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Grouper played afterHours at Northeastern University – 1/23

For Grouper’s first Boston show in a good long while, Liz Harris brought her haunting ambient folk to Northeastern’s hybrid Starbucks/performance venue, of all places. The night was rounded out with solo sets from Japanese Breakfast’s Michelle Zauner and Boston’s Bedbug. 

Truckfighters played ONCE Ballroom – 1/18

Truckfighters played ONCE Ballroom – 1/18

Swedish riff-dealers Truckfighters headlined a heavy bill at Somerville’s ONCE Ballroom last week with support from Brooklyn’s Kings Destroy and locals Gozu and Leather Lung. 

Lee Ranaldo and Steve Gunn played Arts at the Armory – 1/10

Lee Ranaldo and Steve Gunn played Arts at the Armory – 1/10

Almost three years to the day after their last Boston appearance together, former Sonic Youther Lee Ranaldo and troubadour Steve Gunn teamed up for the start of an acoustic co-headlining tour with Meg Baird at Somerville’s Arts at the Armory on Tuesday night. 

Kurt Vile & The Violators played Royale – 12/30

Kurt Vile & The Violators played Royale – 12/30

Amid the desolate concertgoing landscape of late December, Kurt Vile and his Violators swung through Boston for a pair of shows to save us from staying home last weekend. 

2016 Year In Review

2016 Year In Review

As 2016 finally reaches its most welcome conclusion, Noise Floor once again takes the opportunity to look back on a year’s worth of live music in and around Boston (and occasionally beyond).

Windhand played ONCE Ballroom – 12/2

Windhand played ONCE Ballroom – 12/2

Virginia doom metal band Windhand returned to Boston on Friday night during their tour with Washington DC’s Ilsa, joining up with locals Z/28 for a gig at Somerville’s ONCE Ballroom. 

Dinosaur Jr. and Buffalo Tom played House of Blues – 11/25

Dinosaur Jr. and Buffalo Tom played House of Blues – 11/25

Western Mass legends Dinosaur Jr. and Boston’s Buffalo Tom joined forces for a post-Thanksgiving indie rock summit at the House of Blues last Friday. 

True Widow and E played Great Scott – 11/14

True Widow and E played Great Scott – 11/14

Boston’s all-star post-punk group E and fuzzed-out Dallas trio True Widow teamed up for a Monday night show at Great Scott last month. 

The Proletariat played ONCE Ballroom – 11/3

Boston punks The Proletariat recently reunited after a three-decade hiatus for a short east coast tour, headlining Somerville’s ONCE Ballroom earlier this month. 

High On Fire and Meshuggah played House of Blues – 11/2

High On Fire and Meshuggah played House of Blues – 11/2

A few weeks back, Swedish avant-prog mainstays Meshuggah brought their tour with Matt Pike’s stoner-thrash power trio High On Fire to Boston’s House of Blues.