New Music | Denver – Carry On

[D]enver, the band, is bringing forth another record this summer, Rowdy Love, and we’re right around the corner from its July 15th release. They just released another track from the record, and it’s a glowing, 70’s inspired folk rock track written about Mike Elias’ marital issues, and his deciding on whether to run away from […]

New Music | Goodnight, Texas – A Bank Robber’s Nursery Rhyme

[N]ew music from our pals Goodnight, Texas, the cross-country collaboration from San Franciscan Avi Vinocur and Carolinan Patrick Dyer Wolf. “A Bank Robber’s Nusery Rhyme,” evokes that same turn of the century Americana they had focused on on A Long Life of Living, an album that we absolutely adored. And with more of that bucolic, […]

Video | Ages and Ages – Divisionary (Do the Right Thing)

[I] simply can not help having to post this. After listening to it multiple times in a row, I thought I’d eek out a few minutes and put this up, because it’s just better to share videos like this. Ages and Ages Divisionary record is one of my favorites for this year, and this song […]

New Music | The Rosebuds – In My Teeth

[I]’m pretty excited that North Carolina’s The Rosebuds are at it again, carefully composing another classic sounding folk-rock tune in “In My Teeth,” a tune that slowly slides itself deep inside your head, after a few listens, you have no idea where the time went, but you know you enjoyed it. It’s got a semblance […]

New Music | Cory Branan – The No-Hit Wonder

[W]hy Cory Branan hasn’t hit it big I’m not really sure, the guy writes fantastic songs, a lot of them are damn catchy and I love most everything I’ve heard from him. I suspect he’s going to catch on more and more, especially with this newest tune, the No Hit Wonder, which may also be […]

New Music | The Felice Brothers – Lion

[S]uper excited about a new record from the Catskills’ sons The Felice Brothers. If you’ve seen this band live, you can understand why they have such a great following, their shows are raucous, fun, and at times soulful. This band has also done great stuff musically, and this second single “Lion,” is hitting just the […]

New Music | Bishop Allen – Start Again

[T]his new tune from NYC’s Bishop Allen dropped and I kind of love it. It’s effervescence abounds, it’s crazy catchy, the perfect summer tune, and we should all be jamming to this day in and day out. From the moment the first jangly guitar riffs ring, the synths buzz and you can feel your spirit […]

Review + Photos | Hozier @ Cafe 939

Photos by Boston Concert Photography [W]e entered Cafe 939 last week to a very packed, very excited crowd waiting for Irish soul / blues act Hozier. After a few shows in New York, a taping with Letterman and a late arrival in Boston, the band was admittedly tired. But the boys (and girls) plowed through […]

New Music | 1, 2, 3 – When The Levee Broke At The County Fair

[W]hat’s a good disaster ballad without a story of a ruined summer fair? I’m not really sure where I was going with that, but the newest single from Pittsburgh’s 1,2,3 is a ramshackle garagey tune about a disaster at the county fair, and well just imagine all that ruined funnel cake. “When the levee broke,” […]

Giveaway | The Hold Steady + Deer Tick at House of Blues

[W]hen a friend wants to give tickets away sometimes they come to us to find a good fan that would happily enjoy seeing one, or two of their favorite bands play a fantastic show. When we get that opportunity, we try to give it back to all of you. So please enter in this quick […]