People of Starlab Fest

by Amanda Beland Starlab Fest is an annual music and arts festival in Somerville, Massachusetts. Everyone featured here was at the festival, either attending or working. All photos were taken on a Nikon N6006 with Kodak Gold 200 film. Some photos were taken during the “golden hour” – the period of time before sunset –…

Today Junior

Today Junior began recording their third album at Medford’s the Soul Shop on Oct. 17-20. The record will feature Harry O’Toole on guitar, Mike O’Toole on drums and Anthony Ambrose on bass. The LPĀ is being recording and produced by Shop engineer and musician Elio DeLuca. More photos can be found on the Spiral Bound Photography…

Dan Webb and the Spiders

Dan Webb and the Spiders is a four-piece rock/punk group. They’ve been playing with different iterations of members since 2009.

Jenn Harrington

Jenn Harrington is a mover and a shaker in the Somerville arts and music scene. While she doesn’t produce records or make art, she’s widely regarded in many circles as a “connector”.

Bellwire (part two)

On Aug. 21, Bellwire, a 4-piece power pop band from Somerville, walked into Medford’s the Soul Shop with instruments and arrangements.

Katie Von Schleicher

In close to a decade, Katie Von Schleicher has grown from never having even heard the Beatles to writing, producing, recording and playing every instrument on an 8-track EP set to be released this fall. This is her story. by Amanda Beland Katie Von Schleicher is a Brooklyn-based vocalist, pianist and musician. Schleicher, of Pasadena,…

Ben Seretan

Ben Seretan is a musician performing under his own name in Brooklyn, New York.

Leapling

Leapling, of Brooklyn, just released their first full length LP (Vacant Page) this year and have been touring for the last couple of weeks – including a couple day stop at SXSW – with Baked and Lost Boy ?.

Starlab Studios

Starlab Studios is a music, video, photo and entertainment-based recording studio in Somerville, Massachusetts. Matt Price, Marc Valois, James Lindsay, Lisa Vidal and Richard Hawke not only manage the multi-faceted space, but have also built it from the ground up since the studio moved into its current location on Somerville Avenue in 2013.

Peter Matthew Bauer

Peter Matthew Bauer, formerly of The Walkmen, is a solo musician who just an East Coast living room tour, including a stop at Medford’s the Soul Shop.

the Soul Shop

The Soul Shop is an all analog recording studio in Medford, Massachusetts.

Julie Rhodes

Julie Rhodes is a 27-year-old singer and musician living in Somerville, Massachusetts. She recently began performing publicly for the first time – but by the sound (and soul) of her voice, you’d think she was born with a microphone in her hand.