, with the speed, intensity, and ferocity of the punk rock sound. When those come together, the coolest shit happens. Some galactic thing like when two planets or two suns collide. It’s like, fuck.” Continue reading

REVIEW: BURY US WITH ‘BURY ME AT MAKEOUT CREEK’

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There aren’t enough bands in the alternative scene fronted by badass bass-wielding babes. Fortunately, Mitski and her brand-spankin’-new record bury me at makeout creek are here to correct that issue. Continue reading

REVIEW + FOTOBOM: THE APACHE RELAY AT BRIGHTON MUSIC HALL

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The Apache Relay won many converts, me included, with their ambitious American Nomad in 2011. And an impressive early morning set at Newport Folk festival confirmed the band as a dynamic force within the wide world of folk rock. Continue reading

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