The Thermals played The Sinclair – 4/25

April 28, 2016 in Photos, Show Reviews

thermals-1For a band I’ve listened to since high school, it’s been a long time coming for me to catch a Thermals concert.  Read the rest of this entry →

Acid Mothers Temple played Great Scott – 4/4

April 13, 2016 in Photos, Show Reviews

acidmothers-1Indefatigable Japanese psych-rock outfit Acid Mothers Temple headlined one of their yearly Boston gigs at Great Scott last Monday, with support from Michigan’s Mounds and locals Magic Shoppe.  Read the rest of this entry →

Wussy and Thalia Zedek Band played Midway Cafe – 4/2

April 9, 2016 in Photos

wussy-1Cincinnati indie-rock greats Wussy played to a sold-out room at Jamaica Plain’s Midway Cafe last Saturday night with support from local legend Thalia Zedek and her top-notch backing band.   Read the rest of this entry →

Savages played Paradise – 4/1

April 7, 2016 in Photos, Show Reviews

savages-1London post-punk quartet Savages returned to Boston on Friday night, touring in support of their 2016 sophomore studio LP Adore Life. 
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Animal Collective + Coheed and Cambria played Boston and I had a weird night – 2/22

March 30, 2016 in Photos, Show Reviews

animalcollective-1Ok, these photos are ancient by news standards at this point, because I have no time to blog lately, but I still wanted to document my most incongruous double-booking of the year in (double) gallery format.  Read the rest of this entry →

Earthless and Elder played The Sinclair – 3/16

March 18, 2016 in Photos, Show Reviews

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San Diego shredders Earthless and Boston’s own Elder took over The Sinclair for a very loud Wednesday night.

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Rangda and Major Stars played Out of the Blue Too – 3/5

March 14, 2016 in Photos, Show Reviews

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Last Saturday, Cambridge’s Out of the Blue Too hosted a stellar double bill of exploratory psych-rock madness featuring Chris Corsano, Ben Chasny and Sir Richard Bishop’s Rangda and local luminaries Major Stars.

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Wrekmeister Harmonies and Bell Witch played O’Brien’s Pub – 3/4

March 9, 2016 in Photos, Show Reviews

bellwitchwrekmeister-1Friday night at Allston’s O’Brien’s Pub welcomed a supremely heavy bill topped by co-headliners in Chicago’s Wrekmeister Harmonies and Seattle duo Bell Witch.

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Kid Mountain, Horse Jumper of Love, Beeef and Puppy Problems played Great Scott – 1/28

February 4, 2016 in Photos

kidmountain-1I won’t try and write anything objective about this show since more than one of these bands is comprised (in whole or in part) of friends, roommates and former editors of mine, but Puppy Problems sound great in their full-band incarnation, Beeef are a blast/should probably be the official house band of Allston, HJOL continue to weave ethereal magic and Kid Mountain offer up the inventive jangle-pop jams. This was a great bill – photos from all four sets below.

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Holy Holy played The Wilbur – 1/21

January 27, 2016 in Photos, Show Reviews

holyholy-1Last Thursday, as I had the previous Thursday, I gathered with a group of mourning music fans for a David Bowie tribute show. In contrast to Out of the Blue’s rapidly assembled survey of our weird and wonderful local acts, however, Holy Holy’s stop at The Wilbur featured some key players who actually had a hand in much of Bowie’s iconic discography.

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