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Westkust: Last Forever

The number of shoegaze revival bands operating in 2015 dwarfs the number of bands active during the sound’s ’90s heyday. One of the many, many revivalists, Swedish quintet Westkust do their best to distance themselves from the droning and hypnotic herd on their debut album, … 283 more words

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Spotlight On...A Shot Away

About a quarter after three on Friday afternoon, Keeker loaded into the Arlington gate.  Five others did as well, but most eyes were on her.  The four-year-old filly had won her first three starts during the Arlington meet, steadily climbing up the claiming ranks.  460 more words


This is ….Oscillator

Oscillator exist at the impact point of a three way collision between punk, new wave and garage rock. Punk provides the verve and energy, the directness and the swagger of the songs but this is tempered by the clean lines and the melody garnered from the explosion of creation of the “what punk did next” years. 97 more words

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Spotlight on: 3D brain map reveals connections between cells in nano-scale

“Researchers hope uprecedented images will allow study of abnormal connections in neurological disorders such as schizophrenia and depression.”  From the Guardian. You can read the full article here

Brain Imaging

Spolight on: Crane Beach, Ipswich, Massachusetts

Beaches aren’t exactly known for their accessibility.

That’s why when we discover one, it’s a monumental occasion. Our favorite beach where we live north of Boston is hands-down… 259 more words


Public Enemy: Man Plans God Laughs

Earlier this year, Public Enemy’s classic 1990 album, Fear of a Black Planet, celebrated its 25th anniversary. Almost 25 years to the day after Chuck D’s piercing shouts bookended Radio Raheem getting choked out by the police in front of onlookers in Spike Lee’s… 297 more words

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Between the Buried and Me: Coma Ecliptic

Integration and expansion have always been the trademarks of North Carolina’s Between the Buried & Me. This lineup, which has been together since the early 2000s, has leaned ever more toward prog with each successive release since 2007’s… 440 more words

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