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Boston Calling Is Right Around the Corner—Which Sets Will You See? Alternative Indie News Rock 

Boston Calling Is Right Around the Corner—Which Sets Will You See?

Boston Calling is just around the corner, with the festival kicking off this Friday, May 26th and running through Sunday the 28th. If you’re like me you’ve been dreaming of which acts you’ll see and all the incredible food you’re going to be chomping down on in between sets. But now that we’re just days away, it’s time to start making your schedule. As you’re doing that you might realize that like in previous years, there’s a bit of overlap in the acts, making for some tough decisions. For instance,…

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Industry Interview: Boston Calling’s Talent Buyer: Trevor Solomon Features Industry Interviews Interviews News 

Industry Interview: Boston Calling’s Talent Buyer: Trevor Solomon

Boston Calling is right around the corner, and we can’t wait to check out the brand new location and incredible acts headlining this year (looking at you Weezer, The 1975, and Bon Iver!). There are SO many incredible acts in both music and for the first time ever, a comedy stage. It’s going to be a weekend packed with non-stop action. In preparation, we interviewed the man responsible for booking those acts, Trevor Solomon, to grab his thoughts on the festival’s evolution and how bands can vie for their own shot at…

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PLAYLIST: Sweater Weather – Songs For Fall Features Indie Metal News Playlists Pop Pop Punk Rock 

PLAYLIST: Sweater Weather – Songs For Fall

Fall is finally upon us! Time to break out the plush blankets and cuddle up with a warm beverage and a good playlist. Why not start with this one? Below is a 10-song compilation of some of the best songs to help you say goodbye to sun tans and flip flops and get excited for fall. So check out the songs after the jump, or listen to the playlist in its entirety here. Be sure to visit each band’s website to purchase a CD or buy concert tickets. What songs are…

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WATCH: Lorde Cover Bon Iver Indie News 

WATCH: Lorde Cover Bon Iver

The indie star Lorde surprised fans a few weeks ago when she did a cover during a performance. She was doing a show at Mann Music Center in Philadelphia for her current tour when she broke out into a cover of Bon Iver‘s song “Heavenly Father.” Luckily it was caught on video and you can watch it below. Lorde is currently on the Pure Heroine U.S. Tour. If you want to see Lorde perform, you can buy concert tickets here. To catch up on Lorde’s tunes, you can purchase a…

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Bad Movies With Great Soundtracks Features Indie Lists Metal News Pop Pop Punk Rock 

Bad Movies With Great Soundtracks

Have you ever seen a movie so bad you wanted to hate it, but something was holding you back and you couldn’t dislike it entirely? I have a theory on the matter: the redeemable quality that saved those movies from your hatred was the soundtrack. We all know the effect that music can have, especially on us as individuals, and I think you might agree that it includes making not-so-good movies into relatively tolerable ones. Now brace yourself, some of the films on this list may be your favorites or…

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Soundtrack To A Polar Vortex Features Guest Blogs Indie Lists News Playlists Rock 

Soundtrack To A Polar Vortex

This year, the country is experiencing a brutally cold winter – especially our home city of Minneapolis.   The past months have been spent hibernating – writing songs, watching hockey, and drinking to forget the intolerable cold.  With our abundance of extra time stuck inside, we’ve compiled a playlist that embodies our 2014 so far – the year of the polar vortex.

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10 Songs That Should Have Been Recognized At The Grammys Features Lists Metal News Playlists Pop Punk Rock 

10 Songs That Should Have Been Recognized At The Grammys

Every year the Grammys seem to get things wrong.  Artists who are nominated that deserve to win seem to fall short in the final round, some artists who deserve to win aren’t even nominated, or like Bon Iver proved two years ago, sometime artists are just nominated for the wrong categories.  So in place of this over-done, misconstrued award show, I offer a playlist encouraging several alternative categories and nominations for music that I feel deserves to be recognized.  Here’s my playlist for bands who should have been nominated for…

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Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) To Collaborate With Blind Boys Of Alabama On New Album News 

Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) To Collaborate With Blind Boys Of Alabama On New Album

Justin Vernon of Bon Iver will join forces with gospel legends, the Blind Boys Of Alabama, on a new album. The Blind Boys, who have been around for more than 70 years and been honored with five Grammys and a Lifetime Achievement Award, are no strangers to innovative collaborations – they’ve experimented in the past with blues, hip hop, even country, with the likes of Lou Reid, Willie Nelson, and Tom Waits, just to name a few. Vernon and the Boys started working on just a few songs together when both…

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The National To Release Grateful Dead Tribute Album News 

The National To Release Grateful Dead Tribute Album

To a new generation of Deadheads. The National has announced that they will be releasing a tribute album to the Grateful Dead sometime in 2014. Vampire Weekend, Bon Iver, Kurt Vile, and The War On Drugs are all signed up to take part in the compilation, which will donate proceeds to the AIDS non-profit, Red Hot Organization. You can purchase a CD from The National and buy concert tickets here.

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