El-P Announces New Album

Brooklyn indie-rapper El-P announces a new album Cancer for Cure that’s do out May 22.  This is his first release from label Fat Possum, and will feature appearances from Killer Mike, Danny Brown, Paul Banks (of Interpol), and Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire.  Along with the announcement comes the first single, “The Full Retard,” which is a reference to the movie Tropic Thunder. Hear it...

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City and Colour Fill the Troc, Twice!

Photographs by Keanan Barbour – March of Brown Photoworks Words by Dan Debes There were beards a plenty both on and off stage and the air hung with an acrid stench that for a change did not come from illegal substances but rather from a string of toasty vintage christmas lights strewn about the second floor of the venue.  The sold out second night show Thursday, December 8, at the Trocadero featured a line-up of Daniel Romano,...

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Deer Tick, The Felice Brothers at Royale, Boston – 11/18

Newport Folk Festival favorites, Deer Tick and The Felice Brothers, displayed their undeniable talent to a sold-out crowd on Friday. Both bands’ raw power was enough to jolt life into the crowd, despite the oddly early set times (Royale becomes a nightclub after the bands finish). The show climaxed with lead singer John McCauley viciously and repeatedly stabbed his own amplifier with a cymbal stand. The night was a comforting...

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Lily And The Parlour Tricks-EP Release And CMJ Gigs

New York based band Lily And The Parlour Tricks take a modern twist on the classic girl group line-up. This six piece ensemble featuring three women vocalists up front and an able trio of guitar, bass, and drums behind them has it’s roots in female vocal trios of days gone by such as the Ronnetes or even the McGuire Sisters, but the sound is certainly fresh and current. Think perhaps the Shangrilas doing music for the soundtrack of...

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These Branches debut The Payoff On WMCX 88.9 FM

Nick Hertzberg and Bryan Batiste of These Branches bring the punk to college radio airwaves this Friday on WMCX 88.9 FM’s specialty show “White Trash Radio” to debut their third album, The Payoff. For Theses Branches, The Payoff is their first album written as a two-piece band, but being short and to the point has never really been a problem for Hertzberg and Batiste. This 10 minute record steers away from topics of...

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