FOTOBOM: OF MONSTERS AND MEN & HIGHASAKITE @ THE ORPHEUM, 5/8

Of Monsters and Men Tim

Icelandic band Of Men And Monsters create a joyous celebration as they preview tracks from their forthcoming record.

RUN FOR COVER: BOB DYLAN VS. THE TALLEST MAN ON EARTH: “I WANT YOU”

Bob Dylan Tallest Man on Earth

Swedish singer-songwriter The Tallest Man on Earth turns Dylan’s rich love song into a speedy banjo howl.

CASE CLOSED: ROCK ‘N’ ROLL RUMBLE WRAPS IT UP WITH ZIP-TIE HANDCUFFS

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Boston’s annual Rock ’n’ Roll Rumble has been going strong since 1979, but this year shook things up. The 2015 edition saw TT The Bear’s Place open its doors for eight nights to host 24 competing bands once again, letting the room flood with every facet of rock possible, from experimental to folk. Amidst all […]

RUN FOR COVER: INNOCENCE MISSION VS. SUFJAN STEVENS: “THE LAKES OF CANADA”

The Innocence Mission Sufjan Stevens

  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.   I always wish I […]

RUNNING IN CIRCLES: A ROUND-UP OF RECORD STORE DAY MUSTS

Record Store Day

Record Store Day is a bit of a clusterfuck now.