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Hot Snakes played Brighton Music Hall – 6/8

Hot Snakes played Brighton Music Hall – 6/8

Blistering California post-hardcore quartet Hot Snakes returned for their second Boston show in the past year with support from Chicago’s Meat Wave and locals Vundabar on Friday night. 

Self Defense Family and Sannhet played Great Scott – 5/30

Self Defense Family and Sannhet played Great Scott – 5/30

Sprawling New York collective Self Defense Family and post-metal trio Sannhet opened their co-headlining tour with support from Weeping Icon and Fiddlehead at Great Scott last week.

Fever Ray at Brooklyn Hangar on 35mm

Fever Ray at Brooklyn Hangar on 35mm

As you might recall, I recapped Fever Ray’s triumphant return to U.S. shores a few weekends back. Here’s that review’s slightly delayed visual counterpart. 

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever played Great Scott – 5/11

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever played Great Scott – 5/11

For last Friday night’s late show, jangly Melbourne quintet Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever played a sold-out Great Scott. 

Power Trip played Paradise Rock Club – 5/11

Power Trip played Paradise Rock Club – 5/11

Dallas rippers Power Trip brought their biggest U.S. tour to date to Boston’s Paradise last Friday, joined by openers Sheer Mag, Fury and Red Death. 

Turnstile played Paradise Rock Club – 5/7

Turnstile played Paradise Rock Club – 5/7

Baltimore hardcore upstarts Turnstile concluded their spring North American tour with LA’s Touché Amoré, San Francisco’s Culture Abuse and Texans Razor Bumps at the Paradise last Monday night. 

Fever Ray played Brooklyn Hangar – 5/12

Fever Ray played Brooklyn Hangar – 5/12

Featured photo by Maria Jose Govea / Red Bull Content Pool – no external photo credentials were issued for the show Sweden’s Karin Dreijer kicked off a rare North American tour with the first U.S. Fever Ray show in nearly a decade at the Brooklyn Hangar Saturday […]

Jeff Rosenstock played Paradise Rock Club – 4/21

Jeff Rosenstock played Paradise Rock Club – 4/21

Punk rock lifer Jeff Rosenstock headlined a sold-out Paradise last Saturday with support from D.C.’s Bad Moves and the U.K.’s Martha. 

Built to Spill and Afghan Whigs played House of Blues – 4/20

Built to Spill and Afghan Whigs played House of Blues – 4/20

Doug Martsch’s Built to Spill and Greg Dulli’s Afghan Whigs brought their co-headlining spring tour to Boston’s House of Blues on Friday, with support from California electronic duo Rituals of Mine. 

Preoccupations played Brighton Music Hall – 4/18

Preoccupations played Brighton Music Hall – 4/18

Calgary post-punk crew Preoccupations returned to Boston in support of their aptly-titled third LP New Material, joined by fellow Canadians Freak Heat Waves.