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Q&A with Jesse F. Keeler of Death from Above

Between playing bass and keyboards as one-half of the two-man wrecking crew Death from Above (who play the Paradise Rock Club on Oct. 21 in support of their excellent new album Outrage! Is Now) and his other band, the electronic duo MSTRKRFT, Jesse F. Keeler keeps himself plenty busy. Thankfully, he made time to talk to Tastemakers about changing things up live, the unspoken bond between him and Death from… continue reading

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Broken Social Scene @ House of Blues Boston 10.7.17

Kevin Drew believes in you. Or rather, in us all. I know this because he said it, several times in fact, to the audience last Saturday at the final show of Broken Social Scene’s reunion tour. In these trying times of Twitter-induced American atrophy, you don’t know how badly you need to hear those words of encouragement until a bunch of Canadians assure you of your own national resolve. Don’t… continue reading

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Local Photos: Post Malone @ House of Blues 09.12.2017

Post Malone’s “Stoney” tour came to the House of Blues in Boston and Tastemakers photographer Jordon Halteman was there to cover it.  Check out his photos below!  

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Cigarettes After Sex @ Brighton Music Hall 10.9.17

The streets were lightly coated in warm rain as concert goers lined up out the door in defiance of the ending long weekend. Nobody goes to see a band like Cigarettes After Sex for just another fun night out; a band like this was made for a soul searching experience. Cigarettes After Sex is a synthpop band known for its vulnerable lyrics and lead singer Greg Gonzalez’s androgynous voice. After… continue reading

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Protomartyr @ Middle East Downstairs 9.14.17

The Middle East Downstairs hosted a night of nostalgic, droning, and gloriously restless post-punk as Boston’s Blau Blau and former Ariel Pink collaborator John Maus opened for Protomartyr, who held the audience captive at what felt like a deeply intimate event. Currently touring in anticipation of their album Relatives in Descent (to be released in late September), Protomartyr crafted a performance that mixed together recent singles, older fan favorites, and… continue reading

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The Afghan Whigs @ Paradise Rock Club 9.14.17

If the prince of darkness had a house band, it would probably be The Afghan Whigs. While they bear some surface resemblance to their ‘90s grunge and alt-rock peers, the Whigs diverged from those groups with their incorporation of classic soul, R&B and funk influences, along with the unflinching intensity of frontman Greg Dulli’s staring contests with his own sin-smeared psyche. After a decade-long absence, the Afghan Whigs have returned… continue reading

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Gogol Bordello @ Paradise Rock Club 9.20.17

Gogol Bordello is what might happen if a drummer and a bassist put out a call for an exceptional frontman, and took five of them. The real story is this: the Ukrainian immigrant frontman Eugene Hütz (who you might already know as the life of the movie Everything Is Illuminated, as Elijah Wood’s translator) met some future bandmates in New York, including the punk-dandy violinist Sergey Ryabtsev. The band made… continue reading

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Tank and the Bangas @ The Sinclair 9.14.17

The bayou came up to Boston when New Orleans based bands Sweet Crude and Tiny Desk Winners Tank and the Bangas took the stage at the Sinclair. Sweet Crude got the night started with a powerhouse set of their half-French, half-English, ultra positive “drum pop.” This self-described label was fitting, as three members of the 6 man multipiece played some form of percussion, from tambourine to a full sized timpani…. continue reading

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Local Photos: Father John Misty @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion 09.13.17

Following the release of his third album “Pure Comedy”, Father John Misty performed at the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion in Boston, MA. Dressed in his signature all black outfit and bushy beard, he crooned sarcastically to his eager fans. His voice soared and impressively sounded a great deal like it does on his studio albums. Tastemakers photographer Rio Asch Phoenix was there to cover, check out his photos below!

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Local Photos: Lady Antebellum @ PNC Bank Arts Center 08.11.17

Supported by Kelsea Ballerini and Brett Young, Country Music Stars Lady Antebellum took the stage at the PNC Bank Arts Center on their “You Look Good” Tour. Tastemakers photographer Lauren Scornavacca was there to cover, check out her photos below!