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Written by | December 29, 2012 0:11 | No Comments

Borza held out the microphone giving everyone the few last chances to belt out the lines “We cannot give in, no matter what they will tell us our hearts were made to withstand”. As Honour Crest finished up and were headed off the stage, fans weren’t going anywhere and demanded they play another song

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Written by | December 22, 2012 0:09 | No Comments

He used the whole crowd-surface as Jesus-Christ-turned-evil walking on water,… you would think this would finally collapse, but no, each time Spielman was back on stage faster than the light, swimming his way back through a sea of hands, legs and other body parts

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Written by | December 19, 2012 0:10 | No Comments

This is this time of the year when we have to decide about the best songs, albums, concerts and make our 2012 best-of list. I haven’t been to as many concerts as the previous years, blame it on my ever-more-demanding job and a bad schedule that forced me to wake up at dawn, but I saw some good ones nevertheless

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Written by | December 18, 2012 0:10 | No Comments

With his smart mixture of loud, fast, garage-punk-rock and some surf-y-psychedelic detours à la The Oh Sees, they brought the energy to the roof as soon as they started their set, and damn, they were good! It sounded a little retro and totally fresh at the same time, never nostalgic

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Written by | December 10, 2012 0:10 | No Comments

We all passionately sang, closing our eyes and yelling the words back at him. I think we all walked away with the final line of the tune ringing over and over in our heads: “I have no faith but it’s all I want to be loved and believe in my soul, in my soul.”

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Written by | November 20, 2012 0:14 | No Comments

I couldn’t help but sing really loud like an idiot and not care. I adore this song and I can’t even express how in love I am with it. It was such a good feeling yelling the lyrics next to others who were doing the same- it was a community.

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The energy simply wasn’t there. Morrissey wasn’t on fire and he certainly wastn having fun. Even during the encore he opted to do “Let Me Kiss You” instead of leaving us fired up on pop. I cant blame the crowd alone but I have seen enough footage of live Moz to know that he absolutely loves what he does and has a blast. He wasn’t having a blast Saturday night.

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Written by | August 26, 2012 0:09 | No Comments

I wasn’t there for ambience I was there for Lions Lions. The Boston based ‘post hardcore’ band who has been getting a whole lot of attention in the local scene lately and who’s album “To Carve Our Names” has been on repeat with me for awhile.

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Written by | August 22, 2012 0:08 | 12 responses

Geri Halliwell, Melanie Brown and Emma Bunton struted their stuff with Beckham at the closing ceremonies of the London Olympics. Adorable enough with their 80’s bubblegum pop, the crowd adored them. The tabloids went nuts, could a reunion be forth coming?

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Written by | August 20, 2012 0:08 | No Comments

Why would you want to pay to see the top 9 finalists of this crap program for an hour and a half? Why? Is there nothing left in the world better to occupy your time with?

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Written by | August 16, 2012 0:13 | No Comments

As tribute to her father and a skip down memory lane Martins shows accentuate the positive and give insight to life as a Martin. Although it wasn’t a world of on liners and romance tunes it was an almost stereotypical Italian/American American dream

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Written by | July 31, 2012 0:14 | No Comments

The saxophones almost dominated the music at times, marking the tempo, constantly adding punch with their squawks in series, responding to Nick’s guitar and his light dose of garage rock and touch of surfing, whereas the rest was all voices and rhythms with bongos and tambourines, light drumming and bass. In these times of electronic and ultra-layered music

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Written by | July 29, 2012 0:07 | No Comments

Her youthful and vulnerable vocals mixed with breezy piano ballads had a sort of Jon Brion-esque soundtrack touch, like in ‘Tie Me Down’ or ‘Days Like These’… and the nostalgic or sometimes mocking tango keys on ‘Kachmare’ were fitting her stories of heartbreaks and longings.

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Written by | July 28, 2012 0:09 | No Comments

He was effectively smiling a lot during the whole set, and especially talking a great deal between songs, making the crowd laugh with dirty jokes of toilet-adult-reading about transvestites with whip. Not too many people couldn’t afford to break the rhythm of a show with long talkative interludes like the ones he did,

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Written by | July 26, 2012 0:14 | No Comments

By his relaxed attitude and blond-hair-beard-hippie physique, the singer/frontman reminded me a little bit about a figure such as Alex Ebert from Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, he had this charismatic side minus the Woodstock-guru approach

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Written by | 0:09 | No Comments

The band was originally formed by Stakee and Terry Wolfers (who plays bass) and they are originally from London via Sweden but are now based in New-York while projecting a certain romantic idea of Southern America music and having adopted a Canadian-sounding moniker,… confused? You shouldn’t be

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Written by | July 25, 2012 0:12 | No Comments

Heavy handed on the technology I Fight Dragons got dubbed ‘ninetendocore’ on their Wikipedia. Who’s the cheeseball that did that. Granted they use gamboy controllers as instruments and yeah their work has been used by video games but can we pause a bit here to really appreciate them as musicians?

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Written by | 0:06 | No Comments

Their music has been qualified of ‘chilly’ and I would say it is a good idea of their sound, which focused on surreal and astral synth swirls, wrapping their songs just below the floating female vocals. The drumming was minimal and often limited to cymbal use

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Written by | July 23, 2012 0:14 | No Comments

I adore this kid and from the first time he (literally) fell off his tour bus in Boston and threw his arms around me like I was his long lost mother at the Breathe Carolina show, I have had a soft spot for the little white rapper who oozes positivity like a pierced jello mold

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Written by | July 18, 2012 0:14 | No Comments

What was also remarkable was the instantaneous catchiness of some songs as they triggered a warm response from the Saint Motel public. There were a few spine-tickling soaring choruses, a few stormy and passionate moments, some almost-a-capella harmonies, and even a few foot-tapping songs

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Written by | July 13, 2012 0:14 | 2 responses

Not only their sound was bigger than the room, but Hayes was all arms-in-the-air, mimicking the music with all kinds of dramatic and over-the-top gestures, while singing along their strong rocking numbers with a powerful voice ranging from a melodramatic tone to operatic howls

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Written by | 0:12 | No Comments

They are from Venice, California, and images of the famous beach were accompanying their performance on a screen, however I had more southern-rock than beach-surf-rock visions when listening to them. From Venice, they probably had that sort of free spirit and laid back attitude

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Written by | July 6, 2012 0:13 | No Comments

The red-light and fog-machine ambiance was just increasing a certain idea of danger which was escaping from their music, going from a car-chase soundtrack to a spacey-shoegaze-psychedelic rock to a new-wave-techno dance for a dark nightclub after midnight hours

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Written by | 0:10 | No Comments

I was first disconcerted by their weird and eclectic range,.. were they pop, electronic, funky, bluesy, rock, and what else? Each song had its bag of surprises and more shifts in the same song than you would think you could handle, but miraculously, it was working.

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Written by | July 5, 2012 0:13 | No Comments

With their bouncy youth-hymns and their shouted vocals, they filled up the room with a trashy-careless attitude and some sunny arrangements. Especially, their blond-hair frontman and singer, Mario Cuomo, was some sight: Moving all over the place, his drunken dance had probably found some inspiration in someone like Iggy Pop

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