With roommates like these, maybe it’s worth asking whether you can move back into your parents’ house.
After heading to Austin for SXSW each of the past 13 years, I’m not going to make it to this year’s festival, happening March 17-22. But here are some of the acts I’d want to see if I were going
After scrapping around western Massachusetts for a few years as Orange Television, singer and guitarist Howard Feibusch and bassist Myles Heff moved to Brooklyn, where they changed their name and shed their grunge-y sound.
Now here’s a publicity stunt: Father John Misty this morning claimed that he was introducing a new streaming music service, “Streamline Audio Protocol,” or SAP, to debut his forthcoming album “I Love You, Honeybear.”
We see it every four years: would-be presidential nominees striding into the national spotlight, accompanied by songs they clearly didn’t listen to closely enough.
Without discounting the importance of the bands themselves, it’s fair to say that Chip McCabe has played a major role in building momentum for the local music scene in Connecticut, through “Chip’s Unnamed Local Band Show” when he still worked for CT1 Media, and also the CT Music Awards and Emerge Festival, which returns March 6-7 at The Space in…
Now that we’re on to 2015 already, here are my top 10 albums of 2014, as determined by what I listened to and loved the most.
Robert Earl Keen has a new album of bluegrass songs, “Happy Prisoner,” which features a duet with Natalie Maines on the 19th-century folk classic “Wayfaring Stranger.” The song premiered yesterday on The Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy blog, where it generated a dozen comments, including one from “Terry O’” that read, “Good track, but I still cannot forget what Maines thinks of…
Simon & Garfunkel’s song “America” had a certain native significance when the duo released it as part of their 1968 album “Bookends.”
Covers albums are trickier than they seem. Do a straight-up version of someone else’s song and it can seem more like imitation than homage, but misfire in reinterpreting the song’s essence and it’s a short fall into sacrilege. That makes for a small sweet spot, and Winterpills mostly manages to find it on “Echolalia” (Signature Sounds/Soft Alarm), the Northampton-area band’s new collection…