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

TOP 11 Albums of 2017

A lot of great music was released in 2017 and made it quite difficult to narrow down the field of a list of the top albums of the year. After much deliberation and discussion, we've gathered a list of the top 11 rather than inundate you with a list of 100 albums to cull through. Ranging from the originality of Kendrick Lamar and SZA to the strong outings by Lorde and The War on Drugs, there's something for everyone in our top 11 albums of 2017. 15864

B-Sides Top 10: Week Ending 12/09/2017 – SOFI TUKKER Remains On Top

SOFI TUKKER stays on top of the chart with “Best Friend” featuring NERVO, The Knocks & Alisa Ueno. The New York City-based duo recently released numerous remixes of the track that have resonated with many across the blogosphere. YUNGBLUD, Tune-Yards and Chromeo make moves up as well. Check out this week's Top 10! 15857

B-Sides Top 10: Week Ending 12/2/2017 – SOFI TUKKER Tops Chart, Tune-Yards Debut

It’s been a breakout year for SOFI TUKKER, as the duo tops the B-Sides Top 10 with “Best Friend”, a track that features NERVO, The Knocks & Alisa Ueno. The duo started the year with a Grammy nomination and has continued to grow with numerous festival appearances, a feature spot providing the soundtrack to the iPhone X ad and an opening spot for ODESZA on their massive arena tour. Chromeo makes a move up with “Juice”, the first single from their forthcoming album Head Over Heels, as YUNGBLUD also moves upward. New music by Tune-Yards and Marshmello

B-Sides Top 10: Week Ending 11/18/2017: Alex Lahey Stays On Top, Pale Waves Debut

Alex Lahey stays on top with “Every Day's The Weekend” from her debut LP, I Love You Like A Brother . Pale Waves make their debut on the chart with "Television Romance", as Chromeo returns with a glimpse of their forthcoming album, Head Over Heels, with "Juice". SOFI TUKKER makes a big jump to the third spot, along with MGMT, who move up to four. Check out this week's Top 10! 15832

B-Sides Top 10: Week Ending 11/11/2017 – Alex Lahey Remains On Top, YUNG BLUD Debuts

Alex Lahey retains the top spot with “Every Day's The Weekend” from her debut LP, I Love You Like A Brother , while Wolf Alice remain locked in the runner-up position. New music comes into the top 10 with “Best Friend” by Sofi Tukker that features NERVO, The Knocks and Alisa Ueno, along with new music from 19 year old YungBlud with "I Love You, Will You Marry Me" from his catchy debut LP, King Charles. Lots of great tunes on the chart this week also includes Lo Moon, the latest from MGMT and more. Check out

B-Sides Top 10: Week Ending 11/4/2017 – Alex Lahey Tops Chart

Alex Lahey tops the B-Sides Top 10 with "Every Day's The Weekend" from her impressive debut LP, I Love You Like a Brother, which was released last month. Wolf Alice takes a step back to the runner-up spot, while Walk the Moon and St. Vincent make moves up and MGMT debuts with the title track from their long-awaited forth-coming album, Little Dark Age. Check out this week's Top 10! 15733

B-Sides Top 10: Week Ending 10/21/2017 – Wolf Alice Remains On Top, St. Vincent Debuts

Wolf Alice stays on top of the chart with “Don’t Delete The Kisses” from their latest LP, Visions of A Life, while Dan Croll and Illenium remain locked in the third and runner-up positions, respectively. New music comes into the top 10 with “Los Ageless” by St. Vincent from her recently released album, Masseduction, as the other new entry comes in at 10 with the collaboration of Carnage and VINAI with “Time For The Techno”. Check out this week's Top 10! 15679

Boston Calling 2015 Preview

Winter has finally let up in Boston, and with it's exit, we welcome the fifth semiannual Boston Calling music festival. As always, one of, if not the smallest festival in the circuit more than makes up for it's size with a superb and diverse line-up. B-Sides will be on-site to grab the sights and sounds for you but in the meantime, here's our pick of a few must-do's and who to watch while you're there. 11443

Coachella 2015: Thoughts and Recommendations

Another year, another Coachella. The line-up for the 2015 edition of the ever popular, ever famous Indio, California music festival was just released, and it's a pretty mixed bag. The headliners aren't quite as shocking or hot as last years reunited Outkast, or Arcade Fire but, there's still plenty to be excited for. Drake is still one of the biggest MC's in hip-hop, and for a reason. Jack White's live show is notoriously awesome. AC/DC might be old but, they're a band you'll definitely be bragging about seeing before you, or they, die. That being said, some of the most

LIVE REVIEW: St. Vincent – Miami Beach, FL

One of the most peculiar, yet fascinating acts of their time is St. Vincent, AKA Annie Clark. St. Vincent has been around for a while, gaining a devoted and passionate following thanks to her wondrous guitar playing and tasteful shift of styles within each release. This talented act is currently promoting her eponymous fourth album, through her Digital Witness Tour, which included an October 6th show at The Fillmore in Miami Beach, FL. Compared to big cities such as New York, we usually don't usually get as many exciting acts coming down to South Florida, so it was refreshing to have St.

PHOTO REVIEW: Austin City Limits 2014 Day One

Zilker Park in Austin, TX transformed into a musical wonderland as the first weekend of Austin City Limits 2014 commenced on Friday October 3, 2014. Headliners Outkast and Beck led the first day's lineup that included standouts, Sam Smith, Foster The People, CHVRCHES, St. Vincent and others. After a rough start at their first appearance at Coachella earlier this year, the legendary artists put on a polished set showcasing their immense catalog of work highlighted by "Bombs Over Baghdad", "So Fresh So Clean" and the venerable "Ms. Jackson". The weather was closer to fall temperatures as it

Show Review: My Brightest Diamond

Monday night My Brightest Diamond mastermind Shara Worden marched into Cambridge, MA accompanied by her two bandmates, and a few openers, to bring the awesomely weird to the Sinclair. Opening the night was the New York-based singer Doe Paoro, who was an incredibly fitting show companion. The songstress commanded the crowd throughout her set, showcasing her powerhouse vocals on tracks such as "Hypotheticals," "Born Whole," and an incredible new song she announced would be next full length in 2015. Her band was also incredibly tight, and they set the tone for a night of great music. 10114