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If jazz is your thing, then I have just the album for you. If jazz isn’t your thing, I still have just the album for you. Regardless of whether you listen to blues, Americana, folk, and/or jazz music, I have just the album for you. Ben Flocks, a Brooklyn-based saxophonist from Santa Cruz, dropped his […]

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With the snow piling up and the nights getting longer, it is only appropriate that I hibernate in my dorm room for long periods of time. In the midst of my hibernation, my roommate introduced me to JT Royster. I was instantly captivated by the soft melodies and calm lullaby of his voice. Royster is […]

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“Are you an angel,” one audience member asked in the dead silence after humble Irish singer-songwriter James Vincent McMorrow performed “Red Dust,” his (at the time) unreleased song. I remember two years ago seeing Dublin native, James Vincent McMorrow, play in Milwaukee, WI – the lights were dim and impeccable guitar, piano, and soulful falsetto […]

Artists to Watch: MisterWives

A couple Fridays ago I was at Brighton Music Hall to see The Royal Concept but I left with a new obsession: MisterWives. A cool blend of folk, dance, soul, and pop, this five-piece band is massively fun on stage and leaves a great first impression. Frontwoman Mandy Lee never stops moving and interacting with […]

Artists to Watch: Ari & Mia Friedman

I had the great pleasure of seeing Ari & Mia Friedman perform a few weekends ago at Gallery 263 in Cambridge and I was absolutely blown away. You know how people usually dress like the kind of music they listen to? Well, I’m all over the place as far as the music I listen to, […]

A Song For A Gray Day: "Pa Pa Power" - Dead Man's Bones

This dark folksy voice belongs to none other than the Ryan Gosling. While being nominated for various acting awards, Gosling has also dabbled in the music industry with his Los Angeles band, Dead Man’s Bones. The band has only released the one self-titled album in 2009, with “Pa Pa Power” being my personal favorite song, […]

Reuben and the Dark Interview + Upcoming FREE show on 11/16

Born from the lovely winter chill of Canada, Reuben and the Dark (Reuben Bullock—lead vocals and guitar, Distance Bullock—drums, Shea Alain—multi-instrumentalist, Dillon Whitfield—bass and keys, and Scott Monroe—bass and keys *not touring*) is a group of soulful, brotherly, folk-laden lads that are definitely one to keep an eye on, eh. Here in Boston for the first […]

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I’ve got a case of the Wednesday blues. I’m rather sad, so I thought I’d share a calming tune with you all. “We Don’t Eat” by James Vincent McMorrow is a wonderful song that reminds me of hot chocolate and scenic landscapes. The bittersweet lyrics resonate within my soul. Listen to it on a rainy day, […]

Fall Breakup Anthems: A Spotify Playlist

It’s a bit of a ways into fall, and the changing of the leaves has always served as a metaphor for the changing of feelings – seasons transform and so do people.  So, if you’ve recently been dumped, dumped someone, or simply fallen out of tandem with a significant other, give this breakup-themed mix a […]

Song of the Moment: “Crazy Bird” – Wild Child

This song has all the quirky indie things you could possibly want. It starts out with a little boy talking about the sun and then immediately goes into a very catchy whistling opening. Not quirky enough yet? Okay, the lead vocals are split between Alexander Beggins and Kelsey Wilson, who work together to create beautiful and seemingly […]