Show Reviews

Angel Olsen played House of Blues – 12/4

Angel Olsen played House of Blues – 12/4

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Angel Olsen returned to Boston last week for her biggest local headlining show to date at the House of Blues, with support from psych supergroup Heron Oblivion. 

St. Vincent played House of Blues – 11/30

St. Vincent played House of Blues – 11/30

Annie Clark returned to Boston as St. Vincent for her first headlining show since 2014, unveiling her exquisitely artful “Fear the Future” show in support of this year’s MASSEDUCTION. 

The Dream Syndicate played ONCE Ballroom – 12/1

The Dream Syndicate played ONCE Ballroom – 12/1

The Dream Syndicate, reunited vanguards of the Paisley Underground, played their first Boston-area show in roughly three decades at ONCE on Friday night, with support from founding Television guitarist Richard Lloyd and his band. 

Slowdive played Paradise Rock Club – 11/14

Slowdive played Paradise Rock Club – 11/14

U.K. shoegaze legends Slowdive made their second Boston appearance since reuniting at a sold-out Paradise last week with LA’s Cherry Glazerr. 

Primitive Man and Bell Witch played ONCE Ballroom – 11/5

Primitive Man and Bell Witch played ONCE Ballroom – 11/5

Denver’s Primitive Man and Seattle’s Bell Witch teamed up for a crushing fall tour that swept through Somerville’s ONCE Ballroom last Sunday, with some local support from Upheaval and Churchburn. 

Boris, Mutoid Man and Endon played Brighton Music Hall – 10/31

Boris, Mutoid Man and Endon played Brighton Music Hall – 10/31

Japan’s extreme experimental stalwarts Boris joined forces with heavy metal troublemakers Mutoid Man and harbingers-of-the-apocalypse Endon at Brighton on Halloween. 

Alex Cameron played Middle East Upstairs – 10/6

Alex Cameron played Middle East Upstairs – 10/6

Australian pop auteurist Alex Cameron headlined a late-night, sold-out show at the Middle East Up earlier this month with support from Jack Ladder. 

Metz played The Sinclair – 10/2

Metz played The Sinclair – 10/2

Canadian noise rock rippers Metz headlined their second Sinclair show in as many years last Monday, with support from NYC industrial duo Uniform and Providence garage punks Gymshorts. 

Ted Leo and The Pharmacists played Brighton Music Hall – 9/17

Ted Leo and The Pharmacists played Brighton Music Hall – 9/17

Indie and punk rock veteran Ted Leo returned to Boston last Sunday for his first local show alongside his trusty Pharmacists in several years.