Innovations in Music: One Old-School, One New-School

Monday, November 10, 2014 at 5:00 AM
Melissa Bobbitt

  News Something old, something new. The soundwaves are always undulating back and forth like so. Same goes for tech innovations within the music world. Here we explore two novel approaches to every artist's goal of getting his or her art to the people.   OLD-SCHOOL: SNAIL MAIL RISES AGAIN Mail-order used to be a thrill for record collectors. You'd join a club and get physical packages sent to your home; you'd tear into those puppies and pop them into... READ MORE

Thankful for Music

Sunday, November 24, 2013 at 1:44 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music Photo courtesy Elena Roussakis/Creative Commons Happy Thanksgiving and Chanukah to those who celebrate! This time of year, as we're conjuring up our best-of lists, we remember how much we music fans have to be thankful for. Here are a few of the music-related things that warm our hearts:   Spotify We know: Plenty of musicians have decried this free and subscription streaming service. And yet, these protests are generally from super-successful millionaire types with major-label contracts. So, for... READ MORE

Interview: Speedy Ortiz

Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 2:45 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music Photo courtesy Sadie Dupuis With a musical foundation lain by Pavement and Slint, Speedy Ortiz is heating up the New England corridor with its thick instrumentation and biting lyrics from Sadie Dupuis. We chatted via email with this purveyor of poetry, pop comics and kale chips about her band's 2012 buzzworthy release, the Sports EP (Exploding in Sound Records). You play an insane amount of instruments! How old were you when you first picked... READ MORE