Twitter is a garden ripe with accounts to follow for all sorts of interests. Being that this blog is focused on Boston, independent and alternative music here are 10 accounts of the like that you should follow:
@Pitchfork is at the forefront of new alternative music releases and show announcements. They also Tweet out links to breaking music news several times a day. It is one of the accounts I make a point to check every time I check my Twitter feed.
Last winter my friend’s band made @AllstonPudding’s “Localz Only Early Winter Mixtape” so I checked it out and followed the blog on Twitter for similar content. It was a good decision. You will find all sorts of information related to local music by following.
@nprmusic is another vanguard at indie and alternative music releases. The links to all sorts of features from the “Tiny Desk” segment to different series on artists and topics is the best following perk.
@FrontRowBoston is a part of WGBH and literally puts viewers in the front row of Boston music through uploading recorded concerts. Their Twitter feed contains links to those recordings and to exclusive studio sessions, by all sorts of artists from the national spotlight to the local one.
@theRSL is music writer Ryan Spaulding’s account. Spaulding is the producer of The Outlaw Roadshow—a traveling music showcase that has a Boston show. I just started following Spaulding, but he tweets updates about his roadshow as well as interesting music commentary and general thoughts.
@ben_stas does freelance music photography and writing for the Boston Globe, Vanyaland and Invisible Oranges—often tweeting live from concerts. He is on top of the music scene at Boston and is at a show at least once a week, most weeks.
@brooklyn_vegan is one my New York go-to sources for music updates that I make a point to check on daily. I have found several up and coming artists (like Whitney) that often come up to Boston. They provide breaking music news and odd news scoops too.
I just recently followed @clickyclicky after a friend’s suggestion, and it was a good suggestion. They tweet lots of local music links and also retweet other Boston music blogs. A touch of comical Tweets are included with the follow.
@BostonHassle is another source to find local artists and shows—they have a lot of shows, too, which they tweet about.
@bradleysalmanac is an active Boston music-scene blogger that Tweets about upcoming shows that aren’t always heavily promoted. His website has his blog posts, new tunes from locals and an intensive upcoming-shows calendar.