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George Taylor Releases Haunting New Video For “Come Follow Me Down”

(Photo: Still from “Come Follow Me Down”) When you work in music, or even as a music fan you probably see a lot of really boring music videos. This is not one of them. In fact I’d go so far as to say this is one of the most visually compelling videos I’ve seen in a long time, and that’s especially great because the song is wonderfully captivating and it would be a real bummer if the video wasn’t just as stunning.   Taylor’s previous tracks have seen extensive Spotify coverage,…

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Boston Calling Announces 2019 Dates + Pre-Sale

(Photo credit: Boston Calling) Less than a week since Boston Calling wrapped up, they’ve announced their 2019 dates along with a limited pre-sale for three day passes for its 10th edition. As with previous years it will take place on Memorial Day weekend, Friday, May 24 through Sunday, May 26, 2019 and will return to Harvard Athletic Complex for the third year in a row. Three-Day General Admission Passes are $210, in celebration of 2019 being the 10thinstallment of the festival. Three-Day VIP Passes are $510. Three-Day Platinum passes are…

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Live Reviews News Reviews 

Boston Calling Day 3 Highlights: Alvvays and Hecklers in the Comedy Arena

When I arrive at Boston Calling for Day 3, it’s already started drizzling. I put up my hood, zip up my jacket, and make my way from the Harvard Square T stop to the final day of Boston Calling 2018. It’s cold, it’s wet, and my body is tired from 2 days of festival-ing, but it’s the kind of tired that gives you energy and keeps you going back for more. It’s the kind of tired that tells you it’s been an unforgettable weekend. As I’m entering the gates of…

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Boston Calling Day 2 Highlights: St. Vincent, The Menzingers, Comedy

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. One of my favorite things about festivals is the ability to not only see so many of your favorite bands in one setting, but to discover new favorites along the way. Every Boston Calling I come across a band that has either never been on my radar, or who I knew about and simply never made the time to get to know. At the first Boston Calling that was Marina and the Diamonds. Another year it was Bat For Lashes. This…

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Boston Calling Day 1 Review: The Killers, The National, Pussy Riot, & More

It’s already 85 degrees as I make my way from the Harvard T stop through the crowds of festival goers, and begin the 15 minute walk through Harvard Square, over the Anderson Memorial Bridge, and finally arrive at the gates of the 9th Boston Calling Music Festival. It’s the festival’s second year at the Harvard Athletic Complex, and it already feels like many of the kinks from last year have been worked out. As I make my way from the pierogis to the cookie dough (because you know, research) and…

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Guest Blogs Mental Health Matters News 

Mental Health Matters: Change the Stigma

It’s junior year of college at NYU. My apartment had turned into the manifestation of my mind – instruments all over the floor, dishes in the sink that hadn’t been washed in weeks with fruit flies marking their territory, clothes in every corner and all the blinds shut tight. It was psychological rock bottom. I was sitting on my bed and a beam of light broke through the window shade and hit me on my chest. I knew in that moment that I had a choice, I could live or…

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Mental Health Matters: Overcoming Your Ocean

I believe every song has a story and every song is a story. Many of us have music playing throughout the entire day, but do we ever stop and listen to the lyrics, think about their meaning, or about what brought the artist or songwriter to share that story? As a songwriter and an artist, I am blessed to be able to use music as a way to touch people, and also use it as a way to heal myself. Back in January of 2017, I started writing for my…

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Guest Blogs News The Most Important Thing I've Learned 

The Most Important Thing I’ve Learned: It’s Not About the Fame

(photo credit: Megan Thompson ) When I started performing, I was about 7 years old. I fell in love with music and the adrenaline rush of being on stage. I was excited for every rehearsal, vocal lesson and talent show. When I decided to pursue music as a career though, my focus changed. All of a sudden it became about “making it”. My only goal was success, and many of my relationships suffered because my life became about networking and only making friends that could help me achieve this very…

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Indie News Pop Punk 

WATCH: Cardinals “Breathe” Video

When you come across a band that has it, you just feel it. You know what I’m talking about. Their lyrics hit you hard, their melodies seem to course through your veins, and collectively, their songs move you in a way that maybe you’d forgotten you could be moved. They energize you, inspire you, and make you want to hit “repeat” on a song 100 times over. By now you might have guessed that for me,  Cardinals is just this band, and their new lyric video for “Breathe” is a song…

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News The Most Important Thing I've Learned 

The Most Important Thing I’ve Learned: Allowing Time For Play

The experience of writing and recording our first album, youth shield antioxidant complex, was a necessary medicine during a frenzied point in time.  The songs were recorded at Morph Productions in Toronto in the years 2016 and 2017.  Both of us were pursuing academic degrees that demanded most of our time and so writing and recording became a powerful elixir for anxiety and fatigue.  Because of the rigorousness of our respective schedules, I do recall really looking forward to any kind of jam session or time spent writing lyrics for the album.  Such breaks…

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