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Local Photos: Diarrhea Planet @ The Sinclair 10.17.14

Check out Carly Goldberg’s photos of Diarrhea Planet, a 6-person rock and roll band from Nashville that tore up The Sinclair a few weeks ago.


Local Photos: Yuna @ Paradise Rock Club 10.14.14

If you missed Yuna’s incredible alt-acoustic set at Paradise a few weeks ago, check out Josh Spiro’s photo recap here!


Local Photos: Bassnectar @ Tsongas Arena 10.11.14

Check out these photos by Josh Spiro of Bassnectar’s show at Tsongas Arena this month to get your fill of drum and bass.


Local Photos: Michal Menert, Eliot Lipp, Supervision and Paul Bassic @ Middle East Downstairs 10.2.14

If you want to delve more into the world of pretty lights, look no further than Michal Menert’s solo act. You can start by viewing Josh Spiro’s photographs here of his show from the beginning of the month!


A Q&A with Dub FX

Last month, the Middle East welcomed Benjamin Standford – otherwise known as looping wizard and street performer Dub FX. Tastemakers caught up with Standford to discuss destiny, fast food and the merits of being an elephant. Tastemakers Magazine (TMM): So how exactly did you get your start as a street performer? Benjamin Standford (BS): Well you don’t really get your start as a street performer – you just go out… continue reading


Julian Casablancas + The Voidz – Tyranny

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I am going to use what will sound like a problematic word to describe Tyranny: “ambitious.” That word, “ambitious,” even during the heyday of the Strokes’ domination of independent rock, could never be accurately attributed to their approach to music. Tyranny, on the other hand, is completely unexpected and sees Julian Casablancas explore new ground. Let me check my bias at the door–I want Julian Casablancas to succeed. I, like… continue reading


A Q&A with Uncle Acid of Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats

  On Sept. 25, Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats brought their doom-laden brand of primordial heavy metal to Cambridge’s Middle East. In our Cambridge – the Deadbeats are based in Cambridge, England – they conjured the dark funk of Sabbath with a distinct aftershock of pop sensibility. Frontman Kevin Starrs – Uncle Acid himself – met up with Tastemakers to talk genre confusion, happy mistakes and rowdy crowds.   TMM: So… continue reading

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A Q&A with Holychild

    Holychild is a music and art collaboration between George Washington University graduates Louie Diller and Liz Nistico. The Los Angeles-based duo integrate relevant messages into their own brand of sugary-sweet, experimental pop music – they call it “brat pop.” Their songs are catchy and dance-able, but dig deeper than most Top-40 fare. Currently, they’re supporting Danish pop singer MØ on her North American/European tour. Tastemakers caught up with… continue reading


Local Photos: Rival Sons @ Brighton Music Hall 10.7.14

Sebastian Herforth got the chance to photograph the 2009-formed rock band Rival Sons at Brighton Music Hall last week. If you missed out on the fun, check out the pics here:


Local Photos: Odesza @ The Sinclair 10.4.14

If you’re feeling a chillwave groove this semester, be sure to check out tight duo Odesza and their visually wild performances. Oh, you were at their show in the beginning of this month? Then relive the experience through Nathan Hulsey’s beautiful photographs here:


Local Photos: Kiesza @ The Royale 10.1.14

Kiesza is an up and coming electro-pop singer/songwriter, and she put on a great show in the beginning of this month at The Royale. Here’s a nice photo recap by our photographer Josh Spiro: