A Guide to Boston’s Indie Music Scene – The Daily Free Press


With Berklee College of Music at its beating heart and many wonderful opportunities for the arts, Boston can’t help but be a magnet for young talent. Although I have been part of the Boston University community for less than a year, I am very fortunate to have discovered the breathtaking musical talent that resides in my new neighborhood.

I hope everyone will also check out these amazing indie bands so that up-and-coming local artists can get all the success they deserve.

So if you’re looking to get into Boston’s indie music scene, here are five local artists and bands I think everyone should get familiar with.

Trophy wife

The first artist I’m going to ask you to listen to right now is “Trophy Wife”, also known as McKenzie Iazzetta. Recognizable by her curly blonde hair and angelic voice, “Trophy Wife” produces the type of music that empowers feminism through the delicate strength of her voice. Although she currently only has nine songs, I look forward to the amazing things she will accomplish in the future.

The website of local Boston group “Trophy Wife”. Peyton Renegar spotlights five local bands that are all the rage in Boston’s indie music scene. ANH NGUYEN/DFP STAFF


The next band you should be completely obsessed with is “Winkler”. The talent of the group is incredible. Five spectacular artists each bring something unique to the group and complement each other wonderfully. Most of their songs are light and playful, and are the perfect songs to dance to in your bedroom at 3am.

sweet petunia

A band that might be familiar to you if you listen to Winkler is “Sweet Petunia”. Although the two bands produce almost completely different genres of music, you can hear Madison Simpson’s feminine, harmonic voice in both bands. With a slightly folky air – thanks to the banjo used in their songs – the band deliver a refreshing and unique sound that can only be described as phenomenal.

Dinosaur Gala

Another of my new obsessions is the group “Dino Gala”. Their unique sound brings painful solace to those who listen with their music carrying an emotional tone. The group of five complement each other to create impactful, almost spiritual masterpieces. With various styles, like the acoustic with their song, “fire escape”, they are aimed at anyone with an indie-grunge musical taste and who wants to escape into a world of sincere emotions.


The last artist that I played on loop a lot is “Anjimile”. With a hoarse and unique voice, the group reassures me with sensational and catchy music. With entertaining and lighthearted songs such as “Sonja Smokes Me Out” and deeper, more emotional songs such as “Maker”, Anjimile has a masterpiece for all emotions.

These five bands and artists are just a small fraction of the impeccable talent residing in Boston. As I continue to grow, I am beyond grateful to them for helping me through life’s challenges and giving me music for all of life’s occasions. I look forward to seeing these artists continue to flourish and inevitably get the recognition they deserve.


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