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Charles Bradley Live at the Paradise

Charles Bradley Live at the Paradise

Charles Bradley is a man of soul in more ways than one. Besides having spent decades as a James Brown impersonator–one of the founding fathers of funk–Charles has opened a new chapter in his life, this time using his own name. Bradley has only been seeing his own name on the marquee before he takes […]

!!! Live at The Sinclair

!!! Live at The Sinclair

Short-shorts showing miles of man-thigh, sweat glistening everywhere, and ceaseless hip gyrations: these sound like the ingredients for something seedy—instead they were some of the key aspects of the !!! show at the Sinclair on Thursday night, a concert experience that truly was out of this world. Then again, the unexpected is to be expected […]

Foxygen Live at Brighton

Foxygen Live at Brighton

A few minutes before the show starts, a stagehand approaches the record player that rests on top of an organ. He flips through a few records, one being Foxygen’s own, before finding what he’s searching for. He slides the record out of the green and grey sleeve, lays it down, and drops the needle before […]

Billy Bragg Live at Berklee

Billy Bragg Live at Berklee

Billy Bragg took to the stage at the beautiful and acoustically fantastic Berklee Performance Center at around 8pm Sunday night. Flanked by a full band for about 2/3rds of his set, Bragg played a career spanning set that lasted a good two hours. Bragg’s politically charged reputation proved true as he held court on everything […]

Jim James Live at Royale

Jim James Live at Royale

Jim James is a somewhat odd fellow. Band leader of the almighty indie rock, jam band hybrid My Morning Jacket, James has traversed through many spiritual and musical journeys during his fifteen years with the band. And now, with the release of Regions of Light and Sound of God, James has decided to strike out […]

Matt Costa Live at Brighton

Matt Costa Live at Brighton

Surf-rock swinging The Blank Tapes opened the show for Matt Costa at the Brighton Music Hall. “Would it be alright if we had a beach party?” percussionist Pearl Charles asked the audience before the band’s lead guitarist and singer Matt Adams and bassist DA Humphrey embarked on their set. With vintage charm and a wonderfully overwhelming danceability, the certainly […]

Muse Live at TD Garden

Muse Live at TD Garden

If you would take one thing away from last night’s Muse concert, it would be this: Muse loves lights. They put them on everything from their guitars and grand pianos to their massive, pyramid shaped light show that expands and contracts and engulfs the entire band at certain points throughout the show. It is fitting […]

SKATERS Live at Brighton

SKATERS Live at Brighton

New York-based rockers, SKATERS, have been one of the most talked about new acts so far this year, particularly after their dynamic performances at South By Southwest in Austin last month. After their headlining show at the Brighton Music Hall on Friday, April 12th, it’s no surprise why. The band consists of Michael Ian Cummings […]

Cold War Kids Live at Paradise

Cold War Kids Live at Paradise

Spring has sprung in Boston and Cold War Kids have coincidentally turned a new leaf with the release of their latest album Dear Miss Lonelyhearts. Having been sold out for weeks, last night the Paradise Rock Club welcomed Nate Willett and his band with open arms. When I told friends that this was my fifth time […]

Lianne La Havas Live at Brighton

Lianne La Havas Live at Brighton

Similarly Britain-born and hollow body guitar loving Jamie N Commons opened for the lovely Lianne La Havas at the Sinclair on Saturday April 6th. Jamie and his 4-piece band have been beloved for their their raspy, cowboy-swing vibe for a while now, and have received even more popularity recently for their song ‘Lead Me Home’s […]

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