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Musical hints for your last-minute holiday shopping hustle

1 Comments · Wednesday, December 16, 2009
The economy may have been in its worst recession since The Great Depression, but that didn’t stop record companies from putting out a bumper crop of box sets in 2009. Here’s a look at the best of the bunch, any of which would make great gifts this holiday season.   

Think Inside the Box

Some CD/DVD box set suggestions for last-minute holiday shoppers

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Maybe record labels knew much sooner than Washington and the economic experts that hard times were coming, as 2008 will go down as one of the leanest of years for box sets. But here are several 2008 box sets that are worth the price (usually $50 and up), as well as some other releases that are good fits on this year’s shopping lists.  

Traveling Salesmen

Mayday Parade worked to earn an audience one fan at a time (literally)

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 12, 2008
It's been demonstrated time and again that the Warped Tour provides great exposure for Modern Rock bands. My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy and the All-American Rejects are among the bands whose stints on Warped served as a springboard to major success. Add Mayday Parade to that list.  

Music: Mayday Parade

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 11, 2008
It's been demonstrated time and again that the Warped Tour provides great exposure for Modern Rock bands that get to play on the tour. My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy and the All-American Rejects are among the bands whose stints on Warped served as a springboard to major success. Add Mayday Parade to that list. They play Bogart's at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday with All Time Low, The Maine and Every Avenue.  

Kiss the Kooks

The Kooks hit the U.S. with smaller crowds but nicer press relations

1 Comments · Wednesday, October 8, 2008
"(Touring) again in America is actually quite refreshing," Harris said says in a recent phone interview. "You go back to basics again. You get reminded what it was like starting off in the U.K. And so that's exciting. "Obviously the rooms are smaller and the crowds are smaller, but it makes no difference," he continues.  

Music: The Kooks

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 7, 2008
It might seem like a letdown for a group like The Kooks to tour the United States. The band is a major headliner in the U.K., playing prestigious festivals and arenas in that country, where its two albums, Inside In/Inside Out and their latest album Konk, have been million-selling hits. But stateside, The Kooks are playing clubs. They play Bogarts at 8 p.m. with guests The Whigs.  

Between Rock and A Folk Place

Folk Pop queen Dar Williams flirts with Rock on new album

0 Comments · Thursday, September 25, 2008
But if life as a mother/wife/musician means juggling the demands of home and family with the demands of promoting a tour and new CD comes with an understandable element of chaos, it seems clear that when it comes to the music itself, Williams continues to have things under control.   

Music: Personnel Triumph

With the addition of a guitar legend, Modest Mouse reaches new heights

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Isaac Brock, the leader of Modest Mouse, was famously quoted as saying that during the recording of the band's 2004 album, Good News For People Who Like Bad News, he wanted to kill producer Denni  

Music: Town Revitalized

After hardships, Country's Little Big Town returns at full strength

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 28, 2008
If ever a band was going to be determined to avoid any kind of sophomore slump, it was Little Big Town. Like any group that achieves the dream of having a hit record, Little Big Town faced the pr  

Music: Beauty from the Beast

Seether turns a rough year into its most adventurous album yet

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 21, 2008
There might not be any band that was happier to see 2006 end and a new year begin than Seether. "(That) year was a pretty tumultuous year for all of us personally, and as a band," drummer John