RUN FOR COVER: CHROMATICS VS. ANIKA: “IN THE CITY”

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  Run For Cover is a weekly music column comparing cover songs to the original version. Prepare for a major bending of rules as we hear musicians throw around genres, tempos, style, and intent. Whether they’re picking up another’s song out of respect or boredom, the results have impressed us. Even though Portland is most […]

REVIEW: THE LONG COUNT/THE LONG GAME AT THE INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART

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The experience was immersive. It expanded the world and left it that way, bowing as if to say, “This space is yours now. Add to the sound.”

REVIEW: A SUNNY DAY IN GLASGOW AT GREAT SCOTT

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The ’80s may have been a while ago, but A Sunny Day in Glasgow are giving today’s generation the scope of shoegaze they thought they would never see live.

BREAK THE CHAINS: BOSTON’S ALL GENDER, ALL GENRE DANCE PARTY

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“This dance party is about breaking down the systems that oppress and divide us and having a ton of fun while doing it … This is not a gay dance party or a lesbian night. It’s an event for people of all genders and sexualities to come together around awesome music, social justice, and community.”

DANCING AT THE DISCOTHEQUE WITH STARS

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“People who fell in love with Funeral and You Forgot It In People were having sex for the first time and getting stoned for the first time and wanting to move out of their house and realizing that life sucks — aka growing up. We happened to be lucky enough to be there.”

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.