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
The warm crackle of the needle hitting the groove. The unmistakable calm before the music comes bursting through the static. It is a sound that signals an experience – one that Omar Roca has been missioning to revive.
For the past two years, Roca has invited groups of friends into his quaint Jamaica Plain duplex for an event he calls Ears on the Couch – a communal evening of stereo benediction.
It was great to have our old friend Chris Padgett back in studio this morning to talk about his Bled for Boston project. For those who don't know, Chris used his photography to document people who used their bodies to pay tribute to their city after the Boston Marathon bombings. Listen. More
Two young men ask a single question: What is silence?
Then: the sound of the needle on a record. The voice of Christopher Ricks, music historian. He catalogues, quoting novelist and anarchist philosopher Paul Goodman, the different kinds of silence. In the next hour, listeners will explore a man’s search for a silence that doesn’t exist even in the quietest place on earth, the spiritual silence experienced by a Trappist monk, the importance of the silences between the music, and ore. More
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
With Record Store Day on the horizon for this weekend, it's easy to get caught up in more limited edition stuff that will be hitting the racks. Don't get too far ahead of yourself though, there's plenty to get excited for before that one day of the year where vinyl gets swept off the shelves. More