If singer-songwriters are your thing (and even if they aren’t), you should give Kina Grannis a listen. I’ve been a fan of the California native since her early days on Youtube in 2007. Her soft voice ranges from producing kind love ballads to strong pop pieces. So far, she has released numerous EPs and an […]

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: 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 […]

Artists to Watch: Kitty

Kitty, formerly known as Kitty Pryde, is an up-and-coming hip hop artist from Daytona Beach, FL. I first heard her song “Okay Cupid” and was both entertained and disturbed by her unique lyrics. I think it was because they struck me as such relevant first world problems and she wasn’t afraid to express them honestly. Eventually I […]

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 […]

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 […]

Artists to Watch: William Beckett

The former frontman of rock band The Academy Is… never stopped making music, releasing three self-produced EPs and a full-length debut album since the band’s demise in October 2011. That’s dedication. The quirky lyrics and catchy beats of Genuine & Counterfeit, William Beckett’s first full-length CD since leaving the band, have consistently made their way […]