As we entered Florida, I felt a shift. The landscape was changing. The highway became narrow and flat and seemed to go on forever. There could be more than 50 miles before the next exit or gas station, which was, for the most part, unproblematic--except for one stretch where Adam, Virginia and I had to scramble to find a place to pee in a ditch off the side of the road. More
For Vivant Vintage owner, Justin Pomerleau, everything came to a screeching halt in June of 2010. In the midst of his time at MassArt as a painting and interrelated media arts student, his house was burnt to the ground, leaving Pomerleau with no home, very few belongings, and an acutely wounded spirit. Little did he know of the significant gains and opportunity such a devastating loss would eventually bring him. More
This past weekend, thousands of folk fanatics crowded the confines of Fort Adams State Park for the 55th incarnation of the Newport Folk Festival. The sellout crowd included many families, and more specifically, dads.
Droves and droves of straw-fedora-wearing, banjo-pickin' dads.
MuckRock, a public records information service, has used the Freedom of Information Act to uncover the kind of government documents that make history.
These are not those documents. These are the fun ones. More
Only in its second year, this weekend's Fuzzstival, taking place on Saturday throughout the different rooms of The Middle East, has built itself into one of the premiere local rock events, and if there's one band that encompasses both the target sound and ultimate goal of the festival, it's The New Highway Hymnal. More
"We try to make it so people aren't looking at us when we perform--they should be focusing on dancing and letting loose," states Dave Martineau of Bearstronaut. "We want the crowd to see that we have fun onstage so they know it's OK to do the same." The multifaceted artist behind the playful Boston-based quartet comes off as eager for the release of Bearstronaut's first full length, but unsure of when it will actually happen. "All we've done so far are EPs and some of the stuff we've already put out will be on the record. We don't know the official release date yet, since we're not on a label or anything. But it'll be early 2015 at the absolute latest." More
Yale, Massachusetts is not a real place in our fine state, but rather a fine state in our most real place. If that doesn't make sense, just push play on the soundcloud link below. It still may not make sense, but it won't matter because the music is that good. More
In this great city of ours, you could eat a different sandwich everyday. But what is it that sets apart the good from the bad? You know, that element that really takes the sandwich to a whole new level of mouthwatering, sliced and layered goodness? I'm no sandwich authority but I'm sure that many of you would agree that it's all about the bread. And for a food truck whose menu is primarily dominated by a selection of deliciously intricate sandwiches, like that of the The Dining Car, bread becomes the object of perfection. More
Remember that movie "Twister" with Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt? What happened yesterday in Revere was nothing like that, but yes, a tornado run through the city just north of Boston. Trees fell, shingles flew, and it was nothing most of the residents of Revere had ever seen before. A day later, the scene shows that more than just a street sweeper was needed to pick up the pieces.
It's a week of big names and big sounds. A cult-favorite Californian returns with a new solo album produced with the help of Beck and Ryan Adams, a Boston-bred indie pop group continues to evolve, and two producers deliver two very different efforts, all combining for a diverse crop of music to close out July. Take a read and let us know what you think.
It’s the last week of July already? How did that happen? Luckily this week is packed with enough fun things to do that it’ll seem like a month, and if you party hard enough then every week in August can feel like a month, too, and there you have it -- five more months of summer. You’re welcome.
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