Lowell’s Western Education has been getting a lot of well-deserved press lately. The four piece synth-pop/rock band was recently featured in the Boston Phoenix’s “Boston Rock & Pop Class of 2013,” which was my first exposure to them. A suggestion online sent me to their new EP The Weekend Sessions, and then I was hooked. Continue reading
Dogs of War, a fantastic folk band out of Western MA/Northern CT are almost done with their first self-titled album and need some fan support to get through the home stretch. Check out Dogs of War’s music here (including a couple free downloads!), then please click the Kickstarter link to read their story. Plus, they’re offering some sweet prizes in thanks for pledges, so it’s definitely worth a look.
I first heard of the Marshall Pass when I noticed they started following me on Twitter. I don’t know how they found me, but I’m glad they did. The folk duo out of Worcester, made up of vocalist/harmonica player Craig Rawding and multi-instrumentalist Duncan Arsenault, create a warm, rich sound on their debut album Phantom Train. Continue reading
Having been lucky enough to see singer Amanda Cote and lead guitarist Jesse Graves in various other groups, I was excited to check out Amanda Cote Project. The Blues/Rock trio, rounded off by bassist Scott Sheehan, has been playing gigs throughout Central Mass and proving their worth every time. Continue reading
The debut single of a new hip-hop group out of Northampton, Mammal Dap’s “The Calling” features lush vocal harmonies, funky percussion effects, and an instantly catchy baseline. Stream “The Calling” on Mammal Dap’s Soundcloud page and be sure to keep an eye out for their debut album, coming out in March!
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