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Grizzly Bear | Shields

The initial moments of "Sleeping Ute" are so quintessentially Grizzly Bear, they almost have no impact — Daniel Rossen nurses jagged, staggering chords on an electric guitar likely purchased from a 12th-century pawn shop.
Warp (2012)
By RYAN REED  |  September 21, 2012

The measured success of Metric

Two years ago, Metric dropped their fourth effort, Fantasies , with catchy-as-fuck compositions "Sick Muse," "Help I'm Alive," and "Gold Guns Girls."

By MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER  |  September 21, 2012
Arts Well - Buffalo Tom

25 years later, Buffalo Tom's frontman looks back at the early days

Buffalo Tom was on its way up. But back then, the farthest imaginable point "up" for a band like us was to be able to tour the States and Europe, maybe headlining places like the Channel or even, in our wildest dreams, the Orpheum. This was P.N. (pre-Nir
Career in rock
By BILL JANOVITZ  |  November 18, 2011

Ryan Adams | Ashes & Fire

Historically, Ryan Adams has released, via labels or for download, every idea he's put down on tape.
PAX-AM/Capitol (2011)
By MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER  |  October 07, 2011

[weezer review] Night 1: Feeling "Blue" with Rivers Cuomo

Reviewing the live show of a band you're a big fan of can be a tricky proposition. On one hand it helps to be familiar...
By Luke ONeil  |  December 16, 2010

[weezer review] Night 2: The bummer of Pinkerton and the shock of the new

“Are you ready to take a ride on the Weezer time machine?” Rivers Cuomo bellowed Wednesday night to a way-sold-out Orpheum crowd, composed of nutcases...
By Daniel Brockman  |  December 16, 2010

Review: Primus and the Oddity Faire tour at the Orpheum

Review: Primus and the Oddity Faire tour at the Orpheum

It's Sunday night, and the smell of marijuana is thick in the orchestra pit at the Orpheum. Fans in pig masks shout "Fuck you Les!",...
By Arafat Kazi  |  October 12, 2010
Briefly: Grizzly Bear last night

Briefly: Grizzly Bear last night

I know there's a lot of other things in the news right now that people would rather talk about -- moon bombing, Obama's prize, CB...
By Ryan Stewart  |  October 09, 2009

VIDEO: Backstage with Franz Ferdinand

On night one of the sold-out WFNX "Miracle on Tremont Street," the OTD cams were lodged alongside th...
By Carly Carioli  |  December 07, 2008
Photos: Jimmy Eat World and Viva Voce at the Orpheum

Photos: Jimmy Eat World and Viva Voce at the Orpheum

Jimmy Eat World Viva Voce Jimmy Eat Worldwith Viva VoceNovember 7 at the Orpheum TheaterAL...
By Carly Carioli  |  November 08, 2007

Back from the Dead: Dresden Dolls set Orpheum show

They're baaaaaaa-aaaaaack . . . From the inbox: The Dresden DollsAt the Orpheum TheatreSaturday, D...
By Carly Carioli  |  November 07, 2007


Arcade FireMay 10 at AvalonPhotos: Carina MastrocolaDespite what Kelefa says, Arcade Fire have set o...
By Will Spitz  |  May 11, 2007

Live in Boston: Bloc Party photos and mp3s

Bloc PartyMarch 28 at the OrpheumPhotos: Carina Mastrocola Before Bloc Party...
By Carly Carioli  |  March 29, 2007

Gallery: Raconteurs at the Orpheum

The RaconteursSeptember 29 at the Orpheum, BostonPhotos by Carina Mastrocola READ...
By Carly Carioli  |  October 01, 2006

About last night: Pearl Jam at the Garden

Photos: Carina Mastrocola Pearl Jam/My Morning Jacket mayhem continues tonight at the Garde...
By Carly Carioli  |  May 25, 2006