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Lorde, Neutral Milk Hotel, The National, The Replacements, Nas, The Roots to Headline Boston Calling in Fall

Boston Calling Music Festival will be returning to Government Center in Boston in a matter of weeks with their spring lineup, but the crew have already announced the roster for the fall edition and it’s pretty damn impressive. We’re talking headlining sets from The National, Lorde, The Replacements, Nas x The Roots, Neutral Milk Hotel, and Childish Gambino. Talk about a rounded out group of bands.

The full line-up is as follows: The National, Lorde, The Replacements, Nas x The Roots, Neutral Milk Hotel, Childish Gambino, Spoon, Girl Talk, The 1975, Volcano Choir, Twenty One Pilots, The War on Drugs, …


REVIEW: Pile – ‘Special Snowflake / Mama’s Lipstick’ 7″

Artist: Pile
Album: Special Snowflakes / Mama’s Lipstick
Genre: Post-punk, rock & roll, indie rock
Label: Exploding in Sound Records

The burned-out psychedelic grunge of Dripping still has its edge. When it was released, Pile were a band that I had heard but never seen live – a band that had played shows with favorites like Giraffes? Giraffes!. Featuring vocals that ring out like a northern Jeff Mangum, I loved the band instantly, but their songwriting was consistently good and yet not great.

On the 7″ of Special Snowflakes / Mama’s Lipstick, Pile has taken their game to …


I Watched Miley Cyrus Cry On Stage For 120 Minutes Last Night

Having spent the last year watching Miley Cyrus transform from Disney Channel starlet to pop music chart-topper most have seen naked so many times that they no longer consider such imagery newsworthy, I knew from the moment the announcement was made that there was no way on Earth I could pass up the opportunity to see her live when the highly-publicized Bangerz tour rolled through Boston’s TD Garden. I expected spectacle and high-gloss raunch to the highest degree, which was delivered from the start, but I did not expect to see America’s most controversial pop star spend the evening reminding …


Bane Release Trailer for Final Album, ‘Don’t Wait Up’

Boston hardcore legends Bane released a trailer today for their upcoming album, Don’t Wait Up. The trailer, at least to longtime fans of the band, is very emotional, as they chronicle what it was like putting together their final album before they call it quits. Bane is one of the most influential modern hardcore bands in the scene, and while it’s sad to see them go, the way they are gracefully turning out the lights on their 19-year-old band is extremely respectable, and bands should be taking notes on how to say goodbye.

Don’t Wait Up comes out on …


Pixies Announce New Album ‘Indie Cindy’

In June of last year, Pixies put out their first new material in almost ten years. After swapping bassists, tossing out new EPs, and kickin’ it around the world on tour, the band is ready to release a brand new album.

Titled Indie Cindy, the album was recorded back in October of 2012 when they teamed up with Gil Norton at Wales’ Rockfield Studios. This marks the first full LP since 1991′s Trompe Le Monde. Indie Cindy comes out April 28 through the band’s own label Pixiesmusic and will include some of the tracks off their recent EP-1, EP-2

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LIVE REVIEW: Son Lux @ Institute Of Contemporary Art (3/21/14)

Out of all the acts listed on Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art 2014 schedule, experimental electronic musician Son Lux was easily the most thrilling prospect. As a giant glass cube, the ICA is one of Boston’s more modern buildings, only rivaled by MIT’s Stata CenterSon Lux, the stage name for 34-year-old Ryan Lott, blended in with the museum’s hidden theater three floors up, exploring dark synths and hybrid chamber pop with a relaxed mentality that wrangled the overall sound into one bubble.


Pixies Unveil “Greens and Blues” Video

Boston alt-rockers Pixies have released a video for “Greens and Blues” off of the band’s latest release, EP-2.

Starring Mel Rodriguez (Little Miss Sunshine), Pixies’ video for “Greens and Blues” tells the story of the last man on earth. Featuring graffiti artists, astronauts and a slacker in the midst of it all, the video relies heavily on green and blue overtones mentioned in the song’s title.

EP-2 was announced in January following the departure of former Pixies frontwoman Kim Deal. Since Deal’s departure, Kim Shattuck has joined the band.

You can watch Pixies’ video for “Greens and …


Get Funky With Bearstronaut’s New Single “Black Bells”

Tuesdays are typically easier than Mondays, but that doesn’t mean a little funk wouldn’t help ease the daily grind.

Boston indie pop outfit Bearstronaut have released the official video for their single “Black Bells,” and those of you too excited to read the rest of this post can view the clip below.

Featuring thick, thumping bass and the kind of hook that just won’t quit, “Black Bells” is a anthemic jam perfect for setting any night off right, be it with friends or your special someone. You will find it hard to resist grooving along, but you might want to …


Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival Returns To Boston May 1-4; Tickets On Sale Now

Comedian Eugene Mirman has announced plans to bring his traveling comedy festival back to the city of Boston from May 1 to May 4 and UTG has all the details.

Announced earlier today, the latest installment of the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival will feature four days of comedy, highlighted by nightly events featuring a wide array of comedic talent. The full list of shows has been revealed, but several guests are still being kept secret. You can view the shows, announced guests, and links to tickets for each event below.

We have never had the opportunity to cover Mirman’s festival …


Pile Stream “Special Snowflakes”

Pile is a band I have long been fond of. Though they have long been on Exploding in Sound Records, the label only really took off after last year’s positive Pitchfork review of Speedy Ortiz’s Major Arcana, though it should be noted that Ovlov’s am. was another highlight of 2013. That said, Pile may just be the next big thing from the Boston DIY scene; Stereogum and Pitchfork have both already weighed in, and feedback on the song from their new 7″, titled “Special Snowflakes,” is sweepingly positive.

No word yet on whether the b-side, “Mama’s Lipstick,” is …

Boston Justin Bieber Clothing

Boston-based Clothing Company Prevented From Selling Justin Bieber Nazi Shirt

A Boston clothing company has been trying to manufacture t-shirts that display Justin Bieber with a swastika on his forehead, but now–surprise–it looks like they’re being thwarted. Let’s Rage Clothing had the“all-over” t-shirt for sale on their website, but now customers who try to purchase the garment receive a message explaining that no one will actually print it.

The message is as follows:

Thank you for contacting us! I checked your order and it looks like you purchased our Justin Bieber Swastika t-shirt. Unfortunately, we can’t find a printing facility that will actually make those shirts so they’ve been


MUSIC VIDEO: Bad Rabbits – “Get Up and Go”

Boston’s funk rock group Bad Rabbits have just shared the new music video for “Get Up and Go” off this year’s American Love. You can watch it after the jump.

The music video plays with the behind-the-scenes setup of a music video, letting frontman Dua Boakye run around, cutting in and out of scenes as the band delivers their playful R&B sound in the background. From 80s back-up dancers to spraypaint and poker, there isn’t much missing from the video. In fact, the only thing missing is what you’re left wanting at the end: the rest of the album. That, …