Music

Live show reviews, interviews, album reviews, and local music. Bands that make her dance, basically.

EXCLUSIVE: WE PACK 10 YEARS OF MAKE IT NEW INTO ONE POST

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If a party is only as good as its guest list, Make It New is a certified rager. Continue reading

FOTOBOM: GLITCH MOB AT HOUSE OF BLUES

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The Glitch Mob show opened with the defining roar of thundering bass raising from the floor and cheers erupting from the crowd as the cloak covering the extensive keyboard and drum set was pulled off. Continue reading

REVIEW: ADD GROUPER’S LATEST TO YOUR RAINY DAY PLAYLIST

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The songs on Ruins all sounds as simple as the way they were recorded—alone in Portugal on a portable 4-track. Continue reading

THE CHANGELING: MIDDLESEX LOUNGE IS GOING TO BE THURS-SAT ONLY STARTING IN 2015

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A notification that was sent out tonight by manager Nate Brown details the decision to make the shift, shut down at the end of December for some renovations, and what that means in the coming months. Continue reading

MUSICAL MILESTONE: HANDEL AND HAYDN SOCIETY CONCERTMASTER ON PERFORMING VIVALDI, AND EYEBALLING THE NEXT 200 YEARS

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“The material is as exciting and fresh today as when it was written and a musical roller coaster ride to perform. It really needs to be experienced live in a concert hall to be believed, and can’t be copied in any kind of recorded format, or viewed on YouTube.” Continue reading

REVIEW: ‘KEEP YOU’ IS STRONG WITHOUT THE SCREAMS

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Those in question of the new sound clearly don’t see that all the consistent heart and meaning Pianos Become The Teeth has conjured over the years is only growing. Continue reading

ROAD WARRIORS: PILE KEEP ON PUSHING

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“We’ve played tiny places and weird situations, but you kind of deal with it. None of us get sour about that kind of stuff. We get to travel around and play music for people—that’s a luxury. We’re entitled to nothing.” Continue reading

REVIEW AND FOTOBOM: WEEZER AT SINCLAIR

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Waiting in the will-call line for my ticket to the Weezer I overheard a fellow fan’s conundrum: “Mike from the fourth floor offered me $500.” Her friend replied, ” I was offered box seats to the Sox versus Yankees next season.” When Weezer stops through Boston, it’s typically a hot ticket. Continue reading

TALKING WITH MEATBODIES (NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH MEATLOAF)

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Chad Ubovich has been hiding behind Ty Segall, FUZZ, and Mikal Cronin onstage. But on his friends’ tours, Ubovich was busy writing his own material under the moniker Meatbodies, and now he’s making a remarkable debut. Continue reading

ROCK MUSIC: LIL BIBBY TALKS GETTING FAMOUS OFF FREE CRACK

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“There was one time when I had a moment of realization and thought back to how I was standing on the corner in Chicago getting locked up every day doing what I was doing. Now I know people like Drake and Scarface.” Continue reading

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