Didn’t get to experience the sheer awesomeness that was BDCwire and RadioBDC’s Live on the Square on Sunday in Somerville’s Union Square? Fret not, my friends. This whirlwind video takes you through all the bands and action in record time.
Looking to photograph Mean Creek, I went to meet the band at their practice space in Brighton. The room was in a large, nondescript building, and when I went to the back door, I wasn’t even sure I was in the right place. There were three guys smoking and I asked them if it was a practice space. They nodded, and asked which band I was looking for.
There wasn’t a more fitting location to interview Ned “Leedz” Wellbery than the Middle East. The historic club has served as the backdrop for some of the most groundbreaking hip hop shows in Boston for the last decade. Wellbery, who prides himself on his resilience as much as he does his keen business acumen, has adjusted well to being the epicenter of Leedz Edutainment (his independent promotion company). As expected, it was an adjustment that came with a palpable price tag: his personal life. More
There’s something about listening to a song on vinyl that just doesn’t translate in digital format. With the convenience that digital technology allows, songs can easily get lost in the shuffle; with vinyl, a song is more long lasting. A little more chronic. You hold it in your hands; you peruse the album art and liner notes; you play it over and over again. You know that the people who pressed the vinyl really believe in the songs on it. More
Boston Calling Music Festival, the city's premiere semiannual outdoor music event, is yet to occur this spring, but already festival organizers have decided to release the fall lineup into the world. The festival, which will take place Sept. 5-7 on City Hall Plaza will feature five headliners, as opposed to the standard three that the festival usually presents. More
Brookline's own Eli "Paperboy" Reed has been hitting the high notes for the better part of a decade now, coming up through local clubs like The Middle East to now being one of the leading voices in R&B. Reed, now based in New York, is set to release his third full-length, "Nights Like This," next Tuesday, but thanks to Rolling Stone, you can stream the entire album a week in advance. Known prominently for his soulful wail, Reed has always had a knack for recreating the solid gold sounds of yesteryear, but "Nights Like This" presents a departure from that formula. More
Boston legends Pixies have been back on our radars in the past year or so, first parting ways with original bassist Kim Deal, then going through another bassist named Kim before settling on current bassist Paz Lenchantin. The band then toured, released three EPs, and now, looking at the release of the its first album since '91's "Trompe Le Monde," they're streaming it in full. More
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