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Toussaint and Buru Style @ Johnny D’s 1-15-10

Filed Under Live Show Back in November I stumbled upon an article in the Boston Herald discussing the return of a local legend – Toussaint the Liberator. For years, Toussaint played at Matt Murphy’s in Brookline with the China Band. Nights would get pretty hot and packed at the small Irish style pub in the […]

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Can James Mercer not Sound Like The Shins?

In 2010 we’ll see a number of anticipated albums come out such as the new Hot Chip due out in early February. But one you may not be aware of is an album that is the product of a unique collaboration – James Mercer (lead singer of The Shins) and Danger Mouse. They are calling […]

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Decade in Review: Yo La Tengo

When it comes to music geeks, you don’t have to look much further then the trio from Yo La Tengo – James McNew, Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley. What started out as a husband and wife project in the early 80s is now considered one of indie musics more sought after acts. It’s amazing to […]

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Review of Phish 3.0 – Summer 2009

Ah yes, the ever loving Phish heads and their plans to take over the music world by convincing every living soul that Phish is the gateway to complete and total consciousness. I will admit, when I was 16 and saw my first Phish show at the Spectrum in Philadelphia in 1996 I was set on […]

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Passion Pit @ Paradise Rock Club 6/18/09

  When I first heard “Sleepyhead” early last year I didn’t know what quite to think. Minus the vocals, the sound was familiar. Electropop is nothing new and is considered by some to be almost mainstream thanks to Matt Murphy and his LCD Soundsystem project and our friends across the pond, Hot Chip. But if […]

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Weekend Concert and Dj Grab Bag

Very excited to share with you my anticipation for Saturday night’s Great Lake Swimmersshow at the Brattle Theatre here in Cambridge. Been digging Tony Dekker’s folky, melodic banjo sounds since his debut S/T album back in 2003. This isn’t a “lets get ready to rock and dance our socks off” show. A typical night of […]

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New Song: “Le Flying Saucer Hat” by Chairlift

It would be interesting to run a report on the origins of bands currently inhabiting both the island of Manhattan and the various neighborhoods of Brooklyn. If you were to tell me that Chairlift were recent transplants from Boulder I wouldn’t have believed you. This sound doesn’t come from any where else but NYC, Brooklyn, […]

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Deer Tick covers Paul Simon and new album(s) in 2009

Looking to start 2009 off with a bang, John and his cohorts have announced that they’re working on their 3rd album, and their 2nd hasn’t even been released yet. A recent recording was polished off from their upstate New York studio and it’s a great little cover of Paul Simon’s tune “Still Crazy After All […]

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