Tessa Violet – Halloway

When discussing Halloway, the late-2016 EP from Tessa Violet, the natural inclination is to focus on the album's jaunty electropop feel. While it's true that 'Dream' moves along on the back of a bouncing hook and that 'Not Over You' sounds like the musical lovechild...
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This Is Ours Now

I. There was a time when Third Eye Blind's self-titled debut was the only album I listened to for an entire calendar year. Literally. That seems like an exaggeration, an overreach of the figurative use of “literally.” It’s not. I was ten during the summer of 1997,...
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Comforting Tunes in a Troublesome Time: The World is a Beautiful Place offers the chance for an escape

Anyone who has been to a sold out show upstairs at the Middle East in Cambridge, Mass knows to expect getting close to your neighbors. It’s a venue for claustrophobes and introverts to break out of their shells and get comfortable with the community. Luckily, last...
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Hey Millennials: This Isn’t How They Said It Would Be

Look, the world feels an awful lot like it's going to shit right now. And a fair number of Baby Boomers - the people who have been running this shit show for a while now - are pretty sure that not only is the world ending but that it's all millennials' fault. No...
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The Best Albums of 2016

2016 may have been a real shit year for, well, damn near everything else, but it managed to be a great year for new music. And with the year finally over, who are we at Type In Stereo to resist the siren song of another "best albums of the year" list? Buckle up, kids....
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Copeland career-spanning NOW/THEN rebirth tour hits Boston

Florida natives, Copeland, have been sharing their brand of soothing piano rock for nearly two decades. While the band recently came off of an extensive hiatus and released their latest album, Ixora, in 2014, there hasn’t been much in the way of touring for the band....
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From Basements to the Middle East: Coach Fest 2 set to Rock Boston

Craig chats with Alex Pickert, formerly of Coach and Sons Olde Time Family Booking, and the new talent buyer and booking agent at the Middle East in Cambridge, MA This article is also accompanied by a full 35-minute conversation between Craig and Alex, so feel free to...
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Someone You Love is Gone: a Review of Touché Amoré’s new album, “Stage Four”

Over the last decade, the realm of punk and post-hardcore has been carried on the shoulders of the scene’s champions of spastic riffs and drilling blast beats. The band is fresh off a multi-year hiatus after touring the release of their previous 2013 triumph, the...
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A Bunch of Dudes Playing Sports

LISTEN BELOW For the complete audio interview.   On very little sleep, and after about 15 hours of driving, Boston’s own new wave emo punk band, sports. stepped onto the low-rise stage of Berklee College of Music’s Café 939 with a packed house of eager listeners...
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No Sophomore Slump for Somos

Somos lead singer/bassist, Michael Fiorentino, talks about the band's succes in support of the new album, First Day Back You can listen below for the full audio interview I did with Michael for this article. As I entered the sold out Middle East upstairs in Cambridge,...
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