Chris talks with Dicky Barrett from the Mighty Mighty Bosstones outside of Fenway Park about his life, covering everything from Norwood to Hollywood.
Grab your record player, put on your dad’s old Black Sabbath t-shirt and take a seat. Love Moon’s new album Clouded Bliss will bring you back to the good ol’ days: colliding ’70s metal with ’90s punk, bringing a West Coast power house band. Originating in Indianapolis, now residing in Oakland, CA, Love Moon is a […]
Allow myself to repeat myself. It’s nearing Halloween and maybe, the second time will be better than the first? Let’s ruminate a bit on October. Isn’t there something strangely dark and alluring about this month? In nature, we look forward to trees changing colors while the heat from the summer subsides to cool our muggy air. We look forward […]
Dale Watson, honky-tonk maverick, "Ameripolitan" singer/songwriter, strums a tune and talks shop with Chris Shiflett.
I remember the excitement that I felt after hearing “Bullet With Butterfly Wings” for the first time while in middle school. This unbelievable music video beamed onto the glass tube of my TV and I had never heard or seen anything else like it. My first thought was that I just had to get the […]
The Musical Almanac is an ongoing series highlighting musical styles or genres from around the world. Today, we focus on this unique style from Japan: City-Pop. Sometimes the barrier of language can be so high as to render history muted. Most people now have the luxury of being able to decipher what exactly J-Pop is […]
I couldn’t wait to write about Midlake’s The Trials of Van Occupanther this month because the absolute perfect time to listen to this album is right now. The days have shrunk and gone dark, life is being drained from the trees as we know it and a chill is creeping in, a harbinger of a […]
I was lucky enough to catch these guys the last time they were in the US, with The Chariot on their farewell tour, and they quickly have become one of my favorite bands. They are intense, passionate, honest, and have yet to disappoint with any of their releases. You, Me & The Violence is no exception. Birds […]
Carl Gershon is a New York-based singer-songwriter, and if you ask him, music reached a few peaks in the mid-’80s. “I think it was a time when production technique — when the analog studio, and analog production kind of hit its peak before digital took over; and it was also the time where, as a musician, you […]