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Beirut rocks the House, skips the Blues

Beirut rocks the House, skips the Blues

November 11, 2015
Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Music

By Sammie Mayaleh   Eagerness emanated from the seemingly endless line of indie-rock enthusiasts as they waited outside the House of Blues on Saturday to catch New Mexico-based band Beirut while on tour with their fifth album, “No No No.” Formed initially in 2006 as a solo project by...

”Thank Your Lucky Stars” excites fans

”Thank Your Lucky Stars” excites fans

November 4, 2015
Filed under Arts & Culture, Music

By Sammie Mayaleh Heartbeat - reminiscent drums, morose and unending synthesizer notes, and heavenly vocals radiate through Beach House’s newest album, “Thank Your Lucky Stars.” After releasing their fifth album, “Depression Cherry,” on Aug. 28, the Baltimore-based dream pop duo returned...

Blood moon beams light on Boston Calling stage

Blood moon beams light on Boston Calling stage

October 2, 2015
Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Music, Uncategorized

By Gianna Brimlow   Waves of people drifted to the center stages at the City Hall Plaza this past weekend for the 6th Boston Calling Music Festival. As the super blood moon illuminated all faces in the crowd, the festival continuously brought together fans of varying genres. Singer-songwriter,...

Boston jams out at MixFest

Boston jams out at MixFest

Brigitte Carreiro
September 24, 2015
Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Music

A top-notch venue, award-winning artists, and an overall good time welcomed Bostonians to Mix 104.1’s annual free concert at the DCR Memorial Hatch Shell on Saturday afternoon. Between pranks among acts and exciting, unique performances, the audience was in for a treat. MixFest 2015’s star-studded...

Panic! discos at Boston City Hall

Panic! discos at Boston City Hall

Katie Dugan
September 24, 2015
Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Music

The finale of Radio 92.9’s Summer Concert Series celebrated rock, alternative music, and die-hard fans of Panic! At the Disco at Boston City Hall on Thursday. Las Vegas based rock band PATD, fronted by lead singer Brendon Urie, was formed in 2004 when they released the song, “I Write Sins Not...

Band with nostalgic sound appeals to all ages

Band with nostalgic sound appeals to all ages

September 24, 2015
Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Music

By Gabriella Gaspardi   In the Paradise Rock Club, a small and intimate venue near Brookline, devoted fans crowded the stage Friday to see self-proclaimed garage rock band, Heartless Bastards. A Cincinnati-based band, led by vocalist Erika Wennerstrom, captured the early 30’s crowd clad...

Lawn on D hosts renowned band Passion Pit

Lawn on D hosts renowned band Passion Pit

September 24, 2015
Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Music

By Sammie Mayaleh   Energy and excitement radiated from the audience at Lawn on D on Wednesday as fans awaited the Boston-based band, Passion Pit, while on tour for their junior album, “Kindred.” Michael Angelakos at Emerson College formed the band, whose second album debuted as 4th...

Toro Y Moi brings unique sound to new album

Toro Y Moi brings unique sound to new album

Haley Peabody
April 15, 2015
Filed under Arts & Culture, Music

The sounds of cars racing menacingly blur into high-pitched, synthesized notes on the opening track of Toro Y Moi’s latest album, “What If.” The album, which was released April 6, embodies Toro Y Moi’s atypical sound, delivering a hearty dose of his irresistible, muted, and electronic vibe. Toro...

‘Kintsugi’ showcases the best of beloved indie-rock band

‘Kintsugi’ showcases the best of beloved indie-rock band

Haley Peabody
April 8, 2015
Filed under Arts & Culture, Music

After years of remaining quietly on the sidelines, popular indie-rock band Death Cab for Cutie has released their first album in nearly four years. Entitled “Kintsugi,” this latest album showcases the scope of the band’s talent, highlighting their best work to date. “Kintsugi,” also known...

Synth vibes from Craft Spells entertain at Great Scott Sunday night

Synth vibes from Craft Spells entertain at Great Scott Sunday night

March 16, 2015
Filed under Arts & Culture, Boston, Music

By Jennifer Usovicz For a little fun on Sunday night the bands Craft Spells, The Bilinda Butchers, and Funeral Advantage played sets of dreamy beach tunes to warm the spirits of frozen Bostonians, the night this winter became the snowiest in Boston's history. Just a few hours before the performance,...

‘Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance’ to Belle and Sebastian’s latest hit

‘Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance’ to Belle and Sebastian’s latest hit

Haley Peabody
February 18, 2015
Filed under Arts & Culture, Featured Stories, Music

As Front-man Stuart Murdoch begins to sing coolly on the opening track, “Nobody’s Empire” of Belle and Sebastian’s ninth studio album, “Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance,” it is evident that the band has served up yet another irresistible album. Their signature, quirky indie-rock sound...

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