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The Rupert Selection

Don’t miss the new gnarly space rock EP from The Rupert Selection

Boston’s post-rock trio The Rupert Selection are one of the few bands in New England that can mash hard, progressive rock and ambient space noodles into a signature sound. Their newest EP Modern Playground Medicine, plays out like a soundtrack to a space-age action movie; it’s one part blistering, jagged rock and roll, one part ambient weirdness. The trio somehow manage to channel hard/space rock bands like Quicksand and Failure while simultaneously displaying their influence in the landscapes of Stanley Kubrick, ultimately showcasing an effortless comfortability within their own unique vision. Get sucked into the vacuum of Modern Playground Medicine below. -Charley Ruddell

Buzz Alert: The Rupert Selection Releases New EP, Baseball Practice

The Rupert Selection is a progressive alt-rock power trio from Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA that has curated not only a spellbinding musical vibe, but a darkly intriguing visual style, bridging the multimedia gap.  They're strong sense of narrative and technical skill is plainly apparent in their latest video for "Tree Hands", the opening track on Baseball Practice.  Opening with a haunting soundscape, the EP continues with tight, mixed-meter grooves on "Moon Cats in Taxi Cabs", and consistently progresses through a tale of provocative songwriting and musical prowess.  Check out The Rupert Selection on Bandcamp here, and experience "Tree Hands" below, a music video that will likely become an early favorite for our "Best of 2017" list. -Brian Varneke

Indie "Space-Folk" Trio Ian Cat & The Crimsons Play The Plough and Stars 1/12

At times experimental and psychedelic, while at others upbeat and driving, Ian Cat's new album East Coast New England Boy, is truly a journey that must be experienced in its entirety.  At its core, the album is a singer/songwriter showcase, exhibiting Cat's lyrical prowess, ranging from somber to exaltant.  However, he doesn't stop there, adding shoegaze-y guitar tones and appropriately sporadic percussion to form an impressive soundscape.  Check out Ian Cat & The Crimsons at The Plough and Stars with The Rupert Selection on 1/12. -Brian Varneke



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