Meredith DiMenna’s voice has been one to reckon with since her days fronting the sleek Bridgeport pop-rock band Saint Bernadette. As bands do, they broke up, and DiMenna teamed with John Torres in the more roots-oriented Oh, Cassius! The duo today released “Carpenter,” the first song from their forthcoming seven-song EP, “On Such a Full Sea We Are Now Afloat.”
Zach Schonfeld, a writer for Newsweek, recently decided to read and reply to every PR email he received for a week, a task that he turned into this entertaining account of what sounds like a grueling seven days. He’s not the only one inundated with press releases and pitches.
Northampton’s Signature Sounds record label celebrates its 20th anniversary this Thanksgiving weekend with a three-day celebration featuring performances by Lake Street Dive, Chris Smither and a reunited Crooked Still.
Watching the Replacements tear through their set Sunday evening in City Hall Plaza at the Boston Calling Music Festival was a first-rate concert experience, no question.
NPR hailed garage-rocker Ty Segall’s “Manipulator” as “the rock record record of the summer,” Pitchfork called it “his own personal promised land” and Marc Maron raved at length about the album on his “WTF” podcast. But does “Manipulator” live up to all that hype?
There’s far too much new music to keep track of every album and single that comes out, but sometimes a song pops up after the fact and just latches on. “Archie, Marry Me” by Alvvays is one of those songs.
A friend with a tangential connection to the protests in Ferguson, Mo., marveled on Twitter the other day that Marvin Gaye’s song “What’s Going On” remains relevant 40 years later. She’s right, of course. But why stop there?