Lee Ranaldo and Steve Gunn played Arts at the Armory – 1/10

January 12, 2017 in Photos, Show Reviews

leesteve-1Almost three years to the day after their last Boston appearance together, former Sonic Youther Lee Ranaldo and troubadour Steve Gunn teamed up for the start of an acoustic co-headlining tour with Meg Baird at Somerville’s Arts at the Armory on Tuesday night.  Read the rest of this entry →

Kurt Vile & The Violators played Royale – 12/30

January 6, 2017 in Photos, Show Reviews

kurtvile-1Amid the desolate concertgoing landscape of late December, Kurt Vile and his Violators swung through Boston for a pair of shows to save us from staying home last weekend.  Read the rest of this entry →

2016 Year In Review

January 3, 2017 in Features, Photos

Doomsday Student at Boston Hassle Fest - Brighton Music Hall - Allston, MAAs 2016 finally reaches its most welcome conclusion, Noise Floor once again takes the opportunity to look back on a year’s worth of live music in and around Boston (and occasionally beyond).
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Windhand played ONCE Ballroom – 12/2

December 7, 2016 in Photos, Show Reviews

windhand-1Virginia doom metal band Windhand returned to Boston on Friday night during their tour with Washington DC’s Ilsa, joining up with locals Z/28 for a gig at Somerville’s ONCE Ballroom.  Read the rest of this entry →

Dinosaur Jr. and Buffalo Tom played House of Blues – 11/25

December 2, 2016 in Photos, Show Reviews

dino-1Western Mass legends Dinosaur Jr. and Boston’s Buffalo Tom joined forces for a post-Thanksgiving indie rock summit at the House of Blues last Friday.  Read the rest of this entry →

True Widow and E played Great Scott – 11/14

December 1, 2016 in Photos, Show Reviews

truewidow-1Boston’s all-star post-punk group E and fuzzed-out Dallas trio True Widow teamed up for a Monday night show at Great Scott last month.  Read the rest of this entry →

The Proletariat played ONCE Ballroom – 11/3

November 22, 2016 in Photos

proletariat-1Boston punks The Proletariat recently reunited after a three-decade hiatus for a short east coast tour, headlining Somerville’s ONCE Ballroom earlier this month.  Read the rest of this entry →

High On Fire and Meshuggah played House of Blues – 11/2

November 14, 2016 in Photos, Show Reviews

highonfire-1A few weeks back, Swedish avant-prog mainstays Meshuggah brought their tour with Matt Pike’s stoner-thrash power trio High On Fire to Boston’s House of Blues.  Read the rest of this entry →

Temples played Brighton Music Hall – 10/29

October 31, 2016 in Photos, Show Reviews

temples-1U.K. psych rockers Temples returned to Boston on Saturday night for a Halloween-adjacent show with Los Angeles’ Vinyl Williams.  Read the rest of this entry →

Get haunted with a 2016 Halloween mix (and some old ones)

October 27, 2016 in Features

king-2King Diamond, master of all unholy ceremonies, at the Orpheum last year


As Halloween rolls around again, I find myself nostalgic for my college radio days of curating spooky seasonal DJ sets. I co-hosted a late-night show on WRBB for four years, and our Halloween editions were always among my favorites. I don’t even have any regrets about the year I annoyed everyone in the studio with a soundboard of werewolf noises and cawing ravens.  Read the rest of this entry →