At The Drive-In made a memorable return following an 11-year hiatus.
With a Green Day show, it’s part pop/punk marathon, part Make-A-Wish foundation for the lucky youthful fans pulled onto stage to join in the fun.
Even though Robyn Hitchcock’s been living in Nashville for the last few years, he’s not suddenly been corrupted by the machine and had his muse carjacked into writing songs about pickup trucks, chicks, and getting drunk on Natty Lights. However, he’s seriously toned down the fish and insect references over the last couple of decades, […]
Magical brilliance, timeless and still vibrant in the present
Sometimes getting there first is 90% of the battle. And if Mayhem sputtered to a close after their 1987 Deathcrush EP (a nascent black metal record that formed from the decaying husks of thrash, punk and metal), they still would have carved a noteworthy rune into the rock mantle. Their notoriety is firmly cemented by […]
The Drive-By Truckers have had no problem wearing their particular views about politics on their sleeves, or even on their guitar straps. Tonight, Patterson Hood’s assorted buttons would include one that said “Vote Democrat – The Ass You Save Could Be Your Own.” Despite their deep red state heritage, they’ve tackled issues of race, […]
Some bands still have the draw. Whether or not many people have bought copies of their last few records, Red Hot Chili Peppers still managed to bang out the TD Garden on back-to-back nights, a feat that’s pretty impressive in 2017. Speaking of new records, this tour was in support of their newly released The […]
Exactly three years to the day, Steve Gunn and Lee Ranaldo return to Boston for a shared bill. The biggest difference is that they left their fellow bandmates back home and took the stage armed just with an acoustic guitar. Or in […]
It’s rare for a side project to vault to the top of the priority list, but in Ultimate Painting’s case, it’s hard to argue against it. As far as emphasis on priority, it’s not entirely true; co-leader Jack Cooper continues to release work with Mazes, but Veronica Falls has seemingly hit a bit of a […]
It’s been three years since the bearded men of Red Fang played town, and in the ensuing time, they’ve put out another record on Relapse. Perfect timing to hit the road again! Swarthy riffs, big driving beats and a compact approach remain their […]