On the opening night of Northerly Island’s annual concert series at the Huntington Bank Pavilion outdoor amphitheater, Florence and the Machine brought the High as Hope tour to a city finally broken from a merciless winter.
Hynes and company bared all sides of themselves during their Lincoln Theatre performance and created something magical in the process.
Luna Honey’s new album Peace Will Grind You Down, finds the the humanity in the darkness while Blood Orange’s Negro Swan serves as a guide on how to make it through it. We’re checking in with both on our latest feels-packed episode.
Despite, or maybe because of, everything going on in the world, 2016 has been one of the best years for music in recent memory.
Join us in the basement one last time this year as we count down our favorites, feel out our disappointments, and more.
Freetown Sound, the latest LP from Blood Orange (aka singer/songwriter and composer Dev Hynes), was already one of the most anticipated releases of 2016 when it dropped. But nobody could have been prepared for the seemingly infinite amount of sonic truths, social commentary, and emotional revelations set free with each successive listen.
Great albums are easy to spot coming down the pipe. Important albums only come along when they’re most needed. Freetown Sound is both.
And speaking of "best albums"..
Aaron "Ab" Abernathy's Monologue, a potent mix of old school funk, jazz, and good old-fashioned songwriting, is coming soon. Whet your appetite with the first single from this remarkable album, "Favorite Girl".