show reviews.

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 […]

Kero Kero Bonito return to Boston with renewed energy

Kero Kero Bonito October 11, 2019 at Paradise Rock Club Kero Kero Bonito exists at an interesting intersection of the experimental, noise pop, and bubblegum pop genres. There is no better way of imagining what their fan base would consist of than going to a show. Upon entering  the venue, Boston’s own Paradise Club, attendees […]

Oh Sees @ The Sinclair

Oh Sees October 16, 2019 at The Sinclair Oh Sees (formerly Thee Oh Sees, OCS, The Ohsees, and The Oh Sees) played to a full house at one of Cambridge’s most popular venues and transformed an average weeknight into a headbanging evening of amicable mosh pits and neck injuries. Two months after the release of […]

Hail the Sun bring Brighton Music Hall to life

Hail the Sun September 30, 2019 at Brighton Music Hall A night of passion, excitement, and action greeted Boston on Monday evening as Hail the Sun arrived in Boston for their headline tour, accompanied by VIS, Strawberry Girls, and Royal Coda. The small crowd was scattered about, some alongside the walls while others were already […]

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets @ Great Scott

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets September 29, 2019 at Great Scott Psychedelic Porn Crumpets capture the full essence of hyperbole. They are among the primary forces behind Australia’s burgeoning psychedelic rock scene, with peers like King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Pond, and ORB. Playing at The Great Scott, which is hardly more than a bar and […]

Beantown Uprising: Cousin Stizz, Michael Christmas, and many more take over

Redbull Presents: Beantown Uprising w/ Cousin Stizz, Michael Christmas, and more September 27, 2019 at Artists for Humanity EpiCenter In a well-kept basement in Seaport, one of Boston’s most important hip-hop moments was underway. Judging by the overpriced drinks and hors d’oeuvres, the uninformed concert-goer might think they’re in the wrong place. However, the thumping […]

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