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Scene Point Local: Central Massachusetts

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Scene Point Local: Central Massachusetts

Posted July 7, 2011, 5:31 a.m.
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In the first of a new style for our Upcoming Talent section, Scott W. highlights three bands from the central Massachusetts area that we're recommending you check out. Without further ado, here they are. --- Central Massachusetts has always been a hotbed of great musicians and artists, everything from acoustic folk to death metal can be found here if you look hard enough or know the right clubs. Having gone through a slow period a few years back I am glad to say that the new crop of bands are better than ever. The following three bands are just a mere sampling of what's out there today, and they are some of the most talented to come along in ...

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Upcoming Talent #1: Sundowner

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

My original intention was to introduce this article explaining the disappointment we all come to upon realizing that youth is fleeting, however I'll spare the euphemisms. Growing up sucks! Aside from all the responsibilities that are thrust upon you like paying bills and having to work a shitty job everyday, there are, still, greater disappointments. Sometimes your favorite bands break up, or even worse, they "progress," which is really just another way of saying "start to suck." While you may be getting fatter and the bags under your eyes become heavier, your still feel young at heart and it ...

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Upcoming Talent Upcoming Talent #2: I Rise

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

Forming in the latter part of 2006 and almost immediately playing shows, Worcester’s I Rise is making quite some ...

Upcoming Talent Upcoming Talent #3: Lemuria

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

When I first immersed myself in the independent music scene, most of the songs I loved were worthy of the ...

Upcoming Talent Upcoming Talent #4: Mouthbreather

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

Unless you're one of those people that consider D.C. to be a part of Virginia, then it's ...

Upcoming Talent Upcoming Talent #5: Police & Thieves

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

D.C. punk and hardcore always seems to be categorized by highs and lows: great bands starting and breaking up ...

Upcoming Talent Upcoming Talent #6: Foot Foot

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

The poetic styling of Josh and Robin Brown, making up the band Foot Foot, carry a certain feeling I can ...

Upcoming Talent Upcoming Talent #7: Idle Tigers

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