“I sort of became that guy last year, I went down the rabbit hole and I spent a lot of time learning.”
30 BEST LOCAL ALBUMS OF 2017
Pile, Hayley Thompson-King, Cousin Stizz, and Exit Order top the list in a year of incredible albums for Boston.
HAYLEY THOMPSON-KING: BOSTON’S SOUTHERN SINGER OPENS UP ABOUT EMOTIONAL PURGING
The Boston country singer talks biblical feminists, psychotic melancholia, and singing as a form of inspirational purging.
DAIRY KING: HOW MILK MADE ONE OF BOSTON’S BEST NEW RECORDS
How Matt Brady and the rest of local indie rock act Milk funneled stress and anxiety into one of the year's most exciting records.
FOTOBOM: SON VOLT, ANDERS PARKER @ THE PARADISE, 06APR17
There’s something about Jay Farrar’s voice that’s rough-hewn yet comforting, like a slightly scratchy sweater that you’ve had for years but still never fails to ward off chills. And while his vocal range hasn’t changed, physically he’s pulling some Dorian ...
GO BIG AND GO HOME: PORCHFEST ’16 TAKES OVER SOMERVILLE
You dream up a genre, it’s there, and one of the 230 bands set to play will have it ready at will.
CLOSING OUT ONE YEAR, RINGING IN A NEW ONE WITH CASK MOUSE
They are a band comfortable navigating within the wide borders of their chosen genre without feeling self-conscious about their current zip code, with “Heartbeat of the Northeast” framing their warm-blooded sound with a New England perspective.