Music, Video

YouTube Gold: New Kids on the Block on People Are Talking WBZ Boston 1989

Let me preface this post with saying that I was NOT a fan of New Kids on the Block back in the day. Being born in 1987 when NKOTB’s fame was just escalating made me a bit too young to be fully bitten by the bug. However, I have an older sister and cousin who were obsessed with the group and look back on those days with fond teeny bopper memories. When I was old enough to get into music on my own the boy bands of the mid/late 90’s were a myriad of super manufactured pretty boys who could dance, but not sing (Backstreet Boys, NYSNC, 98°, etc.).
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Cut Copy Bounces Back with Zonoscope

Cut Copy Zonoscope

Artist: Cut Copy
Title: Zonoscope
Label: Modular Recordings
Release Date: February 4, 2011

Well it’s here. Finally. A third full length album from the world’s most coveted Aussie electropoppers, Cut Copy. And you know what? It was well worth the wait. I had a hard time imagining how they could possibly compete with In Ghost Colours. When they dropped the first inkling of new material from their followup with “Where I’m Going” fans were confused. Was this the sign of a possible Beach Boys meets Animal Collective rip off? But no need to fear… the rest of Zonoscope offers plenty of heart thumping options for you to rage in a club to with “Blink and You’ll Miss a Revolution” and “Corner of the Sky”.

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Art, Events, Music

Somerville Local First’s Harvest Fest: Not Your Mama’s Non-Profit Gala

Somerville Local First Harvest Fest

I’ve always been a big fan of Fall. Aside from prepping myself for the Fightins’ guaranteed October baseball appearance while Red Sox nation weeps, I’ve been digging the air-conditioning free nights and noshing on the fresh apples from my Enterprise Farms farm share. As a Somerville local I’ve also been bracing myself for one of the coolest events of the season – Somerville Local First’s 2nd annual Harvest Fest on October 9th.

This year it’s Rock n’ Roll vs. Electronic. Get your rock on during the day in the 1st session with a smattering of local bands and foods – a definite must go-to event for any craft beer jugheads (or is that growler heads?) out there. At the night session David Day and the Zebbler Encanti Experience will summon you to cut the floor at the Armory with your dancing shoes. Food, music, lights, fun – all local and all for a great cause to support the hard working folks at SLF.

So what the hell are you waiting for?