by Michael McCarthy Last Friday night on July 19th, 2019, I caught Marielle Kraft with opening act Visiting Wine at City Winery in Boston, Massachusetts. It was a great night and I have to start off by praising the venue, which I found most impressive. THE VENUE: CITY WINERY BOSTON First of all,...Read more
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"CES MOTS SIMPLES," the beautiful new single by Vanessa Paradis, translates as "these simple words." The video of Vanessa swinging with water below her, which she dips her tip-toes in, is rather simple, too. ...Read more
interview by Michael McCarthy Roughly a year ago, during November of 2017, I interviewed the soulful sisters Megan and Rebecca Lovell, otherwise known as Larkin Poe, about their exquisite sophomore album Peach, which was a potent blend of roots rock, Americana, folk rock and old-school country… with the occasional dash of hip-hop, trap-style...Read more
Parisian-born Marie Seyrat calls herself a jerk in the lyrics to "Die Tryin," a song about how you can try to "get" someone -- to figure them out or relate to them -- and it can seem impossible. Still, as you could guess from the song's title,...Read more
interview by Michael McCarthy On October 21st folk rockers Streets of Laredo will release their sophomore album, WILD, via Dine Alone Records. The album is a spectacular set of tunes rich in kaleidoscopic color with lyrics that are inspiring as they inspired. With several different percussive instruments, horns, bass, electric and acoustic guitars...Read more
"Against my better instincts / I go against my better instincts," sings Justin Miner during LA band Miner's uppity, new folk rock single "Better Instincts." At first, it sounds out like it's going to be subtle electronica then it shifts to folk and then folk rock, by...
Boston Calling kicked off its sixth edition of the three day, 23 artists festival last night at City Hall Plaza and it was spectacular. People were calling it “folk night,” since the line up consisted of Gregory Alan Isakov, Of Monsters and Men, who performed at the inaugural BC during May 2013, and The Avett...Read more
If you daydream about someone starting an empire for you, then Of Monsters and Men's "Empire" is about to become your new theme song. "As the wind fends off the waves / I countdown the days," goes the poetic song. If the lyrics aren't heavy, the...