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GALLERY: Hozier + James Bay

HOZIER + JAMES BAY 10.17.14 // The Regency Ballrom San Francisco, CA photos by Concepcion Studios

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Concert Review: OK Go @ Paradise Rock Club

OK GO 09.17.14 // Paradise Rock Club Boston, MA by Lisa Czech // photos by Lisa Czech Remember these guys? Yeah. They’re still going. And they’re killing it. The crowd, a wide ...

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Show Review: The Black Keys

The Black Keys: Rochester, Blue Cross Arena by Claire Dunderman When Dan and Pat are the only two on stage, something big is about to happen. What was different this ...

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New Artist Alert: MEGHAN TRAINOR

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FUN. Harsh Lights- Live on Jimmy Fallon

Check out Harsh Lights performed live by FUN. on Jimmy Fallon.

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GALLERY: RX Bandits at Paradise Rock Club

RX BANDITS 07.23.14 // Paradise Rock Club Boston, MA Progressive rock four-piece RX Bandits played to a sold out Paradise Rock Club in Boston last week. The Orange County natives packed energy into the 900-cap room; the crowd screaming the words right back at the band all night long. Check out a gallery of photos from the show […]

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GALLERY: Kevin Devine & the Goddamn Band, Balance & Composure + Manchester Orchestra

KEVINE DEVINE AND THE GODDAMN BAND+ BALANCE AND COMPOSURE+ MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA 05.23.14 // House of Blues Boston, MA photos by Lisa Czech See a full review of the show by clicking here

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Concert Review: Kevin Devine & the Goddamn Band, Balance & Composure + Manchester Orchestra @ HOB Boston

Kevin Devine & the Goddamn Band, Balance & Composure + Manchester Orchestra Concert Review 05/23/2014 HOB Boston by Dan Czech See a full photo gallery of the show by clicking here Despite also being Night 1 of the Boston Calling Festival at City Hall Plaza, fans came out in droves to the House of Blues in […]

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Album Review: The Ready Set “The Bad & The Better”

The Ready Set – The Bad & The Better Out: May 27th 2014 By Eric Riley   Jordan Witzigreuter’s work ethic is pretty far beyond what his age would let on. Even before the release of his third album The Bad & The Better, the 24-year-old Witzigreuter has said that, amidst his touring schedule, which […]

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Show Review: Kings Of Leon

Kings Of Leon By Claire Dunderman “Wait for me…wait for me…” Caleb Followill crooned to the packed stadium. The lights on the stage reflected and a rainbow extended into the crowd. The strumming of the first string of the chorus started to build tempo. “Aw it’s all better now, it’s all better now…” The audience […]

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Kodaline: Making Music With Purpose

Kodaline: Making Music With Purpose by Eric Riley “People tend to underestimate the power of positive thinking,” drummer Vinny May calmly states. “It’s about thinking of what you want to achieve.” From halfway around the world, May was asked if his band, Kodaline – which is comprised of himself, vocalist Steve Garrigan, bassist Jason Boland, […]

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Taking Back Sunday “Happiness Is” Album Review

Taking Back Sunday Happiness Is Album Review by Dan Czech Happiness Is, the sixth studio album from Long Island emo pioneers Taking Back Sunday, marks their second release since John Nolan and Shaun Cooper rejoined the band to reform the “classic” TBS lineup. The first being a self-titled album released in 2011 to generally favorable reviews. […]

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Photo Gallery: Comeback Kid in Boston

Comeback Kid Middle East, Cambridge, MA – 2/25/14 photos by Mark MacLeod

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Concert Review: Into It. Over It. in Cambridge, MA

Concert Review: Into It. Over It. The Sinclair, Cambridge, MA – 2/20/2014 by Dan Czech Chicago-based emo revivalists Into It. Over It. packed the house this past Thursday during a sold out show at Cambridge’s newest music venue, the Sinclair. The band is entering the home stretch of their winter tour with A Great Big […]

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The 56th Grammy Awards: Record of the Year Prediction

by: Josh Schonfeld It’s that magical time of year again, where the entire music industry sits at the edge of its seat, waiting to see who will be given the honor of “Grammy Award Winner” after their name for years to come. This Sunday, one of these five nominees will join the likes of Adele, […]

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Concert Review: Bastille & Grizfolk at Royale Boston

Bastille & Grizfolk Royale Boston 1/20/2014 by Lisa Czech I can’t deny that I jam out to Bastille’s “Pompeii” on the regular, so I was pretty excited to have the opportunity to check out their show this past Monday night at the Royale in Boston. Despite the cold, a mass of dedicated fans had shown […]

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Gallery: Grizfolk & Bastille

Grizfolk & Bastille Royale Boston – 1/20/2014 photos by Lisa Czech Read the review of the show HERE.

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Get To Know: Dynasty Electric

by: Stephanie Noel Electric Pop and Psychedelic Folk Rock are just two descriptions of the sound that Dynasty Electric has been producing over the past six years. If you are unfamiliar with the “retro-futuristic” duo, they are one you may want to make yourself familiar with Jenny Electrik and Seth Misterka of Brooklyn, New York […]

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Concert Review: Pixies in Boston

Concert Review: The Pixies Orpheum Theatre, Boston MA 1/18/2014 by Dan Czech Not many bands are capable of playing a perfect concert, but on Saturday night at the Orpheum Theatre in Boston, the Pixies came damn close. The band played an epic, nearly two hour set, consisting of more than 30 songs to an adoring […]

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Album Review: Young the Giant’s “Mind Over Matter”

Album Review: Young the Giant’s Mind Over Matter Release date: 1/21/2014 by Claire Dunderman After the giant success of “My Body” from their debut album, Young the Giant explores their creative dimensions with their new album Mind Over Matter. It just doesn’t work all of the time. The album as a whole explores new sounds and […]

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Anberlin Disbanding After One Final Album

Anberlin announced today that in 2014 they will release one final album, and tour the world one last time before disbanding at the end of the year. See the video below for more details from the band.  And if you missed it, check out their feature in our Winter issue HERE.

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Concert Preview: The Pixies in Boston 1/18

Alternative rock pioneers the Pixies will kick off their 2014 world tour at Massey Hall in Toronto on January 15th. The band did play two residencies with multiple headlining gigs in both New York and Los Angeles last year, as well as an extensive European tour and an appearance at Chicago’s annual Riot Fest. This […]

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Tracks in the Snow – vol. 1- out now!

Our new split compilation featuring Long Lost, Stages & Stereos, Parks, and seven other awesome artists is available for FREE download! Download by clicking on the image below. NGHBRS – “Hold Up Girl“ Barricades – “Mannequin“ Parks – “Modern Fiction“ Setsail – “Tell Me When“ The Commonwealth – “The Bright Ones“ Long Lost – “Look Back and Wave“ Fritz Montana – “Say […]

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#1 You Didn’t Know Existed: Jason Derulo “Talk Dirty”

Jason Derulo – “Talk Dirty (feat. 2 Chainz)” By Josh Schonfeld Ok, so you know Jason Derulo, that guy who sings his name before every song. You know all his hits, from “Whatcha Say” back in 2009 to “The Other Side” just last summer. But did you know that he released a mega-smash this fall […]

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AMPLIFIED MAGAZINE: ISSUE #4 – WINTER 2013

Click the photo below to read Issue #4 featuring Anberlin! If you would like to purchase this issue, please CLICK HERE.  

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Concert Review: Skip & Die

Skip & Die 11/16/13 at the Rock School Barbey, Bordeaux, France by Nicola Brown The small crowd waiting for Skip&Die to come out pressed close to the stage. Everyone was eager to get a good view of the band and I, not knowing any French, had to jostle for position without knowing how to apologize […]

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Gallery: Lissie at Royale Boston

Lissie at Royale Boston 11/22/2013 photos by Mark MacLeod Folk-rock powerhouse Lissie rolled through Boston on Friday and tore the house down. Check out a gallery from the show below!

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Concert Preview: Tommy & the High Pilots at Middle East Upstairs

Hailing from southern California, Tommy & the High Pilots are an indie-pop trio, and they’re sure to make you dance. Make sure you head out to their last east coast date of 2013 at the Middle East Upstairs in Boston, MA. Just try not to have a good time when they’re on stage, we dare […]

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Concert Preview: Lissie at Royale Boston

Concert Preview: Lissie at Royale Boston 11/22/2013 Illinois born rebel Lissie already has two albums under her belt, and is taking the folk rock scene by storm. Described in her bio as having a “Mezcal-and-cigarette voice,” Lissie sings with power and frankness, but doesn’t wish to be characterized as anything more specific. With a bit […]

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Concert Review & Interview: Youngblood Brass Band

by Claire Dunderman “Who am I?” “YOUNGBLOOD BRASS BAND!” If one didn’t know what Riot Jazz was before attending Youngblood Brass Band’s concert at Village Underground in Shoreditch last Friday night, they definitely knew what it was when they left. In the spacious, old warehouse-style venue, brass band enthusiasts around gathered up after the second […]

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Album Review: Lady GaGa’s “ARTPOP”

Lady GaGa – ARTPOP by Josh Schonfeld Rising above the negativity and media backlash from her commercially-disappointing Born This Way album, Lady GaGa has returned to prove that she is not a flash-in-the-pan disposable popstar.  ARTPOP is more than just a musical event, it is a work of art, with each note and lyric handcrafted by GaGa herself, along with […]

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Concert Review: Third Eye Blind

Concert Review: Third Eye Blind 11/04/2013 – House of Blues Boston by Dan Czech Third Eye Blind played to a sold out crowd of over 2,400 at the House of Blues last Monday. This seems a bit strange for a band like Third Eye Blind, who has not had a single chart in 10 years […]

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Concert Review: Fitz & the Tantrums

Concert Review: Fitz & the Tantrums 10/28/13 – House of Blues Boston by Andrew Moran  Fitz & the Tantrums is a group that you do not want to miss.  This 6-piece, American neo soul/indie pop band has been on tour following their fresh new album More Than Just a Dream, and are currently on The […]

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Gallery: Anberlin & The Maine Hit House of Blues Boston

Anberlin & The Maine rolled through Boston on a quiet night (it was game 3 of the World Series but the Sox were away), and turned the volume way up. Although not quite sold out, the room was packed the co-headliners kept the crowd on the feet all night long. Enjoy a photo gallery from […]

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Concert Preview: Fitz & the Tantrums

Concert Preview: Fitz & the Tantrums HOB Boston 10/27, 6pm by Andy Moran After their 2010 release of Pickin’ Up The Pieces, it was easy to tell that Los Angeles based Fitz and the Tantrums were here to stay on the neo-soul and indie pop charts. Energetic and melodic hits, like “Moneygrabber” and “Don’t Gotta […]

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Concert Review (London Edition): VV Brown

by: Claire Dunderman Too often in music we see artists transform themselves for the sake of a label. In VV Brown’s case, she made sure to not let that happen. With her new sound, she played an inspiring set to an audience that was willing to listen to her message. The musically eclectic night was […]

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Album Review: Katy Perry’s PRISM

Katy Perry – PRISM by Josh Schonfeld After one of the most successful albums of all time, Katy Perry is back with her third studio album.  Unfortunately, this album is no Teenage Dream. Between the cliche lyrics, lifeless vocals, and regurgitated production, Katy Perry has effectively sold her soul to the label devils, turning her […]

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Concert Review: House Party Tour

Concert Review: House Party Tour by Alissa Polillio With headlining the House Party Tour and winning the lawsuit with Victory Records to release their new album Common Courtesy, A Day To Remember are back and as strong as ever. Even though I prefer smaller venues, the Tsongas Center in Lowell was an overall great experience […]

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Album Review: Panic! At The Disco “Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die”

Album Review by: Claire Dunderman Panic! At the Disco have always had a flair for the dramatics and semantics, and Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die! doesn’t hold back. While it doesn’t always work, the album boasts ballsy chords and vocals, the direction into more synth-oriented backtracks is a step away from their […]

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Album Review: Miley Cyrus “Bangerz”

Miley Cyrus – Bangerz By Josh Schonfeld Most people would say that the hardest part of being an artist are the performances and how the public perceives them. For Miley Cyrus however, that’s the easy part. She can make anyone talk about her for weeks with a simple twerk, but what happens when you strip […]

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Album Review: Lorde “Pure Heroine”

Lorde – Pure Heroine By Josh Schonfeld The last time we checked in with the New Zealand starlet, Lorde had just attained her 2nd #1 in her native country with “Tennis Court,” and her single, “Royals,” was gaining traction on Alternative radio in the United States. Fast forward three months, and she is now #1 […]

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Album Review: The Commonwealth’s “Urban Soul”

Album Review: The Commonwealth – Urban Soul By: Nicola Brown The Commonwealth’s second full-length album starts off with the relaxed guitar riffs of “Urban Soul,” after which the album is named. It’s a great beginning to a great record, building the energy and the foundation of what the album is about: life and love in […]

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Concert Review: The Rubens in Boston

Concert Review The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA by Lisa Czech photos: Lisa Czech Australian alt-rockers The Rubens are a band you don’t want to miss. The four-piece are currently on tour with the indie/rock quintet GROUPLOVE, and they surely won’t disappoint. At last week’s Sinclair show, a new venue in Cambridge, MA, those who made […]

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Win tickets to the NOT Made in USA Tour!

Want to win a pair of tickets to the NOT Made in USA Tour, featuring the Novocaines, Exile Parade & the Copper Gamins, and hang out with the bands? Enter below and you could win! Enter by midnight EST 9/22/2013

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Album Review: Ariana Grande “Yours Truly”

Ariana Grande – Yours Truly By Josh Schonfeld It’s Mariah! It’s Christina! No, it’s 19 year-old Nickelodeon star, Ariana Grande! In her first musical effort, Grande channels her inner Mariah Carey, diva hand-waving and all, and blows away any competition she may have had with other child stars. Yours Truly brings back the R&B slow […]

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AMPLIFIED MAGAZINE: ISSUE #3 – FALL 2013

Click below to read Issue #3 featuring Andrew McMahon! If you would like to purchase this issue, please click on the following link: http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/626082

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2013 MTV VMA’s: Video of the Year Predictions

By Josh Schonfeld The MTV Video Music Awards are just days away and rumors are swirling about what the night will hold.  What will Lady GaGa wear?  Will Taylor Swift get interrupted again?  Will *NSYNC reunite for a nostalgia bomb performance of “Bye Bye Bye” complete with full choreography?  We can’t answer any of those […]

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Concert Review: Little Comets

Little Comets at Schubas, Chicago by Nicola Brown The lights dimmed in the cozy back room venue as Little Comets took the stage. The audience, warmed up by openers Mawcrest and Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas, cheered as the English band took up their instruments and launched into their set, beginning with “Bridge Burn” and […]

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Show Preview: Little Comets

Little Comets @ Schuba’s August 18th, 2013 – Chicago, IL by Eric Riley  Following the American release of their second album Life is Elsewhere and hoping to follow in the footsteps of label-mates The Lumineers, Little Comets have their sights set on the US. With a short tour run of less than a dozen shows, […]

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EP Review: Cable Car “Ride”

Cable Car – Ride By Josh Schonfeld Blending together pop, rock, R&B, and a hint of country, this Los Angeles trio takes their first crack at mainstream success. Between their cascading instrumentation and their flowing vocals, Cable Car will make you float out on the sea of love by track 2. Not only are they […]

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Concert Review: Jimmy Eat World at HOB Boston

Concert Review: Jimmy Eat World 8/5/2013 HOB Boston by Dan Czech Are you listening? A nearly sold out crowd was when Jimmy Eat World rocked the House of Blues in Boston last Monday night. Fans sang it back at the top of their lungs to a nearly two hour set filled with a wide variety […]

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Lorde has ‘a different vibe’ about her follow up album

After the success of her debut album ‘Pure Heroine’ and a sold out world tour still adding dates every week, when asked about the follow up album, Lorde explains how she has grown in the last year will affect greatly the next LP. The Seventeen-year-old told BBC , “I think I’ve learned so much as […]

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Coldplay’s New Album Ghost Stories

Coldplay’s newly released album, “Ghost Stories,” was released May 16 on Parlophone Records/Warner Music Group. Currently available for purchase on iTunes and for digital streaming. Track List: 1. Always In My Head 2. Magic 3. Ink 4. True Love 5. Midnight 6. Another’s Arms 7. Oceans 8. A Sky of Stars 9. O (Hidden Track) […]

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Maroon 5 To Release new Album This September

Set for release on September 2, the new album “V,” will be on Interscope Records. With a very busy summer of recording a new CD with well respected industry producer such as Benny Blanco and Shellback, will be much anticipated for fans of all ages.

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Turn Blue: The Black Keys fall 2014 Tour

Just released on May 9, the full length album Turn Blue is currently available for purchase on iTunes. It includes hits such as “Fever” and “Turn Blue.” The follow tour dates were taken from http://www.theblackkeys.com/turnblue? • 9/5 Columbus, OH* • 9/6 Cleveland, OH* • 9/7 Grand Rapids, MI* • 9/9 Milwaukee, WI* • 9/10 Louisville, […]

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New Video Just Released By Eminem

Headlights the new single by Eminem, featuring Nate Ruess, lead singer of Fun. was released over the weekend for Mother’s Day. It’s currently available to view on YouTube and for purchase at the iTunes store. This is part of The Marshall Mathers LP 2 which was released in September of 2013 by Eminem.

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Lana Del Rey- West Coast Video

Lana Del Rey finally released the much anticipated West Coast video. Many fans who loved her some of her previous music “Young and Beautiful” and “Born to Die” and “Blue Jeans,” and starring in two movies, Poolside and Tropico, fans of the new hit single will be happy. After making it into top 100 after […]

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