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LouBands brings the unwavering hip hop hustle, hunger, and entrepreneurial spirit to his latest album, Bando Wave.   Boston-based rapper LouBands is wasting no time making a name for himself. He started rapping only two years ago, but has already attracted the creative support of Young Jeezy’s producer, John Scott, to drop his latest album, Bando […]

The post Album Review: Bando Wave by LouBands appeared first on Sound of Boston - Boston Music Blog.

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Stain Your Tongue, Houndsteeth’s debut album, is a sinuous and sincere exploration of the self. While this 27-minute project deals with darker themes—stagnation, isolation and anxiety—shrill vocals and jazzy elements surface throughout to electrify these otherwise grim verses. Songs often seem to fall apart and deconstruct; members Jolee Gordon and Grace Ward synchronize their voices […]

The post Album Review: Stain Your Tongue by Houndsteeth appeared first on Sound of Boston - Boston Music Blog.

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Summer is in full swing: the sun is out, the shorts are on, and the drinks are flowing (purely for hydration, of course). What better way to celebrate the fun in the sun? A bunch of awesome live shows, of course! Our team selected their favorite picks below. Be sure to also swing by our […]

The post Selected Sounds: Jam Out In July appeared first on Sound of Boston - Boston Music Blog.

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Boston’s own Julie Rhodes plays the Brighton Music Hall on Saturday, July 13, and we’re giving away two tickets! Julie Rhodes is a local blues rock artist and winner of the 2016 Boston Music Awards New Artist of the Year. Her vocals are hearty, booming and unbound, easily filling every crevice of a room’s periphery […]

The post Ticket Giveaway: Julie Rhodes (7/13) appeared first on Sound of Boston - Boston Music Blog.

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The history of rock n roll is a brilliantly vibrant one, packed with rebellion, turbulence, love, and above all, incredible music. The impassioned man in the middle of it all, Bernard Fowler, known for his musical diversity, impressive collaborations and stylistically innovative process in creating lyrical narratives, sat down and chatted with me about touring […]

The post Interview: Bernard Fowler appeared first on Sound of Boston - Boston Music Blog.

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Unapologetic pop star Kim Petras gave a glittered Sinclair audience infectious electro-pop dance beats and soaring vocals about boys, clothes, cars, and drugs on her sold-out headlining “Broken” Tour. “949-331-0609…call me up…for a good time!” announced happily hedonistic pop star Kim Petras as the ticking high-hats and breezy keyboards rang through, “Got My Number” a […]

The post A Heart to Break: Kim Petras at The Sinclair appeared first on Sound of Boston - Boston Music Blog.

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London-based hip-hop artist Little Simz brought her smooth lyricism and flow to a Boston crowd, who met her with the enthusiasm of a local artist.

The post Concert Gallery: Little Simz appeared first on Sound of Boston - Boston Music Blog.

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Local music takes a stand at Boston Answering, a one-night hip hop-centric artist showcase for Boston residents and a shot across the bow at Boston Calling. When you walk into the lobby of historic Strand Theater in Dorchester, you can almost hear stories emanating from the gold leaf paint-trimmed walls. The gravitas of the theater […]

The post Hipstory Presents: Boston Answering appeared first on Sound of Boston - Boston Music Blog.

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Only one part of an ambitious and immersive world, Reagan Esther Myer delivers incisive social commentary through a retro-futuristic synth-pop sound. Reagan Esther Myer is part concept album, part prophecy, and part satire. The synth-pop project from Somerville-based performance artist Rebecca Kopycinski tells the story of Reagan, a government drone in a hyper-automated dystopia whose […]

The post Album Review: Reagan Esther Myer by Rebecca Kopycinski appeared first on Sound of Boston - Boston Music Blog.

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A few green leaves flutter with the wind, held down by two peaches, grapes, and a large pomegranate. The colors of the fruits contrast against the scratched wooden table they sit atop, and the whole scene feels like it’s straight out of a still life you’d see in a museum. Before you know it, you’re […]

The post Premiere: “Only Physical” by Matthew Connor appeared first on Sound of Boston - Boston Music Blog.

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