Back in 2005 abouts, I went to a summer music program at Berklee College of Music for guitar. I was not that good, and ended up being a bit intimidated by the other musicians, who could read music and wanted scholarships. The school was ok, but my favorite part of the trip was going to a record store called Newbury Comics. I didn’t know much about music at the time, but my roommate James from Japan had rad taste. He gave me some names, and I went down there and spent hundreds and hundreds of dollars on CD’s. This was my first time hearing Bloc Party (Silent Alarm lp), Interpol, Arcade Fire, Muse, and such. That record store is INCREDIBLE, if you’re in Boston you gotta go. It just so happened that Bloc Party was playing in Boston while I was there, and I got to see them perform. Such a solid band. I got to see them a second time at Paramount Theatre in Seattle a few years later after “A Weekend In The City” was released and had a blast. I realized that I kinda forgot about them, and want to profile what they’ve done. Their first two albums very especially influential to me, so I’m focusing on those. The band is currently recording their 4th album. Get hyped.
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– Jimi Jaxon