Category Archives: playlist

List: 10 songs to get in the mood for spring

Spring is just around the corner, and though the vernal equinox (the first official day of spring) doesn’t come until March 20, we’re in the mood for sunnier skies. We’re already planning an outing to the park, to a ballgame … Continue reading

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List: 11 songs to ruin Valentine’s Day

Music can put you in the right mood. And it can pull you straight out of it. When you’re on your Valentine’s Day date, there’s lots of music to choose from to rock in your car, during dinner or while … Continue reading

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Maha Music Festival: Favorite songs from Maha’s lineup

Are you ready for Maha? I am. I am excited for Bob Mould. I’m excited for The Flaming Lips. I’m excited for The Thermals. I’m excited for the local stage. I’m so ready to go that I whipped up another … Continue reading

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List: The 15 best pool party songs

It’s gonna be hot this weekend (and next weekend, too). And your best bet to stay cool is to either sit inside in the air conditioning (lame!) or head down to the pool (super rad!), right? And other than a … Continue reading

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List: The Top 25 songs of summer

Certain songs evoke a summer vibe whether it be sitting at the beach, partying with friends (at the beach) or cruising down the highway with the top down (on your way to the beach). OK, beaches aside, there are certain … Continue reading

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Listen: 18 skate punk songs to get you through the day

It’s nice outside, and everyone’s outside running the trails, walking the dog and eating on restaurant patios. But the people I notice the most are the teenage skaters. Their delight in crusing down the sidewalks and making downtown park benches … Continue reading

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Summer BBQ Playlist: Turn up the music, fire up the grill

When I was in college, Friday was BBQ day. Everyone would bring a six-pack and some meat, and we’d sit around, flip burgers, sip beers and, of course, play some tunes. Now that the weather is nice (let’s all try … Continue reading

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The 10 best fake bands that made real music

“What a group. Unbelievable.” That’s what Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols said about British punk band Ian Rubbish & the Bizarros. Ever heard of them? The band isn’t real, but they made some pretty real music.  Led by real-life … Continue reading

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Playlist: Get to know your Maha Music Festival artists

Maha Music Festival announced its complete lineup last night including the Flaming Lips, Bob Mould, Matt & Kim and The Thermals. (Buy tickets here.) It’s a slate of well-known bands for anyone into indie rock, but it’s entirely possible that … Continue reading

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List: The 10 best baseball songs

Welcome back to baseball season, my friends. Major League Baseball is back and some of us are sure of our team’s forthcoming success while others are cautiously optimistic and others, like me (a Mets fan), are just hoping this doesn’t … Continue reading

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