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Guilty Pleasures: I love my local bands

February 16, 2010 by


It’s 3am, I’m coming back from watching the third person—in a long line of doe-eyed teenagers—make a mockery of a keg stand (it can’t be called a proper keg stand with an imposed 9 second time limit), and I can’t help but fixate on how these kids are destroying the floors of this apartment by […]

Nneka is Nigerian Awesomeness… And will be at the Middle East!

February 3, 2010 by


Lucky us. Not only do we have MC Frontalot gracing our fair city on Monday, but the super-soulful Nneka will be making an appearance at the Middle East in Cambridge tomorrow evening. The best Nigerian import since petroleum, Hamburg-based Nneka has spent the majority of her young career garnering attention in Europe. Her debut album […]

Hulu Twofer: Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme & New Flavors

January 31, 2010 by


Because two is always better than one, hulu released two more rap documentaries, Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme and New Flavors. While Freestyle’s content seems obvious from the name, New Flavors is about the rise and impact of Southern Rap—and here I thought all Southern Rap did was give us grills. ‘Freestyle: The Art of […]

People Under the Stairs at the Middle East!

January 20, 2010 by


Following quickly on the heels of Wale and friends, L.A.’s premier underground hip-hop duo, People Under the Stairs (also known as PUTS), will be performing at the Middle East in Central Sq tomorrow. Honestly, I’m not sure how these guys have managed to stay “underground”. The two-some, composed of Thes One and Double K, have […]

Will Wale’s Openers Steal my Heart?

January 16, 2010 by


Alright, so I already posted about Wale playing at Harper’s here. What I failed to mention in that post, however, is how great I think the openers will be. I’ve spent part of today checking out the three acts that will precede my man Wale, and they seem dope enough to switch my alliances. I […]

DJ Rob Swift: Amazing.

January 13, 2010 by


DJ Rob Swift is an underground turntablist from NYC, who basically taught himself on his dad’s equipment as a kid. A former member of DJ/turntablist group the X-ecutioners, he now is part of Ill Insanity. And still awesome. Keep an eye out for this kid:

Raekwon with Queen Yonasda, Capone and Noreaga at the Paradise Tonight

December 17, 2009 by


Raekwon, Queen Yonasda, and Capone N Noreaga at the Paradise tonight...