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In Review: Rock ‘n’ Roll Rumble Semifinals at TT’s
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There isn’t really “a” Boston rock scene – there are maybe a few dozen that, for the most part, remain largely oblivious to each other’s existence. And that’s okay. My guess is most cities are sort of like that. More
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The 5 best local shops for Record Store Day
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Earlier this week, we spoke with record collector Omar Roca about his meditative celebration of dedicated listening, Ears on the Couch.  Roca's philosophy on how people should experience music, specifically vinyl records, was so impassioned and magnetic that we decided to pick his brain for some suggestions for Record Store Day shopping in the city. More
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Local rapper Dutch ReBelle releases new ‘YEN’ video
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Dutch ReBelle has established herself as one of Boston's strongest lyricists with a unique rhyming style to go with it. Respected across the board by rappers both locally and beyond, ReBelle's waves have recently grown bigger and reached further audiences than ever before, with an appearance at SXSW, an increased exposure on outlets as big as MTV, and continuos collaborations with other likeminded artists. More
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Kid Ink, Loop, Betty Who, more Boston shows this weekend
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It's almost unfair how spoiled we are this weekend. Touring band after touring band, all rolling through on the same weekend of a national pot-smoking holiday? Seriously, this was like the greatest coincidence ever. Anyway, there are more than enough shows to check out this weekend, the challenge will be choosing wisely. More
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Local quartet Mean Creek picks its favorite Bruce Springsteen songs
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Local quartet Mean Creek has gladly accepted the role of Boston's chief rock ambassador in recent years, whether that has meant taking its set down to Austin each March for SXSW, hitting the road with bands like Counting Crows, or helping to provide acts like So So Glos and Hard Nips a gateway into Boston. With last week's release of the band's latest album, "Local Losers," Mean Creek continues to be the ideal band to fill that position. More
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Video premiere: Ryan Lee Crosby – ‘Going to Bentonia’
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Boston's music community has seen music man Ryan Lee Crosby take many roles around town over the years, first as the frontman for local punk trio Cancer to the Stars, but more recently as a noise maker (and noise recorder) at The Soul Shop in Medford and as an accomplished ramblin' solo artist. His latest work, "Institution Blues," was about as bare bones as Crosby has ever performed, displaying veteran fingerpicking, howling blues verses, and a modern aesthetic to vintage folk and soul forms. More
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Interview: Illegally Blind’s Jason Trefts named new booking agent at Church of Boston
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When Jason Trefts started booking shows for the Middle East in Cambridge a few years back, it didn't seem to line up. Being a former musician himself, it's not exactly a common reaction to want to try your hand on the other side of the deal. But for Trefts, who himself toured and booked shows internationally when he performed, carving out a space for local and national bands to play without getting duped by sheisty booking agents and publicity firms, seemed like second nature. More
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The Budos Band, Juana Molina, more Boston shows this week
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It's a good week if you're into punk or bands from Georgia. Other than that, you may just want to check out the Budos Band. You'd basically have to be the biggest square in Squaresville not to enjoy yourself at any Daptone artist's show. More
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Record Hospital Fest, Rock ‘n’ Roll Rumble, more shows this weekend
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It's rock festivals galore this weekend. And by that, we don't mean the outdoor, sweaty bro, over expensive bottles of water types of music festivals. These are more like the community center, tattoo people and local music freak types of festivals. There are also some solid nerdcore bands playing this weekend for PAX East, but that's a different story. More
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Allston’s Publick Theatre: Where it went and why it must return
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Down by the water in Allston lies the largest section of open parkland in the Charles River Basin. Christian A. Herter Park, named after the 53rd Secretary of State and 59th Massachusetts Governor, is Allston’s own esplanade. Maintained by the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), it is used by residents every day whether it be for recreation or to simply enjoy the oasis-like patch of land bordered by industrial and commercial businesses, a crosstown parkway, and the Charles River. More