The best bands sound like everything you love and nothing you've heard. So it goes with Protomartyr, a Detroit quartet that seems to have ingested every classic post-punk record and evolved into a…   Read Story »
Here's what some Googling will tell you about Young & Sick, the self-described "music and art project" based out of New York and Los Angeles: It's the brainchild of a guy named Nick who grew up in…   Read Story »
It was nearing the end of the first night of Boston Hassle Fest, after everyone shuffled through the November cold from the Lightning Bolt set at the Elk's Lodge over to Cantab Lounge for the final…   Read Story »
Love's Crushing Diamond, the first full-length release after many EPs and singles from Mutual Benefit, is the sort of elegaic celestial symphony-in-miniature that fans of Youth Lagoon, Sufjan…   Read Story »
Michigan quintet Bars Of Gold makes distinctly urban music, but not in the sense that "urban" has become synonymous with hip-hop or the retro garage clatter that earned the nickname Detroit Rock…   Read Story »
Since I first heard the debut tape by Columbus, Ohio's All Dogs last month, I've had a hard time listening to anything else. The collection of tracks is just five originals plus one cover, on one…   Read Story »
Changing a band name is a hard decision. From the Quarrymen to On A Friday, when a band decides to present itself as something new, even if the members stay the same, it takes guts. It's more than a…   Read Story »
One of my favorite ways to pass time these days is to go on Bandcamp or Soundcloud and simply get lost. Like walking through a city you're not familiar with and discovering some wonderful bar or…   Read Story »
Portland indie-pop duo Pure Bathing Culture were not necessarily drawn together because of the stars, but the story of the band's union and process of craft certainly feels that way. Members Daniel…   Read Story »
In the spring of 2011, I heard Ally Einbinder speak at a Ladyfest Easthampton panel on “Women In Punk And Hardcore.” Sitting in a circle of folding chairs in the showspace at the Western Mass…   Read Story »