Whitney Sound of Another Time But Belong to This One

For a scruffy little band, Whitney clean up awfully well. They also take up more surface area than you might imagine. What started as two friends from Chicago (Julian Ehrlich, … Continue reading

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Best Music of 2018: #5-1

5) The 1975 “Love It If We Made It” – A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships The 1975’s sound slaps your skin like ice-cold tap water — refreshing and reliably engineered to hold … Continue reading

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Pinegrove Return (And, Yes, You Should Care)

Fifteen minutes into their sold-out show at Cambridge, MA’s cozy venue the Sinclair (official capacity 525 but tonight inching closer to 600), it becomes apparent that Pinegrove are going to … Continue reading

December 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

I’m With Her: Gender, Fame, and the Exquisite Oddness of Neko Case

Gloomy, smoldering ballad “Curse of the I-5 Corridor” is the song I really want Neko Case to play on this drizzly, uncommonly cool summer night in Boston, but of course … Continue reading

August 17, 2018 · 1 Comment

“This Is America” – Childish Gambino

If you are someone who perceives pop music as a cultural barometer, you will never forget where you were the first time you saw Childish Gambino’s “This is America.” It’s not unlike … Continue reading

May 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

Best Music of 2017: #5-1

10-6 | 5-1 5) The National  “The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness” – Sleep Well Beast The human nervous system relays messages to the brain at speeds of up … Continue reading

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Best Music of 2017: #10-6

10-6 | 5-1 To quote the irascible Isaac Brock: In 2017, “opinions were like kittens. I was givin’ them away.” It seems we all were. Whether by Tweet, FaceBook post, Instagram … Continue reading

January 6, 2018 · 2 Comments