Chicano Batman @ Paradise Rock Club

    Chicano Batman featuring the Shacks and Khruangbin October 7, 2017 @ Paradise Rock Club By: Robert Kerstens and Andrew Goldberg [three_fourth]More of a dashboard hula girl than a full blown luau, the Shacks kicked things off with a hushed set of dreamy beach music that bathed the Paradise in a lava lamp glow. The lo-fi audio […]

    TOKiMONSTA @ The Sinclair

    TOKiMONSTA featuring KAMI and Kingdom October 10, 2017 @ The Sinclair By: Robert Kerstens [three_fourth]On the cover of her latest album Lune Rouge, a cartoon of Jennifer Lee, the beatmaker behind TOKiMONSTA, lounges on a hovercraft cruising an extraterrestrial landscape. In the background, the titular red moon looms low in the sky. It’s fitting; after a […]

    Moses Sumney @ The Sinclair

    Moses Sumney featuring Xenia Rubinos October 9th, 2017 @ The Sinclair By: Robert Kerstens [three_fourth]While Moses Sumney was the official headliner, the real star of the show was the expressive power of the human voice. Between the pungent purr of opener Xenia Rubinos and Sumney’s cavernous croon, the performances explored the earthen riches hidden in […]

    Taking Apart Kelela’s ‘Take Me Apart’: A Song-by-Song Breakdown

    Kelela Take Me Apart Warp Records · October 6, 2017 [three_fourth]Take Me Apart is an immersive experience of lovelorn tracks flowing together and breathing the same air, demonstrating a mastery of the album format. There are so many recurring melodic and textural themes that pop up from track to track that it’s often difficult to distinguish a […]

    Perturbator @ Brighton Music Hall

    Perturbator September 29th, 2017 @ Brighton Music Hall By: Robert Kerstens [three_fourth]With Blade Runner 2049 poised to be one of the biggest blockbusters of 2017, it’s clear that 80’s sci-fi is coming back in a big way. The twilit electronic subgenre of Synthwave is part of this resurgence, taking its cues from the dark, synth-heavy […]

    Jay Som @ The Sinclair

    Jay Som September 19th, 2017 @ The Sinclair By: Robert Kerstens The Sinclair in Cambridge routinely offers an unparalleled concert experience, with rich acoustics, synesthetic lighting, and just enough space to foster an intimate connection with the music without feeling claustrophobic. It’s the closest thing to listening to the band on a hi-fi stereo in […]

    Blood Orange @ Paradise Rock Club

    Blood Orange September 16, 2017 @ Paradise Rock Club By: Robert Kerstens Photos by: Kara Kokinos The music of Dev Hynes as Blood Orange is a celebration of self-acceptance. Three albums in, his catalog stands as an open invitation for anybody, no matter who they are or what they’ve been through, to shed their insecurities and […]

    Mura Masa @ The Sinclair

    Mura Masa October 26th, 2016 at The Sinclair By: Robert Kerstens and Tanvi Sehgal On Wednesday, October 26, Alex Crossan walked onto the stage of the Sinclair as Mura Masa, the up and coming British DJ who is making waves with his richly textured beats. Taking an obvious influence from festival mainstays like Flume, the […]

    Fantastic Negrito @ Café 939

    Fantastic Negrito October 10th, 2016 at Cafe 939 By: Robert Kerstens Xavier Dphrepaulezz, also known as Fantastic Negrito, has been a hustler all his life. Throughout his show on October 10th at Berklee’s Café 939, he painted grim vignettes of a life of debauchery, resorting to robbery and drug dealing to make ends meet. His […]

    Porches @ The Sinclair

    Porches with Japanese Breakfast and Rivergazer October 5th, 2016 at The Sinclair By: Robert Kerstens and Shannon O’Dwyer Touring in support of their newest release, Pool, Porches came to The Sinclair on October 5th to deliver an hour long set of dreamy synthpop in front of a sold out crowd. The stage was decorated with two […]

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