Christmas 2016: “I Don’t Want Any Coal” (Seriously, Though)

IT’S DECEMBER and for once, I’m not sick of Christmas music yet. Even when the playlist at work stuck me in a never-ending loop of “Holly Jolly Christmas” last week, I didn’t feel any slow-burn rage about it. I think, perhaps, this lack of anger toward holiday jingles is coming from my determination to enjoy as…

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New to Me Music: Last Letters

New music time! This one also hit me via email, but it’s a much different vibe from my last featured artist. New England pop-punk vet Charles Iwuc released his first solo EP under the moniker Last Letters on Friday, Nov. 11. Nothing to Write Home About is a seven-track, self-produced record that sounds like the softer side…

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New to me music: PVRIS

One of the coolest things about attending festivals like Warped Tour is that it gives you the opportunity to discover new music you’ve never heard before. Whether it’s local bands that have won Battle of the Bands to perform on the Ernie Ball Stage or bigger bands that you’ve just never taken the time to…

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New to me Music: The Front Bottoms

Being friends with AR has introduced me to a lot of new music, particularly of the indie, folk, and punk variety. Between AR’s influence and 8tracks, I’ve had the distinct pleasure of falling in love with a ton of bands over the last several months. I’ve already seen some of them live and this summer,…

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Concert Recap: Local Natives, Superhumanoids

AR already beat me to the punch in writing about last night’s Local Natives and Superhumanoids show at Fête in Providence, RI, but that’s okay. Their recap can be found here, and it’s pretty thorough. Our thoughts regarding last night are very similar. We attended the show with two of our friends and had a fantastic…

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Concert Recap: La Dispute, The Menzingers, Alcoa

It’s been a long time since I attended a show that left me feeling battered and bruised even without going anywhere near the pit. But on Friday, Jan. 25, I had the distinct pleasure of seeing two bands I love and one band I had never heard of at a brand new venue in Cambridge,…

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Concert Recap: Freelance Whales

On Saturday, Nov. 3, I had the distinct pleasure of revisiting a Boston venue that I haven’t been inside since I saw The Kills perform in 2009. The venue, Paradise Rock Club, is small and intimate, the perfect setting for any show. When I saw The Kills, I stood right next to the stage and…

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Concert Recap: Two Door Cinema Club

Last November, UNH‘s Student Committee on Popular Entertainment (SCOPE) announced that Northern Irish indie rock trio Two Door Cinema Club would be headlining the first show of the 2011-2012 school year. Unsurprisingly, almost no one on campus had heard of the band and those who had didn’t think TDCC was worth seeing live. As such,…

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