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The face of Boston’s music scene.

  • Ticket Giveaway: Son Little (11/25)

    Ticket Giveaway: Son Little (11/25)

    While his 2015 album symbolizes a “‘futurist talking drum,’” this EP exemplifies nostalgic, yearning guitar chords, Little’s most recent  EP invisible is purposeful and poetic in nature. LA-born,...

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  • Premiere: “Surreal Estate” by Home Despot

    Premiere: “Surreal Estate” by Home Despot

    Stepping away from the Green Line busking area and into the recording booth, “Surreal Estate” is the first recorded material from Somerville’s Sophia Belle despite having performed around the city...

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  • Local Spotlight: Tall Boys

    Local Spotlight: Tall Boys

    n a chilly and moonless October night in Boston, Tall Boys arrived at my apartment for their interview. As I went down the stairs to let them in, I could see the lead vocalist and guitarist,...

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  • Ticket Giveaway: Jaymes Young (11/22)

    Ticket Giveaway: Jaymes Young (11/22)

    A year ago last May, singer, songwriter, and musician Jaymes Young made the shocking announcement that he was “taking a possibly permanent break from Jaymes Young as a project.” A little over a...

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  • Perfect Imperfection: Big Thief

    Perfect Imperfection: Big Thief

    Big Thief brought a more raw and freewheeling version of their ethereal indie folk to the stage at the Wilbur. When you listen to Big Thief, you get the ghostly vocals and tight compositions that...

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  • Concert Gallery: Jamila Woods

    Concert Gallery: Jamila Woods

    At “Soul Searchin’ with Jamila Woods,” hosted by the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Chicago-based artist delivered a powerful, yet vulnerable performance in the intimate (and packed)...

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  • Album Review: Why The Wild Things Are by Cliff Notez

    Album Review: Why The Wild Things Are by Cliff Notez

    Inspired by the book that was banned from classrooms in the 60s because of its compassionate depiction of those society viewed as “monsters,” Cliff Notez parallels the story of Where The Wild...

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  • Selected Sounds: Get Down in November

    Selected Sounds: Get Down in November

    Whether we like it or not, the warm and fuzzy wind of fall has quickly transformed into the haunting, crisp air of upcoming winter. No matter, we can all keep warm in the heat of close encounters...

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  • Ticket Giveaway: Jordan Rakei (11/13)

    Ticket Giveaway: Jordan Rakei (11/13)

    New Zealand-Australian multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and producer Jordan Rakei may be a long way from home when he performs at Brighton Music Hall next Wednesday, but his spacious, homey...

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  • Bewitch You In The Moonlight: Ghost

    Bewitch You In The Moonlight: Ghost

    With their innovative approach to live performances and their equally-as-innovative fans, Ghost conjured up a spellbinding show at the DCU Center. Roadies dropped the massive, flowing black...

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  • When The Moon Was Out: Bombay Bicycle Club

    When The Moon Was Out: Bombay Bicycle Club

    Despite a strong opening, Bombay Bicycle Club struggled to hold on to the electricity they had at the beginning of their set. On a cold Friday night at Royale, amidst blistering blue stage lights,...

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  • Channeling The Universe: Maggie Rogers

    Channeling The Universe: Maggie Rogers

    Once-in-a-generation pop innovator Maggie Rogers pumped out magnetic energy through her unique electro-folk melodies, intense dance moves and rare stage presence that entranced audiences at the...

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  • Premiere: “Behind the Times” by June Bloom

    Premiere: “Behind the Times” by June Bloom

    You are ambling through an uncanny carnival in the middle of a clearing; there is no moon or stars, and the October air chills you to the bone as carnival music cuts through the night. You realize...

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  • Listen Local: Mix 08

    Listen Local: Mix 08

    Boston is home a lot of incredible artists, so many that it can be hard to keep up with! To help us show you some of the amazing talent this city has to offer, we compile our Listen Local...

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  • Interview: Gaelynn Lea

    Interview: Gaelynn Lea

    Ever since winning NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest in 2016, Gaelynn Lea has made her presence felt. As a folk artist and songwriter, she released her full-length debut album, Learning to Stay in 2018. It...

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  • Before We Get Much Older: The Who

    Before We Get Much Older: The Who

    The Who proved rock ‘n’ roll isn’t dead during an electric gig at Fenway Park. The starless night above a packed Fenway Park was illuminated by the alternating red, blue and white strobes that...

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  • We Are The Satellite: Two Door Cinema Club

    We Are The Satellite: Two Door Cinema Club

    Northern Irishmen Two Door Cinema Club sparked a night full of electronic rock at the House of Blues. It’s not often that you see a front man strolling out onto the stage wearing a sharp blue...

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  • Premiere: Live in Cambridge by Hush Club

    Premiere: Live in Cambridge by Hush Club

    Boston-based indie rockers Hush Club offer riveting, warm live takes on already-superb studio tracks The music of Boston-based DIY indie rock act Hush Club is largely aimed to revolve around, and...

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  • Ticket Giveaway: Mahalia (10/23)

    Ticket Giveaway: Mahalia (10/23)

    R&B singer-songwriter Mahalia’s storytelling is unparalleled: With a few mesmerizing projects under her belt, she collects and pours all of her heartbreak and bewitching relationships into her...

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  • A Wink and a Grin: Andrew Bird

    A Wink and a Grin: Andrew Bird

    Performing with passion and wit, Andrew Bird brought his signature swing-folk sound to the Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion. Andrew Bird performs with a glass of white wine on stage. Andrew Bird also...

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