West Coast-based Fitz and the Tantrums struck up a giant dance party on Tuesday night, and the jammed floor was ready for it. The tandem of singers Michael Fitzpatrick and Noelle Scaggs were endlessly roaming the stage, interacting with each other and […]
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club have made a nice career for themselves by sliding from the reverb-soaked Jesus & Mary Chain territory to more of a roots-oriented approach, but not so much that they’d be snarkily referred to as Black Keys Motorcycle Club. […]
There is more than one way to remove the epidermis from a feline, and tonight, two bands from Texas and Stockholm showed the many varied gradations of how to go from point A to point B in the metal world. Opeth is touring the states in support of the just-released Sorceress, another point in […]
The history of massively popular bands playing much smaller than usual venues is a long and storied one. Veterans of the Massachusetts scene may recall the Rolling Stones setting up camp for an early 80’s pre-tour warm up gig at the tiny Sir Morgan’s Cove in Worcester, and more recently U2 did a mini concert at […]
An absolute treasure of a performance was delivered for a sold-out House of Blues on Wednesday night.
THU 6.2 Solidarity Through Pride @ Alternative Art Space Unless you’re living under a rock, you know that June is Boston Pride Month, and it’s time to get your gay on! There are literally hundreds of events on the calendar beyond the parade on June 11, so don’t just focus on one day to celebrate […]
The first thing I saw upon entering the main room of House of Blues last night was two guys wearing full chain mail armor. Slightly later, I spied someone with a drinking horn fastened to his belt. Yes, Viking metal has arrived in town. For those not in the know, Tumba-based Amon Amarth is […]
Assembling a career-spanning retrospective box set can be a risky move. Does it signal the stagnation of the creative muse, a sputtering end to close out some chapter? Or is it just a tidy way to transition to the next phase? Tonight, Case showed that she’s certainly in no danger of muse abandonment, nor drifting […]
A great week for headbangers who like to do volunteer work
Electro-rock duo Ratatat talk animation, singing to wordless music, and their collaboration with rapper Despot before playing the House of Blues.