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LIVE REVIEW: Son Lux and Kimbra

Son Lux and Kimbra hit the road for a quick 10-stop tour mid May, finishing up in California just this weekend. Both acts have recently released new albums, Son Lux’s fifth and Kimbra’s third. Both acts have an eclectic following, so it only made sense to team up for this tour. Son Lux, a trio of musicians who have deemed themselves “genre-less” played a hearty set of tunes that were met with clapping and cheers. It was evident that many concert attendees did not know the group, but based on…

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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 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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LIVE REVIEW: TesseracT, Plini, Astronoid

If you ever want to see a diverse group of music fans all together, go to a TesseracT concert. From tweens to parents to couples to your stereotypical metal-head, the crowd was as unique as the sound coming off the stage. Astronoid opened up with heavy hitting drums, sick bass lines, and a trio of guitars. This five piece group certainly have a unique sound that they have coined as “Dream Trash”, which after hearing them play, I don’t disagree. Next up was Plini. Plini is a progressive rock artist…

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LIVE REVIEW: Face to Face, Less than Jake, Direct Hit!, The Jukebox Romantics

If you ever wanted to go to a live show that reminiscent of a backyard house party, BLK Live in Scottsdale is the place for you. Between the residential sized pool, comfy cabanas and outdoor bar, BLK Live is the ideal spot for a punk rock fan to enjoy a show. Opening the bill was The Jukebox Romantics, hailing from New York, this high-energy three piece group was the perfect way to kick off the night. The second group to play was Direct Hit!, a Midwestern pop-punk band that sound like…

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PHOTOS: Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Rivals, Sunday at Noon, After the Calm – Scottsdale, AZ

In the wake of the release of their new album, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus hit the road for a multi-city tour with Los Angeles based band, Rivals. The Arizona stop also featured local acts Sunday At Noon and After the Calm. Check out photos below and purchase tickets for the rest of Red Jumpsuit Apparatus’ tour here. Also check out the social media for every band that performed at the Arizona show. Red Jumpsuit Apparatus: Facebook – Instagram – Twitter – Youtube Rivals: Facebook – Instagram – Twitter – Youtube Sunday…

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LIVE REVIEW: Innings Festival

The best part about music festivals is the wide variety of bands you get to see in one spot. Innings Festival was no exception. This was the first year for this festival in Tempe, Arizona and it could not have been more perfect. For those that have never been to Arizona in March, it is baseball fan heaven. Between the sporting events and the great weather, it is truly a destination for anyone looking to enjoy the outdoors. Day one was a great introduction to the vibe the weekend would…

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The Rubens Roll Into SF

The Rubens are in their Junior Year since debuting back in 2013 with their self-titled album. And like all Juniors, there is an air of confidence among them that helps lift their situation no matter where they roam. The Rubens, a band from Australia, are far from their hometown of Menangle, New South Wales, as they embark on their “Million Man” march across the US, Canada, and half of Europe! In all, the band will visit 20 cities in 7 countries and be back in Oz by mid-April. They’ll hit…

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PHOTO REVIEW: Self Help Fest Orlando

Over the weekend, Self Help Fest made a stop in Florida for the very first time. The festival, presented by A Day To Remember, brings together bands from multiple genres whose music and messages reflect positivity. The lineup for the Orlando date included the festival hosts, Underoath, Less Than Jake, The Story So Far, Streetlight Manifesto, Real Friends, Dance Gavin Dance, Bad Omens, State Champs, Attila, Moose Blood, Wage War, and The Plot In You.  The next date for Self Help will be October 7 in Detroit, Michigan. Headliners for the day include Rise Against, Pierce The Veil, and, of course, A Day To Remember. To see…

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REVIEW: Boston Calling Makes Debut at Harvard Athletic Complex

In its inaugural kickoff at Harvard’s Athletic Complex, Boston Calling has gone from Boston’s best known little festival to a massive event. This year’s festivities took on a new life and a totally new vibe due to the location switch—which is what we’ll be focusing on for the majority of the review. Because come on, you already know the music is amazing. You’ve seen the lineup. But more on that later. Getting there The walk from Harvard Sq to the festival grounds (about 15 min to actually get inside) isn’t bad, but it…

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