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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Owel – dear me

Goddamn if this album isn’t beautiful. From the moment it begins, with three twinkling strikes of a xylophone, Owel’s dear me is a gorgeous, sweeping ode to the power of beauty in music. Each song across the album’s 66-minute runtime brims with...
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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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Artifex Pereo – Passengers

There’s an old Jerry Seinfeld bit about the hazards of choosing a cold medicine. “This one’s quick acting, but this one’s long lasting,” he notes. “When do I need to feel good, now or later?” Weirdly, this is not so different from some of the...
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House of Heroes return with vibrant new album, “Colors”

House of Heroes are a band that, despite the critical acclaim their albums receive, have always flown under most people’s radar. The Ohio-based rock band have been making music since 1998 (originally as No Tagbacks, albeit with a more punk-oriented sound),...
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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...
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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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