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Local Photos: Black Pistol Fire @ The Sinclair 6.8.16

Rock duo Black Pistol Fire headlined a show at The Sinclair earlier this month, with Boston rock band Long Time opening. and Seb Herforth was there to capture the best moments. Check out his photos below!

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Local Photos: Two Door Cinema Club @ The Sinclair 6.4.16

In anticipation of releasing their third studio album, Irish indie rock band Two Door Cinema Club headlined a show at The Sinclair earlier this month with Transviolet. The Boston date was particularly special because of the band’s live debut of their new song “Gameshow.” Check out Elice Ongko’s photos from the concert below!

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Local Photos: The Kills @ Paradise Rock Club 5.19.16

Indie rock band The Kills headlined Paradise Rock Club in Boston in May in anticipation of their newest album, Ash & Ice, which was released early this month. Check out photographer Kaylan Tran’s images from the show below!  

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Show Review: Låpsley @ Sinclair 5.5.16

The brisk, rainy weather was impeccably timed for Holly Fletcher (aka Låpsley) in Cambridge on May 5th. The 19-year-old producer/singer’s somber, slightly ambient pop sound plays like that of a Lorde/James Blake lovechild, and her strong producing skills isolates her from the crowd of other young pop singers. She opened with “Burn,” the hushed, minimal b-side of her biggest hit, “Hurt Me.” From her first note, it became clear that… continue reading

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A Millennial’s Tribute to Prince

Today would have been Prince’s 58th birthday, though he didn’t believe in celebrating them—or even counting time, for that matter. As the world continues to mourn his death, I cannot help but remember the start of my relationship with his music and the effect it had on me as a writer. In the sixth grade, I had just two hours to myself after school each day before my parents would… continue reading

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Boston Calling Spring 2016 – Day Three Recap

Michael Christmas’ stage presence is a little bit silly: at 22 years old, he’s ragging about his birthday, talking about his hero Wiz Khalifa coming to Boston five years ago, and delivering tracks like “Bubblin’” and “Michael Cera” while laughing in between. Praise to Christmas for not letting the opening set on the final day phase him – he tried to get the crowd fired up by offering some merch… continue reading

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Boston Calling Spring 2016 – Day Two Recap

Despite the fact that they are originally from New York, Palehound has been a Boston regular their entire career. Ellen Kempner, with her nerve driven low-fi style, first found success in the various small clubs and DIY venues in Allston and Cambridge. Filling the same role as Krill did last year, it has become a tradition to ring in the first afternoon with a hometown favorite. She thanked Boston for… continue reading

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Boston Calling Spring 2016 – Day One Recap

by David McDevitt (International Affairs/Economics), photos by Emily O’Brien (Interaction Design) Tastemakers has made it to every Boston Calling since its inception, and it has been wonderful to see how the festival has grown into itself. From a cold and trying Saturday in 2013 to the fully formed festival-circuit mainstay that it has become. After this year Boston Calling will be officially saying goodbye to the place where it was born,… continue reading

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Show Review: Into It. Over It. @ Royale 4.21.16

Trying to find a think piece on the emo revival that doesn’t refer to Evan Weiss as an “elder statesman” is decidedly difficult. You would think there are more original ways to discuss Weiss’ influence on reflective guitar music than lumping him in as the Grand Poobah of a bunch of bands that sound nothing alike. So of course, despite my protests, I found myself spending a night at the… continue reading

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Show Review: Deerhunter @ The Sinclair 5.11.16

Before I became the sort of person who goes to shows alone several nights a week, I opted out of them if I didn’t have a companion. Like a normal person. But friends frequently bail on concerts, particularly when you’re in high school and you’re trying to drag someone who doesn’t listen to Deerhunter to go see Deerhunter. As such, the Atlanta noise-pop-punk-gaze band’s Boston show supporting the exceptional Halcyon… continue reading