If I had to pin down the sound of JP’s Thick Shakes, I might call it a throwback to 60′s garage. But that would be the lazy way out.
Thick Shakes’ sound is almost an analogue to its name: The band’s music doesn’t so much flow as ooze, dripping out of speakers and [...]
Former Bostonian Gabe Boyer started his MassDist label in 1999 on a whim. At first, it was just a place to deposit his many musical projects, But it soon spread to a DIY masterpiece with more than 100 recordings. Bands that have graced the label include Devil Music Ensemble,
USAISAMONSTER, and [...]
Last week, listeners at Last.fm (the social-music and web radio site), got a fresh look at Boston-based synth favorites Freezepop. In a series of short videos on the site’s “Last.fm Discover” page, band members Jussi Gamache and Sean Drinkwater (aka Liz Enthusiasm and The Other Sean T. Drinkwater) recorded interviews and performances [...]
Oh, man, am I looking forward to this show. Freezepop, Boston’s favorite synth-pop band, is celebrating their brand-new CD, Imaginary Friends. For this show, they’re doing it with real, living, breathing, friends: Trent Reznor-inspired Death of the Cool opens, followed by the head-pounding beats of Big Digits and the glossy synth sounds [...]
Hallelujah the Hills’ Ryan Walsh always has a project up his sleeve. In 2006, he shepherded the band to 2nd place in Salon.com’s national song search contest. Last year, he created a 2009-themed song for the Boston Phoenix (with lyrics pulled entirely from that year’s news headlines), and most recently, he spent a few [...]
Last year, the always eclectic Band In Boston podcast shut its doors for a year’s hiatus. Today, they’re back in business.
The podcast, run by Andy Guthrie and Jen Kelley, has a pretty good deal going on—once a week, the duo hosts a new Boston band (or touring band that happens to be [...]
Even hipster internet/music trends can be explained by math. Who knew? Science: it works.
popular velocity = (∆ Popularity/∆t) = -L (t) where L=probability of lameness.
In other words, if a band fades from popularity, but the name sticks around for enough time, it eventually will become less lame. [...]