From the get-go, there was something a little bit off about last week’s appearance by Wu-Tang Clan legend GZA at Brighton. The tour was announced just weeks before it happened and didn’t appear to be supporting anything in particular. Indeed, the Brooklyn rapper born Gary Grice hasn’t released a project of his own since 2008, and the long-teased Dark Matter still looms somewhere distant on the horizon. And yet, on a Tuesday night in Allston, here he was.
Touring in support of their eighth studio effort, New York indie pop mainstays Nada Surf headlined the Paradise on Saturday night with Brooklynites Big Thief and Bird of Youth in tow. Read the rest of this entry →
I had a bit of a morbid start to last week – rapidly working one’s way through “In Cold Blood” will do that. But what better way to combat existential angst at the capacity for human evil than an evening of upbeat Scottish indie pop?
May 9, 2016 in Record Reviews
Amid the deafening buzz of Internet reaction to Sunday afternoon’s digital drop of Radiohead’s ninth studio LP, it feels worthwhile to take a step back on the U.K. quintet’s career arc, just for a moment.
Deep in an unassuming Boston basement this past Tuesday, a new breed of DIY gig was unfolding. Deep Shred is a just-launched web platform that describes itself as “an all inclusive, virtual show space.” Live performances are streamed online, while Paypal donations are collected and split among the artists. It’s a novel approach to the traditional house show that increases accessibility by eschewing the numerous logistical challenges of getting to and hanging around a basement on a weeknight. Read the rest of this entry →
Indefatigable Japanese psych-rock outfit Acid Mothers Temple headlined one of their yearly Boston gigs at Great Scott last Monday, with support from Michigan’s Mounds and locals Magic Shoppe. Read the rest of this entry →
April 9, 2016 in Photos
Cincinnati indie-rock greats Wussy played to a sold-out room at Jamaica Plain’s Midway Cafe last Saturday night with support from local legend Thalia Zedek and her top-notch backing band. Read the rest of this entry →
Ok, these photos are ancient by news standards at this point, because I have no time to blog lately, but I still wanted to document my most incongruous double-booking of the year in (double) gallery format. Read the rest of this entry →