I really never expected to see Television. They’re a legendary band with no ostensible reason to embark on proper tours, content to play one-off festival dates and the occasional NYC gig that I would inevitably not be able to get to (case in point: last year’s Rough Trade shows). I greeted the announcement of this out-of-the-blue Paradise show with the sort of enthusiasm I reserve for a select few “holy shit how can this really be happening” performances that come along once in a great while. Read the rest of this entry →
Sunday was one of the first legitimately beautiful days of the obnoxious faux-spring that has cloaked Boston in grey misery for much of the last month or two, and a gorgeous day faded into a warm, weird night in Allston where NYC heavy pysch space-rockers White Hills were set to wrap up a tour at our beloved Great Scott.
At long, long last, legendary shoegaze band My Bloody Valentine played a Boston date in support of their stellar 2013 album m b v at the House of Blues. No photo passes were issued for the show, but I caught some halfway decent shots on one of my pocket 35mm cameras that you can check out here. I also wrote (/ranted) for about 1,000 words about my experience for Live Music Blog.
November has been a crazy-busy month of shows, which kicked off the day after Halloween with Neko Case (a review of which will appear in the next print issue of Tastemakers) and continued the next night with my beloved Dismemberment Plan. Review of the show is up on the Tastemakers website and the full photo gallery is here.
Self-described “post-everything instrumental band” Pelican returned to Boston for the first time in four years on Saturday night, headlining a sold-out show at Great Scott with the accompaniment of Phantom Glue and Kings Destroy. Read the rest of this entry →