Every line I enter into my computer about the Hub is also part of a love story, because like a parent in the 1950s (or today, I guess) attempting to rationalize smacking their kids, I truly love the objects of my animosity. Oftentimes, it hurts me more than it hurts Boston to level such relentless criticism.
FOTOBOM: BONNIE ‘PRINCE’ BILLY AND SIX ORGANS OF ADMITTANCE @ THE WILBUR
As a form of musical expression, the solo performer with acoustic guitar is a pretty well-worn one. I mean, it started out great. Pioneers of the form such as Woody Guthrie, Hank Williams, Bukka White and John Fahey still hold up today as vital and creative, but somewhere along the way it ...
WHEEL OF TUNES: WYCLEF JEAN
For our recurring interview series, the iconic rapper talks Fela Kuti, stripper poles, and escaping death in the ’80s.
GUTBUSTA: GREATER BOSTON COMEDY LISTINGS: 11.16 – 11.23
From open mics to Dana Gould and Whitney Cummings
YOUR WEEK IN GREATER BOSTON COMEDY (10.19-10.25)
From The Gas! to Garofalo to Gaffigan
FOTOBOM: STEVE HACKETT @ THE WILBUR, 25FEB17
Magical brilliance, timeless and still vibrant in the present
VALENTINE’S DAY SPECIAL: ‘TIL DEATH DO US PART
It goes without saying that this a seriously subjective roundup, compiled by our brain trust and the interjectors who barged into our discussions at the coffee shops and bars where our list blossomed.
THE REALEST O’NEAL: ALT MEDIA ICON DAN SAVAGE ON CROWDSOURCING, PENETRATING MAINSTREAM AUDIENCES, AND OF COURSE, THE LASTING DEFINITION OF SANTORUM
"Why aren’t we as motivated to vote as the knuckle-dragging, gun-humping Jesus-fellating weirdos are? What’s wrong with us?"
REVIEW: YO LA TENGO @ THE WILBUR, 10/3
Over the course of two sets, the veteran tunesmiths reaffirmed their standing as the best big indie band in the land.
UNDER THE COVERS: YO LA TENGO GET BARE ON THEIR NEW LP
Indie rock trio Yo La Tengo return to the folk days of Fakebook with covers of Hank Williams, Sun Ra, The Parliaments, and... er, themselves.