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Mind Spray Brings Collective Energy to Boston Hip Hop 1 Year Later
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It’s not very often that some of the most talented performers in Boston are set to grace the same stage in a single night. This Sunday marks the 1 year anniversary of Mind Spray, a local hip-hop open mic and showcase series devised by promotion and booking company The Brain Trust. More

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Mike McColgan Drops the Facts on Street Dogs St. Patrick’s Day Dust-up
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There’s been a lot written about Street Dogs evicting a group of neo-Nazis from the pit at their House of Blues, Anaheim show on St. Patrick’s Day. You don’t need to read any of it. Just listen to front man Mike McColgan tell the story. He talks about joining his old band, Dropkick Murphys, on stage in Boston last week, too. 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

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The Ultimate Boston Calling Bracket: And the Winner Is…
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In anticipation of this spring’s festival, which takes place May 22-24 at City Hall Plaza and will feature acts like Beck, Pixies, and My Morning Jacket, we took look back at the concert’s history, and let you help choose your favorite band in Boston Calling history. More

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Even in Time of Change, The New Highway Hymnal Produces Solid Sounds
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New Highway Hymnal’s second full length album Reverb Room, starts off in full gear with a barnburner called “Loaded Fun.” It’s a fuzzed out sort of rockabilly track, reminiscent of the halcyon days of early 2000’s indie rock. Their music incorporates elements of psych, ’60s rock, and, aptly, endless reverb. Over the five years the band has been making music, they’ve developed a sound that envelops into a trance– what I would imagine walking into a smoke filled basement party in the ’60s would feel like. More