The month of January is awful, but remember June? June was great. In that spirit, Noise Floor offers an analog flashback to Wilco’s biennial Solid Sound Festival in bucolic Western Massachusetts last summer.
King 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 […]
SuperSonic 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 absurdity, a documentary chronicling the band’s meteoric rise debuts this month, […]
Deep in an unassuming Boston basement this past Tuesday, a new breed of DIY gig was unfolding. Deep Shred is a just-launched web platform that describes itself as “an all inclusive, virtual show space.” Live performances are streamed online, while Paypal donations are collected and split among the […]
Slowdive at the Royale, 10/26/2014 A little Thanksgiving detour. This isn’t apropos of anything really, but I think Pygmalion is probably Slowdive’s best record. The Reading-based quintet are one of the lynchpins of the Creation Records shoegaze heyday, largely thanks to their 1993 sophomore LP Souvlaki, which […]
July marked the end of the road for Cambridge’s storied TT the Bear’s place, but not before a special series of farewell shows and events. I missed most of the headline-generators, including surprise gigs from The Pixies and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, but I figured […]