Artists & Musicians - Friends of the Show

Let's Talk About Recs
Weekly live talk show, streamed on Livestream, featuring Abington's own Ryan Walker and Ryan Spencer, with special guests. They bring the funny to the party, and have a live chat that is quite popular. Sunday nights EST.
Brick Park
Boston-based party band & the best wedding band in New England. Featuring Ryan McHugh and a rotating crew of Julian Morelli, Pete Matthew, Andy Gulinello, Takuma Anzai, Paul Loura, Christianne Reiniger, Melanie Lynx, Dave Lieb, Alex Gordeev and Josh Logan. Huge repertoire, and these guys really know how to jam!
Lily Holbrook
Lily is a talented singer / songwriter originally from the Boston area, now living and playing in San Francisco. Reminiscent of Tori Amos and Stevie Nicks, she brings energy and style to the Bay Area music scene with thoughtful lyrics and beautiful musical passages.
Skaters
Manhattan rock band, recently signed to a record deal on Warner Bros. Featuring Michael Ian Cummings, Noah Rubin, Joshua Hubbard, and Abington's own Dan Burke. Their debut album entitled 'Manhattan' is due for release on February 25th 2014.
Andrew Scandal
Andrew Scandal & the Lightyears is a Boston indie-electro-pop band. Andrew's songs have been regulars on the top of Soundcloud's trending music for years. He's got a brilliant voice, and a creative flair that brings a unique sound to the music.
Mike Eggar
Mike Eggar is a Berklee School of Music graduate who resides in Boston. A former jazz musician, he is now trending as a producer of Electronic / EDM and dance pop. He is currently working on a second album.
Disguise the Curse
Western Mass heavy metal band featuring Michael Merrill on vocals, Brian Haggins on bass, Josh Bednarski on guitar, and Jamie Cross on drums. Their interests are "Tattoos, fishing, drinking, eating, making explosives, and computers to name a few!!!"
Evan Dean
Evan is a Pittsburgh, PA singer songwriter. Evan Dean brings an eclectic mix to his songwriting. He's at his best when he's pushing the boundaries of harmony and melody, while remaining authentic. He believes songwriting is an adventure, and a successful song is one that is genuine and passionate, reflecting some heartfelt aspect of the complexity of life.

Indie Undergound - Up and Coming Artists

Gregory McKillop
Acoustic indie-folk with a punk flair.
Portland, ME artist with fun, lo-fi recordings.
Click to read my review of his newest songs, or check him out at Bandcamp.
Simon Waldram
A young British indie-folk / psych-pop artist.
Click here to read my review of his
most recent album "The Space Between".

Music Sites

Pitchfork - online magazine with reviews, interviews, and links - mostly about indie rock
Jambase - covering music festivals and jam band news
CMJ - College Music Journal, covering indie and college bands and trends
Spotify - Music streaming service. Listen to millions of songs free.
Rolling Stone - news, articles, & reviews on mainstream music
Spin Magazine - news, articles, & reviews on mainstream music

Music Learning

GuitarBots - fun, interactive educational guitar game.
Ultimate Guitar - extensive library of guitar tablature.

Music Stores

Union Music - Worcester's independent music shop (where I like to go)
Sweetwater Music - Large online music store based out of Texas
Musician's Friend - Large online music retailer
Guitar Center - Large corporate chain music store

Other Links

This section is a work in progress. If you've got any great music links you'd like to share, contact me and I'd be happy to link it up. I also want to link up to local musician pages, so send me those links too!