The Lights Out light up Arts Emerson

By Carissa Dunlap Arts Emerson brought in the sweet sounds of rock n’ roll to the Black Box theater Friday night, featuring four local Boston bands—The Lights Out, Gene Dante and The Future Starlets, Zip Tie Handcuffs, and The Sun Lions. The Lights Out, which formed back in 2005, comprises four talented musicians—Rishava Green, Adam…

Music Video Production at Emerson College

By Cody Kenner Emerson College’s film department boasts a variety of media making opportunities. From documentary filmmaking to narrative to experimental to television production, Emerson covers its media bases fairly well. Except, perhaps, for one crucial form of film—music video production. Though the college has little relevant coursework regarding music videos, student filmmakers find their…

The Maine Presents “American Candy”

By Lindsey Gonzalez Following the release of American Candy in March, The Maine traveled across the globe sharing their new tunes with excited fans in North America, Brazil, Chile, and Indonesia. Now, they’re back in the States and nearing the end of two tours, one with free shows and another with dates during which they…

Artist Spotlight: The Technicolors

  By Lindsey Gonzalez It’s the last night of the American Candy Tour, just hours before The Technicolors take the stage of The Beacham in Orlando, Florida. Brennan Smiley sighs, leaning back in his chair and surveying the black dressing room beneath the rim of his ball cap. “Sneaky,” he says with a smile, “and a…

Q&A with Guerilla Toss

By Kat Westbrook Local rockers Guerilla Toss are no strangers to creative and changing sound, and with the release of their latest EP Smack the Brick these Boston natives have shown their ability to build on their foundation and expand their sound to whole new levels. On November 12th, I sat down with Kassie Carlson…

In the Studio with The Maine

By Lindsey Gonzalez On October 31, everything went dark. A solid black photo was posted to each of The Maine’s social media pages. After four Farewell Forever Halloween shows, it was “time to turn the lights off for a bit and get to work,” according to the picture’s caption. Concluding a year-and-a-half of tours with…

Q&A with The Maine!

By Kat Westbrook This Wednesday, The Maine kicked off the second leg of their acoustic tour at the Brighton Music Hall. I sat down with founding members Pat Kirch (drums) and Garrett Nickelsen (bass) to get the scoop on their first acoustic tour! Five Cent Sound: How are you guys enjoying being on tour so…