Rafiq Bhatia: A Cultural Experience

Composer and musician Rafiq Bhatia has quite a bit on his plate this year. After perfecting his music in the studio for a lengthy amount of time, he is finally ready to reveal his work. First comes the EP, Strata, released on Sept. 25. About a month later, his …

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Exitmusic: Couples Make Great Music

Eclectic duo Aleksa Palladino and Devon Church have created swooning indie melodies accompanied by haunting sounds for the last 10 years or so. The mixture of calming music and intense vocals make for an interesting combination. After writing in their homes with recording devices, the two moved to Los Angeles, …

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Miggs: 15th And Hope

For a pop rock band, Miggs has got some strange tricks up their sleeves. For starters, 15th And Hope was produced by an award-winning big shot. Phil Ramone has worked with Sting, Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor, Billy Joel and more. How this band snagged him, we’ll never know.

With that …

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Hey Now, Morris Fader: Good Times Ne’er Forgot

Central Massachusetts rock group Hey Now, Morris Fader spent two long years writing, recording, and perfecting their sound. Their new album, Good Times Ne’er Forgot, turned out to be quite the challenge. Singer/keyboardist Brooks Milgate and drummer Alex Sacco never even thought this band would take off. It began …

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Maybeshewill: I Was Here For A Moment, Then I Was Gone

Some bands ruin their music with dreadful lyrics, and more than a few would be better off without them. UK band Maybeshewill creates music so wonderful that it doesn’t even require lyrics. The instrumental group is made up of James Collins on drums, Matt Daly on keys, guitarists John Helps …

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The Cringe: Hiding In Plain Sight

Listening to The Cringe makes me do exactly that: cringe. After going through approximately 10 seconds of “Rushing Through The World,” I was ready to turn it off. The guitar tricks you into thinking it will be an awesome rock jam, but then the chorus kicks in. The annoying and …

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Fanfare Ciocarlia: Legends Of Gypsy Brass

Romanian 12-piece brass band Fanfare Ciocarlia are coming back to the States for the first time in nine years. After their introduction in 2001 on a Gypsy Caravan Tour, they’ve built their fanbase. Back in 2006, their cover of “Born To Be Wild” captivated fans everywhere. Their upbeat tempos and …

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Stars: Look To The Stars

Canadian indie pop group Stars are returning to the road after the release of their sixth studio album, The North. Singers Amy Millan and Torquil Campbell add a dynamic touch to their electronic pop sounds. With collective input from all five members, their album reflects them as a whole. …

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April Verch Band: Fiddler At The Church

Fiddler and singer-songwriter April Verch and her band will be hitting the road for the next seven months. Their creative blend of step dancing, acoustic guitar, upright bass and the fiddle make for an interesting live show. With the company of upright bassist Cody Walters and guitarist Hayes Griffin, the …

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Amy Black: The Preacher’s Daughter

New England singer-songwriter Amy Black is hitting the road this month. Her smooth vocals and country twang have made fans everywhere take notice of this beauty. With influences like Johnny Cash and Bonnie Raitt, she created her own original sound based off her favorite musicians. A preacher’s daughter, her life …

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