PREMIERE: “I STILL REMAIN” by THE WESTERN DEN

In search of creative community, Deni Hlavinka and Chris West were drawn together with magical magnetism to form The Western Den; initially creators with folk sensibilities, the pair has pushed past those sonic boundaries with their forthcoming debut album, A Light Left On. Today, the band unleashes album track “I Still Remain”; its spare string…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with THE SOLARS

What happens when insanely creative twenty-somethings submit to the power of serendipity and join forces to make music? The Solars happen, that’s what. The Boston-based collective’s roots reach all the way across the country, to Vancouver, Washington, where Miles Hewitt and Quetzel Herzig met as children. “Quetzel and I have known each other effectively since…

PREVIEW: JENNA LOTTI at THE LISTENING ROOM CAFE

“I always loved music,” says Boston-based singer/songwriter Jenna Lotti. “I would sing around the house, in my room, everywhere,” she adds with a laugh. Lotti, who was diagnosed with depression at a young age, was encouraged to keep a journal to process and deal with her thoughts and feelings. “I started writing, eventually writing poetry,”…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with TALL HEIGHTS

Genres are tricky—some are offended by the use of them at all, while some believe that genre classifications are helpful touchstones for uninitiated music lovers.  This writer falls somewhere in between; in whichever camp you set up your tent, it’s important to allow space for change. Progressive folk duo Tall Heights has definitely done some changing…