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, […]

A first-time (and last-time) festival-goer

It’s a sad truth: The Northeast does not have many music festivals. I hail from New York, and though this year we were graced with Governors Ball and several EDM festivals, I was unable to attend the former and not interested in the latter. However, Boston Calling seemed like a good opportunity to get my […]

Passion in the Pit

The Boston Calling Music Festival was held the weekend of September 7th and 8th. Throughout this two-day event, crowds waited patiently to see artists from Kendrick Lamar to Vampire Weekend.  But what better finale is there to this exciting concert extravaganza than Cambridge’s own Passion Pit? Michael, Ian, Xander, Jeff and Nate took the stage […]

Issues with acoustics, size plague festival

When I first heard of Boston Calling last spring, I was ecstatic that Boston was finally joining the ranks—or jumping the bandwagon—of major cities with music festivals. It seemed like every other city had at least one music festival—Lollapalooza and Pitchfork in Chicago, Governor’s Ball and Electric Zoo in New York, and SXSW in Austin—and, […]

[tweetmeme source= “bucentral” only_single=false] The summer sun is still burning and all y’all are clearly still hurting for some more tunes, so here’s three more to make your lives all the better. I randomly stumbled upon this video on a music blog last week and quickly found myself entranced by the faux-hood dancing skills of […]

[tweetmeme source=”bucentral” only_single=false] First, a word from our sponsors… Okay, now back to the scheduled program. Hello! With midterms and papers abound this week, I have been listening to a crazy playlist, as I’m sure many of you are too. I’m one of those people that needs to have music on to focus. A long […]