Allston Pudding’s Favorite Songs of 2017

We celebrate and discuss our favorite songs of 2017 from Big Thief to Priests to SZA to Ibeyi. Stream them in a handy Spotify playlist too!

Allston Pudding’s Favorite Albums of 2017 [20-1]

We wrap up our favorite albums of 2017 with reflections on our top 20 albums. Spoiler alert: SZA.

The Deslondes, Hurray For the Riff Raff, Spirit Family Reunion (Sinclair 11/1)

I feel like folk shows are getting the short end of the stick. It takes an extra push to convince my friends that they really can be fun and worthwhile because in their minds these shows are exclusively comprised of dads and their banjos. Of course, it certainly didn’t used to be that way–think Woodstock of the Last Waltz. Somewhere along the line, it seems there’s was a paradigmatic role reversal and gradually, nobody thought folk music was cool or exciting anymore. But anyone at the Sinclair on Friday night can say with conviction that those dupes are missing out.

Newport Folk Festival 2013 Lineup Announcement

The Newport Folk Festival is releasing its 2013 lineup on rolling basis. Here are the artists that have been announced thus far: Kinglsey Flood (vid below, they’re from Boston so ya know), Hurray For The Riff Raff, Jim James, Jason Isbell, Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers, Spirit Family Reunion, The Last Bison, Andrew Bird, Shovels […]