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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
Jon Snodgrass & Buddies Live @ O’Briens Pub, Boston, MA [05-18-22]
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I’ve been a fan of Jon Snodgrass for over 20 years and have never seen him live. Embarrassing, I know. Especially considering how much I owe the man. Armchair Martian is such a no-brainer for anyone into pop punk, especially the Descendents/ALL/Fat Wreck variety, and I was hooked from the beginning (hey, when’s a new album coming out?), but I didn’t think country music could be cool until I heard his band Drag the River with ALL frontman Chad Price...

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Friday, 20 May 2022
Photo Booth: Laura Jane Grace Live @ Crystal Ballroom, Somerville MA, [05-07-22]
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Photos by the unmatchable Brittany Rose...

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Sunday, 08 May 2022
Photo Booth: LCD Soundsystem @Roadrunner [Boston, MA] 04-06-22
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Photos by Dan Benedetto @dbendo on...

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Friday, 08 April 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
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
Vinyl Vlog 525
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Rage Against the MachineThe Battle of Mexico CityRecord Store Day Release Let me start off this review by painting a picture of just how important Rage Against the Machine were to my development as a teenager. Growing up in Aruba in the 90s, completely isolated from the world, we craved outside culture. We didn’t have a good idea of what was going on in the cool parts of the world (like the USA), so we’d rely on word of mouth...

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Wednesday, 10 November 2021
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
Vinyl Vlog 519
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A deeper look at the grooves pressed into the Young Shakespeare LP by Neil Young. One of the more interesting things that has happened since the CoVid pandemic basically put the entire North American live music schedule up on blocks for a while has been the outflow of live releases which have appeared – a cultural moment at which Neil Young has been the centre. Releases like Way Down In The Rust Bucket, Return To Greendale and Tuscaloosa have afforded...

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Saturday, 18 September 2021
PHOTOBOOTH: Against Me! Live @ Port City Music Hall (Portland, ME) 03-12-20
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Photos by Brittany Rose...

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Wednesday, 18 March 2020