PREVIEW: Boston Calling Artists To See, New Additions Include Film Festival, New Food Vendors

Memorial Day Weekend in Boston has become synonymous with Boston Calling and the strong lineup of musical artists. This year’s lineup will take place for the second consecutive year at the Harvard Athletic Complex in Allston May 25th-27th and is headlined by Eminem, The Killers, and Jack White along with Queens of the Stone Age, The National, Paramore, Tyler, The Creator, Khalid, Mike D of Beastie Boys, Portugal. The Man, Fleet Foxes, St. Vincent, The Decemberists, Brockhampton, Maggie Rogers, Royal Blood, Manchester Orchestra, Daniel Caesar, Thundercat, Stormzy, Pussy Riot, Julien Baker, and many more. The lineup also features local and

TOP 17 Songs of 2017

As 2017 draws to a close, it's time to reflect on all the great music that was released during the last year and made an impact. The year gone by was a successful one for artists like Portugal. The Man and K. Flay, for example, who have been making music for some time but finally got the attention of the mainstream, whereas, newer artists like SZA and Sofi Tukker gathered momentum early in the year and steam-rolled through festival appearances and appeared in numerous online playlists shared throughout millions of social media profiles. From the ubiquitous tracks that were beaten

B-Sides Top 10: Week Ending 9/23/2017 – Washed Out Remains On Top, Illenium Debuts

Washed Out stays on top with the track "Hard To Say Goodbye", which is accompanied by an amazing video. Declan McKenna remains at the runner-up spot, while ODESZA leaps up to three. With the new album, Awake, Ilenium is on a roll having released the new material on September 21st and debuts on the chart with "Leaving". Another new entry is the very chill "Don't Delete The Kisses" by Wolf Alice. Check out this week's Top 10! 15600

B-Sides Top 10: Week Ending 9/9/2017 – Washed Out Tops Chart, Phantoms Debut

With the great visuals that accompany every track on their latest album, Washed Out tops the B-Sides Top 10 with "Hard To Say Goodbye". Declan McKenna moves up to the runner-up spot with "Humongous" as Odesza also moves up on the chart. Phantoms debuts with "Just A Feeling", a track that also features B-Sides favorite Vérité while Timmy Trumpet & Krunk! move up respectively. Check out this week's Top 10! 15556

VIDEO: INTERVIEW – Ben Thatcher of Royal Blood at Outside Lands 2017

Royal Blood has been one of the fastest growing bands in the international music scene today. Formed just four short years ago in 2013, the hard-rocking duo of Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher have launched from nothing into playing to sold out shows at large venues and prime scheduling to huge audiences at major festivals from Lollapalooza, Outside Lands and Glastonbury. Kerr and Thatcher had known each other for years, but one day decided to start a band together and won over members of Arctic Monkeys before their first single was even released! In 2014, Royal Blood,

B-Sides Top 10: Week Ending 8/12/2017 – Arcade Fire Remain on Top, Royal Blood, Wolf Alice Gain

Arcade Fire released their fifth studio album, Everything Now, late July and the title track reigns on the top 10, fending off great competition from Royal Blood and Washed Out, who inch closer to pole position. Wolf Alice takes a few steps forward with “Yuk Foo” as momentum builds for their sophomore album, due in September. Check out this week's Top 10! 15513

B-Sides Top 10: Week Ending 7/22/2017 – Arcade Fire Maintains Top Spot, Vance Joy Debuts

Arcade Fire continues its dominance atop the B-Sides Top 10 with the title track, "Everything Now" from their forthcoming album due July 28, 2017. Middle Kids stands pat at the runner-up slot with “Edge of Town”, while Marshmello and Royal Blood maintain the pressure at the third and fourth positions, respectively. Debuts by Vance Joy and Washed Out keep the summer fresh and fun with new music. Check out this week's Top 10! 15414

ALBUM REVIEW: Royal Blood – ‘How Did We Get so Dark?’

Back in a 2012 interview, Dave Grohl commented on the state of rock n' roll, claiming the current musical climate was not unlike it was in 1991, right before Nirvana broke through. Three years later, the type of band he's talking about would be opening for him on a stadium tour across America. The band I'm talking about is Royal Blood and they're here to remind everyone what rock n' roll is all about. The sophomore slump is a dreaded curse for musicians and fans alike. The stress of following up an incredibly debut with something equally impressive, if not more,

B-Sides Top 10: Week Ending 6/10/2017 – Paramore Tops Chart, Arcade Fire Debuts

With summer approaching and festival season kicking in, lots of new music is getting released, some of which is in the top 10. The new album by Paramore, After Laughter, was released last month and the track “Hard Times” takes over the top spot. New tracks by Royal Blood and Arcade Fire make their debut, as both bands have new albums coming out within the next two months, Royal Blood to release How Did We Get So Dark? and Arcade Fire will release Everything Now. Check out this week's Top 10! 15124

2015’s Bands to Watch

It's a new year filled with new possibilities, and that's no different in the music industry, whether it's coming from well established bands of years past or new up and coming groups to follow in the footsteps of their predecessors. These are the top 10 bands (in no particular order) in the punk/alternative genre to look out for in 2015. 10756

Editors Pick: Best Singles of 2014

Another year, another slew of best of lists. The amount of lists can be a little overwhelming but, they're a great way to find new music you might have missed, or not given the time of day throughout the year. Here's my picks for the songs I just couldn't stop listening to in 2014. 10679

INTERVIEW: Finch

Finch broke onto the post-hardcore scene with 2002's "What It Is To Burn," a pivotal album in the scene, that the band recently celebrated the anniversary of with a tour which saw them playing the fan favorite front to back every night. The band reformed for that tour after having been broken up for a couple years, and on the fuel provided by their reunion anniversary tour, wrote a killer new album, "Back To Oblivion," their first full length in nearly a decade. B-Sides caught up with the guys at their stop in Boston on Monday, and chatted about the