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Thurston Moore moves on
When Thurston Moore takes the stage at Somerville Theatre on Tuesday, he will no doubt stroll through the wispy cloud-spires of last summer's Beck-produced solo effort, Demolished Thoughts (Matador).
| January 27, 2012
Kurt Vile | So Outta Reach
This six-song, 30-minute companion EP serves as a victory lap for long-haired Philadelphian Kurt Vile, whose vacillating and absorbing Smoke Ring for My Halo is certainly one of the year's best albums.
| November 11, 2011
The War on Drugs | Slave Ambient
On Slave Ambient, Granduciel's love of tranced-out, yet strangely filtered arena rock jams is on full display.
Secretly Canadian (2011)
| August 12, 2011
Photos: Kurt Vile at the Brighton Music Hall
Kurt Vile performs live at the Brighton Music Hall on July 11, 2011.
Brighton Music Hall | July 11, 2011
P. NICK CURRAN
| July 15, 2011
Kurt Vile plays it straight(1)
For all the defiant, anguished fists we shake in the general direction of New York and Los Angeles whenever a musician becomes way more famous after they leave Boston, perhaps this city's gypsy-attracting disposition has advantages.
As he is
| July 08, 2011
Kurt Vile | Smoke Ring For My Halo
| March 04, 2011
Kurt Vile | Childish Prodigy
Kurt Vile's punny name, as well as the title of his latest full-length album, bespeaks low-art subversion.
| October 02, 2009
VIDEO: Kurt Vile live in Boston, plus a new mp3
Ascendant Philadelphian Kurt Vile brought his band, the Violators, to town this past weekend as part of Dan Shea's massive Homegrown Psych Fest at Church....
| July 21, 2009
It pains me to have to ask this, but looking at the insane list of bands at Boston promoter Dan Shea's upcoming four-night "Homegrown" pysch fest at Church, I have no choice: what exactly does "psych music" mean at this point?
Rad four-day psych fest will free your mind, man
| July 17, 2009
The sneaky flutes are back
I'm on the phone with Damon Tutunjian, one founder of the Boston indie-rock band Swirlies, and he's helping me to understand the Sneaky Flute Empire.
Swirlies revisit a legacy of noisy goodness
| February 24, 2009
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