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Rising rap artist grows from Boston roots

Life is eventful and constantly evolving for 20-year-old rapper and recording artist Cam Meekins, and with fall upon us and winter approaching, he’s feeling particularly creative. “During the summer, there are so many distractions, but during the fall, I feel so focused,” Meekins said. “I’m ready to work on anything, always. I love the energy.” […]

Production duo ODESZA releases second addictive EP

Although West Coast electronic group ODESZA’s new five-track EP My Friends Never Die is just shy of 16 minutes in length, the album itself is anything but minimal. ODESZA, the Seattle-based production duo of Harrison Mills (Catacombkid) and Clayton Knight (BeachesBeaches) self-released their EP on Tuesday, less than one month after dropping the title track “My Friends Never […]

Franz Ferdinand takes ‘right action’ with new album

Fans of Franz Ferdinand probably expected something different from the band’s new album Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action. While 2005’s You Could Have It So Much Better was not exactly a step in the right direction — with drawn-out depressing attempts at ballads sharply contrasting the band’s eponymous 2004 debut — good old Franz showed us what […]

Sunday recap: Passion Pit, Kendrick Lamar rock last day of Boston Calling

Sunday concert-goers were greeted by electronic beats, rap, dubstep for Day Two of Boston Calling. Royal Teeth, a six-person band from New Orleans, kicked its performance off with “Hold Me” and continued with songs from its debut album Glow. The highlight of the whole set, however, was its cover of The Knife’s “Heartbeats.” Although they […]

Saturday Red Stage: The Gaslight Anthem and Bat for Lashes

“Hello, beautiful people!” Bat for Lashes’ Natasha Khan called into Boston Calling’s Saturday audience. Boston Calling’s Red Stage sported a collection of punk/grunge and ethereal alternative rockers, including Bat for Lashes, with a bevy of surprises along the way. The Red Stage lineup blasted off with Boston’s very own Viva Viva, a punky and high-energy collection of […]