Remember the show “Daria”? Of course you do, it ruled. How about the Muppets’ groovy house band, Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem? These walks down memory lane have been brought back to life thanks to a compilation from San Francisco based Father/Daughter Records. The compilation features bands from the label covering songs from fictional bands, whether it be from movies or TV. More
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The holidays aren’t just a homecoming for your family and friends. This special time of year also finds local bands renewing their vows to Boston, as well. Whether it’s the legendary punk of Street Dogs, the final chapter of an epic weekly dance party, or the once-a-year reappearance of a pioneer wizard rock band, this weekend is all about locals. Call up your awkward best friend from high school and and head out to a show, it will be just like old times. More
Halloween brings one of Boston’s coolest local music traditions, with bands taking the stage (sometimes in costume) as a more famous/often hilarious musical act. You may be particularly intrigued this year in the week leading up to ‘ween, particularly if you have an appetite for pizza, Green Day, or EDM. If cover sets aren’t your thing, there are plenty of Halloween-themed shows, including RadioBDC’s Retro Halloween Ball at Ned Devine’s on Oct. 31. But wherever you go, make sure you dress the part. Nothing is more embarrassing than not looking like a total idiot at a Halloween show. Here are our picks for Boston’s best cover sets this October. More
CMJ Music Marathon kicks off in New York City tomorrow and Boston is reppin’. Hard. You’re probably like, “Why would I go all the way to New York to see a band that I could see here whenever?” Think of it like rooting for the Red Sox at Yankee Stadium (although New Yorkers hopefully/likely won’t boo Boston bands). Here’s the go-to guide for the best local bands making Boston proud in enemy territory.