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Years and Years at Royale 3/30/15

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Fresh off their prestigious appointment of “BBC Sound of 2015”, Years and Years have hit the ground running this winter. The electro-pop trio – hailing from London by way of Australia and Turkey – has swiftly snuck into everyone’s go-to party playlists. With Disclosure type jams, “King” and “Desire”, dispersed around other down-tempo 90s R&B influenced feelers, “Memo” and “Real”, Years and Years are clearing crowds on their way to the top. On March 30th, lucky Boston will host the trio …

Dwight Ritcher Trio at the Lizard Lounge 3/27 & 3/28

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Our friend Dwight Ritchter of Dwight & Nicole is making his triumphant return to The Lizard Lounge with The Dwight Ritcher Trio. If you’ve never seen his live show before you are in for some groovin’ vibes and face-melting guitars. Lucky for you we’ll also be giving away a pair of tickets to one winner who signs up for our newsletter through the link below. Check out Dwight and his trio shredding at Lizard back in ’13 in the video …

The Western Den, Kevin William, and Billington Sea at Great Scott 3/23/15

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If you’ve heard the whispers, they’re right – The Western Den, Kevin William, and Billington Sea are folking up Great Scott on Monday, March 23rd. After a year and a half stunning listeners with the spellbound folk tunes from their debut EP, Battle Hymns, The Western Den have returned with their highly anticipated new EP, All The Birds. In fact, March 23rd will be the first time to hear the haunting harmonies in the flesh and we’re shaking in our …

Flight Facilities at The Sinclair 3/10/15

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It’s perhaps no surprise Flight Facilities are headlining The Sinclair tonight in Cambridge. They are, after all, the OG’s of that sunny electro-goodness to which Boston seems to finally be graced with – in more ways than one. After a rather lengthy spell since their initial touchdown, the Aussie production duo returned in October to release their first full-length, Down To Earth. Pulsating with the same airy catch-tunes that we’ve come to expect from the duo, Down To Earth represents …

Jose Gonzalez – Vestiges and Claws

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Adrift in the milieu – José González emerges once again a teacher and student of his own craft on his third LP: Vestiges and Claws. Almost ten years removed from Veneer – González’s debut LP – the Swede remains more or less unscathed. While a decade typically leaves its mark on a folk singer – usually a few more mediocre tattoos or perpetual whiskey-breath – González has emerged the same whispery apparition that he entered as. And for it Vestiges …

The Districts @ The Sinclair, Cambridge, MA 2/12/15

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Photo: Press/Ryan Farber Seeking refuge and revival, a lucky collection of listeners bundled into Cambridge’s dark horse, The Sinclair, for a shot of that soundgood-feelgood. Besides The Districts, the bill featured another four-piece from New Jersey Pine Barons, and the buzz worthy barrage of Boston locals, Vundabar. As the dark, dimly lit overheads illuminated the foyer, a lone cry came from the concert hall. The source, buttoned-up in dark cottons and hair-covered eyes, became recognizable immediately as Brandon Hagen of …

Jessica Pratt – On Your Own Love Again

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Nostalgia lovers gather ‘round. Light your candles, your cigarettes – Jessica Pratt has returned with her sophomore full-length, On Your Own Love Again via Drag City. Time-traveling through history, Pratt manages to visit Greenwich Village in the 60s, West London in the 70s, and Los Angeles in the 2000s throughout the album; all the while distinguishing herself from those to which she bears resemblance in her unmistakable air of gentility. Resting upon the shoulders of her self-titled debut, On Your …

Damn Tall Buildings, Nemes, and The Western Den at Cafe 939 2/6/2015

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It’s true; the snow has forced us to keep inside these past few weeks tending to our soup and beer, sometimes together, sometimes separately. But it’s time to return to wild. On February 6th (this Friday), when all the snow melts, Damn Tall Buildings, Nemes, and The Western Den will be taking the stage at Café 939 at Berklee College of Music. All three Boston based bands brandish their own dynamics and sounds with Damn Tall Buildings leading the folksy bluegrass two-step, Nemes following with their alt- …