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Nothing Slowed Me Down

by J Frazzetta March 5th, 2015
Artist Review
Featured Artist
At some point in a band’s career they achieve a certain amount of success that can afford them a chance to branch out a bit from their usual routine.  By 2008 The Black Keys were building a steady following in the land of clubs and college radio and needed a way to branch out, since most of the material wasn’t getting mainstream attention.  So what did they do?  Well, Avid Reader, they did the same thing a lot of bands did in the mid-00’s: licensed their music for television commercials.  This was a huge step, because nothing sticks in
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It’s Just Two Guys?

by J Frazzetta March 4th, 2015 | Artist Review, Featured Artist
Before we move along too far, Avid Reader, I wanted to share a story with you, and this is a good time to interject.  It was late October 2006 when a buddy living in Worcester contacted me and asked if I wanted to meet him in Boston for a show.  You should know that in my circle of friends, if someone has an extra ticket available I seem to be the first person that gets a phone call about
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  • The Who, Verizon Wireless Arena, 2/24/13

    by J Frazzetta March 1st, 2015 | Concert Review
    Concert Review
    This is an idea of the crowd I was surrounded by Sunday --  here was a phrase I heard all too often: what a great picture; now how do I post it to Facebook?  Then there was the message flashing on the screens before the show began: Roger is allergic to smoke and would greatly appreciate it if you would stick to brownies.  When you see a band that is a few generations older than you, there is a certain amount of tongue-in-cheek humor to expect, Avid Reader, but then you have the business of rocking.  On their second
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  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Deserving of Grammys?

    by Louise February 5th, 2015 | Artist Review
    Artist Review
    The 56th annual Grammy Awards were held in Los Angeles on Sunday, January 26. The biggest winners of the night were the robots of Daft Punk. Their 2013 album Random Access Memories won Album of the Year as well as Best Dance/Electonica Album. The album's lead single, "Get Lucky" took home the coveted title of Record of the Year. Furthermore, the robots rounded out the night by collecting Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for "Get Lucky," which also features Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers.

    Though Daft Punk took home the biggest awards of the night, the duo of Macklemore & Ryan
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