Show Reviews

Snail Mail played The Sinclair – 12/1

Snail Mail played The Sinclair – 12/1

Singer/songwriter Lindsey Jordan’s Snail Mail returned to the Boston vicinity for a pair of sold-out Sinclair shows on Saturday, with support from Why Bonnie. 

Gouge Away and Drug Church played Great Scott – 11/27

Gouge Away and Drug Church played Great Scott – 11/27

Punks from opposite ends of the east coast – Fort Lauderdale’s Gouge Away and Albany’s Drug Church – teamed up for a sold-out Tuesday night rager at Great Scott last week with support from Seattle’s New Gods. 

Fucked Up played Brighton Music Hall – 11/6

Fucked Up played Brighton Music Hall – 11/6

Back on Election Day – which already feels like a year ago – Canada’s proggiest hardcore band Fucked Up headlined a wild show at Brighton joined by Candy and Bad Waitress. 

Behemoth played House of Blues – 11/1

Behemoth played House of Blues – 11/1

Polish provocateurs Behemoth returned to Boston on the wings of October’s I Loved You At Your Darkest for an ultra-heavy triple-bill backed by At The Gates and Wolves In The Throne Room.

Ian Sweet & Young Jesus played Great Scott – 11/3

Ian Sweet & Young Jesus played Great Scott – 11/3

Jilian Medford’s ever-evolving indie-pop project Ian Sweet returned to Boston earlier this month in support of October’s Crush Crusher, with support from Young Jesus and Sean Henry. 

Wu-Tang Clan played Tsongas Arena – 11/2

Wu-Tang Clan played Tsongas Arena – 11/2

Staten Island hip-hop legends Wu-Tang Clan visited Greater Boston for a stop on their run of anniversary shows celebrating 25 years of Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). 

Calvin Johnson played Dorchester Art Project – 10/15

Calvin Johnson played Dorchester Art Project – 10/15

Hero of the oddball indie-pop underground Calvin Johnson and his band headlined a Monday night show with Perennial, Frank Hurricane and Request Freebird in Dorchester. 

KEN Mode & Birds In Row played ONCE – 10/21

KEN Mode & Birds In Row played ONCE – 10/21

Canadian noisemakers KEN Mode and French punk firebrands Birds In Row joined forces to descend on Somerville’s ONCE Ballroom last Sunday night. 

Tribulation played Brighton Music Hall – 10/13

Tribulation played Brighton Music Hall – 10/13

Theatrical Swedes Tribulation headlined their biggest Boston show to date at Brighton Music Hall on a recent Saturday, with support from New York’s Black Anvil and locals Morne. 

Cat Power played Paradise Rock Club – 10/5

Cat Power played Paradise Rock Club – 10/5

Cat Power – singer/songwriter Chan Marshall and her current three-piece band – headlined a sold-out Paradise on Friday night in support of Marshall’s first LP in six years, with support from the enigmatic Willis Earl Beal.