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Vinyl Vlog 382
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A deeper look at the grooves pressed into the A Broken Heart is an Open Heart LP/2CD set by Louise Lemon. As intellectually evasive as music genre names have the capacity to be (dig into music history, and you’ll realize how silly sub-genre names get – take...

Tuesday, 23 April 2019
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Vinyl Vlog 381
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The MonsieursSelftitled Worship the mighty Monsieurs! Here in Boston it’s hard to find a harder rocking trio of musicians who are cooler than the Monsieurs. They are just one of these bands that should be appreciated by the masses but at the same time are...

Sunday, 21 April 2019
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Vinyl Vlog 380
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Iggy and the StoogesRare Power Iggy Pop and the Stooges are a primary source, no matter how you look at it. If you look at punk rock and modern rock in general, you can hear and even taste some of the Stooges. They were true originators. Every person who makes or hears...

Tuesday, 16 April 2019
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TV Party Tonight! #66
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Malibu Express & Hard Ticket to HawaiiMill Creek Entertainment What gems the Andy Sidaris movies are. If you’re not familiar with them, imagine low-budget sexy spy movies, so bad that they’re good. Wow, I’m actually surprised how well that summarizes them....

Thursday, 11 April 2019
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Vinyl Vlog 379
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A deeper look at the grooves pressed into the First Light LP by The Ratchets. Anyone who has followed my contributions to this column likely already knows and understands that, while my coverage of vinyl records is very format-focused, I do not believe that the format...

Wednesday, 10 April 2019
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PHOTOBOOTH: Bad Sports @ O’Brien’s [Allston, MA] 04-04-19
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Photos by Brittany QueenIG: @rosequeenphotography...

Monday, 08 April 2019
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Bad Sports – [Live]
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Bad SportsO Brien’s –  Allston, Massachusetts – April 4, 2019Photos: Brittany Queen If you were to ask me to name some of the best pop punk bands active today, I could probably narrow it down to an essential handful. And in that handful I would...

Monday, 08 April 2019
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Vinyl Vlog 378
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A deeper look at the grooves pressed into the Constellate LP by Tensei.Over the last few years, The Flaming Lips have really come a long way from being the LSD-dipped and surrealist punk band that they were when they emerged from the wilds of Oklahoma in 1983. Since...

Sunday, 07 April 2019
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I Wanna be Literated #202
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Beastie Boys Bookby Michael Diamond and Adam Horovitz How are you going to write a Beastie Boys autobiography without Adam Yauch? That’s the first thing Adam Horovitz and Michael Diamond bring up in the Beastie Boys Book. Of course, the group was greater than the sum...

Monday, 01 April 2019
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Vinyl Vlog 377
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J DillaDonuts(photo: turntablelab.com) I never saw the appeal in rap music after the 90s. It just seemed too bombastic and show-offy and trying to be bigger than itself to really connect with me. More style than substance, you know? That is, until I got turned onto the...

Thursday, 28 March 2019
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