Sleigh Bells played Royale – 11/16

November 21, 2013 in Photos

sleighbellsLogistical weirdness prevented me from getting in the door to the highly anticipated (and very sold-out) High on Fire/Kvelertak/Doomriders gig at the Middle East on Saturday night, so I headed to Royale and shot some of the abrasive craziness at Sleigh Bells instead. Some photos are with the review at Allston Pudding, the larger gallery (with openers Doldrums) is here.

Wooden Shjips, Destroyer and Active Child all played Boston – 11/12-15

November 21, 2013 in Photos

woodenshjipsMy new freelancing gig for BDCwire took me to shows from psych rockers Wooden Shjips, quirky Canadian songwriter Dan Bejar (aka Destroyer) and mystical dream-pop crew Active Child over the course of last week. Click the links for the full photo galleries for each.

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 →

Saint Vitus played Middle East Downstairs – 10/15

October 20, 2013 in Photos, Show Reviews

saintvitusIt was an particularly heavy Tuesday evening at the Middle East Downstairs this week, as the club paid host to doom metal pioneers Saint Vitus and their pummeling trio of openers in Pallbearer, The Hookers and Gozu. Read the rest of this entry →

Fuzz played Great Scott – 10/15

October 20, 2013 in Photos

fuzzThe latest in Ty Segall’s non-stop stream of new projects is Fuzz: a three-piece specializing in throwback proto-metal for which Segall himself tries his hand at drums. The band played a sweaty and super-energetic gig at Great Scott on Monday with Creaturos and CCR Headcleaner. Photos from the show here.