Brooklynites Manic Pixi make their long awaited return to the Boston area tonight when they grace the stage at O'Brien's in Allston along with local Bostonians blindspot. Manic Pixi are no stranger to the site, having been featured numerous times over dating back to when they were under the name Sugar Bomb, and are ready to melt the audience's faces once again. Frontwoman Kat Hamilton is once again at the top of her game with her dynamic stage presence taking a hold of you th
Brooklyn based alt-punkers Manic Pixi make their triumphant return with their brand new single that they premiered via Idobi late last week. The track sees the band taking a more serious turn with a fervent dose of pop-punk injected that breathes life into the entire musical foundation around them, and allows each individual musician to bring their own individual talents into the foray for everyone to take notice of. The band have some similarities to Paramore, but with a muc
Brooklyn's own Lion In The Mane made an indelible impression on concertgoers last night when they took the stage at a sold out Mid East Downstairs where they supported The Spill Canvas. They had an insatiable stage presence, and an extremely melodic charge right out of the gate that captivated me right from the start. Frontman Jon Masters is much like his last name, taking on guitar, vocals, and bass while delivering an onslaught of rhythm and energy to the surrounding area.
Boston natives Fantastic Liars definitely made their voice known with their recent performance at The Mid East Upstairs along with Peachpit and Rye Pines for Today Junior's CD release show. The band has a dynamic and diverse musical arsenal, coupled with some incredible sax work from Craig McKeone who adds a jazzy feel to the collective that is hard to pin down genrewise. David Hodgman adds some solid vocal work, while Julian Hammond displays some slick work with the bass tha
Artist Spotlight is back with a feature on Connecticut garage punkers Twin Berlin. The band consists of Matt Lopez on vocals and guitar, James Janocha on drums, and Sean O'Neil on bass. The band has a sloppy, grimy, down and dirty blend of rock that echoes the sounds of The Strokes, Ramones, and Nirvana all rolled into one with an unadulterated, take charge musical philosophy that has them blasting all of their musical energy on stage like nobody's business. I had the honor a