Show review: A Place to Bury Strangers at Middle East Upstairs – 11/19

November 23, 2012 in Photos, Show Reviews

‘New York City’s loudest band,’ A Place to Bury Strangers, closed off their North American tour on Monday night at the Middle East Upstairs with support from Bleeding Rainbow and Young Adults.

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Show review: Earth at T.T. the Bear’s – 11/11

November 22, 2012 in Show Reviews

I reviewed and photographed last Sunday’s show at T.T. the Bear’s with drone-doom pioneers Earth for Allston Pudding. Check it out here.

Photos: Dan Deacon at Paradise Rock Club – 11/13

November 17, 2012 in Photos

Dan Deacon brought audience dance contests, a human tunnel, a synchronized smartphone app, a strobe-light skull and suites of joyous electropop to the Paradise on Tuesday for an absurdly entertaining show. Check out some photos inside.

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Photos: Converge at Royale – 11/12

November 17, 2012 in Photos

Massachusetts metalcore heroes Converge brought their All We Love We Leave Behind tour to the Royale for a triumphant hometown show Monday night. Check out photos of all the raging, stage-diving madness within.

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Photos: The Mountain Goats, Ben Folds Five, Grizzly Bear

November 5, 2012 in Photos

I rounded up a few orphaned photo sets tonight from recent Boston shows with The Mountain Goats (with Matthew E. White), Ben Folds Five and Grizzly Bear. Check those out after the jump.

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Feature: Interview with Pat McGrath of Looney Tunes Records

November 1, 2012 in Features

A few weeks back I ventured out to the new location of mainstay Boston record store Looney Tunes and asked a few questions of owner Pat McGrath. Read on for some words of wisdom on the current state of the music business and the continuing virtues of vinyl in the full Q and A.

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