Take a Breath: a Review of The Album Leaf’s new LP, Between Waves

  It’s been four years since we last heard from Jimmy LaValle and his crew of atmospheric wunderkinds. For those unaware, The Album Leaf is LaValle’s nearly two-decades old mostly-instrumental brainchild, and Between Waves is the group’s latest offering of tunes....
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Parallel Lives

Two of my best friends are brothers; one is a comic artist and the other a musician. We used to play in a band together. Bands, actually. The most successful was probably our high school band, a pop-punk/screamo outfit that consistently covered both Finch’s...
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The Broken Needle – Episode 1

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New Wave Punk Powerhouses Pack the Paradise

I cover one of the punk/hardcore scene’s most jam-packed tours in recent memory Note: This piece originally appeared in the Mass Media. I feel bad for bartenders at punk and emo concerts. Either the majority of the crowd is too poor, too young, or straight edge....
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Concert Review: Neck Deep & State Champs

I cover one of the most anticipated AP Tour lineups in years! Note: This article was originally published in the UMass Boston Independent Newspaper, The Mass Media. Last Saturday was perhaps the most claustrophobic I have felt in my 13 years of concert-going, and for...
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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...
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Interview: Collaborators for Never Give Up: 10 Years of Celebrating The Postal Service

As you may have heard, I recently had the chance to talk with Stephen Carradini from Independent Clauses about his indie and folk tribute to The Postal Service, Never Give Up: 10 Years of Celebrating The Postal Service. The epic twenty-one song venture featured...
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Interview: Independent Clauses

Last week I reviewed an excellent collaborative tribute album to The Postal Service called Never Give Up: 10 Years of Celebrating The Postal Service. The varied artists that contributed to the album were brought together by Stephen Carradini, the man behind the music...
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Interview: Circa Survive

Back in September, Colin Frangicetto of Circa Survive took the time to sit down and answer a few of my questions about their new album Violent Waves via email. I was thrilled with his responses but it gave me a powerful hankering to fire off more questions at the...
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