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The Currys celebrate the release of Follow, an album of songs honed by expansive touring across the continental U.S. and Ireland.

ARTS Pick: The Currys

After a successful Kickstarter funding, and a month-long session cloistered in the studio, folk rock family act The Currys are celebrating the release of their first full-length album, Follow, fresh from the hallowed boards of White Star Sound. Formerly an acoustic act consisting of Jimmy, Tommy, and Galen Curry, the trio has added Matt Kauper […]

Matthew Houck makes records under the name Phosphorescent. He will be backed by a full touring band at his Jefferson gig on Thursday.

Interview: Matthew Houck steps from behind Phosphorescent

Musicians. They’re just like the rest of us. Some of them you hit it off with immediately—you get them, and they try their best to understand you. With others, you just don’t see eye-to-eye. Phosphorescent’s Matthew Houck is the type of guy it would be hard not to see eye-to-eye with. An Alabama native who […]

Speedy Ortiz plays literate, zany punk between college semesters when lead singer/instructor Sadie Dupuis can hit the road.

ARTS Pick: Speedy Ortiz

When she’s not teaching composition at UMass Amherst, Sadie Dupuis moonlights as the lead singer for rock troupe Speedy Ortiz. Originated as Dupuis’ passion project, Speedy Ortiz’s composed garage rock is flighty, while anchored in distorted, klaxon guitars. The punk angst is softened by punchy, cryptic songwriting that captures themes of unrequited relationships and self-deprecation in […]