10 Lit Local Bands In The New England Area

10 Lit Local Bands In The New England Area

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Warning: You may not have an ass after attending one of these shows - I guarantee you will dance it off.

1. Turkuaz

Are you down for the kuaz? You’ll never know unless you go check ‘em out. Over the past three years I’ve probably seen these guys a dozen times, and for good measure. They bring the funk - Every. Single. Time.

They’re a nine-piece, Brooklyn-based band with a horn section, keys, and two groovy back up singers. If that’s not a recipe for bringin’ the funk, I don’t know what is. Synchronized dance moves, color coordinated outfits, and an incredibly tight sound - these guys know how to put on a show.

2. BIG Something

“It’s called an EWI.” I’ve had BIG Something’s latest release, Tumbleweed, on repeat for weeks now. I saw them at a music festival a few years ago, and again last weekend in Boston. They mix a ton of genres with a modern feel for this electric, almost unexplainable sound. There’s this one instrument, though, that sets them apart from any other band. It’s an EWI - an electric wind instrument. The sound it makes is comparable to an electric rainbow on steroids… whatever that means.

3. Kung Fu

Kung Fu is a super-band formed by members of other popular New England jam bands. The band, described as “lethal funk,” renders the name self-explanatory. Be sure to polish off your boogie shoes before you catch these guys.

4. Sophistafunk

Modern electro-funk vibes behind meaningful, powerful rap lyrics. “Freedom’s not a place, it’s a state of mind… Freedom is me, freedom is you.” Sophistafunk will have you bobbing your head all night long.

5. Pink Talking Fish

A fusion of Pink Floyd, Talking Heads, and Phish - the bros in Pink Talking Fish definitely know how to get a party started. We saw them for the first time this past New Year’s Eve in Worcester. They went on around 11:15 PM, and jammed so hard for 45 minutes straight that we didn’t even realize the ball was dropping until we heard “3! 2! 1!” It was an amazing experience, and we’ll be seeing them again, for sure.

6. Spiritual Rez

Feeling irie? These guys set the stoney mood with some sweet, perfectly executed reggae. Front-man Toft Willingham has pipes for days and the band as a whole is super tight. These guys can rock and get funky, but we love ‘em for the reggae 'mon.

7. Keller Williams

Keller Williams is a one-man band. Literally. He uses looping techniques with various pedals and instruments, including a fretless bass - which I love. That said, it’s pretty amazing to watch one dude manifest an insane jam with numerous different instruments - by himself - live.

8. Zach Deputy

Zach Deputy is also a one-man band. His style of music is a little different, but the talent level is there. Zach is well known as a forefront performer for Wormtown. What the hell is Wormtown? It’s a music festival. Actually, it’s two music festivals, but most people just refer to them as "Wormtown."

In May there’s the Annual StrangeCreek Campout, headlined by Max Creek and Strange Folk (two other noteworthy jam bands that aren’t on this list). The Annual Wormtown Music Festival is in September and both festivals have featured every single band on this list (except for maybe The Motet). There may be a "10 Lit Music Festivals" article coming your way soon, so look out for that if you want more info. A simple Google search will suffice as well.

9. Lettuce

These guys are so good my wife and I picked one of there songs as our wedding song. Like the rest of the bands on this list - if you haven't noticed the recurring theme by now - they bring that funk. Most of the band attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, which comes through in the talent level of the music.

10. The Motet

“Funk-flippin’, booty dippin’, dance party delivery squad" - their Facebook bio says it all, and I could not agree more. Currently, they’re on tour with Lettuce (the band just above them in this list) and, that my friends, is just plain insanity in the best possible way. I’ll definitely be attending that show in Massachusetts when they come around. Maybe I’ll see you there.

Most of these guys hail from the New England area, but they tour all over the country. If you desperately need a great night out in your future, I suggest you check one of them out. You’ll thank me later.

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10 Rappers Whose Lyrics Will Take Your Instagram Captions To The Next Level

Make your life easy by choosing a caption that's already been written for you.

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Finding the perfect caption for you Instagram post is something everyone struggles with. On the contrary, the best rappers in the industry right now seem to have no problem with it. Whether it be Cardi B or Kanye West, you can always count on fire captions. Taken from the rappers themselves, here are the best rap lyrics for Instagram captions.

1. Travis Scott

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  • "It's summertime, why they tryna throw shade?"
  • "Rollin' rollin' rollin' got me stargazin'"
  • "I got 'em stage diving out the nosebleeds"
  • "Anything can happen at the night show"
  • "This right here is astronomical"
  • "Valet park when I pull up in the ride"
  • "Pick up the phone, baby, I know you're home, baby"
  • "Oh my, what a wonderful time"
  • "She said 'where we goin?' I said 'the moon'"
  • "I been up sleepless late nights"
  • 2. Migos

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    • "Walk it like I talk it"
    • "In the kitchen wrist moving like a stir fry"
    • "Put my mind on it, put my grind on it"
    • "We live like sopranos"
    • "Diamonds on my wrist stay drippin"
    • "Addin' up checks, no minus"
    • "I can buy that car, I know that you can't"
    • "No human being, I'm immortal"
    • "Walk in the buildin', they start applaudin'"
    • "Versace, Versace, Versace, Versace"

    3. Cardi B

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    • "I like texts from my exes when they want a second chance"
    • "I went from dollar bills, now poppin' rubber bands"
    • "Why would I hop in some beef? When I could just hop in the Porsche"
    • "You know where I'm at, you know where I be"
    • "These expensive, these is red bottoms"
    • "I don't dance now, I make money moves"
    • "It's not a threat it's a warning, be careful with me"
    • "Poured out my whole heart to a piece of sh*t"
    • "Karma for you is gon' be who you end up with"

    4. Drake

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    • "This a Rollie, not a stopwatch, sh*t don't ever stop"
    • "I only love my bed and my mama I'm sorry"
    • "I get it how I live it, I live it how I get it"
    • "No new friends"
    • "Drinking every night because we drink to my accomplishments"
    • "This sh*t got me in my feelings"
    • "With your phone out, gotta hit them angles"
    • "My ex asked me, 'Where you movin'?' I said, 'On to better things'"
    • "My team good, we don't really need a mascot"
    • "Got new money, got new problems, got new enemies"

    5. Nicki Minaj

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    • "Imma keep it moving, be classy and graceful"
    • "In my kingdom, with my Timbs on"
    • "Uh, yo, watch your man, then you should watch your mouth"
    • "At least you took an L off your bucket list"
    • "Defend my honor, protect my pride"
    • "But to live doesn't mean you're alive"
    • "She just mad 'cause he never bought her ice like me"
    • "I fly with the stars in the skies"
    • "They paintin' me out to be the bad guy"
    • "All these b*tches is my sons"

    6. Mac Miller

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    • "My regrets look just like a text I shouldn't send"
    • "Driving with my eyes close, missing all the signs"
    • "I'm a monster with the heart of a lion, divide and conquer"
    • "I got a bone to pick like roses"
    • "I'll do anything for a way out of my head"
    • "Your love is not too kind to me"
    • "Yeah, I got a bad attitude"
    • "No matter where life takes me, find me with a smile"
    • "Imma give you what you came for"
    • "I don't know 'bout you, but me, I'm important, I'm so gorgeous"

    7. A$AP Rocky 

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    • "Same shit, different day"
    • "I got three phones: business, conversation, and relation"
    • "What the face say to the fist?"
    • "I look for ways to say 'I love you', but I ain't into makin' love songs"
    • "Paranoia got me losing all my z's"
    • "Make no mistakes, it's all a leap of faith for love"
    • "She ain't a stranger to the city life"
    • "Can't forget that I'm golden, can't forget where I'm going"
    • "Riding by the rules, I'll abide by it soon"
    • "Ain't a killer so don't kill the vibe"

    8. Kanye West

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    • "Yeah u so mother thick"
    • "Ball so hard, let's get faded"
    • "That sh*t cray"
    • "I'm tripping off the power"
    • "All of my kindness, is taken for weakness"
    • "I'm lookin' for the one have you seen her?"
    • "Don't let me get in my zone"
    • "Let's get lost tonight"
    • "Sun don't shine in the shade, bird can't fly in a cage"
    • "Reach for the stars so if you fall you land on a cloud"
    • "No you're not perfect but you're not your mistakes"

    9. A$AP Ferg

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    • "Gucci down to the socks"
    • "My jewelry glistening why I'm always chilly"
    • "I'm a one night savage"
    • "Put in work, put 'em in the dirt"
    • "Fergy be mobbin' all day"
    • "Ferg is the name"
    • "I'm on a new level"
    • "Don't pray for me pray for the weak"
    • "I was only 8 years old, watching Nick at Nite"
    • "I was fly like a bird"

    10. Lil Wayne 

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    • "Real G's move in silence like lasagna"
    • "I speak the truth but I guess that's a foreign language to y'all"
    • "Okay you're a goon, but what's a goon to a goblin?"
    • "I got some weight on my shoulders, to me it's like feathers"
    • "I am more animal than the zoo allow"
    • "Money talks, bullsh*t walks"
    • "Every night's a long night, every day's a holiday"
    • "I'm a cool cat, but I'm on life nine"
    • "Haters can't see me, nose bleed seats"


    No matter what the occasion, it's always good to have creative Instagram captions on hand. Nobody knows how to make clever captions than rappers themselves. Whether you need creative caption for throwing shade at someone, or you have used only emojis for your past 5 Instagram pictures, rap lyrics make the perfect caption.

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    The Football World Loses One Of Its Finest Players

    Bart Starr passed away and NFL players, coaches, and fans all mourn the loss of the Packer legend, but his life and career will live on in hearts of Packer nation forever.

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    Bart Starr passed away at the age of 85 in Birmingham, Alabama. The NFL lost a great player. The Green Bay Packers lost a hero. And, the world lost a true gentleman. Starr's legacy has surpassed his accomplishments on the gridiron. He inspired not only his peers but the generations that have come after him. He is — and always — will be remembered as a Hall of Famer, a champion, and a Packer.


    Bart Starr was a Packers legend. Starr led Green Bay to six division titles and five world championships. As the quarterback of Vince Lombardi's offense, he kept the machine going and executed the plays like no other. His mastery of the position was a large part of the Packers success in the 1960s. Starr was also the perfect teammate for the perfect team. His leadership put him in command of the Packers. Starr's time in Green Bay will not be forgotten by former players, coaches, and the fans.

    Bart Starr's resume is rivaled by few in NFL history. He played in 10 postseason games and won 9 of them. He led the Packers to victory in Super Bowls I and II and won the MVP award in both games. He was the MVP of the league in 1966 and was named to the NFL All-Decade Team of the 1960s. The Packers retired his number 15 and Starr has been inducted into the Packers and Pro Football Hall of Fame.


    After his playing days, Starr would become the head coach of the Packers. He could not repeat the success he had on the field from the 1960s teams. His coaching years do not take away from his legacy as one of the all-time great Packers. Starr was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1977.

    One of Starr's last visits to Lambeau field was on a cold November night in 2015. Starr and his wife attended a ceremony in which the Packers retired Brett Favre's jersey number. Starr was the perfect personification of what it meant to be a Packer. His most heroic moment came in the 1967 NFL Championship Game. The Ice Bowl came down to a third and goal in Lambeau Field's south endzone against the Dallas Cowboys. Starr came to the sidelines and bravely told Vince Lombardi that he can sneak it in for a game-winning touchdown. Lombardi then replied, "Run it, and let's get the hell out of here." Starr ran a quarterback sneak for the game-winner and the Packers were off to Super Bowl II. Without Starr, Green Bay would not have won a second straight Super Bowl. His leadership in big game moments will live with Packers fans for a lifetime.

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    Starr leaves behind his wife Cherry, his son, and three granddaughters. Packers fans will have a tight grip on the memories Bart Starr and the 60s teams created. Starr left behind a template for being a Green Bay Packer. He also left a template for being a good man and a gentleman of the game of football. He was a competitor and a leader. Packer nation mourns for the loss of one of the finest human beings the game has seen.

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