Dinosaur Jr. and Buffalo Tom played House of Blues – 11/25

December 2, 2016 in Photos, Show Reviews

dino-1Western Mass legends Dinosaur Jr. and Boston’s Buffalo Tom joined forces for a post-Thanksgiving indie rock summit at the House of Blues last Friday.  Read the rest of this entry →

True Widow and E played Great Scott – 11/14

December 1, 2016 in Photos, Show Reviews

truewidow-1Boston’s all-star post-punk group E and fuzzed-out Dallas trio True Widow teamed up for a Monday night show at Great Scott last month.  Read the rest of this entry →

The Proletariat played ONCE Ballroom – 11/3

November 22, 2016 in Photos

proletariat-1Boston punks The Proletariat recently reunited after a three-decade hiatus for a short east coast tour, headlining Somerville’s ONCE Ballroom earlier this month.  Read the rest of this entry →

High On Fire and Meshuggah played House of Blues – 11/2

November 14, 2016 in Photos, Show Reviews

highonfire-1A few weeks back, Swedish avant-prog mainstays Meshuggah brought their tour with Matt Pike’s stoner-thrash power trio High On Fire to Boston’s House of Blues.  Read the rest of this entry →

Temples played Brighton Music Hall – 10/29

October 31, 2016 in Photos, Show Reviews

temples-1U.K. psych rockers Temples returned to Boston on Saturday night for a Halloween-adjacent show with Los Angeles’ Vinyl Williams.  Read the rest of this entry →

Merchandise played Great Scott – 10/7

October 21, 2016 in Photos, Show Reviews

merchandise-1Tampa, FL’s Merchandise returned to Great Scott earlier this month for a show in support of their latest full length, A Corpse Wired for Sound. Brooklyn duo Public Memory opened.  Read the rest of this entry →

Brand New played Cross Insurance Arena – 10/15

October 19, 2016 in Photos, Show Reviews

brandnew-1Over the weekend, Long Island emo/post-hardcore mainstays Brand New headlined Portland, ME’s awkwardly-named hockey arena with The Front Bottoms and Modern Baseball. Read the rest of this entry →

Tastemakers Presented Car Seat Headrest – 10/2

October 9, 2016 in Photos

csh-1When I shot Car Seat Headrest at The Sinclair a few weeks ago for Allston Pudding, I figured it would be Will Toledo’s last Boston show in a 500-cap club. Little did I know I’d see him play a Starbucks last weekend.  Read the rest of this entry →

Radiohead on 35mm at Madison Square Garden

October 5, 2016 in Photos

radiohead-1Back in July, I headed to New York City for most of a week to catch – among other things – one of Radiohead’s very few headlining U.S. dates of 2016. I was in the general admission pit for the English art-rock icons’ second night at Madison Square Garden, though regrettably not in the photo pit for either. I’ll not go on at length about the show itself, since it was months ago at this point and this pair of gigs are up there with Springsteen’s River tour as 2016’s most widely-covered live music events, but I will say that hearing “Creep” was a transformative experience.  Read the rest of this entry →

The Feelies played The Sinclair – 9/16

September 26, 2016 in Photos, Show Reviews

feelies-1Long-running New Jersey rockers The Feelies stopped by The Sinclair earlier this month on one of their now-yearly East Coast tours.  Read the rest of this entry →