ALBUM REVIEW: Make It Work by Rival Town
Oct30

ALBUM REVIEW: Make It Work by Rival Town

Make It Work by Rival Town Written by Amanda Poznyakov   The six piece band all the way from Ontario, Canada has just released their new EP, Make It Work. The high energy band, Rival Town, is a pop punk band from a small city called Thunder Bay. With being compared to Sum 41 or Yellowcard, Rival Town is able to truly make their music unique with their own sound. The lead singer, Cary Hanson, has a power to speak to listeners...

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Awake: Mid-Winter Playlist by darkDARK
Feb22

Awake: Mid-Winter Playlist by darkDARK

Awake LA duo darkDARK made BoC a mid-winter playlist to keep us alive until Spring.  The playlist includes some of their favorite bands, including Melt, Bounce Back, and Major Lazer  ...

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LISTEN: ‘Cantamos Fuerte’ by Inti Wawa
Oct10

LISTEN: ‘Cantamos Fuerte’ by Inti Wawa

LISTEN: ‘Cantamos Fuerte’ by Inti Wawa  By Kyle Nutter The future is nothing without the past. Inti Wawa, a Peruvian band out of Los Angeles, fuses traditional with contemporary. She is the first Andean pop musician I’ve heard, and with the amount of music I screen, I’m led to believe this is the border of something new. Inti Wawa is the convergence of differing sounds that when combined blooms jumping strings...

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LISTEN: ‘Buddy’ by The Orwells
Oct06

LISTEN: ‘Buddy’ by The Orwells

LISTEN: ‘BUDDY’ by The Orwells By Julia Tolstrup Ah, The Orwells. If ever there was a band that might make your parents shout, “turn that racket down!” The Orwells are it. They shot to fame after a wild appearance on David Letterman and were picked up as the opener for Arctic Monkeys for a handful of US shows. I was at one of those shows and witnessed the strange, disjointed energy that is this band. And now they bring us...

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LISTEN: ‘PING PONG’ LP by Jacuzzi Boys
Sep30

LISTEN: ‘PING PONG’ LP by Jacuzzi Boys

‘PING PONG’ LP by Jacuzzi Boys By Julia Tolstrup Among the things in this vast and ever-expanding universe that make me unreasonably happy, a good beat and driving guitars are near the top of the list. Florida-based garage band, Jacuzzi Boys’ latest offering “Ping Pong” hands out plenty of both. The band slammed back into the rock scene with the record, loaded with energy and dark irreverence. The...

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LISTEN: ‘Droool’ by Your Dog
Sep29

LISTEN: ‘Droool’ by Your Dog

By BoC Your Dog is the newest project of Ian Bond. Formerly of the band Margo, he has shared the stage with Alex G, Piengrove, and Eskimeaux among others.  Along with members Kate and Julius, Your Dog spent two weeks in their apartment in the Bronx recording their latest single, ‘Droool’.  Mix and mastered by Chris Daly, ‘Droool’ sounds like a more honest and sentimental version of Cold War Kids.   I love a...

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