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Battles floods Boston Calling with Impressive Beats

Battles floods Boston Calling with Impressive Beats

  By Suzie Hicks Despite the almost unbearable heat of the 2pm sun, Battles continued to warm up the crowd. Founded in New York City in 2002 by guitarist/keyboardist Ian Williams, this almost entirely instrumental experimental rock group released their debut album EP C/B EP in 2006, to be followed by three more albums entitled […]

The Coasts at Brighton Music Hall

The Coasts at Brighton Music Hall

By Solomon Swerling Tuesday night, Brighton Hall in Allston became home to three different bands, each with their own unique style of new age, alternative rock. The headlining band was the up and coming Coasts, an English rock band from Bristol. Although the night began roughly, with the leading band stepping onto the stage an […]

“Thao and the Get Down Stay Down”-Live at The Sinclair

“Thao and the Get Down Stay Down”-Live at The Sinclair

On April 12, a Tuesday night, Thao and the Get Down Stay Down sold out The Sinclair. The audience was buzzing to hear music from Thao Nguyen’s newest album “A Man Alive”, a powerful work with plenty of screaming mandolins and calls to save the world. After featuring their song “Nobody Dies” on the WERS […]

Basia Bulat Takes a Touch of Flair to the Sinclair

Basia Bulat Takes a Touch of Flair to the Sinclair

By Alex LaRosa   Canadian singer-songwriter Basia Bulat, is currently on tour in support of her new album “Good Advice”. She stopped at the Sinclair Saturday night to play a show that featured tight musicianship and just a dash of flair. Backed by three other musicians, Bulat displayed her skill without ever seeming overconfident. Opening […]

Reykjavik Calling

Reykjavik Calling

By Kate Bell What could The Middle East, Reykjavik Iceland, and Boston Massachusetts all have in common? Saturday night two worlds collided at the Middle East in Cambridge for a #tasteofIceland at the free Reykjavik calling concert. The concert was apart of a four day festival that showcased the culture of Iceland right here in […]

Neko Case Brings Humor, Hits to House of Blues

By: Alex LaRosa At the House of Blues Wednesday night, Neko Case delivered a stellar show, rolling through over fifteen songs, while pleasing her crowd and making jokes whenever possible. The singer-songwriter and her three-piece backing band were on tour in support of their new box set, “Truckdriver, Gladiator, Mule.” The show had originally been […]

Animal Collective Review

Animal Collective Review

By: Lindsey Goldin On the chilly evening of February 22, the “indie power group” Animal Collective graced the city of Boston s to play an unforgettable show .  The crowd was buzzing and the eclectic ballroom of Royale seemed to shake with anticipation. First, Animal Collective’s opener, Ratking, revved up the crowd.  The self-proclaimed “left […]

Best Coast Live at Royale

Best Coast Live at Royale

By Ross Ketchske After rocking stages across the country in 2011, Best Coast and Wavves hit the road together this winter, resurrecting their Summer is Forever Tour. This time they brought along fellow California native’s Cherry Glazerr to share the stage at dates across the U.S. and Canada. Back to back sold out crowds at […]

St. Lucia at Royale: All 80s All the Time

St. Lucia at Royale: All 80s All the Time

By Nina Ortiz St. Lucia has proven themselves to be a synth-pop force to be reckoned with. With their brand new album titled, “Matter”, released out into the world only a few weeks prior, St. Lucia brought their high-energy and positively electric vibes to a sold out crowd at Royale. With the pounding electronic sounds […]

Billy Gibbons Rocks Old, New Sounds at Wilbur Theatre

Billy Gibbons Rocks Old, New Sounds at Wilbur Theatre

By Alex LaRosa Billy Gibbons and the BFG’s delivered a stellar performance at the Wilbur Theatre on Wednesday night, crossing genres seamlessly and still pleasing the audience. Gibbons, famous for his work as the guitarist for ZZ Top, brought a powerful and flamboyant presence to the stage. Kicking off their show with Gibbons’ newest single, […]

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