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…

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…

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.  

Anticipated albums of 2017

By Brendan Kane At the start of a new year, it’s always exciting to anticipate all the new music that will be released. This year will be full of new jams from all different kinds of artists and bands. Here are five albums to look out for in 2017: St. Vincent (Title TBA) Annie Clark,…

Top 3 most influential black artists

By Anna Newton During the month of February, we celebrate Black History Month in which we remember integral individuals and moments that helped shape African American history. In doing so, we remember cultural icons as well who are essential to establishing this history. One significant facet of cultural icons is that of music icons. They…