FAVORITE FRESHMAN: Dutch Rebelle … can’t really say she is a freshman, but definitely just getting started and already got nominated for her first B.M.A. this year. And she is amazing. Or Old Abram Brown—awesome band—had the opportunity to do a show with them and Tan Vampires (from N.H.). Great sound for sure.
FAVORITE LOCAL MUSICIAN: Definitely … Rain or The Arcitype. I picked these producers not only because I have worked with them heavy over the last two years, but because they play their own instruments (it’s very hard to make hip-hop with no samples still sound relevant), and also because they have made hip-hop music relevant locally—not only for people who are die hard fans of the culture, but also for people who gave up on the genre and have moved on to indie rock or folk—
people who might be saying, “Shit, I don’t listen to rap anymore but … fuck, I love whatever this is.” That’s the sign of a great artist to me.
The Arcitype and and my buddy Rain get the vote from me. And if not those to jokers, than definitely Lady Lamb and the Beekeeper, a beast of a vocalist and songwriter. Music so good it makes me happy in my swimsuit area!!!!!!
FAVORITE NEW RELEASE/TRACK/MIX: The new Boogie Boy Metal Mouth. It’s heavy, it’s loud, it’s punk, hardcore, and it’s hip-hop. I love it.
Do yourself a favor and listen to them early and often or may you die a horrible death.
Or Bearstronaut‘s EP Paradice. I love it. Well-made music right here that you and all your multiracial friends can vibe to.
FAVORITE MEMORY FROM BOSTON SCENE: I have had the opportunity to perform with some of my favorite bands this year: Mean Creek, Walter Sickert and The Army Of Broken Toys, Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, Tan Vampires, RIBS, and Bad Rabbits. All of the above were amazing nights. Also our sold-out record release show at Brighton Music Hall. Magical evening.
FAVORITE LIVE SHOW: Tan Vampires are hands down my favorite people in New England and I could watch them over and over and over.
Or Bearstronaut at a live party: fun on stage, great sound.
If you want to see my incendiary dancing styles get me in the crowd at a Bearstronaut show and back up, because mayhem will ensue!
And i would be crazy if i didnt mention Walter Sickert and the Army of broken Toys, Bad Rabbits, or Mean Creek. I just think the local seen already knows they are amazing!!!!!
MOST LIKELY TO BLOW UP:
Julia Easterlin is probably the most amazing vocalist I have ever seen, and she is beautiful. Truly mesmerizing woman right there.
MOST UNIQUE STYLE: The New Highway Hymnal. I am just fan shining in their glory. Child Actor is amazingly different from what I normally fuck with and definitely on heavy rotation right now. Trust me, it’s hot sauce.
Also Grey Sky Appeal. You either love them or you don’t;
I’m in the love category.
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