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 →

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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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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Black Beach, Earthquake Party and Lady Pills played Great Scott – 1/19

January 24, 2016 in Photos, Show Reviews

blackbeach-1The fine folks at Allston Pudding put on a tour-return show for locals Black Beach and Midriffs at good old Great Scott on Tuesday night.

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The Mighty Mighty Bosstones played House of Blues – 12/26

January 14, 2016 in Photos, Show Reviews

bosstonesOk, one last 2015 blog post, and then the greener pastures of 2016 await (although they’ve been less green and pasture-like than grey and bleak thus far). Anyway, as I mentioned in my year-end post last week, this was the third year I’ve covered one of the Bosstones’ annual Hometown Throwdown shows, and they continue to be a really fascinating subject on a number of levels.

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