Mobile Social Network MocoSpace Gets $3 Million First Round Funding
August 27, 2007, 7:08 am
Filed under: Boston, General Catalyst, mocospace, Social Networking, start-up

Boston based MocoSpace got its first round of funding from General Catalyst, Pilot and others. MocoSpace boasts over a million users for its mobile gateway to blogs and social networking sites, and has a focus on the african-american and hispanic markets.

Song of the Week – June 15
June 18, 2007, 8:29 am
Filed under: Alternative, Boston, Boys Like Girls, Music, New Music, Rock

Great Escape by Boston band Boys Like Girls is the first single off their debut album.

The band has the same energy as My Chemical Romance or The All-American Rejects, but lacks the dark undertone that exists on nearly all MCR tracks, and some of the AAR songs. Great Escape is a high energy pop-rock tune and the production is very tight and clean, thanks no doubt to Matt Squire who also worked with Panic! at the Disco.

Their website is almost non-existent, but their MySpace page does a better job. Give the track a listen on Myspace if you haven’t already heard it on the air….

Boys Like Girls the band

John Laurenti and Steve Morse
May 25, 2007, 8:34 am
Filed under: Boston, media, Music, New Music, Podcasts, radio, Song of the Week, WBOS

Okay, if you live in Boston, you are lucky enough to listen to John Laurenti’s show every afternoon on WBOS, and even better, catch Sound Check on the weekends and John’s chats with Steve Morse, the Boston Globe’s resident music expert, on Thursday afternoons.

I am indebted to John and Steve for the inspiration of many of my selections for Song of the Week on this blog, and more importantly for the vast knowledge of the new music scene which they impart. This is great new music, with background and information that you’ll actually appreciate from the DJ’s…check out their show.

If you don’t live in Boston, you can catch WBOS streaming at WBOS.com or better yet the (somewhat consistently) podcasted episodes of John and Steve’s new music coverage WBOS Podcast