Inside look at the Life of Soul Artist J.Scott

By Amanda Best Emerson College 5:34 P.M EST April 27 2016 Gospel musician J.Scott Martin is a graduating senior at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.  He grew up in San Diego, California and got involved in music at a very young age. “I grew up in the church so that’s where it all started. My daddy made me play drums. My momma made … Continue reading Inside look at the Life of Soul Artist J.Scott

The Boston BeatBoxing Scene w/ Green

By Amanda Best Emerson College 1:03 P.M EST April 27 2016 The term “beatboxing” comes from the sound early drum machines, also known as beat boxes, used to make. Soon people started to mimic the sound with their mouths and “human beatboxing” was born. This practice goes all the way back to the late 80’s of hip hop. Guys like Buffy, Rahzel, and Doug E. … Continue reading The Boston BeatBoxing Scene w/ Green

Deep Thoughts Cambridge On The Record

By Amanda Best Emerson College 2:33 A.M. EST April 27 2016 Record stores all over the world were filled to the brim with vinyl junkies this Saturday. Record Store Day is basically a holiday when it comes to the music world and of course Boston had to get in on the fun. Cambridge record store Deep Thoughts shared the best spots to hit in Boston … Continue reading Deep Thoughts Cambridge On The Record

All About The Oldies

By Amanda Best, Emerson College 7:50 PM EST April 9, 2016 Old music surpassed the popularity of new music for the first time in history according to Nielson’s annual year end music report. “Vinyl’s and CD’s are definitely coming back. Most artists are putting out music digitally and on vinyl,” said Cheapo Records staff member Jack Rollins. Based off of Adele’s new album selling 7.4 … Continue reading All About The Oldies

Taste of Iceland in Boston

By Amanda Best March 5 2015 8:21 pm 88.9 WERS hosted its annual Reykjavik Calling at The Middle East Saturday evening where Bostonian and Icelandic bands collided on stage for a unique weekend cultural experience. Four bands took the Middle East stage for an unforgettable musical collaboration: two from Boston and two right here from Boston. The event was filled to the brim with Iceland … Continue reading Taste of Iceland in Boston

The Man Behind The Meansigns

By Amanda Best April 22 2016 11:35 am Dereck Pyle’s Waywords and Meanings unites Finnegan’s Wake lovers all over the world. The project is an unabriged accumulation of different artists musical interpretations of the James Joyce novel. I got a chance to sit down with Dereck and talk about the book and his inspirations behind this project. Enjoy!         Continue reading The Man Behind The Meansigns

The Bright Light Social Hour and SWIMM Rock the Great Scott

A man walks into a bar with a blonde wig and a tight spaghetti strap top… yea this isn’t a joke. Lead singer Jack O’Brien of The Bright Light Social Hour brought down the house in full drag at Great Scott Thursday night. These guys are Austin, Texas natives and are touring with the psych pop duo SWIMM hailing from L.A. The Bright Light’s southern … Continue reading The Bright Light Social Hour and SWIMM Rock the Great Scott