You may recognize this artist from his single a few years back, “A Drop in the Ocean”, which has over 30 million hits on YouTube. But I assure you he’s more than just that single. Ron Pope kicked off 2014 with his ninth studio album entitled Calling Off the Dogs. Once again, Pope enthralls his listeners […]


Conner Youngblood, a young multi-instrumentalist from Dallas, TX, strikes his listeners in a way that is seemingly indescribable. Bloggers love him, but somehow this indie experimentalist stays on the DL. With the release of his new EP, Make Me Faster…, his popularity will be on the rise this year. His music is similar to that of […]


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 […]

Nick Santino appears lonely while performing without former band

After a red eye flight from San Francisco to Boston, a restless nap, and some chicken quesadillas from the dining hall; I went to go watch This Century and Nick Santino on their Up Close and Personal tour. The concert was held at Brighton Music Hall with opening acts Rhett Price and Jillette Johnson. Rhett […]


Ever since I heard “The Mother We Share” about a year ago, I’ve been in love with Scottish synthpop geniuses CHVRCHES.  They’ve perfected the art of being listenable, smooth, and emotional with their debut album, The Bones of What You Believe. Of the many brilliant tracks featured on the album, “Tether” quickly stood out to me […]

King Krule show promises artist longevity

King Krule graced the stage of the Brighton Music Hall last Thursday night in support of his debut album 6 Feet Beneath the Moon. I arrived just in time for the headlining set, somewhat surprised to see that the show had sold out. When an artist blows up as fast as King Krule, you can’t […]

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 […]

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, […]

Artists to Watch: Meghan Tonjes

YouTube has always been a source that I count on for new music when I get bored of my iTunes library. About three years ago I discovered the lovely Meghan Tonjes, a Michigan native with the voice of an angel. She’s placed in the singer/songwriter category and currently has three EPs out. Besides just making her […]

Born Ruffians upstaged by overly zealous opener, Twin Peaks

Born Ruffians made an impressive return to Boston last week. The concert was rescheduled from April due to the Boston Marathon Bombings. Although originally planned for the Great Scott, The Sinclair ended up being the perfect venue for this lively band. The seasoned performers flawlessly delivered crowd favorites such as “I Need A Life” and […]