Boston shows

Latest Articles


Out: Revocation display extreme metal form

Celebrating the release of their third full-length, Chaos of Forms (Relapse), Revocation put on a streamlined set that made clear why they've garnered universal acclaim for a sound that's both throwback to classic thrash and refreshingly modern.
By JANSSEN MCCORMICK  |  August 26, 2011

Out: The third annual Weirdstalk lives up to its name

It's 4:30 pm, and Preggy Peggy is playing in the back of the Cambridge YMCA, as part of "We Are Guest Talk, Free: $10," the weirdly named third annual installment of Weirdstalk, an all-day 34-act line-up of experimental, avant-garde performances of folk
News of the weird
By LIZ PELLY  |  August 19, 2011
DT List

Out: On a hot summer night at the Middle East, Dream Hits surf a garage-pop lullaby

Following a lively opening set of Americana-infused indie rock from South Shore five-piece War Presidents, Dream Hits breezed through their show with the infectiously simple "Bummer" and the sweet melodrama of "Meat," a song that sounded so warm and fam
Wake up the buzz meter
By PATRICK MCDERMOTT  |  July 29, 2011
deer tick list

Out: On a boat with the fraternity of Deer Tick

Deer Tick's energy was met with unbridled enthusiasm by the drunk bro-dudes grabbing each other's shoulders and screaming the chorus to "Easy," while girls decked in Urban Outfitters' latest went wild during "Little White Lies."
Cruising for a boozin'
By LIZ PELLY  |  July 15, 2011
sl list

The complicated pop world of Sondre Lerche

Anyone who has spent any time with one of his albums knows that it's not going to be your typical grab-a-coffee, "how's-the-missus?" sort of day.  
Naming rights
By JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  May 27, 2011
widow list

Young Widows seek beauty and mortality in noise

It's not much of a leap to imagine Young Widows hanging out in a funeral home.
Sludge hammer
By REYAN ALI  |  May 06, 2011