EP: Western Education – “The Weekend Sessions” (Released 12/6/12)


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


Kickstarter: Help Dogs of War release their self-titled album!

ImageDogs 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.

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Album: The Marshall Pass – Phantom Train (Released 12/4/12)


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