Articles by: Christine Champ

Song Premiere: Infinity Girl Covers The Smiths’ “Ask” for Disposable America’s Orlando Pulse Benefit Compilation

Song Premiere: Infinity Girl Covers The Smiths’ “Ask” for Disposable America’s Orlando Pulse Benefit Compilation

Cue the film reel: a quintessential cheesy couple strolls hand-in-hand. They stare into one another’s eyes as the hazy summer sun sets. It’s kitsch euphoria. It’s blissful, lovey-dovey imagery perfectly fitting a sanguine ‘80s pop-rock. We are talking about The Smiths, of course. Particularly their song, “Ask,” on which Morrissey’s penchant […]

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An Interview with Michelle Zauner, The One Big Boss Lady Who Is Japanese Breakfast

An Interview with Michelle Zauner, The One Big Boss Lady Who Is Japanese Breakfast

A mellow crowd of young-20s-year-olds shuffles around under Brighton Music Hall’s ironic, still silver disco ball. It’s quiet. Too quiet. Too quiet on a Wednesday night in Allston Rock City. That is until Japanese Breakfast, more affectionately known as J Brekkie, takes the stage, opening for Mitski’s sold-out show — a show so […]

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Pierce the Veil’s Misadventures at the Paradise

Pierce the Veil’s Misadventures at the Paradise

From somewhere in the crowd a girl yells out, “let’s rock and roll!” It’s 9:32 p.m. and the lights go down at the Paradise Rock Club — a full twelve minutes past the scheduled 9:20 set time, and another twelve minutes tacked onto the four years this audience has been […]

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The Price of Fame is Running Water: Behind the Scenes with X Ambassadors

The Price of Fame is Running Water: Behind the Scenes with X Ambassadors

“Very scenic…very appropriate behind the scenes look” quips Adam Levin, drummer for X Ambassadors. Their bus driver, who is all but scratching his head, is walking in and out of the green room of the House of Blues — where the group played a sold-out show of their VHS Tour 2.0 run […]

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Songs You Should Know: “Pizza Party” – Haybaby

Songs You Should Know: “Pizza Party” – Haybaby

Haybaby is a cheeky little grunge trio from Brooklyn. Why cheeky? Any band citing Keanu Reeves as a musical influence and spelunking as a form of band-bonding is certainly teasing its listeners a little. The group recently ripped a gig at Cambridge’s own Out of the Blue Too Gallery in […]

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Citizen. Photo by Andy Wells.

Songs You Should Know: Citizen – “Stain”

Citizen have come a long way from their Warped Tour days. That isn’t to say that the group has separated themselves from that past — they did play Warped just last summer — but you certainly won’t catch them peddling “Defend Pop Punk” merch anymore. Citizen these days seem to be […]

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