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SXSW 2012 Profile: Mrs. Danvers

This week week, a plethora of Boston bands will make their way to Austin, Texas for the annual South by Southwest music festival and conference. Inside, we catch up with Mrs. Danvers to get their thoughts on performing at SXSW 2012.

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For Kingston 530, It’s been a Long Time Coming

Hometown favorites Kingston 530 will celebrate the release of their highly anticipated debut album, Long Time Coming, tonight at the Hard Rock Cafe. Earlier this week, we caught up with lead singer Chris Ferrara to discuss Kingston 530’s new album, the CD release party and their plans for the future.

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Getting To Know: You Won’t

In the latest edition of Getting to Know, we let Lexington’s You Won’t tell us about themselves. You can catch the band’s next performance at O’Brien’s in Allston on Tuesday, November 23.

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Boston Music Awards celebrate the year’s best

The BMA’s were celebrated this past Sunday at the Liberty Hotel. Get a recap and listing of the winners, inside.

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Getting to Know: Kristen Ford Band

In the latest edition of Getting to Know, we let Boston’s Kristen Ford Band tell us about themselves. You can catch the band’s next performance at Lizard Lounge in Cambridge on Saturday, November 19 when they celebrate the release of their new album, The Grindstone.

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Getting to Know: Munk Duane Band

In the latest edition of Getting to Know, we let Boston’s Munk Duane Band tell us about themselves. You can catch the band’s next performance at Precinct in Somerville on Friday as part of the International Pop Overthrow Festival. Learn more about the band, inside.

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Getting to Know: Ryan Schmidt

In the latest edition of Getting to Know, we let singer-songwriter Ryan Schmidt tell us about himself. You can catch his next performance on Sunday, November 13 at Radio in Somerville as he celebrate the release of his new EP, White Horse.

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Twin Berlin excited to record with Travis Barker

With comparisons to The Strokes and Arctic Monkeys, Twin Berlin have indeed enjoyed a stellar 2011. But like every great local band, the Connecticut-bred/Massachusetts-based rockers have aspirations for something bigger and this weekend, they’ll fly to the West Coast to try and make that happen with help from Travis Barker of Blink-182 fame.

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Local bands celebrate with special Halloween shows

Halloween is upon us again and some of Boston’s best acts are keeping up the tradition of performing as famous artists this weekend. There’s a wide array of worthy and interesting tributes taking place as many acts have gotten into the spirit this year. With that in mind, we put together a quick guide, inside.

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Boston Music Awards reveal 2011 nominations

Organizers for the Boston Music Awards have revealed this year’s nominees. Hip-Hop favorite Slaine dominated with five nominations including top prizes Artist of the Year and Album/EP of the Year for A World With No Skies 2.0. Get the full list of nominees, inside.