Articles by Jennifer Usovicz

Bands On Breakups: Somerville Artists Share Their Favorite Sad Songs

Sometimes, love can change your life, affirm your existence, shift your worldview. Sometimes, in the words of the immortal J. Geils Band, love stinks. In case your romantic life is currently trending toward bitter rather than sweet, we asked some of our favorite Somerville-based artists to share their most-played breakup songs with us. Because misery loves company! Darlingside Josh […]


Blind Luck, Chance & Utter Chaos: Mini Dresses on Love and Music

Lira Mondal and Caufield Schnug, who make up two-thirds of the dream pop band Mini Dresses, are a couple—though you wouldn’t know it, listening to their songs. The Somerville-based lo-fi act met in college in Arkansas and did a stint in Austin (Schnug’s hometown) as Silkies before forming Mini Dresses, a side project that quickly […]