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Danava: Rollicking, Rippin’ Psychmetal

Each of Danava's songs is a rollicking, rippin' power track with extra psychedelic embellishments. The band works with a consistent feeling and within the confines of a bygone genre, but seeing them live puts to rest doubts that it’s all pretense-laden artifice.
photo thanks to Kris Craig

Exclusive Video: Roz and the Rice Cakes Live at Columbus Theatre

We first met Roz and the Rice Cakes back in early April at this totally awesome, scuzzy loft show in Boston where the Providence-based three piece laid down an electric set of mesmerizing and uncategorizable compositions, and instantly made us faun over their energetic new album, Need to Feed.

Santoros Find Their Way With Ancestros

Santoros would be at home in the underground psychedelic movement of the 60s. They’ve patented a new type of hypnosis in their rehashing of grooved-out lo-fi tunes on their 8-song EP, Ancestros.

GYMSHORTS: Heavy, Unrefined, Primitive Punk Rock

The last time we saw Gymshorts, they accomplished more in their short 30-minute set than some bands of similar raging noise-punk nature will manage only after playing with each other for years. Tearing through “Herman Melville” and other tracks from their purposefully, defiantly, invitingly imperfect recent release, No Backsies, their chemistry exploded.

Guest DJ | ROMA DASH

Last week, Roma Dash was found crammed in the wheel well of a Logan-LAX commercial plane. Luckily, we were there, and made a citizens' arrest on the spot; she never did make it to Coachella, despite her incessant chanting of Lana Del Rey's 'West Coast,' as we hauled her away.
photo : Shawn Brackbill

Speedy Ortiz Pick Up Momentum With ‘Real Hair’ EP

While Real Hair is comfortably familiar, it's no carbon-copy of what their debut full-length Major Arcana brought us last June. It embraces some different songwriting qualities that provide a distinction from what has come before, and their musical progression doesn't come at the cost of sacrificing what has made Speedy Ortiz so appealing to date: loud, intricate 90s-fuzz guitars and Sadie Dupuis' sharp lyrics and vocals.