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Monthly Archives: August 2011

WordXWord Performance Review — The Berkshire Eagle

The big find this year seemed to be young Northampton quintet Darlingside, who offered a meaty, musically literate dose of rock-tinged pop […] the material was meaty enough to incorporate pop hooks while carrying some ambitious musical heft. […] the sometimes-dense songs were rendered with a crispness that never felt portentous. It was clear that [...] Read more »
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WordXWord Performance Review — iBerkshires.com

The clever, melodic sounds of string-rock band Darlingside rounded out the show. The Northhampton-based band is a strong favorite with the staff of festival sponsor Mission Bar and Tapas, where Darlingside first played Pittsfield. Mingling during a break, chef James Burden tells one band member, “Practically everyone at Mission requested tonight off for this.” […] Read [...] Read more »
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WordXWord Performance Review — The Rogovoy Report

Darlingside totally won over the crowd with their sincere and earnest chamber-rock. The group’s sound ranged from moody to bright, with violin and mandolin played by Auyon Mukharji and electric cello courtesy of Harris Paseltiner lending classical and world-beat touches to college-rock and Beatlesesque group harmonies filled out by guitarist Don Mitchell, guitarist/bassist David Senft, [...] Read more »
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The Coffee Man-Can

Harris enjoys his coffee. Don enjoys his man-cans.
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A Summerish Mixtape

Typically, when someone makes a “summer mixtape,” it’s especially upbeat and…well, summery sounding.  But the thing is, sometimes it’s summer and you just need a little bleakness mixed in with the surf and sunburn. So here’s what I’m listening to– summery or no, seasonal appropriateness be damned: Listen at 8tracks.com 1. Cults– “Abducted“ 2. The [...] Read more »
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