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And the Kids is made up of Hannah Mohan (lead vocals, electric ukulele and guitar), Rebecca Lasaponaro (vocals, drums, bells) and Megan Miller (vocals, synth, glockenspiel, woodblock). Playing what they call accessible unconscious existential indie glitter popsicle crisis music, they have been packing the sidewalks and clubs from Northampton to Boston to New York City   Read More …

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Fall On Your Sword is Daphne’s fourth full-length album and the first to be produced by the songwriter herself. This collection of songs was written as a whole, threaded together with “stories we heard as children” encompassing memories of fables, fairy tales, Bible stories, mythology, poetry, cautionary tales, traditional folk songs, and American popular culture   Read More …

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If you think every high school band is a garage band you’ve never witnessed anything like the Brazen Youth. Formed two years ago by then 15 year olds Charlie Dahlke and Nick Lussier, the singer/songwriter duo has taken Atmospheric Alternative/Indie Rock to a place way beyond their years. Honored at the 2015 Whalie Awards, they   Read More …

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Dynamic performances, kaleidoscope harmonies, rhythmic non-conventions, lots of heart. Rudeyna offers multi-dimensional musical adventures, an honest story, unabashed creative play, and the possibility of spontaneous drop-splits. From Beirut, Lebanon to New Haven, CT, the music is inspired by international and local influences, and the project is brought to life by Rudeyna (Vocals), Bill Readey (Guitar),   Read More …

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Dance is a loose term, but it’s also an inevitable directive. Whether on stage or on record, the Boston-based electronic-pop quartet has made a name in their hometown for sparking instant dance parties. Despite their Northeast origins, Bearstronaut has been dubbed “tank-top pop” due to their warm, tropical synth-pop sound – or as Interview Magazine   Read More …

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Hartford needed a funky marching band to bring brass, ruckus, and joy to all the parties. In 2012, Hartford Hot Several set out to be that band. You remember how in the intro to The A-Team, it said, “If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them,   Read More …

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VIOLENT MAE was never intended to be a band. Becky asked Floyd to record and produce her first solo album, and as soon as they hit the studio, chemistry and dynamics between the two sparked the evolution of an artistic partnership. Their full-length debut record was released at the end of 2013. Becky, a songwriter,   Read More …

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Rubblebucket is many things and nothing at all; it’s a mindset, a legend, a feeling, a mystery; a mischievous, playful, boundary-smashing blast of sound that you can sit still and wonder at, or turn off your mind and move wildly to. Or both at the same time. As Kalmia said, when she handed me one   Read More …

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EULA formed while attending music school in New Haven, Connecticut. Based around the demo recordings and fiery voice of guitarist Alyse Lamb, the group went in a loud, angular, art rock direction when she invited bassist Jeff Maleri and drummer Nathan Rose into the fold.  Following a slew of demos and three EPs, they released   Read More …

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Adios Ghost started in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn as the home recording project of Ben Sigerson. It expanded quickly in scope and direction with the addition of Simon Davenport, Jimmy Stull–friends from college in Madison, Wisconsin–and A. Loew, a friend from growing up in DC. Their early practices were held in cramped, by-the-hour rehearsal spaces in Midtown   Read More …

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The So So Glos are a punk rock band based in Brooklyn, New York.  The band consists of Alex Levine (vocals, bass), Ryan Levine (guitar, vocals), Matt Elkin (guitar, vocals) and Zach Staggers (drums, vocals).  They have toured the U.S. and Europe extensively on their own and are recognized for their active participation in New York’s   Read More …

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For their fifth album, the Athens-bred/Nashville-based power trio the Whigs wanted to find the exact midpoint between raw and rehearsed. After more than a decade together – during which they’ve released four critically lauded studio albums and toured constantly as either headliners or openers for the likes of the Drive-By Truckers, Kings of Leon, and   Read More …

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Pretty & Nice are a Boston quartet intent on creating joyous feelings. Songs are born on sunny porches, electrified, dolled up, and slingshot skyward. It’s an advanced pop crash course, and your brain may have trouble keeping up with your feet.

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Ron Gallo is an ever-changing, good spirited, weirdo madman. This “arts and crafts music project” of the same name is an attempt at capturing where Ron Gallo is at any given moment. Sometimes rock n’ roll, sometimes sunday morning bossa nova, sometimes funtime rap metal about Kurt Vonnegut, whatevs. Ron explains, “In the words of   Read More …

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Ah yes, The Hempsteadys. A band whose origins are shrouded in mystery. What misfortune has brought this defiant reggae to the gentle shores of New London? Who can really say? Born of punk rock, fused with the sounds of the surf, the sands and the streets, and powered by the NLC All-Stars, The Hempsteadys are   Read More …

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Quiet Life started playing together in the Spring, on that first good day of the year, when the sun’s finally in its place and birds make sense and you are back on your porch, or your roof, or your lawn, and you’re not by yourself. With roots on the Jersey Shore, sparks flew when they   Read More …

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McLovins specialize in the creation of dynamic and improvised sound, influenced by the members’ disparate and eclectic music influences. The band consists of Jason Ott, Jake Huffman, Justin Berger and Atticus Kelly. These early twenty-year-olds embrace simultaneous and intricate improvisation with a more versatile front line in which all members are singing in four-part harmony,   Read More …

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Goodnight Blue Moon, from New Haven, Connecticut, writes pop songs on folk instruments. By combining 60’s vocal harmonies, traditional roots influences, and orchestrated melodies, GNBM is what New England Americana sounds like. Having already shared the stage with folk heavy weights (Hurray for the Riff Raff, Mother Falcon, Spirit Family Reunion, and Joe Fletcher and   Read More …

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Since she was a child, singer/songwriter Maya Belgrade has enjoyed expressing herself through the performing arts, poetry and writing. She was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan where she trained and performed as both a vocalist and dancer. As a teenager, she moved with her family to the San Francisco Bay Area and began playing   Read More …

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The United States Coast Guard Dixieland Jazz Band was organized in 1970 to perform classic jazz, blues, and rags with a “New Orleans” flavor. The Dixieland Jazz Band has entertained audiences across America, in the former Soviet Union and in England. Notable venues include the open-air theater in Disney World, the Boardwalk in Atlantic City,   Read More …

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