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An Interview with Dylan Rockoff

We talked to Boston-based singer-songwriter Dylan Rockoff and went to his show with The Heydaze at the Middle East to talk about his interest in music, his single “Feeling Fine”, and what he wants to achieve with his music. Check Dylan out here: https://www.facebook.com/DylanRockoffMusic/  

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Tastemakers Presents 2015: Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Palehound, Horse Jumper of Love

On Sunday, October 6th, 2015, we hosted our biannual Tastemakers Presents show at afterHOURS. This year’s lineup featured Portland, OR’s Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Palehound from Boston, and Horse Jumper of Love, a student band. Check out a video recap of this incredible event! Huge thanks to afterHOURS for holding the show after rain pushed it inside, and Green Line Records/WRBB for co-sponsoring the show with us!  

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Tastemakers Sessions with Blue Plutos

Our last session from the Fall semester was with NYC/Boston-based band Blue Plutos! This synth pop-rock group played five tracks from their latest release entitled “Dennett St.” Check it out on their Bandcamp or like them on Facebook.

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Tastemakers Sessions with Steph Meyers

You don’t want to miss this session with unique Baroque-pop songstress Steph Meyers. Steph came in to do a quick solo session, plus drummer Chris Geller. You can find her music on her Soundcloud or like her on Facebook.

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Tastemakers Sessions with Bent Shapes

Super-catchy, jangly indie pop band Bent Shapes came to play for us this winter! Their five songs include “86′d in ’03″ which they recently pressed on lathe cut. You can find that record as well as some of these songs for download on their Bandcamp. Like them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter for updates. Next up on the Tastemakers Sessions list: Blue Plutos!

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Tastemakers Sessions with Random Holiday

We had Virginia-based pop-punk band Random Holiday in the studio this winter, who stopped by to play recent single “The Beauty of Losing Sight” as well as a cover of The Clash’s “I’m So Bored With the USA.” You can find some of these songs for download on their Bandcamp, and make sure to check out their Facebook or Twitter for updates. Don’t miss our session next week with Boston’s Bent Shapes!

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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!

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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!

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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

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Tastemakers Sessions with Vundabar

Check out Boston’s Vundabar in their live session for Tastemakers from Northeastern’s Digital Media Commons! These guys dropped in earlier this spring and blew us away, so lookout for their shows when they return from their European tour. Happy summer from Tastemakers!

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Tastemakers Sessions with Funeral Advantage

Allston dreampop band Funeral Advantage dropped in to play us a few songs from their self titled demo and one song from their split EP with Caténine. Check out their performance below and make sure you stay tuned for their lively shows in the area! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Et04otIx5Nc&list=PLEc2uVXEvXz8pkDagSK5-Ib1vnQo-pN-l Don’t miss in two weeks when Vundabar pulls through the studios!