1982 - the collaborative hip-hop project of Lawrence native Termanology and producer Statik Selektah - released a new visual to their track "Everything." Shot in Florida, the video features a track from their latest album, "2012."
You can also check out the duo's recent interview with The Boston Globe.
Locally bred group Passion Pit has put out a new single "I'll Be Alright" as fans count down to the July 24 release of their sophomore effort, "Gossamer."
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The track is reminiscent of some of the "Manners" work, featuring a bit of the screwy, manipulated vocals that chirp through hits like "Sleepyhead." "I'll Be Alright" is a bit bigger, though, with a chorus powered by rapid fire drums and fat synth chords.
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The full lineup for the 2012 Life is good Festival has been revealed, and Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds are set to headline. Other acts include Sara Bareilles, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, and Michael Franti & Spearhead.
This year's festival will take place from Sept. 22-23 at Prowse Farm in Canton. Check out pictures from last year's event, and see more acts listed below:
Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds
Michael Franti & Spearhead
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
The Infamous Stringdusters
Ryan Montbleau Band
Muck And The Mires
For more information, head to the Life is good website.
Today's rainy weather has shut down the Cambridge River Festival for the first time in its
33-year history. The free event, which was slated to kick off at noon, has been canceled due to inclement weather and water spilling over from the Charles River, according to the city's website. There is no rain date.
"Water was running under the stages and posed too serious a threat to the power," said Toad and Lizard Lounge booking agent Billy Beard, who handled the festival's folk and roots acts. "And it is supposed to get worse."
The Cambridge Art Council's annual event, which draws about 200,000 people each year, combines performances from local music acts with dance, art, and family activities.
After news broke two weeks ago that local alternative radio station WFNX is being sold to conglomerate Clear Channel Communications Inc., causing massive layoffs, one last party is in the works.
We Want The Airwaves: A WFNX Celebration will be held at the Paradise Rock Club on June 30. The night will feature performances by locals, including the reformed O Positive, '90s rockers Orbit, lounge pop band Parlour Bells, and 2012 Rock 'n' Roll Rumble runners-up Garvy J, as well as DJ sets from WFNX alumni and a look at the upcoming film "We Want The Airwaves: The WFNX Story."
"Boston musicians, WFNX listeners, people I don't know, folks I haven't heard from in decades tracked me down to say, 'Let's do something,' too," the show's promoter and former WFNX music director Bruce McDonald wrote in an email. "There seems to be an honest-to-goodness need for this."
Before the show, relive some of the good times with WFNX through the years.
[Saturday night, Boston-based band Mean Creek finished up their US tour with Counting Crows, and band members have been offering a glimpse of life on stage and in the van on the band's biggest tour yet. Read the first post from bassist Erik Wormwood about returning to Boston, a second installment from drummer Mikey Holland about Foxwoods and Atlantic City, a check-in from the south by singer and guitarist Chris Keene, and some thoughts heading into the final show from Holland. Below, singer-guitarist Aurore Ounjian follows up with this wrap-up on the drive home.]
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George Lewis Jr., who dispenses lo-fi pop goodness as Twin Shadow, has announced he will release his second album, "Confess," which will be released by indie label 4ad in the states on July 10. The album will drop in the United Kingdom on July 9.FULL ENTRY
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