Playlist: International Women’s Day

by Anna Newton On Wednesday, March 8, many rallied together for International Women’s Day. Around the world, people participated in marches and celebrations to honor the incredible women in their lives. In honor of this recent holiday, it only makes sense to praise the women who have had powerful impacts on the music industry. Take…

Goth rock through the years

by Anna Newton Today, when one thinks of a “goth,” one thinks of a tween in dark eyeliner wandering around Hot Topic, sulking, until their mom parks in front of the mall to pick them up. In reality, the development of this goth subculture is rather impressive, as it was born solely from a genre…

Musical.ly is changing the promotional game

by Carissa Dunlap Hit social media platform and video-based mobile app, Musical.ly, is changing the game for the music industry’s marketing tactics. The app made its debut back in 2014 when creators Alex Zhu and Luyu Yang noticed a trend among teens. They often observed teens using other social media platforms, like Snapchat, to record…

Announcing Boston Calling 2017

  By Brendan Kane Boston Calling has quickly grown into one of the biggest music festivals in America and this year’s edition boasts an especially impressive lineup that has been praised by both Rolling Stone magazine and the Boston Globe. On average the festival has attracted 20-22,000 attendees over the past couple years and it…

Playlist: 90’s throwbacks

by Carissa Dunlap The 90s brought us much more than chokers, bomber jackets, Friends, and Leonardo DiCaprio. Some of the most iconic songs and musicians were brought to the masses during the 90s. And to this day, we can’t help but jam along. This Playlist Friday, I am throwing it back to the most popular…

Mac DeMarco announces his new album: This Old Dog

By Anna Newton Mac DeMarco, the “jizz jazz” singer-songwriter and instrumentalist, announced last Tuesday that the release of his new album This Old Dog is slated for May 5. In celebration, Demarco also released two tracks “This Old Dog” and “My Old Man.” This will be the musician’s third full-length album since Demarco’s most notable…

Instant Disassembly: Music for Anxiety

By Ronan McGuire “Fall back into place,” Victoria Legrand sings on Beach House’s “Space Song.” Those four words served as a mantra for me that Thursday night in January. Over and over, Legrand chanted those words, and I repeated them, out loud, the incessant refrain, until I really did fall back into my natural state.…

Playlist: This is how you end an album

By Brendan Kane The last song on an album gives the artist or band one last opportunity to leave an impression on the listener. So, often times at the end of the album we’ll see the most epic or experimental track on the album. Here are few of the best closing tracks in music.