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Anderson East – Encore

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Following in the footsteps of 2015’s release Delilah, Anderson East’s second studio album Encore does not fall into the “sophomore slump” that many artists struggle with. This  record blends elements of R&B, soul, and Americana, and is sure to appeal to a variety of listeners. Partnering again with producer Dave Cobb, who has worked with Sturgill Simpson and Chris Stapleton, East has created yet another sensual album with the full-bodied… continue reading


The Top Albums of 2017

10. The National – Sleep Well Beast Dads love three things: building decks, yelling at the local news, and collecting more TV remotes than the other neighborhood dads. They also have been told that they must ostensibly love a genre of music known as dad rock. It has become low-hanging fruit to call The National a dad rock band, but I seriously doubt that many dads listen to them. Maybe… continue reading


The Regrettes, SWMRS, and The Interrupters @ Paradise Rock Club 12.7.17

Punk was in the air at Paradise Rock Club on December 7th, as California based bands The Regrettes, SWMRS, and The Interrupters took on the East Coast. Having been to the venue earlier in the week, I figured showing up a few minutes before doors was a safe bet. Very wrong. The line for the sold-out show stretched down the corner of Commonwealth, blocking a majority of the store fronts… continue reading


Mogwai @ Royale 12.7.17

One of the most commonly repeated facts about Mogwai is that the Scottish post-rock pioneers’ concerts are incredibly loud. While that emphasis on the band’s volume may make their live show seem like something of an endurance contest, their recent performance at the Royale showed that, as Mogwai continue to experiment with their sound, they have much more to offer listeners than skull-crushing cacophony. Xander Harris opened with a set… continue reading


Local Photos: 6LACK @ Royale 11.16.17

Hailing from Atlanta, hip-hop newcomer 6LACK put on a great show at the Royale in Boston.  Supported by Sabrina Claudio, he gave the audience a glimpse in to the dark, moody world he lives in.  Tastemakers photographer Rio Asch Phoenix was there to cover the show, check out his photos!  


Local Photos: RL Grime @ House of Blues 11.08.17

  Producer RL Grime came to the House of Blues in Boston.  He put on an exciting, bass-filled show and tastemakers photographer Nik Pousette Harger was there to cover. Check out his photos below!


Local Photos: Josh Ritter @ House of Blues 10.27.17

  Singer-Songwriter Josh Writter came to the House of Blues to support his newest album “Gathering”.  With the support of Good Old War, he played some beautiful music and Tastemakers photographer Derek Schuster was there to capture it. Check out his photos below!


American Football @ Royale 11.21.17

17 years after releasing their last album, rock band American Football released their highly anticipated album, also named “American Football”.  They performed at Royale with support by Pure Bathing Culture and Tastemakers photographer McKenna Shuster was there to cover. Check out her photos below!


Hoodie Allen @ House of Blues 11.21.17

Steven Markowitz (a.k.a. Hoodie Allen) is undeniably comfortable on stage. Stage presence is usually something taken for granted for such a big name, but it was especially noticeable when following the openers of the night. While Miles Parrish and Luke Christopher made remarks explaining their novice in the art of touring during their sets, Hoodie emphasized the opposite, expressing gratitude to his fans for being able to tour for several… continue reading


Local Photos: Rozes and MAX@ Brighton Music Hall 11.7.17

  Breakout pop music star, Rozes, performed at the Brighton Music Hall along with MAX.  Her music rocked the venue and Tastemakers photographer Rio Asch Phoenix was there to cover it! Check out his photos.