Crystal Castles @ The Royale

    Crystal Castles September 28th, 2017 @ The Royale By: Caroline Smith [three_fourth]Although Crystal Castles’ legacy is still tarnished by Alice Glass’s untimely departure from the band in 2014, their 2017 tour allows previously unknown vocalist Edith Frances a chance to shine. When singer Alice Glass left Toronto duo Crystal Castles in 2014 due to “reasons […]

    Big Thief @ The Sinclair

    Big Thief September 17th, 2017 @ The Sinclair By: Caroline Smith At Big Thief’s performance at The Sinclair on 9/17, I witnessed one of the most earnest performances I’ve seen in years, if not ever. Big Thief, as well as their two openers, Twain and Palehound, each gave the audience a glimpse into their respective […]

    Frankie Cosmos @ AfterHours

    Frankie Cosmos January 26th @ Afterhours By: Caroline Smith AfterHours is every Northeastern student’s favorite venue. It’s free, on-campus, and even includes a Starbucks. Just kidding… it’s truly an awkward venue, and just about every band I’ve ever seen at AfterHours has commented on the fact that they’re literally performing in a Starbucks. But hey, […]

    Of Montreal release “Rune Husk” EP

    Of Montreal’s latest may evoke effort, but lacks an inventive nature that makes it holistically unremarkable and flat in execution. Their newest release since 2016’s full-length Innocence Reaches, Of Montreal’s latest EP, Rune Husk, departs from the mainstream EDM-feel that we last saw Kevin Barnes emulate and returns to their previous fusion of funk and […]

    Sad13 Releases Full-Length “Slugger”

    Sad13 Slugger Carpark Records · November 11th, 2016 By: Caroline Smith “Lit-ness” Test*: *Out of 5 In her debut solo project under the name “Sad13”, Northampton native Sadie Dupuis explores a new genre: pop. Although she’s traditionally known for her work as the lead guitarist, vocalist, and lyricist of indie rock band Speedy Ortiz, Dupuis noted […]

    Two Door Cinema Club @ Agganis Arena

    Two Door Cinema Club November 18th, 2016 at Agganis Arena By: Caroline Smith After the 2010 release of Irish indie rock band Two Door Cinema Club’s debut album Tourist History, I saw them perform in a much smaller venue in my hometown of Baltimore, so I was glad to see them progress to somewhere much […]

    Warpaint @ Paradise Rock Club

    Warpaint October 6th, 2016 at Paradise Rock Club By: Caroline Smith Having gone to shows the past three nights, I was exhausted when I arrived at the Paradise Rock Club to see Warpaint on October 6th. I normally want to be there right when the doors open to settle in and find a good spot, […]

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