Metallica, aside from having the talent and drive to make it where they are today, made two critical and correct decisions very early into their career. The name they chose and the logo they designed helped cement their band as not only the standard bearer for thrash, but for metal in general. That’s a crown […]
Stalking the stage and gyrating like a human-sized praying mantis that’s occasionally subjected to electric shocks, Garrett remains the visual focal point of the show.
Eagles Of Death Metal will always been linked to the atrocity of the Bataclan murders, which is a bit ironic because Jesse Hughes and company are all about the good times.
Of the new material, a rousing “Avalanche Alley” was the strongest, fueled by the powerhouse vocals of Neko Case and Kathryn Calder.
Not counting her 2009 show with collaborator for life John Parish, it’s been quite a while since PJ Harvey played a show in town. Thirteen years, to be exact, but who’s counting? Throngs of fans who braved the remnants of the receding tide of Sox fans and Marathon participants/supporters made their way through Kenmore […]
There’s something about Jay Farrar’s voice that’s rough-hewn yet comforting, like a slightly scratchy sweater that you’ve had for years but still never fails to ward off chills. And while his vocal range hasn’t changed, physically he’s pulling some Dorian Gray shit and looks pretty much exactly the way he did a decade ago. […]
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 […]
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 […]