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

REVIEW + FOTOBOM: DEATHWISH FEST DAY ONE

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It’s precisely that underground vibe, complimented by a dynamic hardcore and punk lineup, that has Boston moshers lined up down the block and around the corner.
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RECORD REPORT 7/29/14: MITCH MURDER, SHABAZZ PALACES + JENNY LEWIS

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A new column featuring our top three new music picks, in brief. Whether for Nintendo games, lost love or Egyptian symbolism, this week is all about nostalgia. Continue reading

RUN FOR COVER: CHARLES MINGUS VS. NO BS! BRASS BAND: “HAITIAN FIGHT SONG”

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It would be foolish to think a cover of this sort could out-do the original, but No BS! Brass Band never claim that as their goal. Instead, they bring a new decade’s worth of personalty to it — something Mingus would be smiling over, for sure. Continue reading

REVIEW + FOTOBOM: DAY THREE OF NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVAL

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Caitlin Rose comes to party, Jeff Tweedy gets intimate, Conor Oberst brings the intensity, Lucero rocks the roadhouse and Mavis Staples shows why she’s as timeless as Newport. Continue reading

REVIEW + FOTOBOM: DAY TWO OF NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVAL

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John C. Reilly kills with comedy, Benjamin Booker rocks the fuck out, Houndmouth share their loving cup, Kurt Vile gets blissed out, and Jack White puts on a display of raw shredding. Continue reading

REVIEW + FOTOBOM: DAY ONE OF NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVAL

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Reignwolf impresses, Brown Bird’s David Lamb is remembered, Band of Horses nails it, and Ryan Adams goes through the motions. Continue reading

INTERVIEW: DRENGE

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“We’d book ourselves gigs and then our parents would find out and say, ‘You’re not allowed to go do that.’ So we would leave the house at different times, go to the gig, and come back at separate times and pretend we didn’t do anything together…” Continue reading

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