Thou & The Body played Cuisine en Locale – 7/7

July 8, 2014 in Photos, Show Reviews

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Well this one was different. The function hall at Somerville’s Cuisine en Locale looks to have hosted more bar mitzvahs and wedding receptions than punk/metal shows, but it served surprisingly well for last night’s massive 6-band billRead the rest of this entry →

Television played the Paradise – 5/12

May 22, 2014 in Photos, Show Reviews

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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 →

White Hills played Great Scott – 5/11

May 16, 2014 in Photos, Show Reviews

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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.

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Jon Hopkins played The Sinclair – 11/18

November 21, 2013 in Photos, Show Reviews

jonhopkinsAn excellent electronic bill of UK producers, headed by Jon Hopkins and rounded out by Clark and Nathan Fake, took over The Sinclair on Monday night. My review is up at Tastemakers, with more photos here.

Built to Spill played Paradise Rock Club – 11/8

November 21, 2013 in Photos, Show Reviews

btsJust as they did last June, jam-band-with-indie-cred Built to Spill sold out the Paradise last Friday night for a laid-back show that sported some weird and awesome cover performances. Read my review at Tastemakers, and see the rest of the photos here.

My Bloody Valentine played House of Blues – 11/7

November 21, 2013 in Photos, Show Reviews

mbvAt 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.

Caspian played The Sinclair – 11/5

November 21, 2013 in Photos, Show Reviews

caspianMassachusetts post-rockers Caspian wowed a sold-out Sinclair a few weeks back for a date on their tour with 65daysofstatic and The World is a Beautiful Place and I am No Longer Afraid to Die. Photos from the show are here.

Sebadoh played The Sinclair – 11/4

November 21, 2013 in Photos, Show Reviews

sebadohIndie rock stalwarts Sebadoh, headed by Dinosaur Jr.’s Lou Barlow, played The Sinclair earlier this month in support of their first new LP in 14 years, Defend Yourself. Check out the photo set here.

The Dismemberment Plan played Paradise Rock Club – 11/2

November 21, 2013 in Photos, Show Reviews

dplanNovember 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.

Pelican played Great Scott – 10/19

October 22, 2013 in Photos, Show Reviews

pelicanSelf-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 →