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Last night at the House of Blues was nothing but fun times in Babylon thanks to the always insane, ever-angular stage persona that is Father John Misty. After a terrific open from up-and-comers Wild Nothing, who have ravaged the summer festival circuit with a string of dates to come, Josh Tillman and friends entered the […]
Imagine Dragons have come an incredibly long way since their days of performing six-hour long sets for casino players on the Las Vegas strip. Since their debut album Night Visions was released last September, the album has spawned three massive hits (“It’s Time,” “Radioactive,” and “Demons,”), been certified platinum, and launched the band into multiple […]
When asked about the affinity many have towards sad music, Nicole Henry says, “I’d hate to say that you have to be in pain to feel stuff… but it’s true.” Henry continued by mentioning the positive response she gets from her audience when she sings up-tempo songs, adding, “that’s the thing about jazz: you can […]
His first full-length album, Long Way Down, came out June 24th, yet Tom Odell has already made quite the name for himself. The British folk-rocker won this year’s BRIT Critic’s Choice Award (previously won by successful artists like Ellie Goulding, Adele, and Florence and the Machine), and played at South by Southwest. Pretty impressive for […]
“I want my burrito, Dad!” Sam Glassberg shouts as he recounts a story about a family he saw on the T with fellow bandmates Joe Holcomb and Garren Orr. The good-humored chatter and playfulness continues during their warm up, but soon the band Soft Focus slowly lets the sound of steady drums and slow-picking guitar […]
The magnetic sound of the piano, cynical yet sensitive core of their lyrics, and the killer performances Ben Folds Five delivers to long-time fans as well as new, is now compiled in a full fifteen live track album, simply self-titled Live. Returning from a long hiatus in 2011, the rock-pop trio, comprised of Ben Folds on […]
As far as Scottish bands go, Camera Obscura has had quite an impressive run. Since its inception in 1996, the band earned the blessings of late British DJ John Peel, survived multiple line-up changes, and released five critically well-received albums. Camera Obscura’s latest, Desire Lines, just came out in June and the band is currently […]
It’s hard to listen to a Belle and Sebastian song without hearing it echo through the terrible plastic headphones I used to team up with an aging Walkman in high school (iPods are expensive on a snack bar employee salary), and holding a ticket that included the Scottish indie legends of yore in addition to Hoboken noise […]
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