Q&A with Carol

    Get to know 21-year-old indie folk artist behind the enchanting new EP, Softest Destroyer. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ With a sound that’s intimate and haunting all at once, 21-year-old Carolyn Flaherty, known simply as Carol, has quickly established herself as one of the most exciting new artists in the Boston music scene. In 2018, Carol made her official […]

    Johnny Marr channels the Smiths at Paradise Rock Club

    Johnny Marr October 21, 2018 at Paradise Rock Club It’s weird seeing your name on Wikipedia. It’s even weirder seeing it on the Wikipedia page for one of your idols’ new albums. And it’s completely mortifying to be on that page as the one critic who gave said album a negative review. That’s what happened […]

    Future Generations releases full-length ‘Landscape’

    Future Generations Landscape Frenchkiss Records · September 14, 2018 The album is far from reinventing the wheel, but is still a well-polished listen that’ll go down easy. I tried making music with my roommates exactly one time. We were all pretty decent musicians, and we certainly had the intentions to make something meaningful. But over the […]

    Everything Was Beautiful, and Everything Hurt | Boston Calling 2018

    Lead Editor Rob Steiner recaps the final day of Boston Calling 2018 Considering that Boston Calling is still a pretty young festival, one of the currently ongoing goals is finding an identity distinct enough to compete in the inflating number of festivals every year. While the lineup, space, and activities helps with that, it might […]

    Rock’s Not Dead, Just Older and Weirder | Boston Calling 2018

    Lead Editor Rob Steiner recaps day 2 of Boston Calling 2018 Alright, look: I realize that in order to properly review and recap a festival, one has to actually walk around and do stuff at said festival that day. Go to the different stages, try the food, explore all the fun odds and ends of […]

    Hamilton Leithauser @ The Royale

    Hamilton Leithauser November 2, 2017 @ The Royale By: Robert Steiner Even with a night of technical difficulties, Leithauser and his band didn’t let up and put on an overall solid show. No artist in the history of music has ever stood backstage, moments before appearing to a packed audience of adoring fans, and thought […]

    Taylor Swift releases full-length ‘reputation’

    Taylor Swift reputation Big Machine · November 11, 2017 Despite previous claims, the old Taylor is alive and well on her sixth album – she’s just a little more mature, slightly less focused, and a lot more pissed off. [three_fourth]If I said to someone three or four years ago that Taylor Swift just might not be the […]

    Alvvays @ Paradise Rock Club

    Alvvays featuring Beeef October 3rd, 2017 @ Paradise Rock Club By: Robert Steiner The Canadian dream-pop outfit kicked off their fall tour in Boston last week with a show that perfectly matched their music: Sweet, simple, and a whole lotta fun. Last Tuesday night at the famous Paradise Rock Club, indie breakouts Alvvays accomplished possibly […]

    He Was An American Icon: Why Tom Petty Matters

    In honor of the late rocker, here’s a rundown of just some of the songs that cements Petty as one of music’s greatest storytellers. There’s no sugarcoating this one: The music world lost an irreplaceable talent last Monday. After spending an entire day fighting for his life, Tom Petty, legendary songwriter and one of rock’s […]

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