Royale Boston

Music 

Q&A: BLOODY BEETROOTS ON PAUL MCCARTNEY, FESTIVALS AND, OF COURSE, IDENTITY

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With his gig at Royale Boston coming this Friday, the enigmatic international mega talent blessed the Dig with an interview … Continue reading

Music 

REVIEW: SWANS @ ROYALE

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Swans are nothing if not uncompromising. The wall of oppressive sound. The intensity of an exorcism. Continue reading

LULZ 

EXIT POLL: ANDREW @ ROYALE FOR DAWES

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To be quite honest, I had no expectations for this show and then they f-cking melted my face off. That’s my quote. Continue reading

Music 

DIG THIS: ELEPHANT STONE @ ROYALE

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Elephant Stone is more than just rare instruments; they are also some amazingly trippy pop. Their recent set at SXSW created a bunch of buzz, which included being a day five highlight for Bob Boilen with NPR. Continue reading

Music 

OF MICE AND MEN @ ROYALE BOSTON

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“No Lenny, there won’t be any rabbits, but there will be tons of people in the audience head-banging and screaming their brains out.” Continue reading

Music 

PEER REVIEW: TAME IMPALA @ ROYALE

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Tame Impala’s sold out show at Royale on Friday had both blissed-out psychedelia and crowd surfing–not that the two are mutually exclusive.  Continue reading

Music 

DEFEND YOURSELF: ERIKA WENNERSTROM OF HEARTLESS BASTARDS

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My fellow Ohio native Erika Wennerstrom on Spaghetti Westerns, the fertile musical soil of the Buckeye State, and the extremely indirect influence that Tom Petty had on her band. Continue reading

Music 

PEER REVIEW: THE BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE @ ROYALE BOSTON

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A thrilling performance by The Brian Jonestown Massacre marked my long-desired return to the spacious, air-conditioned, easy-to-get-a-beer-at Royale Boston this past Friday. Continue reading

Arts 

DEFEND YOURSELF!: SCOTT AUKERMAN

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Scott Aukerman’s brand of comedy is best described as deadpan, exploratory, and most importantly, hilarious. Continue reading