Big Thief prove they are the best working indie band on ‘U.F.O.F’

    Big Thief U.F.O.F 4AD · May 3, 2019 Detailed, isolated and alien in its excellence; the record succeeds on all fronts. Sometimes listening to an album for a review can feel like a chore. Most music worth coverage is at least passable, but forcing yourself to listen to mediocrity for a few days on repeat […]

    Marissa Nadler & Stephen Brodsky release full-length ‘Droneflower’

    Marissa Nadler & Stephen Brodsky Droneflower Sacred Bones Records · April 26, 2019 The record comes across as a display of mastered dynamics and mood, not songwriting chops. A collaboration record from Marissa Nadler and Stephen Brodsky is, on its face, an unlikely collision of musical worlds. Nadler rose to relevance in the mid 2010’s […]

    Habibi brings an exhilirating set to Allston

    Habibi with Leggy April 16, 2019 at Great Scott In an interview last month for WRBB, original Habibi member and guitarist Lenny Lynch spoke to me about the band’s upcoming Boston show saying, “This should be a real treat. We’re all ready now to jump back in and play all over the place.” That excited […]

    Show Me the Body’s ‘Dog Whistle’ doesn’t pack a punch

    Show Me the Body Dog Whistle Loma Vista Recordings · March 29, 2019 The problem is that, unfortunately, underneath all the scuzz and distortion there aren’t any memorable songs. Last month I had the pleasure of seeing Show Me the Body tear apart Northeastern University’s After Hours with their ferocious blend of hardcore punk and […]

    Q&A with Habibi’s Lenaya “Lenny” Lynch

    WRBB’s Joey Molloy caught up with Lenaya “Lenny” Lynch of Habibi to talk about Detroit, eclectic influences, lazy music journalism, and Habibi’s imminent comeback. Be sure to check them out at Great Scott on April 16! [Lynch, noticing the area code of my phone number] Are you from Livonia, Michigan? Yes, I’m from right around […]

    Talking Heads’ ‘Fear of Music’ turns 40

    Talking Heads Fear of Music  Sire Records · August 3, 1979 “To shake your rump is to be environmentally aware.” – David Byrne Born out of art school academia and the first wave punk scene at CBGB’s, Talking Heads was a group armed with intellectualism and intention. Unlike their New York City contemporaries, the Heads weren’t interested […]

    Grant Hart’s Fight

    Help WRBB support the American Cancer Society and Northeastern’s Relay For Life this month. Donate Here Join us in remembering and acknowledging some of our favorite artists that have been affected by cancer. Grant Hart, drummer and vocalist for legendary punk band Hüsker Dü, is another example of a musician taken too early by cancer. […]

    Cherry Glazerr are at their strongest on ‘Stuffed and Ready’

    Cherry Glazerr Stuffed and Ready Secretly Canadian · February 1, 2019 The amateurish grit of early Cherry Glazerr has been polished away, allowing the well-written songs on Stuffed and Ready to shine brighter. I remember when Cherry Glazerr first became an indie phenomenon. The year was 2014, and I was a sophomore in high school. […]

    Connan Mockasin gives life’s mellow moments a soundtrack with ‘Jassbusters’

    Connan Mockasin Jassbusters Mexican Summer · October 12, 2018 The lore surrounding the album is intriguing but weighs it down with an unrealized, overly ambitious vision. Connan Mockasin’s fourth album Jassbusters is a polished, soft rock album that’s great for life’s mellow moments. The smooth guitar, quirky vocals, and callbacks to 70’s AM radio rock are […]

    IDLES proves that punk rock isn’t dead at Brighton Music Hall

    IDLES September 20, 2018 at Brighton Music Hall It’s been nearly forty years since the conception, and subsequent reign, of the single most revolutionary music genre: punk rock. As the decades have trailed on though, disciples of the genre have fearfully wondered, “Is punk rock dead?”  Many speculate that if it’s not dead yet, it […]

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