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Tastemakers Sessions with I/O

Boston’s I/O came by the studio earlier this fall and played four great tracks for us, two of which are from their latest LP Saudade, which you can find on their Bandcamp. Keep up with this awesome ambient band on Facebook and Twitter, and be on the lookout for a session with pop-punk band Random Holiday coming your way!


A Q&A with Drowners

Known for punching out rapid tunes – and for supporting famous friends like Arctic Monkeys and The Vaccines – New York post-punk revivalists Drowners rolled into Allston’s own Great Scott on October 29. After a whirlwind year that included a debut album release, first festival appearances and a European tour, Drowners finished out the year with the Doc Martens-sponsored Stand for Something Tour. Tastemakers had a chance to chat with… continue reading

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Tastemakers Sessions with Skinny Bones

Jamaica Plains’ Skinny Bones paid us a visit earlier this year and played three tracks from their latest record, Noise Floor, and one from their 2013 EP Skinni Dip. Be sure to check out Skinny Bones’ upcoming shows in the area in November and December, and keep up with these guys on their Facebook and Twitter. Stay tuned for our next session with post-rock group I/Ø in two weeks!


Pink Floyd – The Endless River

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Despite the fact that it is their final studio release, I highly doubt that people were trampling over one another at Best Buy around midnight to pick up a copy of The Endless River, Pink Floyd’s first album since 1994’s The Division Bell, on release day. While they are definitively one of the bestselling and most influential bands in popular music history, their time, long-lived and prolific as it was,… continue reading


Vashti Bunyan – Heartleap

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As any classic Richard Linklater trilogy will show you, the best way to an audience’s heart is through glimpses of romance spaced out over multiple decades.  Such is the framework that British folk singer Vashti Bunyan has stumbled onto with Heartleap, her third release in over four decades. The narrative starts with her release of Just Another Diamond Day in 1970.  Pastoral to a fault, the album deftly scored our… continue reading


Local Photos: Papadosio and Twiddle @ Paradise 10.18.14

If you’re into some electro and alt-rock-mixed music styles then take a glance at Leah Corbett’s photo recap of Papadosio and Twiddle’s show last month at Paradise.

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New Video from Manni Festo: “One Rhyme”

Northeastern student and hip-hop artist Manni Festo launched a new video earlier this semester that takes viewers behind the scenes in the recording of his new song, “One Rhyme.” Manni wrote the song in August, recorded it in September, and recently explained to Tastemakers how he was inspired to write the song: “I took a walk and just kept thinking of rhyming lines and phrases. I had been listening to… continue reading


Local Photos: Vance Joy and Jaymes Young @ Paradise Rock Club 10.29.14

If you missed Vance Joy and Jaymes Young at Paradise last week, Sebastian Herforth has you covered. Check out his photos from the show here!


Local Photos: The Glitch Mob @ House of Blues 10.29.14

Check out some of Josh Spiro’s  photos from last week and try to relive the epic electronica that is The Glitch Mob.


Local Photos: Diarrhea Planet @ The Sinclair 10.17.14

Check out Carly Goldberg’s photos of Diarrhea Planet, a 6-person rock and roll band from Nashville that tore up The Sinclair a few weeks ago.


Local Photos: Yuna @ Paradise Rock Club 10.14.14

If you missed Yuna’s incredible alt-acoustic set at Paradise a few weeks ago, check out Josh Spiro’s photo recap here!