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Locals Kal Marks Get Change in Lineup and Change in Outlook
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Kal Marks is the kind of band that sneaks up on you. Whether you’re experiencing them at some basement show in Allston, or in an opening set for Pile at Great Scott, you may not see them coming, but they’ll immediately click. The combination of heavy sludgy riffs and lead singer Carl Shane’s unique crooning bowls you over. It’s dark and it’s compelling, but most importantly, it’s really earnest. More

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Meghan Trainor’s New Single Is Bad on Every Level
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Nantucket native Meghan Trainor received equal amounts of praise and flack for her enormous debut single “All About that Bass,” a song whose intent was to encourage body positivity. Depending on who you ask, the song accomplished its objective or was a misguided earworm, but her new song (and music video, released yesterday) “Dear Future Husband” leaves no room for controversy.

It’s not her best. More

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Steven Tyler Is Working On a Country Album?
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When in Nashville, do as the locals do. Since relocating to Tennessee a few months ago, this seems to have been Steven Tyler of Aerosmith’s approach after announcing in an October Twitter Q&A session that he intended to record a country album, an endeavor he’s well in the process of completing. More

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The 7 Best Dropkick Murphys Celtic Covers
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Boston is a city known for it’s Irish heritage, and it’s celebration of it. Two main traditions have held strong in Boston: the St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast and subsequent Parade. But I argue there is a third now: seeing the Dropkick Murphys at the House of Blues during their multi-night March Residency. More

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Weirdos, Rejoice! Boston Underground Legends Prefab Messiahs Are Back
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The Massachusetts music scene is divided. This isn’t a negative division, just an uncanny, albeit natural one. Local bands tend to flock to their own ‘tribes’ of music, and from here they expand and begin to walk the lines between shows and bands you like to hear.

Sure, you might see a punk show on Monday and a chillwave band on Thursday and so on, but usually you favor one sound over another because you’re a busy bee and time is honey. It’s been the same for years, and the Prefab Messiahs can vouch. More