All posts by Tori Bilcik

Tori Bilcik is a freelance writer and a recent graduate of Emerson College. Her work has appeared in The Boston Globe, Substream Magazine, THINX's Periodical, The Radical Notion, and Culture Magazine, covering everything from politics to healthcare to punk music to cheese. Outside of writing, she interns at the nonprofit organization Community Catalyst, works at a delicious local bakery in Boston, and loves binge-watching Netflix originals. Her other interests include photography, traveling, books, cuddling her cat, and a good cup of tea.

Looking Back: Our Favorite Albums of 2017

2017 was…a year. It was a year of challenges and, at times, particularly difficult news to swallow for many of us in our music communities. However, we banded together and found hope through all the adversity we faced. Music is the backdrop to these defining moments each year. Check out some of our staff picks for album of the year below.

Spin – Tiger’s Jaw
“This might be my favorite Tiger’s Jaw release yet. Brianna has come more front-and-center this time around, recording the first song she’s written for the band, ‘June,’ which might be the best record off the album, if I’m being entirely honest. This album struck the perfect balance of call-backs to their older styles, while still signaling a noticeable progression in the band’s growth. Don’t sleep on this album, or this band. You’re missing out if you haven’t downloaded a copy yet. -Tori  Continue reading Looking Back: Our Favorite Albums of 2017

Premiere: Giants At Large – “Replay” (Originally By Iyaz)

The Daily Slice is excited to premiere a new track by long-time TDS favorites Giants At Large: a cover of Iyaz’s 2009 classic “Replay.” 

The new track by the band is off the soundtrack for the upcoming film (Romance) In The Digital Age which premiered in the United States on September 23. Preorders for the film’s soundtrack went live yesterday. If you haven’t heard, The film stars LOLO (you probably know her as the female voice in “Miss Jackson” by Panic At The Disco) and Chris Warren Jr., who’s best known for playing Zeke in High School Musical. The film is directed by Jason Michael Brescia, who previously worked on movies like The Newest Pledge and Bridge and TunnelContinue reading Premiere: Giants At Large – “Replay” (Originally By Iyaz)

The Daily Slice To Premiere Cover Of “Replay” By Giants At Large This Week

#ICYMI: Preorders for the (Romance) In The Digital Age soundtrack went live yesterday. If you haven’t heard, The film stars LOLO (you probably know her as the female voice in “Miss Jackson” by Panic At The Disco) and Chris Warren Jr., who’s best known for playing Zeke from High School Musical. The film is directed by Jason Michael Brescia, who previously worked on movies like The Newest Pledge and Bridge and Tunnel.

The Daily Slice is excited to announce that we’re premiering a track off the soundtrack by long-time TDS favorites Giants At Large: a cover of Iyaz’s 2009 classic “Replay.” The track will be available to stream on The Daily Slice’s website on Friday at 12:00pm EST.  Continue reading The Daily Slice To Premiere Cover Of “Replay” By Giants At Large This Week

Interview with Bryce Avary of The Rocket Summer

The Rocket Summer spent the last month of the summer traveling the country celebrating the 10th anniversary of their iconic album Do You Feel. The band has been playing massive sets each night, playing through the entirety of the album on top of at least 10 bonus songs off newer releases. Based on what we saw in Boston, this tour has served as a not only reflection on not The Rocket Summer’s past, but as a celebration of the community music has brought together and the power of that community.

Bryce Avary, the mastermind behind The Rocket Summer, made a point of sharing  with fans that Do You Feel is so important to him because it’s the record that brought a lot of The Rocket Summer’s fans into this scene. He then called on fans to use their community to make a positive change in the world by donating to the Child Fund, who he brought on tour to raise money to combat child poverty.

We had the opportunity to catch up with Avary himself before he took the stage at Boston’s Brighton Music Hall. Check out the interview below and check out photos from the show hereContinue reading Interview with Bryce Avary of The Rocket Summer