New Music | The Donkeys – Scissor Me Cigs

alifornia may be a land of sunshine and it tends to influence music in such a way, but San Diego’s The Donkey’s seem to reverse the aesthetic with a more drowsy, dream-like state in their newest single “Scissor Me Cigs,” coming off their upcoming record, Ride The Black Wave. It’s an easy, rolling sound that [...]

Video | Nathaniel Rateliff – Still Trying

f you are looking for that slow morning song, the pensive solution to your work day problems, or any problems that matter, I suggest you check out Colorado’s Nathaniel Rateliff’s new single “Still Trying,” a song Rateliff tells “…about when you lay down at night and you tell yourself that tomorrow you’re going to be [...]

New Music | Lemaitre – High Tide

orway’s Lemaitre seems to be picking up a ton of momentum with their brand of indie-pop with tinges of disco and electronica have been sweeping up all over the place, and it’s landed in my lap with their recent cut, “High Tide”, a song I’ve been jamming out to quite a bit. “High Tide” has [...]

New Music | A.J. Ellis – Stand Up

eflecting on his past times as former frontman of the NYC band, 5 O’Clock Heroes, AJ Ellis, is branching out on his own and releasing his debut album next month. The first jam from the upcoming record is “Stand Up,” an irreverent jam with a carefree feel, about being independent and branching out, a tune [...]

Video | Bear Hands – Giants

‘ve been absolutely in love with Bear Hands’ new record, Distraction, and specifically this single, “Giants,” which the band gave a video treatment for. The flurry of images and erratic pace fits well with this tune, and it quickly begs the question, how many more times can I listen to this today?

Photos | Josh Ritter + Gregory Alan Isakov @ Somerville Theatre

Photos by Boston Concert Photography ast week, we were lucky enough to catch a very intimate night out with Josh Ritter & Gregory Alan Isakov, and although that sounds really sexy, it was just a great evening with some fantastic music half of which (Isakov) will be spending time with us at the Fort for [...]

Tonight | Josh Ritter & Gregory Alan Isakov @ Somerville Theatre

onight is one going to be one hell of a show, it is the first night of two special nights with Josh Ritter and Gregory Alan Isakov. Last year, both Josh Ritter and Gregory Alan Isakov put out great records in The Beast in Its Tracks, and The Weatherman, respectively, and a special acoustic night [...]

New Music | Manchester Orchestra – Every Stone

anchester Orchestra released a second single from their upcoming record, Cope, with the straight-forward guitar driven tune “Every Stone,” a bright, airy, roll down the windows kind of rock track that will have you singing along with Andy Hull by the first refrain. Look for Cope, due out April 1, 2014.

Jessica Lea Mayfield – I Wanna Love You

f anyone can write moody tunes with rip your heart out emotionalism to them its Jessica Lea Mayfield. This particular moody tune is a smoldering, grunge era rock tune that repeats the verse “I’m insane, I wanna love you, you’re gonna find this out” to some dark and entrancing guitar tones, and throwback rock simplicity. [...]

Photos | Robert Ellis + Ian O’Neil @ Great Scott

Photos by Boston Concert Photography unday nights lately have been quite good to us Bostonians, bands have come to our freezing town, warmed us up on nights that normally wouldn’t attract good crowds. Again, we were fortunate to have native Texan, Robert Ellis bring his new album and some friends into town for a night [...]