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Major Stars and Black Helicopter played ONCE Lounge – 2/15

Major Stars and Black Helicopter played ONCE Lounge – 2/15

Noisy Boston luminaries Major Stars and Black Helicopter teamed up for a show presented by Chunklet‘s Henry Owings at the ONCE Lounge last Thursday. 

Sorority Noise played afterHours at Northeastern University – 1/18

Sorority Noise played afterHours at Northeastern University – 1/18

Hartford-bred rockers Sorority Noise headlined Northeastern’s coffee shop performance space with Philly’s Katie Ellen and Boston’s Prior Panic. 

Cymbals Eat Guitars played Great Scott – 12/28

Cymbals Eat Guitars played Great Scott – 12/28

Cymbals Eat Guitars swung by Allston’s Great Scott for an end-of-the-year show with Charles Bissell of The Wrens and Boston’s Bad History Month. 

Noise Floor’s Year In Review 2017

Noise Floor’s Year In Review 2017

Recapping the best shows, photos and records of the year. 

Unsane played Great Scott – 12/18

Unsane played Great Scott – 12/18

Sludgy noise rock stalwarts Unsane headlined a truly stacked heavy bill at Great Scott a week before Christmas, featuring Big Brave, Child Bite and Hepatagua. 

Angel Olsen played House of Blues – 12/4

Angel Olsen played House of Blues – 12/4

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Angel Olsen returned to Boston last week for her biggest local headlining show to date at the House of Blues, with support from psych supergroup Heron Oblivion. 

St. Vincent played House of Blues – 11/30

St. Vincent played House of Blues – 11/30

Annie Clark returned to Boston as St. Vincent for her first headlining show since 2014, unveiling her exquisitely artful “Fear the Future” show in support of this year’s MASSEDUCTION. 

The Dream Syndicate played ONCE Ballroom – 12/1

The Dream Syndicate played ONCE Ballroom – 12/1

The Dream Syndicate, reunited vanguards of the Paisley Underground, played their first Boston-area show in roughly three decades at ONCE on Friday night, with support from founding Television guitarist Richard Lloyd and his band. 

Slowdive played Paradise Rock Club – 11/14

Slowdive played Paradise Rock Club – 11/14

U.K. shoegaze legends Slowdive made their second Boston appearance since reuniting at a sold-out Paradise last week with LA’s Cherry Glazerr. 

Primitive Man and Bell Witch played ONCE Ballroom – 11/5

Primitive Man and Bell Witch played ONCE Ballroom – 11/5

Denver’s Primitive Man and Seattle’s Bell Witch teamed up for a crushing fall tour that swept through Somerville’s ONCE Ballroom last Sunday, with some local support from Upheaval and Churchburn.