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Broken Bells Live at House of Blues

Broken Bells Live at House of Blues

I am hesitant to call Broken Bells a “supergroup”. Through credentials alone, the duo of James Mercer and Brian Burton almost definitely warrant the title. However, to me, the term “supergroup” conjures images of bloated rockstars, ego tripping and terrible names (Super Heavy vs. Chickenfoot in the battle of worst band names of all time). [...]

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, [...]

Osheaga Music Festival

Osheaga Music Festival

A lot of us have songs that we consider “ours.” They’re songs we listen to over and over again, through our headphones on the bus or turned up loud in our room. Songs carry very specific emotional attachments. Sometimes it’s like we convince ourselves that we’re the only person in the entire world who could [...]

Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival

Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival

After four days of music, art, and comedy, tens of thousands of Bonnarovians were finally sent home with ears ringing, dust and dirt clinging to their bodies, and the smell of corndogs sitting gently in their noses. Huge plastic bags of trash and recycling, empty beer cans, and random articles of clothing were left scattering [...]

Emerson College

The Emerson Acappellooza Fundraiser

Come celebrate our school with performances from our own four a cappella groups: Acapellics Anonymous, Noteworthy, Treble Makers, and Achoired Taste. It will be a night filled with school spirit, positive energy, and fun for any person who loves Emerson College. Proceeds will go to Emerson Scholarships and Emerson A cappella. Sponsored by Acappellics Anonymous with The Spirit [...]

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