Black Sabbath, pioneering giants of heavy metal, returned to Mansfield’s Xfinity Center on Thursday night for their last-ever Massachusetts show – a stop on their current farewell tour fittingly dubbed “The End.” Read the rest of this entry →
A July tour has marked the beginning of the end for the current iteration of New York experimental titans Swans. The lineup of guitarist/vocalist Michael Gira, lap steel guitarist Christoph Hahn, bassist Christopher Pravdica, drummer Phil Puleo, guitarist Norman Westberg and multi-instrumentalist Thor Harris (who is unfortunately sitting out this run for personal reasons, with keyboardist Paul Wallfisch stepping in as his replacement) is set to make its last stand on the current touring cycle and disband next year. I caught the band in Boston and Brooklyn at opposite ends of a month on the road supporting June’s The Glowing Man. Read the rest of this entry →
Boston’s long-running sonic experimentalists Neptune teamed up with U.K. punk collective Action Beat for a killer show at The Record Company on Friday night.
Following the recent announcement of its Allston relocation for next year, Boston Calling offered its final outing at City Hall in late May with sets from Sia, Robyn, Sufjan Stevens, Haim, Janelle Monae and many more. Read the rest of this entry →
Boston Hassle’s POOL series, a self-described “experimental electronic night,” brought the final date of a co-headlining tour by locals Dyr Faser and Maryland’s Insect Factory to Cambridge’s Industry Lab last Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry →