I said it when I last caught up with The National, headlining two nights at a New York City festival of their own curation last year, and it bears repeating now: it’s still a little weird for this band, of all bands, ...
I said it when I last caught up with The National, headlining two nights at a New York City festival of their own curation last year, and it bears repeating now: it’s still a little weird for this band, of all bands, ... read more
The joke inherent in Wilco’s new record Ode to Joy – the band’s eleventh full length – is that it’s actually kind of a downer. The Chicagoan collective who perpetually straddle the lines of indie, art-rock and alt-country have never been the cheeriest band to begin with ... read more
At first glance, The National might not strike one as a band who command a following that fills arenas. The group’s literate, self-effacing gloom certainly lends itself to a certain cultish devotion, but few artists making music that sounds this way have translated the approach into the clout ... read more
Strange as it may have seemed once, former indie rock darlings Arcade Fire have settled comfortably into the role of festival and arena headliners. Their shows behind 2013’s ambitious, danceable odyssey Reflektor proved what “Wake Up” had always suggested: that the band’s anthemic ... read more
In a rare Boston appearance–their first in seven years–the genre-defying Gorillaz brought their full-band roadshow to Boston with a handful of digital guests.
Wednesday was just the second night of the season for the Pavilion, Boston’s tented harbor-side venue which remains perpetually at nature’s mercy.
At The Drive-In made a memorable return following an 11-year hiatus.
After 90 minutes of standing a few feet from Bob Mould’s jet-engine-roar guitar amps, it feels a bit like someone has turned down the volume knob on the outside world. Mould – prolific solo artist, frontman for 90s alt-rock trio Sugar and co-leader of punk legends Hüsker Dü – maintains at ... read more