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Concert Watch: May 22nd-26th

Concert Watch: May 22nd-26th

Hey listeners! The weather is fine and the music scene this week is even finer, so let’s get right down to it. Tonight, May 22nd: Yeasayer at The Sinclair Brooklyn psych-poppers hit this relatively new venue tonight as they continue to promote 2012’s wonderful album The Fragrant World with the Converse Rubber Tracks tour in Cambridge. If […]

Ra Ra Riot Gearing Up For The Shins Tour

Ra Ra Riot Gearing Up For The Shins Tour

Ra Ra Riot and the Shins will both be here in Boston this May for Boston Calling, but Ra Ra Riot announced that they will be opening for the Shins on a string of dates before and following the festival. It has also been announced that Ra Ra Riot will headline three shows with Cleveland’s […]

Boston Gets Its Own Music Festival

Boston Gets Its Own Music Festival

Chicago has Lollapalooza. New York has The Governors Ball. San Francisco has Outside Lands. Now, Boston has Boston Calling. The two day festival, announced earlier this week, will take place on May 25 and 26 (the Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day weekend).) But where can a large music festival be held in Boston? The […]

Record Store Day Black Friday Releases From Big Names

Record Store Day Black Friday Releases From Big Names

For the past five years Record Store Day has been supplying independent brick and mortar music stores everywhere with exclusive, limited edition releases from musical artists of all kinds. Usually Record Store Day takes place on the third Saturday of April, but the event’s organizers recently announced that they will also take part in Black […]

Holiday Compilation Album Full of Big Names

Holiday Compilation Album Full of Big Names

Isn’t releasing a holiday CD before it’s even Halloween a bit early? Apparently Starbucks’ (yes, the coffee giant) label Hear Music and Concord Music Group don’t think so. The two have compiled a list of big name artists to cover holiday songs, most of them Christmas standards. The album is titled Holidays Rule (appropriate for […]

BBC 6 to Release Music Compilation

BBC 6 to Release Music Compilation

To celebrate it’s tenth anniversary, BBC 6 is releasing a compilation CD of “live recordings from the station’s first decade” (Pitchfork.com) The CD, titled This Is BBC Radio 6 Music Live, will be a double album coming out September 24th. It will feature Thom Yorke, Beck, Arcade Fire, The Vaccines, Fleet Foxes, the Shins, MGMT, […]

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