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In Memoriam - Pat DiNizio

NJ’s own Pat DiNizio, the uniquely-voiced lead singer and melodically-gifted songwriter of the 80’s-90’s rock/power pop band The Smithereens, sadly passed yesterday at 62.

DiNizio, who worked in trash collection in his father’s business while he struggled for years to break through (he’s said that “Blood And Roses” was written while riding in a garbage truck), started the Smithereens with a straight-ahead rock ‘n’ roll blueprint, but added a few different twists: With their Marshall amp attack, the music has a harder edge that stands out; with DiNizio being a Buddy Holly disciple, many of the songs have inventive pop song structures that rise above the usual rock blues-based chord progressions, and lastly, that voice. 624 more words


Vundabar Interview - Boston Calling 2017

WMUA’s DJ Toasty Z caught up with Vundabar for a goofy ass interview after their set at Boston Calling this past summer. We’re finally releasing it from the vault– they talk making Eric Andre laugh, hard-boiled eggs, the craziest thing they’ve ever done at a show, and much more! 41 more words


Jeff Rosenstock - "We Cool?" (2015)

Jeff Rosenstock is a punk rock singer songwriter and “We Cool?” is his second studio album as a solo artist (though is accompanied by a full band). 289 more words


Don't Miss: White Reaper @ 9:30 Club, 12/30-12/31/17

White Reaper (Photo by Jesse DeFlorio)

Spoon is set to ring in the new year at 9:30 Club on Dec. 31. In fact, Spoon have sold out two shows for Saturday, Dec. 231 more words

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Album of the Day: Fits, “All Belief is Paradise”

The cover of Fits’ debut record, All Belief is Paradise, depicts the band’s name on what appears to be a fluffy pink and blue carpet. 208 more words

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Don't Miss: Broke Royals @ Union Stage, 12/28/17

Broke Royals (Photo by Sound Snap Photography)

DC duo Broke Royals released their self-titled debut album on Nov. 17. The gents will present its songs live in an official album release show at… 287 more words

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Producer of the Year Jack Antonoff on Why You Can't Fake Success

There’s a moment in David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest wherein the author lists a series of lessons one might learn when forced to examine themselves: “Everybody is identical in their secret unspoken belief that way deep down they are different from everyone else.” And while he didn’t learn that lesson in a halfway house a la the mammoth novel’s protagonist, … 4,450 more words

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