As half of the creative duo Ultimate Painting, Jack Cooper was responsible for some tightly-crafted songs that were equally at home as comparisons to late-60s Kinks or at times the thuggish savagery of prime Spacemen 3. The band abruptly imploded just as their fourth and still-unreleased record Up was to be released, and he's got new endeavor alive in its place. Modern Nature came to town on a very stacked pop/psych bill, with Cooper bringing along co-founder Will Young from Beak> on keyboards, Woods' drummer Aaron Neveu, and saxophone player Jeff Tobias adding some very interesting texture to the mix.
The Oregon indie folk act talks bouldering, Jakarta, and ditching old habits years into their career.
If you haven’t been scared off by unfunny hipster parodies of the genre in the New Yorker and want to hear some live jazz, I salute you. I’m here for you. As a musician, jazz writer, and longtime denizen of many local joints, I will try to make the process of choosing a place to go as undaunting as possible.
"And that’s why we made the closet bigger… anything that holds someone back in their life or anything that they’re suffering under. "
A friendly reminder that Boston is a city that runs on cyclical demolition and rebirth. Counterculture never left.
S frontwoman and ex-Carissa's Wierd member Jenn Champion talks about the dangers of perpetuating racial stereotypes through nicknames and beyond.
“If I was a kid, I would love for my dad to do that,” says Yoshi, on the phone, back inside his apartment. “That’s how I look at parenting. I have a kid now, so I might as well give them the best fucking life ever.”
Some words from Chomsky on the sad state of international media
What to do and where to do it.