Merchandise played Great Scott – 10/7

October 21, 2016 in Photos, Show Reviews

merchandise-1Tampa, FL’s Merchandise returned to Great Scott earlier this month for a show in support of their latest full length, A Corpse Wired for Sound. Brooklyn duo Public Memory opened.  Read the rest of this entry →

Brand New played Cross Insurance Arena – 10/15

October 19, 2016 in Photos, Show Reviews

brandnew-1Over the weekend, Long Island emo/post-hardcore mainstays Brand New headlined Portland, ME’s awkwardly-named hockey arena with The Front Bottoms and Modern Baseball. Read the rest of this entry →

Talking Oasis 2016 with SuperSonic

October 17, 2016 in Features

supersonic-1SuperSonic performing at Great Scott last year


For a group that disbanded in 2009, Oasis has had a pretty eventful 2016. The eternal war of words between the Brothers Gallagher continues to deepen in its absurditya documentary chronicling the band’s meteoric rise debuts this month, and an expansive reissue of their infamously divisive third album Be Here Now was released this past week. For SuperSonic – North America’s leading Oasis tribute band – the timing couldn’t be better.

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Tastemakers Presented Car Seat Headrest – 10/2

October 9, 2016 in Photos

csh-1When I shot Car Seat Headrest at The Sinclair a few weeks ago for Allston Pudding, I figured it would be Will Toledo’s last Boston show in a 500-cap club. Little did I know I’d see him play a Starbucks last weekend.  Read the rest of this entry →

Radiohead on 35mm at Madison Square Garden

October 5, 2016 in Photos

radiohead-1Back in July, I headed to New York City for most of a week to catch – among other things – one of Radiohead’s very few headlining U.S. dates of 2016. I was in the general admission pit for the English art-rock icons’ second night at Madison Square Garden, though regrettably not in the photo pit for either. I’ll not go on at length about the show itself, since it was months ago at this point and this pair of gigs are up there with Springsteen’s River tour as 2016’s most widely-covered live music events, but I will say that hearing “Creep” was a transformative experience.  Read the rest of this entry →

The Feelies played The Sinclair – 9/16

September 26, 2016 in Photos, Show Reviews

feelies-1Long-running New Jersey rockers The Feelies stopped by The Sinclair earlier this month on one of their now-yearly East Coast tours.  Read the rest of this entry →

Angel Olsen played The Sinclair – 9/20

September 23, 2016 in Photos, Show Reviews

angelolsen-1Touring in support of her stellar new LP My Woman, celebrated North Carolina singer/songwriter Angel Olsen and her band sold out two nights at Cambridge’s Sinclair earlier this week.  Read the rest of this entry →

Bruce Springsteen played Gillette Stadium – 9/14

September 20, 2016 in Photos, Show Reviews

springsteen-1Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band wrapped up the second North American leg of 2016’s The River Tour with a four-hour marathon show at Gillette last Wednesday night.  Read the rest of this entry →

Sleigh Bells played The Sinclair – 9/13

September 19, 2016 in Photos, Show Reviews

sleighbells-1In anticipation of their forthcoming LP Jessica Rabbit, noise-pop disruptors Sleigh Bells embarked on a fall tour of festival gigs and small club dates that stopped at Sinclair on Tuesday night.  Read the rest of this entry →

Ovlov played O’Brien’s Pub – 9/5

September 9, 2016 in Photos, Show Reviews

ovlov-1Connecticut noise-rockers Ovlov – reunited and currently on a U.S. tour with the U.K.’s Basement – took an off night to headline Allston’s favorite hole-in-the-wall on Monday.  Read the rest of this entry →