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.
THIS YEAR’S MOST ANTICIPATED SUMMER ALBUMS
From Guerilla Toss to People Like You, here’s what to add to your BBQ playlist.
HASSLE FEST 8: THE RETURN OF BOSTON’S WEIRDEST MUSIC FESTIVAL
Noise rock, pop, and experimental genres get wild at Brighton Music Hall once again.
30 BEST LOCAL ALBUMS OF 2015
From Speedy Ortiz to Cousin Stizz, our city churned out some of the best albums of the year – so many that picking the standouts saw us biting our nails from nerves.
BOSTON EN MASSE: THE INHERENT STRUGGLE AND QUIET PRIDE OF BOOKING AN ECLECTIC THREE-DAY FESTIVAL
It’s already impossible to imagine the city without Jason Trefts of Illegally Blind -- just look at this week’s upcoming Boston En Masse festival to understand why.
AN EDUCATION: HOW AND WHY TO TRAIN YOUR EARS FOR HASSLE FEST 7
Boston’s already got so much music stuffed into its nooks and crannies that a festival highlighting its underground acts seems redundant. Why draw attention to those already left in the shadows? But Hassle Fest, a three-day music festival ...
TRUST FALL: GRACIE GOES SOLO IN WAKE OF FAT CREEPS
We may not want to accept the nearing proximity of fall, but Gracie is already greeting the shadowed season of change with smokey alt-rock.
EMBRACE MARKSISM: YOUR EARS WILL CONTINUE RINGING LONG AFTER KAL MARKS’ LONELY FART LEAVES THE STAGE
Illustration by Louis Roe
“I’m just gonna put it on the line: we’re way fucking louder than Guerilla Toss.”
Carl Shane, singer and guitarist of Boston rock trio Kal Marks, puts his beer down on the table like a boozy ...
DON’T BRING EXPECTATIONS TO ‘SMACK THAT BRICK’
On Guerilla Toss' new four-track set, they don’t ease up on the pedal while careening through walls of funk, punk and prog-rock, but they seem to have a steadier hand on the wheel.