It’s been written before that five years is a long time. And after five years of Northeast Underground blog posts (over 200 articles and counting!), few could imagine just how much has been covered, discussed and critiqued on this little slice of the Internet.
So on the occasion of the Northeast Underground’s fifth birthday, as a friendly reminder, let’s take a trip down memory lane.
In 2011 Northeast Underground…
- Posted interviews with Sonya Kitchell, Ari Picker, Henry Rollins, Lou Barlow, Sharon Van Etten, Stephen Kellogg, Sune Rose Wagner, Garland Jeffreys, Jeff Dunham, Art Alexakis and more!
- Covered concerts by Dinosaur Jr, Alison Krauss and Union Station, Fleet Foxes, The Lemonheads, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and many others.
- Reviewed records by the Sun Parade, Beady Eye, The Vines and more.
- A performance of American Idiot! the musical was covered, marking Northeast Underground’s first post on a theatrical production.
- The blog also dug into a local news story concerning local band Doug Ratner and the Watchmen and the group’s performance on the television show “Mass Appeal.”
- More interviews were featured, including ones with writer Nolan Whyte, singer Sully Erna (Godsmack), Patrick Watson, Courtney Taylor-Taylor (The Dandy Warhols), Anton Newcombe (Brian Jonestown Massacre), Jason McGerr (Death Cab For Cutie), Gregg Gillis (aka Girl Talk), Greg Richling (The Wallflowers) and more.
- Appearances at the Calvin Theatre in Northampton by Guster, Amanda Palmer and Kris Kristofferson were covered.
- New records from Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, Thurston Moore, Yellowbirds, James Keyes and more were reviewed and discussed.
- Still more interviews were featured with the likes of Matt Kelly (Dropkick Murphys), Steven Drozd (The Flaming Lips), Brian Rosenworcel (Guster) and Kevin Olusola and Kirstie Maldonado, members of the a capella group Pentatonix.
- Violinist Lindsey Stirling and bassist Joanna Bolme (Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks) were featured interviews.
- The launch of local musician and entrepreneur Doug Ratner’s new business “I’d Rather Be With My Dog” was profiled.
- Foo Fighters, Angel Olsen, Young Tricksters and more had records reviewed.
- Summer music festivals in Western Massachusetts like Stephen Kellogg’s Fifth Annual Family Barbecue, the Green River Festival, and Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival were discussed in a feature article.
- King of Nowhere, the latest project from local musician Jesse French, was covered in a short profile.
- And still more records were reviewed, including releases from The Ambiguities, Iron & Wine and the Blue Jean Committee.
Hopefully there will be much more to come in 2016 and beyond. Stay tuned.
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