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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 […]

Twenty One Pilots tear it up at Paradise

When everyone said that the Twenty One Pilots show was sold out, I definitely underestimated the number of people that would eventually crowd into the Paradise Rock Club this past Tuesday, December 2nd. The sardine analogy would be an understatement. Doors opened at 7:02 sharp and the opening bands took the stage soon after. Sirah, the first opener, […]

The Goo Goo Dolls continue to exist, continue to make great alt-rock

The Goo Goo Dolls have basically been around forever. We all know “Iris” is one of the best, or most widely known alternative rock songs of all time, but their most recent album has quite a few gems that have so far remained relatively undiscovered. Magnetic was released in June of this year and, aside […]

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 […]

Too soon for Christmas music? Never.

Want to listen to Christmas music but not feel conventional this year? Want a punky, badass edge to those traditional, cheery holiday songs? Then you have to check out Punk Goes Christmas. This surprisingly awesome collection features artists such as William Beckett, All Time Low, New Found Glory, and Crown The Empire, to name just a few. Each band covers a […]

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 […]

Vic Mensa's INNANETAPE shows off rapping versatility

Vic Mensa may only be 19, but this guy has years of experience under his belt. After releasing two albums with the now-disbanded indie fusion group Kids These Days, the Chicago rapper decided to carve his own path and released a 14-track mixtape this past September showcasing his true versatility as a rapper. INNANETAPE opens with […]

Young the Giant returns with more mature sound

Indie-rock band Young the Giant formed in 2004 under a different name and, after signing with Roadrunner Records in 2009, took the alternative music world by storm with the band’s unique vocal styling and catchy hooks that would stay stuck with you for days. You might have heard of them after they performed on the […]

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Jessica Dobson has to be one of the coolest female musicians. There, I said it. Signed to Atlantic Records at just 19, she has since recorded two solo albums. If you don’t yet feel incredibly lame and unaccomplished, she has also been an official member of The Shins and has played with Spoon, Beck, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs. […]

Sunday Mourning: Remembering Lou Reed

Brian Eno is often quoted claiming that The Velvet Underground’s first album only sold a few thousand copies, but everyone who bought one formed a band. Maybe this anecdote is little more than a gem of hyperbolic rock mythos, but the influence of the Velvets cannot be overstated. Under the spotlight stood lead singer and songwriter Lou Reed, a […]