A virtual armada of guitar-wielding hooligans shall storm upon the Middle East this Saturday and raze the storied Central Square corner into a glorious tourbillion of ear drum-massacring melodiousness. But you don’t need us to tell you that Boston Fuzzstival 2014’s 15-band lineup will, in all likelihood, crush many a bottom. More
The summer is nearly over, and, unfortunately, August tends to be something of a cinematic wasteland. Aside from "Guardians of the Galaxy," there isn't much to look forward to this month. Luckily, the Brattle Theatre and the Coolidge Corner Theatre are offering up a ton of goodies over the coming weeks. From strange cult hits to American masterpieces, these are the best film screenings to check out this month. 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
Releasing his first single with Island Records yesterday, Nick Jonas made a sharp break from his previous work with the Jonas Brothers, and later The Administration. "Chains" takes the 21-year-old songwriter's sound elsewhere, moving his career yet farther away from the Disney incubator. While Nick seems to be building something viable with "Chains," other Disney Channel stars didn't make the transition so naturally—including Hilary Duff, who also released a new video this week. For every Miley Cyrus, there was an Emily Osment. For every Justin Timberlake, an Orlando Brown. BDCwire revisits the lost stars of the Disney Channel.
After Flume's sold-out set at Royale on Tuesday, I stood outside of the cavernous venue with friends who claimed that they just had a religious experience. With our hair dripping and our skin slicked with sweat, we looked the part of newly-baptized children emerging from the water. It was difficult to argue. More
Cycling…My butt already hates me before I even decide to get on the bike. Being a lady of the millennial generation though, it’s my unwritten duty to put myself through pain and near exhaustion for the sake of being trendy. More
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Just because it’s the middle of summer doesn’t mean your brain lacks the ability to process art. Maybe you just need a pint of cider to wash it down. Or the art is just rock band posters. Or, even better, the whole museum is roughly the size of a toaster oven so you can see everything during a “Sharknado 2” commercial break.
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
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
"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
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