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Boston Calling In Review

Boston Calling In Review

The bands, the people, the storm — everything that happened during the fall edition of Boston Calling right here. By Meaghan O’Brien SATURDAY Thought not without its bumps in the road, Boston Calling the Saturday Edition was a great day. The weather was not on our side, but although it delayed the party for a […]

Miniature Tigers Live at Brighton Music Hall

Miniature Tigers Live at Brighton Music Hall

  Miniature Tigers brought an indie-pop party to Brighton Music Hall, joined by energetic openers Yellerkin, Finish Ticket, and The Griswolds. The show began early to accommodate the packed lineup, but most concertgoers came out on time. The young audience packed into the front area of the stage, nobody wanting to miss the opportunity to […]

Grizfolk Live at Great Scott

Grizfolk Live at Great Scott

The Box Tiger may have been a somewhat unexpected and rather genre-contending addition to WERS’ 65th birthday show with Grizfolk, but we could not have been happier to have them celebrate with us. Frontwoman Sonia Sturino had the crowd on its toes, one moment overly apologetic and the next delectably in-your-face. Either way, if the […]

Air Traffic Controller Live at The Sinclair

Air Traffic Controller Live at The Sinclair

Four Boston-based bands gathered at The Sinclair in a grand celebration of WERS’ 65th, bringing with them their own style of music, dance, and birthday cheer! Bent Shapes opened the evening with garage-charm and good humor aimed at a small but growing crowd. Formerly known as Girlfriends, the trio – guitarist Ben Potrykus, bassist Supriya Gunda, […]

Damon Albarn Live at Royale

Damon Albarn Live at Royale

It was a little over twenty-years ago when Blur released their seminal album, Parklife. Blur singer Damon Albarn’s toothy grin and tousled brown hair had been a fixture in the British music scene since 1991’s top-fifty UK hit, “She’s So High,” but Parklife was the first time his ambitions were sprawled over the entirety of […]

tUnE-yArDs Live at Royale

tUnE-yArDs Live at Royale

On a stage swathed in pink fabric and watched over by a swarm of blue-irised evil eyes, Tune Yards (ahem, tUnE-yArDs) with opener, Sylvan Esso, wowed Royale’s eager crowd. After watching both bands, it was clear that the headliner could easily hold the party on their own, but the more company, the better. The party was […]

Sharon Van Etten Live at The Sinclair

Sharon Van Etten Live at The Sinclair

Sharon Van Etten and opening act Torres set out to dispel any misconceptions that singer-songwriter acts are tame, captivating a sold-out crowd at The Sinclair with two high-intensity sets. The artists may have preached to the choir though, as there was a palpable, excited buzz going through the young and smart-looking crowd before either act […]

Boston Calling Spring 2014

Boston Calling Spring 2014

Day One The cloudy sky, the temperatures barely hitting sixty degrees, and the cool breeze did not seem to phase the crowd of eager festival goers as they poured into City Hall Plaza for the first day of Boston Calling. Sporting everything from patchy overalls and purple hair to simple sweatshirts and baseball caps, people lined […]

Lake Street Dive Live at Royale

A large spread of instruments populated the stage, something akin to Arcade Fire’s extensive collection, illuminated by soft pink and blue lights, that created a very groovy atmosphere. I felt like the only young person in the room surrounded by a mainly middle aged crowd. The lights dimmed, and Ages and Ages took the stage – […]

S. Carey Live at Great Scott

S. Carey Live at Great Scott

A night at Great Scott in Allston can either be extremely fruitful or somewhat of a letdown. The myriad of artists that the venue brings in come from all different backgrounds and types of experience. However, Thursday April 17 seemed to be promising, as the night would bring S. Carey of Bon Iver fame to […]

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