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 →

Thalia Zedek Band played Great Scott – 9/1

September 8, 2016 in Photos, Show Reviews

tzband-1Boston mainstay Thalia Zedek released her latest LP, Eve, in August, and played a stacked record release show at Great Scott last Thursday with the likes of Minibeast, Black Helicopter and Positive Negative Man.  Read the rest of this entry →

Black Sabbath played Xfinity Center – 8/25

August 30, 2016 in Photos, Show Reviews

blacksabbath-1Black Sabbath, pioneering giants of heavy metal, returned to Mansfield’s Xfinity Center on Thursday night for their last-ever Massachusetts show – a stop on their current farewell tour fittingly dubbed “The End.”  Read the rest of this entry →

Sumac played Great Scott – 8/20

August 23, 2016 in Photos, Show Reviews

sumac-1Experimental sludge metal trio Sumac headlined Great Scott on Saturday night, touring in support of their towering sophomore LP (and Thrill Jockey debutWhat One BecomesRead the rest of this entry →

X played Brighton Music Hall – 8/15

August 18, 2016 in Photos, Show Reviews

x-1Los Angeles punk legends X, reunited with founding guitarist Billy Zoom, set off on their “Re-Zoomed” tour last week and stopped off at Brighton Music Hall for a sold-out show on Monday night.  Read the rest of this entry →

Swans Are Dead

August 2, 2016 in Photos, Show Reviews

swansny-1A July tour has marked the beginning of the end for the current iteration of New York experimental titans Swans. The lineup of guitarist/vocalist Michael Gira, lap steel guitarist Christoph Hahn, bassist Christopher Pravdica, drummer Phil Puleo, guitarist Norman Westberg and multi-instrumentalist Thor Harris (who is unfortunately sitting out this run for personal reasons, with keyboardist Paul Wallfisch stepping in as his replacement) is set to make its last stand on the current touring cycle and disband next year. I caught the band in Boston and Brooklyn at opposite ends of a month on the road supporting June’s The Glowing ManRead the rest of this entry →

Super Furry Animals played The Sinclair – 7/24

July 27, 2016 in Photos, Show Reviews

superfurryanimals-1Welsh psychedelic-pop heroes Super Furry Animals stopped by Cambridge’s Sinclair on Sunday for the final night of a short North American tour. Read the rest of this entry →