So-called “conscious” hip-hop has fallen off in recent years, and that’s because it rapidly becomes a cliche. It’s basically the slam poetry of rap music – and that sort of relentless #staywoke reflection is easy to lampoon. This makes it difficult for new lyrical thinkers to break through, but on his new tape “How Gardens Grow,” Kentucky rapper Allen Poe proves that some are worth reading beyond the cover. More
Yesterday, Paul Driscoll and I hosted Steve Silva and Chris Rattey from Boston.com Sports for a special Thursday Night Football edition of BDC Pro Picks, presented by Foxwoods Casino. Today, it’s your regularly scheduled program, complete with a Pats-Jets recap and a rundown this weekend’s top games. More
Danish punk quartet Iceage returned to Boston on Thursday night for a chaotic show in support of their recently-released third LP “Plowing Into the Field of Love.” Dark ambient producer Helm, Brazil’s Rakta and experimental duo KTB supported.
This week, I continue our look at classic horror movies and some equally horrific musical pairings. This time around, let’s start with John Carpenter’s tense, wickedly grotesque “The Thing,” adapted from the sci-fi novella “Who Goes There?” by John W. Campbell, Jr. More