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…

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…

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…

Joyce Manor serves up energy at The Sinclair

by Bobby Wieder California pop-punk band Joyce Manor took the stage on October 20 for a sold out show at The Sinclair, their second show in the city. Touring to promote the recent release of their fourth album, Cody, the band didn’t let up as far as energy is concerned. They opened the show with…

Indie rock bands mesmerize fans at Paradise Rock Club

by Anna Newton The iconic Paradise Rock Club held a truly memorable show featuring three bands, Alex G, Hop Along, and Built to Spill on Monday, October 3. Each band differed somewhat from the others in style and sound, but all embraced their indie rock roots allowing for a unique melding of composition. The first…