Show review: The Beach Boys at Bank of America Pavillion – 6/26

June 27, 2012 in Photos, Show Reviews

The surviving, reunited original members of one of the most enduring American rock and roll bands of all time made a stop in Boston during the course of their 50th anniversary world tour Tuesday night. Read the rest of this entry →

Show review: Destroyer and Sandro Perri – Paradise Rock Club – 6/20

June 27, 2012 in Photos, Show Reviews

I reviewed last Wednesday’s show with Canadian indie rockers Sandro Perri and Destroyer for Allston Pudding. Check that out here. Lovely photos by Grace Donnelly included in the AP post, some of my own shots after the break.

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Swans, Why? announce tours with Boston stops

June 27, 2012 in News

Noise-rock gods Swans will be releasing a gargantuan double CD/triple LP album entitled The Seer on August 28th. In support of it they will be touring Europe and the US from August through December, with a stop at Boston’s Paradise Rock Club on October 11th. Swans played the Royale on their last Boston visit, and while the show was still stellar, the nightclub atmosphere and early curfew were slightly off-putting. A Paradise show will likely be a better experience. Just be prepared for volume levels which will physically assault you, especially in a room that size.

Yoni Wolf’s indie rock/hip-hop project Why? also announced a tour today, in support of new EP Sod in the Seed and a forthcoming, untitled as of yet new album. They’ll hit the Middle East Downstairs on September 12th. Don’t forget that that Wednesday also happens to be the second of two nights for The Jesus and Mary Chain at the Paradise, just so you can keep your potential show conflicts straight. Why?’s last record (2009′s Eskimo Snow) didn’t do a whole lot for me, but Alopecia remains a 2000s highlight. Surely there’s potential in new material that’s been gestating for three years now.

Check out full tour itineraries for both bands after the break. Read the rest of this entry →

Show review: Built to Spill at Paradise Rock Club – 6/22

June 26, 2012 in Photos, Show Reviews

Boise, Idaho’s own indie rock legends Built to Spill hit the Paradise Friday night for a sold out show with Caveman and Junebug Spade.

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The exciting world of social networking

June 24, 2012 in Miscellany

Everybody Talking has finally jumped on the bandwagon and gotten itself a Facebook page! Like us and get show reviews, photos and commentary delivered straight to your news feed. While you’re at it, why not follow me on Twitter? I’m funny sometimes!

Enough shameless self promotion. Reviews for Sandro Perri/Destroyer and Built to Spill shows at the Paradise last week are forthcoming. Stay tuned!

“How far does your road go? Oh no, you don’t know.”

June 20, 2012 in Miscellany, News

Hey everyone. As you might have noticed, Everybody Talking has been rather sporadically updated in the past few months with pretty much nothing but show reviews. I’ll attribute this partially to my own laziness, but also to an unexpectedly high volume of non-music things happening in my life. Regardless, starting today I’ll be returning to more regular updates with news and editorial-type things. Show reviews for a ton of exciting things will continue through the summer, as well as festival coverage! In July I’ll be at Chicago’s Pitchfork Music Festival as well as the Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island, reporting back with photos, reviews and whatever else is interesting enough to print.

For today though, some thoughts on a fascinating new Modest Mouse documentary from Pitchfork.tv and that NPR intern everyone is so angry at. Read the rest of this entry →

Show review: Mogwai at House of Blues – 6/16

June 17, 2012 in Photos, Show Reviews

After multiple delays, cancellations, venue changes and visa issues, post-rock mainstays Mogwai finally made their way to Boston Saturday night in support of last year’s Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will. Balam Acab opened. Read the rest of this entry →