show reviews.

HarborLights & Brutus prove their savagery @ ONCE

Brutus  November 12, 2019 at ONCE Ballroom The adrenaline was contagious as post-rock bands HarborLights  and Brutus swept the crowd away at the ONCE Ballroom Tuesday evening.  HarborLights opened the show, drawing in the crowd with their heavily distorted guitars, bass, fast-tempo drumming, and talent. A fight even broke out halfway through HarborLights’ set, as […]

Toro y Moi was in his groove @ House of Blues

Toro y Moi  November 6, 2019 at The House of Blues Toro y Moi (moniker of Chaz Bundick) is a South Carolina native and one of the pioneers of the chillwave movement – that dreamy, psychedelic indie sound of the early 2010s that preceded the existence of “Lo-Fi Beats To Study To” playlists. Now based […]

Kishi Bashi @ The Royale

Kishi Bashi  November 3, 2019 at The Royale Nothing is more satisfying than watching a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter successfully prove their musicianship on stage in front of a crowd. The thing that is special about Seattle-born Kishi Bashi is the joy and effortlessness that he exudes  while doing it. After failing out of Cornell’s School […]

FINNEAS gives Boston fans an intimate show

FINNEAS October 24, 2019 at Paradise Rock Club Fresh off a world tour, FINNEAS made things intimate during the final show of his Blood Harmony tour at the Paradise Rock Club in Boston. The tour came paired with an EP, Blood Harmony, that released October 4th. The project was a sweet taste of FINNEAS’ youthful […]

Chief Keef knows how to put on a show: Review

Chief Keef October 30, 2019 at Paradise Rock Club Chief Keef’s Boston show was an otherworldly experience. Stepping through the doors of Paradise Rock Club was akin to falling through the looking glass and being transported to a mirror reality located somewhere squarely in the center of the uncanny valley. Despite arriving a good hour […]

Mxmtoon fills the Sinclair with joy

mxmtoon November 8, 2019 at The Sinclair Mxmtoon performed an upbeat sold-out set at the Sinclair on her Masquerade tour. This was her first headlining tour and first time in Boston. She brought her signature ukulele sound and connected to her audience with relatable lyrics and catchy melodies. Her singer-songwriter roots stood out on songs […]

Jay Som gives sold-out Boston crowd a show to remember

Jay Som October 26, 2019 at The Sinclair What started as a room sparsely filled turned into a fully packed venue of fans quietly belting out the words to a Radiohead song off of Jay Som’s pre-show playlist. Before the song finished, deafening applause drowned it out as Melina Duterte and her five-piece band walked […]

City and Colour @ Royale

City and Colour October 21, 2019 at Royale While on tour after the release of a new album, City and Colour stopped in Boston to perform at the Royale. City and Colour, the stage name for Canadian artist Dallas Green, had not released an album in four years before the release of A Pill for […]

At Great Scott, TOLEDO and Penelope Isles prove alternative never died

TOLEDO and Penelope Isles October 17, 2019 at Great Scott The meager amount of people  at the Great Scott in Allston did not do performers TOLEDO and Penelope Isles justice. The few people lingering by the bar congregated to the front when the opening band stepped up to the stage. Instead of introducing themselves, the […]

IDLES bring punk rock into the 21st Century at Royale

IDLES October 16, 2019 at Royale There are few frontmen like Joe Talbot, the vocalist for Bristol-based post-punk band IDLES. He is imposing, as any punk rocker should be, wearing sleeves of tattoos up his arm and boasting a vocal style dominated by his growling delivery, punctuated by anthemic choruses and enraged roars. As the […]

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