October is in full swing, which means peak foliage season is here, Halloween is just around the corner, and it’s truly, officially sweater weather. Grab your favorite chunky knit sweaters and a mug of tea and join us for the fall music scene.

Juice’s Halloween Bash

As you’re preparing your Halloweekend plans, keep in mind that  Juice is playing at the Hard Rock Cafe on Saturday, October 28th. Get dressed up and see some local groups rock out for Rocktober. Although Juice goes on at 11 PM, all you early birds have nothing to worry about: Hausermann, Hadley and the Jackal, and Mad Yonder are starting off the evening.

Rapper Reks Discusses Tenth Album

Boston rapper Reks, now stateside after completing his European tour, chatted with WBUR about his music, career, and politics in a recent article. His tenth (and newest) album, The Greatest X, is part homage to fans, part return to Reks’ earlier style. With 35 tracks, Reks allows himself room to work with plenty of collaborators and get personal in his album. As Reks explained, he “wanted to get a feel of all the different albums, different pieces of me, and put them into one project.”

For more on the self-proclaimed “Thoreau of hip-hop’s” life, influences, and thoughts on the current election, check out the profile by the ARTery’s Amelia Mason.

 

Sound of Boston Presents: Listen Local Second Installment

Clear your schedules for November 3rd. We’re hosting our second Listen Local Concert Series, this time at O’Brien’s Pub in Allston. It’s a local-packed lineup, with indie band Oh, Malô, rockers Vitamin Sun, and folk group The Western Den ready to herald you into November with gusto.

Check out the playlist below.

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Festival Fundraiser for Boston Hassle

Help Boston Hassle put together the Hassle Fest 8 and become a Fest Friend by donating to their fundraiser before November 1st. The money raised will assist the local underground-arts-focused blog cover costs including gear rentals, art installations, venue space, and very importantly, paying musicians. Hassle Fest 8 is a two night festival, taking place November 4 and 5, and is bound to be anything but a hassle.

Donating also enters you into a raffle, with each dollar pledged equaling one entry. Prizes include giftcards, wine, and more. Their target goal is $7,500– help them reach it before November and support your local art scene! Grab tickets to the fest here.

 

Album Review: Wildcat Slim by Wildcat Slim; Twin Chameleon by Twin Chameleon

Concert Review: Drunk and Underwhelming: The Growlers

 

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