The Young Republic in an Indie band from Nashville whose members are actually quite accomplished on their instruments and utilize seemingly the entire history of popular music in their songwriting. By no coincidence, the group formed five years ago when they met as students at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.
Soon Clifton's Gaslight District will host a place to buy hammers and nails and possibly a venue to hear live Jazz performed nightly. Already considered one of the city's most livable neighborhoods, Ludlow Avenue's versatile, metropolitan vibe continues to evolve.
Springfield, Mass., might not be the acknowledged capital of grinding Metal, but that hasn't stopped The Acacia Strain from perfecting the art of down-tuned guitar and demon-balls-in-a-bear-trap vocals.