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TJ Mayes - "When Love Comes Down"

’50s era rock ’n’ roll had been long overdue for a rebirth. Thankfully, the stockpile of capable luminaries has not been in short supply over the past few years. 

07/23/2014 | Comments 0

Boare - "playdatshit"

The world is in the midst of an electronic music renaissance, and you find most of this boon of producers laying claim to the club-friendly, bass-dropping variety, holing up in the the free-flowing world of hip-hop beatmaking or pitching their tent on the out-there, boundary-pushing EDM camp.
07/23/2014 | Comments 0

Broncho - "Class Historian"

Broncho has never been hurting in the hook department. The success of the trio’s 2011 debut, Can’t Get Past the Lips, was predicated mostly on its ability to marry melodies with kinetic guitar riffs and anarchic energy. Yet we’ve heard nothing to the degree of pure pop catchiness on display in “Class Historian,” the new single from Broncho’s upcoming sophomore album, Just Enough Hip to Be Woman.
07/23/2014 | Comments 0

Manmade Objects - Monuments

No one wants to be forgotten; everyone wants some sort of legacy, a mark they leave behind as they exit this life for whatever lies beyond.

And for as long as there has been death, there have been monuments — whether austere or understated, abstract or concrete, prominent or tucked away in private — erected by the ones they loved to assure that remembrance, at least for a time.
07/15/2014 | Comments 0

Admirals - Amidst the Blue

Sometimes it helps to not be very good.

Some of the best albums and artists were born out of happy accidents owed to varying degrees of early suckage — the perfect note or chord for a song found by missing the one you are aiming for, failed mimicry of an idol bearing something entirely new and great instead.

07/09/2014 | Comments 0
 

Onomatopoeias have never been more ‘Fun’


The Boom Bang drop their debut album tomorrow at The Conservatory

By Stephen Carradini March 10th, 2011
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The Boom Bang, which still owns one of the metro’s best band names, is all set to drop its debut album, “World War Fun,” on the unsuspecting world tomorrow. The (rim)shot heard round the (music) world will fire sometime after The Conservatory’s doors open at 9 p.m. Copperheads and Shitty/Awesome will be there to celebrate as well.

I believe that The Boom Bang is in the right place at the right time to take advantage of the current indie trends (as I noted here). This is their last local show before SXSW, which could very well catapult them into the skuzzy, lo-fi rock spotlight as a buzz band. They could be the next Best Coast, and make pizza the new Snacks the Cat.

For real, I’m ready for that. I mean, I love LOLcats more than the next guy, but Snacks’ time in the limelight needs to give way to an actual snack/meal. And people need to hear The Boom Bang.

What does this mean for you? Only the only all-important, all-coveted phrase: “I was there.

Be there.

 
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