Allison Crutchfield & The Fizz played Great Scott – 2/6

February 15, 2017 in Photos, Show Reviews

allisoncrutchfield-1Former Swearin’ co-leader Allison Crutchfield and her backing band The Fizz played a stacked bill at Great Scott last Tuesday with fellow Philadelphians Radiator Hospital and Pinkwash.  Read the rest of this entry →

Priests played Great Scott – 2/5

February 14, 2017 in Photos, Show Reviews

priests-1D.C. punks Priests headlined Great Scott last Saturday in support of their excellent new record Nothing Feels Natural, with support from Baltimore’s Snail Mail and Boston’s Halfsour.  Read the rest of this entry →

Astronoid and Moon Tooth played Great Scott – 2/2

February 10, 2017 in Photos, Show Reviews

astronoid-1A co-headlining tour featuring Boston’s own metal genre-benders Astronoid and Long Island’s Moon Tooth, along with openers InAeona, swept through Boston’s Great Scott last Thursday.  Read the rest of this entry →

Cloud Nothings and LVL UP played Paradise Rock Club – 1/31

February 7, 2017 in Photos, Show Reviews

cloudnothings-1Recent Sub Pop signees LVL UP and noisy Carpark-ers Cloud Nothings packed the Paradise last Tuesday night for a great double bill to close out the month.  Read the rest of this entry →

Frankie Cosmos played afterHours at Northeastern University – 1/26

February 2, 2017 in Photos, Show Reviews

frankiecosmos-1Singer/songwriter Greta Kline, better known as Frankie Cosmos, rounded out a remarkably strong week at my alma mater’s Starbucks performance space last Thursday with Western Mass. upstarts And The Kids.  Read the rest of this entry →

Grouper played afterHours at Northeastern University – 1/23

January 26, 2017 in Photos, Show Reviews

grouper-1For Grouper’s first Boston show in a good long while, Liz Harris brought her haunting ambient folk to Northeastern’s hybrid Starbucks/performance venue, of all places. The night was rounded out with solo sets from Japanese Breakfast’s Michelle Zauner and Boston’s Bedbug.  Read the rest of this entry →

Truckfighters played ONCE Ballroom – 1/18

January 25, 2017 in Photos, Show Reviews

truckfighters-1Swedish riff-dealers Truckfighters headlined a heavy bill at Somerville’s ONCE Ballroom last week with support from Brooklyn’s Kings Destroy and locals Gozu and Leather Lung.  Read the rest of this entry →

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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