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Winter 2012: Local Pop

New music for Boston's winter of discontent

Here are 10 record-release parties from both newcomers and veterans of our city, dropping new music from now until March's thaw.
Cold brewed
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  December 30, 2011
Boston rockers Old Jack

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Two epic nights of Boston rock rolled through T.T. the Bear's Place last week for this year's Rock 'n' Roll Rumble semifinals. For fans there to see one band, it was a crash course in the Boston music scene's eclectic mix.  
Rumbling
By SOOZ  |  April 22, 2011
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Ruse music

Not that they’d be the first band to pad their résumé in their one-sheet, but even by industry standards, Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling’s backstory tests the threshold of plausibility.
Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling’s front may be a front
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  May 21, 2010
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SXSW 2010 (Saturday): [Photos] Around Austin

Candid shots from the streets of Austin, March 20, 2010
The Phoenix team hits the streets at SXSW 2010
By KELLY DAVIDSON  |  March 26, 2010
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Feels like the first time

One thing you don't realize when you vow to support local music is that it involves sitting through the same bands month after month as they burn through drink tickets, rearrange their sets, and stall the record release.
One Night Band could get a little messy
By MATT PARISH  |  August 28, 2009