Some new sounds for all you Bostonites.
Check out new music from Boston’s own Parks. “Sweater Weather” is a poppy winter delight!
Boston’s alternative station WFNX is the latest casualty of media consolidation. Cassandra explores conglomerate companies like Clear Channel and their tendency to jeopardize the quality of radio.
Boston folk-funk act Jim’s Big Ego is back with another set of witty, tuneful, and eloquent tunes in “Stay.” Check out our review!
It’s been a pretty solid week for some of my favorite local acts. Each of them has been profiled on Popblerd before-and if you haven’t given these folks a listen yet, you definitely need to correct that! Last Friday, I was fortunate enough to catch Bad Rabbits at a wild, sold out Brighton Music Hall show. There’s been a solid buzz around these guys for a while now, their album Stick Up Kids has been in heavy rotation at Blerd HQ ever [...]
If you’re a constant reader of this here site, you’re familiar with Boston’s duo Halston. Did you know that 1/2 of that band, Carlos Halston, is also a member of another duo, called MuscleMilk!? This band features lead singer Justine, and works a very early Eighties downtown vibe. Think Yoko Ono’s “Walking On Thin Ice”, Blondie, and ESG mixed into a blender with some hip-hop drumming worked in and you get a very good sense of where their new single, [...]
Even if you don’t know who Munk Ciano is by name, it’s very likely you’ve heard his music somewhere. The Boston-based singer/songwriter has not only been gigging for years, but has been featured on podcasts that have been syndicated around the country, and had his music featured on shows like “The Sopranos” and “NCIS” and even during the halftime show of last year’s Super Bowl. Munk’s latest project, The Radio Says, offers up the solid pop songwriting that he’s become [...]
Welcome to the lucky seventh episode of Blerd Radio, in which the special guest floodgates open. The episode starts as per usual-with Mike and Jesse talking about…death. We tribute Clarence Clemons and (somewhat less so) “Jackass”‘s Ryan Dunn. Then, we jump into this week’s new releases-a little (well, a lot) of metal for Jesse, a little Jill Scott and Liam Finn for Mike. We are intermittently joined by Regina A.K.A. Mrs. Jesse (she has finally decided to lift her veil [...]
Aside from being the name of a pretty awesome Boz Scaggs song, Harbor Lights is also the name of a cool post-rock band from Boston. The music is mostly instrumental, but it’s quite atmospheric and also pretty intense. I got the chance to catch them live a couple of weeks ago at T.T. the Bear’s…well, not only did I catch them live, but I got to meet the band (fairly easy, since one of the members, Andrew, made his debut on the [...]
Been waiting for a new single from dancey Boston duo Halston? Well, wait no longer, because their new single “CYN” has just made it’s debut. CYN stands for Crack Your Neck, which may sound painful to some, but as someone who’s been going to a chiropractor twice a week for the past month, it’s music to my ears. The synthy flavor of this song is offset by band member Carlos Halston’s rapping debut. Giving me some serious “Wordy Rappinghood” vibes [...]
If you’re local to New England, then you probably don’t need me to tell you who Bad Rabbits are (unless you’re one of those easily confused people who’s confusing them with White Rabbits…or Frightened Rabbit…or Eddie Rabbitt…). They’re a funk/rock behemoth ’round these parts. Those of you who are not familiar, however–get ready to have your eardrums penetrated by some dope sounds. These guys have been working on their debut album for quite some time, under the guidance of the legendary Teddy [...]
Episode 3 is in the books and on our latest podcast, Mike and Jesse discuss pop culture events including the new Beastie Boys album and video, Lady GaGa’s continued stranglehold on pop culture, and the debut of “The Voice”. Also discussed: “Fast 5″ (which is out today) and it’s pretty cast, May’s potpourri of album releases, why no one should ever watch the first 10 minutes of “Up” , the rumored follow-up to “Garden State”, and Jesse gets the package [...]