An Evening With Dawes @ The Royale 9/22

Show Review: An Evening with Dawes The Royale 9/22 By: Evan Frye Many bands try for that “classic rock” feel. That instrumentation, the vocal style, the lyrics. But many of these bands come across as a cheap imitation of the golden age of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Dawes is not one of these imitators or imposters. […]



Dustin Kensrue and Andy Hull @ The Sinclair 4/26

Dustin Kensrue and Andy Hull – 4/26 at The Sinclair Opener Tanner Merritt of O’brother put it perfectly when he said, “Welcome to Sad Bastards Anonymous.” He was referring to two giants in the world of sad-guy alternative rock, Andy Hull and Dustin Kensrue, who played at The Sinclair on Sunday 4/26. Tanner Merritt opened […]


OH, MALÔ RELEASES “OUT ON MY OWN” MUSIC VIDEO Just last week, local rockers, Oh, Malô released their latest music video for “Out On My Own,” featuring the band’s Jordan Lagana’s dissent from his historical beard age. The video, created by Fitz Ross Productions, highlights a whimsical take on an emotional topic, featuring the group’s second song […]



Show Review: Diarrhea Planet @ Great Scott, 4/3

In many ways, Diarrhea Planet are an exercise in contradictions – a flawless combination of elements that, by all accounts, should not successfully coexist. Their eardrum-busting performance on April 3 at Boston’s Great Scott was no exception. Start, for example, with attempt to place them in a genre. They’re a five-guitar attack, a solid wall […]

Show Review: Screaming Females @ Great Scott, 2/26

Screaming Females are as skilled a live band as they are difficult to classify. While the new record Rose Window is perhaps their best effort to date, or at the very least a remarkable one, the entire set at Allston’s Great Scott on February 26th was almost startlingly cohesive. Among the sparse on-stage banter, lead […]


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[Show Review] – Kevin Devine @ The Sinclair 2/6

Kevin Devine at The Sinclair Feb. 6 By Evan Frye Kevin Devine never disappoints when he plays. He gives the crowd what they want every time, and is always the gracious and appreciative performer and human being. When I arrived at the Sinclair, Kevin was standing at the merch table, selling shirts, talking to fans, […]

Show Review: Nai Harvest @ Great Scott – 8.22.14

Nai Harvest at The Great Scott It’s been a little over a week since Ben Thompson & Lew Currie, the lead singer and drummer of Nai Harvest, kindly helped WRBB get into the Great Scott in Allston, MA for their sold out show with Dads and Tiny Moving Parts. This would be the 10th show […]

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CMJ Artist Previews!

Whether or not it’s on your radar at the moment, the annual CMJ Music Marathon is here at last and as usual, there is no shortage of talent being presented. Artists from Austin to Australia and surf rock to speed metal will be taking one of the 80 stages peppered across New York City to […]

Snowmine Interview + Show Review @ Great Scott 9/16

The term ‘independent’ or ‘indie’ is a word thrown around these days in a musical context that can have many implications. It is frequently employed as an adjective (much to my chagrin) to blanket a genre of perhaps less-produced and non-traditional sounding artists, a categorization of artist that is either unsigned or signed to a […]

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“Buttercups” by Nai Harvest

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The boys from Nai Harvest, the UK-based indie duo of Ben Thompson & Lew Currie, were nice enough to share their latest tune off Flower a 12″ split with label mates Playlounge. Since the release of their debut full length Whatever back in March of 2013, NH has gone under quite the face lift, making the progression from “emo revival” punksters to grunge dripping 90’s influenced shoegazers. The latter can be heard on their most recent and highly successful Hold Open My Head EP released via Dog Knights (UK) and Boston’s very own Topshelf Records. Buttercups follows the same transitions meandering through distorted gritty power chords, crashing symbols and atmospheric overtones all sandwiched together by Thompson‘s hallowed vocals and impassioned lyrics. The track leaves us with a warm glow under our chins and a sweet taste in our mouths. Look out for these two in the near future!

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