Every Tuesday around 4, Perry Eaton from BDCwire joins me for a chat revolving around the week’s new releases. Today we shouted “LOS CAMPESINOS!” from the rooftops, then previewed new music from a pair of beloved New England acts.
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
Ah, the time-honored tradition of filling out our brackets. No, I'm not talking about the NCAA Tourney. That's over and done with and already forgotten. We're talking NHL playoffs here, and Kevin Paul Dupont and I went over our brackets and talked about the Bruins' chances of not only getting back to the Stanley Cup Finals, but winning it all. More
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
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
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.