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 →

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 →