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New England Music Awards Week: Young Kaii

New England Music Awards Week resumes with Young Kaii (aka Kathy Silverio), a female rapper nominated for Hip Hop Act of the Year. The openly lesbian rapper is a role model for young people in the LGBT community, but as an artist, she believes that her music extends beyond that part of her identity. We spoke to Young Kaii about her nomination and her first album, This is Love.

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2013 Year End Polls For Emerging Artists: Results Scene by Scene

LATEST NEWS: NYC FINAL RESULTS! - PHILLY FINAL RESULTS! -  SF BAY AREA FINAL RESULTS! - NEW ENGLAND FINAL RESULTS! - NYC Jurors' Votes - PORTLAND FINAL RESULTS! - NYC Readers' Poll is over! NASHVILLE FINAL RESULTS! - CHICAGO FINAL RESULTS! - LOS ANGELES FINAL RESULTS! - KANSAS CITY FINAL RESULTS! - DC AREA FINAL RESULTS!AUSTIN FINAL RESULTS! 

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Barnswallow sings a distorted melody on "Josephine"

On Barnswallow’s “Josephine” EP, charming melodies peek their way through a wall of distorted guitars. The title track shifts between a radio-ready chorus and radiant chords and drums big enough to fill a stadium. On “Exhale,” the band again moves from sing-song melodies to guitar solos with just the right amount of almost-too-much overdrive, before dropping everything but a treble-boosted guitar for its two-minute outro. With the inclusion of an acoustic version of “Exhale,” the “Josephine” EP is the closest that Rhode Island’s Atomic Action! Records gets to easy listening, so if you’re on the lookout for more local hardcore tunes, head on over to the label’s Bandcamp page. – Jake Reed

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