Ruelle: Maggie Eckford’s musical alter ego

by Carissa Dunlap Nashville based singer-songwriter Maggie Eckford is the voice behind the theme songs and cinematic soundtracks of many of your favorite hit television shows. However, Eckford hides her voice behind the mysterious and dark alter ego, Ruelle. Eckford grew up always writing poetry and short stories, and playing piano to songs from musicals…

5 Up and Coming Alternative Artists

By Carissa Dunlap Here at Five Cent Sound we are looking at five artists, we believe are ready to have a major breakout in 2017. The first couple months in 2017, listeners will see an outpour of new artists and material. These bands and solo artists are redefining and bending the genre of Alternative music,…

Summer music festivals hit Boston

By Ronan McGuire Music festivals are a one-of-a-kind experience. They’ve become extremely popular in recent years, and it’s no secret why. Where else can you see all your favorite artists in one place, while meeting new people and exploring a new landscape? While Coachella and Lollapalooza might be too far away to venture to for…

The music of Buffy the Vampire Slayer

By Brendan Kane The classic cult TV show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer just celebrated its 20th anniversary and to commemorate that I am going to highlight some of the iconic musical performances at the most popular nightclub in Sunnydale, The Bronze. Cibo Matto (Season 2, “When She Was Bad”) This performance is from the season…

The fluid counterculture of Boston

By Carissa Dunlap The music of the 1960’s brought forth an electric, psychedelic vision of rock, folk, blues and jazz, also known as the beats of the counterculture. It marked generations that lived, breathed and followed a culture radically opposed to mainstream and traditional America. The counterculture of the 60s marked the legendary music festivals…

Please don’t get the band back together

By Brendan Kane There are many unavoidable facts in life and one of the most unfortunate, is that all bands will eventually break up. Yes, even your favorite will meet its untimely demise at some point. Sometimes, bands break up after running their credibility into the ground and other times, they break up before they…