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Bands You Should Know: Aubrey Haddard

Bands You Should Know: Aubrey Haddard

Singer-songwriter Aubrey Haddard, and her whiskey-soaked, sugar-coated voice, have found a way to effortlessly weave through groove-centric music, captivating audiences and cementing her place as one of Boston’s most dynamic performers. And now she’s ready to set the rest of the world on fire with a timeless sound that bridges […]

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How Boston’s Punk Scene Influenced Horror Film The Ranger

How Boston’s Punk Scene Influenced Horror Film The Ranger

  A group of teens sit at a table in a graffiti covered club that throbs with music. They experiment with drugs, crash onto the dance floor, and party with the free joy of their youth – until the cops come crashing in. In short order, things go from bad […]

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Bands You Should Know: Hayley Sabella

Bands You Should Know: Hayley Sabella

If you know us, you know we’re fans of Hayley Sabella. We had her in studio back in 2016 where she gave us a preview of all of her new work since her first EP, King Solomon. It was love at first hear for us, and we could not wait […]

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If You’ve Got a Song, You’ve Got a Shot. Enter the NPR Music Tiny Desk Contest

If You’ve Got a Song, You’ve Got a Shot. Enter the NPR Music Tiny Desk Contest

  Are you a music-maker with a dream to play a Tiny Desk concert? Now’s your chance to show NPR Music what you’ve got. For the third year in a row, they’re inviting unsigned musicians to enter the Tiny Desk Contest. Enter by submitting your YouTube video of an original song […]

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The Shacks are Bringing Their Signature Dreamy Sound to WGBH

The Shacks are Bringing Their Signature Dreamy Sound to WGBH

The Shacks are well on their way to becoming one of the year’s big breakouts. With a sound that’s somehow both retro and modern at once, their debut album Haze plays out like the soundtrack of an old film that’s calling you into a world of analog beauty, solidifying their […]

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Bands You Should Know: Darlingside

For every great band, there’s a humble beginning. For the Boston-based Darlingside, that beginning was a show at The Lilypad, that petite-but-popular venue in Inman square that’s birthed many an indie act over the years. “[It] was a collaborative performance with our (still!) good friend Caitlin Canty,” the band’s violinist & […]

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Bands You Should Know: People Like You

Bands You Should Know: People Like You

People Like You self-describes as “emotionally driven jazz,” a phrase that is incredibly apt. With their syncopated, off-tempo beats and twisting-turning chorus of vocals, they create a sound that just feels like a late summer night goofing off with friends. And even as their songs vary in instrumental focus —from […]

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Songs You Should Know: “VRY BLK” – Jamila Woods

Songs You Should Know: “VRY BLK” – Jamila Woods

If you’re anything like me, two years ago you were shook by Beyoncé’s premiere of “Formation,” a paean to Black life in the U.S. It was 2016, and between her performance of the song at the Super Bowl plus the exclusivity of the upcoming Lemonade, that album was the world […]

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The Soundtrack to Your Melancholy Holidays: “Growing Pains” by Courtney Swain

The Soundtrack to Your Melancholy Holidays: “Growing Pains” by Courtney Swain

For most people, the holidays are a season for celebration: a loud, bright, joyful time to jingle-bell-rock around the Christmas tree and watch a blackout Ryan Seacrest ring in another ball drop. For others, the unforgiving winter nights usher in a time of deep reflection — long winter walks, hot […]

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Noir-Punk Band The Devil’s Twins are Coming to WGBH

Noir-Punk Band The Devil’s Twins are Coming to WGBH

Punk vibes and Rockabilly riffs pair with the dueling vocals of Nikki Coogan and Jeremiah Louf, to define the unique sound of The Devil’s Twins, a Boston-based band that is just bursting onto the scene. Well, the stars have aligned, and we’re excited to be bringing them to WGBH for our […]

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