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SPOTLIGHT: I WILL LET YOU KNOW
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WHO: Abbie Barrett WHAT: I Will Let You Know WHY: We try to promote the local bands here on Ground Control, because let’s be honest, we’re a website of the people. No, but seriously, Abbie Barrett is someone we’re going to be watching more closely because with I Will Let You Know, she has delivered a hard-hitting, catchy, riffarific pop-punk album that’s chock-full of catchy tracks and perfect for the Summer. You know you’re listening to greatness when, after just...

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Wednesday, 08 June 2022
Sleaford Mods live @ The Sinclair, Cambridge, MA [05-20-22]
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It’s safe to say that the Sleaford Mods are in a category all of their own, and this makes them hard to describe. I know descriptions don’t matter but with this band, it’s kind of fun. Sleaford Mods are a rap group (I think) made up of two British guys whose music sounds like a cockney guy speed-talking about working-class problems over simplistic, but grooving, beats. It’s kind of punk rock in the sense that it reinterprets and simplifies rap...

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Sunday, 22 May 2022
Photo Booth: Pears @ O’Briens, Boston MA, 04-27-22
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Photos by Brittany Rose QueenFollow her on IG for the best coverage of Boston area...

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Friday, 29 April 2022
Photo Booth: The Bombpops @ House of Blues [03-18-22] Boston, MA
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Photos by the wonderful Brittany Rose Queen. Check out her IG account for the best Boston area photo coverage...

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Friday, 25 March 2022
Photo booth: Nick Cave & Warren Ellis 03-22-22 @ Wang Theatre [Boston, MA]
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Photos by Corwin Wickersham...

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Wednesday, 23 March 2022
Photobooth: All Away Lou @ Faces 03-10-22 [Malden, MA]
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All photos by Brittany Rose Queen. Follow her on Instagram @rosequeenphoto for her coverage of the Boston...

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Tuesday, 15 March 2022
The Spits @ Brighton Music Hall, Boston, MA [02-22-22]
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If you’re a punk rock fan and you don’t know the Spits, then I pity you. You need to get on that. You need to get on the mystery that is the Spits. Their entire existence is a big ol’ question mark. You want to define their music? It’s lo-fi garage punk rock, both futuristic but hopelessly old fashioned. Kind of like futuristic for the 50s. Imagine big robots which are actually just spray painted carboard boxes. And who are...

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Wednesday, 23 February 2022
Mannequin Pussy LIVE @ Sinclair, Cambridge, MA 10-27-21
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Mannequin PussyLIVE @ Sinclair, Cambridge, MA10-27-21 One of the joys of being an avid music listener is getting absolutely blindsided by a band you’ve never heard before. I try never to pay too much attention when listening to new music, which is a perfect way to let an album kick your ass out of nowhere. That was the case in 2019 withy Mannequin Pussy’s Patience. It turns out I had actually heard of them before, having seen them play the...

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Friday, 29 October 2021
PHOTOBOOTH: OSEES & MR ELEVATOR [09-22-21] @ SINCLAIR, CAMBRIDGE, MA
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Photos by Paul Espinoza...

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Monday, 27 September 2021
SPOTLIGHT: NICE GUYS
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WHO: Nice Guys WHAT: Self-titled WHY: I’ll gladly say that Nice Guys are the best band in Boston and fight anyone who wants to challenge that. Remember, this isn’t exactly the same band from 5 years ago. They used to stick to the EP format and sounded raw and sloppy as they should being a weedcore band. Nowadays they’re a tight proggy hardcore punk band and have finally bestowed their debut LP on us. It’s punk rock blast, fast, spastic,...

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Monday, 29 June 2020