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On Friday, April 11th, London Grammar played a sold out show at Paradise Rock Club. Joined by their opening act, Haerts, both bands definitely made my $15 ticket worth it. Though I enjoyed Haerts‘s sound, at times it was quite hard to actually to hear their lyrics and the microphones seemed to be way too loud. […]

Artist to Watch: Smallpools

I saw Smallpools open for Twenty One Pilots this week and w-o-w are they good. The New Jersey natives kinda remind me of a mix between Passion Pit and The Mowgli’s because lead singer Sean Scanlon has Michael Angelakos’s high-pitch vocals but it has the sunny, happy beat that The Mowgli’s are known for. Currently, […]

Song of the Moment: "This Is the New Year" - A Great Big World feat. Christina Aguilera

Being home over Thanksgiving break meant that I was doing a lot of driving, and a lot of driving means constantly switching radio stations to find the right song to embarrassingly jam out to. This led me to discover A Great Big World. If they sound familiar, it’s because they have a song out right […]

Frank & Dependent, Hall of Mirrors, Brazil spook up Phoenix Landing

Three songs deep into their October 29th set at Phoenix Landing, Frank & Dependent singer Jane Fitzsimmons leaned into the mic to coyly introduce her band: “We are Insane Clown Posse.” While it was more of an acknowledgment of the evening’s theatrics—almost every act that performed that night was clad in black and white skull […]

Artists to Watch: Royal Teeth

Back in September when I was given the opportunity to cover Boston Calling for BU Central, I knew absolutely none of the bands. But, while trying to learn about some of them before I went, I discovered one of my new favorite bands, the New Orleans-based pop-rock group, Royal Teeth. Their song “Hold Me” instantly caught […]

Making a Splash with Smallpools

It is likely that you heard “Dreaming” by the band Smallpools on your favorite alternative radio station more than once this past summer. This band is one of the newest groups to arrive at the indie-pop party, as they have been gracing this genre with their ebullient melodies since this past July. Smallpools formed in […]

Girl Jamz: A Spotify Playlist

Enough with Miley Cyrus and the traditional (or not-so traditional) pop-star.  Because I’m in the giving mood and I believe that there are so many other great female artists that are getting ignored in lieu of the attention-seeking antics from stars like Cyrus, I’ve put together a playlist that I believe encompasses every kind of rising female icon. Up-and-coming […]

Artists to Watch: London Grammar

The musical love child of The xx, Florence + the Machine and Lana del Rey is incarnated in the spare, soulful, powerhouse sound of Brit trio London Grammar. The budding indie-pop band recently released their debut album, If You Wait, after spending a few years gaining industry traction. Already, they’ve developed major street cred by […]

Echosmith Isn't Just Talking Dreams...They're Living Them

The California indie-pop band, Echosmith, released their highly anticipated debut album Talking Dreams on October 8th.  The band is made up of four siblings– Jaime, Noah, Sydney, and Graham Sierota –with the youngest being the age of your average high school freshman. They formed the band in 2009 and were picked up by Warner Bros. Records […]

A Vampire Weekend, Indeed

A sea of sweaty bodies surrounds me as I wait patiently for Vampire Weekend to make their entrance onto the blue stage at Boston Calling. The law school student behind me claims this will be the best show in the history of music. The slow buzz created by the crowd turns into yelps of joy […]