Wednesday, August 16, 2017

BRB, Going to A Show...

After four amazing years supporting the local Boston music scene with the best damn show and record reviews our creative talents can muster, we’re taking a break. Beyond anything else, we’re so incredibly happy to see our friends grow to become featured on prominent music websites, tour nationally and internationally and continue to put out some of the best music our ear holes have ever had the pleasure of rocking out to. Browse the blog for archived favorites and follow us on Instagram at @BishopAndRook for band pics. See you at a show.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Song Premiere - Beached Boy "Hold Me Down"

Put some SPF 100 on these songs because they are sizzlin'.

It’s a new music kind of day. Amiright? Emerging from the depths of Allston with a press release soaked in puns, arrives the premiere of "Hold Me Down" off the 4-song debut EP 'Open Island' by self-proclaimed marina rock band, Beached Boy.

Comprised of singer/songwriter Brendan Grafe, Kevin DeStefano (Bad Actors), Harley Cox (Choke Up) and Will Buiel (Kitner), Beached Boy has taken Grafe’s acoustic emo material, backed it with a driving ensemble of pop punk origins and created an accelerated, scorched and scorned summer sound. Learn these lyrics because you’ll be shouting them alongside your friends at the next Beached Boy show.

Let’s party. Check out 'em out during their record release show July 1st at O’Brien’s Pub in Allston featuring Luau, Clever Girls (VT), Saccharine and Jeff Rowe (event details). 'Open Island' will be available via cassette and digital download June 30th via Prospect Records. Follow Beached Boy on Facebook for additional release information.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Life After The Band – The Okay Win Frontman Stephen MacDonald to Release ‘Local Divide’

Some fresh singer/songwriter music for summer nights on the beach.

When a lead singer announces his side project but continues to produce songs written and performed by the same person, does it sound any different?

Mighty Mighty Bosstones - Let's Face It Twenty Years Later

Let's Face It - this twenty year anniversary is making us feel old

In celebration of The Mighty Mighty Bosstones' twenty year anniversary of ‘Let’s Face It’, the band has announced a 7-stop July tour from Maine to New Jersey where they will be playing the record in its entirety.

Tickets go on sale noon Friday, June 2nd. The memory impaired can also sign up for email or SMS alert reminders before the public on-sale begins via the ticket links below.

July 21 Portland ME AURA 

July 22 Pawtucket, RI The Met Courtyard 

July 23 Huntington, NY The Paramount

July 25 New York, NY Webster Hall

July 26 New Haven, CT College Street Music Hall

July 28 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer

July 29 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

All You Ever Talk About is Vocals - The Next Stage of Horse Mode

Old horse, new tricks. Horse Mode dishes on latest EP (image credit).

The members of Billerica’s Horse Mode harnessed the DIY spirit roughly six years ago with a gruff, 6-song demo and have since turned their passion project into a true hustle, scoring a recent recording opportunity at Converse Rubber Tracks, executing a 9-stop spring tour stretching from Brooklyn to Montreal and making a master decision that will keep the band competitive in the local music scene.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

The Clacking Ratchet Sounds of The Boston Typewriter Orchestra

It's exactly what you think it is.

Jeff Breeze, the proprietor of WMBR 88.1 FM’s live, local music segment Pipeline (Tuesday evenings 8-10) has his own side gig, and it’s not what you would expect, but it's exactly what you think it is.

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