As I entered the Sinclair on Saturday night, there was no time to stop and collect myself as I was beckoned to the front of the venue by phantasmagorical vocals and an aura you could feel on your eyelids. On the stage, halfway through their set, were Arc Iris, self-described “mystical rainbow fairy kitten astronauts hurtling through the cosmos” fronted by lead vocalist Jocie Adams, a classically trained composer/former NASA… continue reading
What happens when you build a 1,100 square foot, state-of-the-art studio, fill it with top-notch equipment, install a 5088 Neve console, and let artists use the space for free? The Converse Rubber Tracks Studio. The new Boston Rubber Tracks Studio was built inside the Converse headquarters building in Lovejoy Wharf to give new artists an opportunity to record in a professional studio setting. It opened in July of this year… continue reading
U.K. singer/songwriter James Bay headlined a sold-out House of Blues on Monday night, touring in support of his debut studio album Chaos and the Calm. Check out the show through photographer Seb Herforth’s lens below.
Experimental rockers Minus the Bear celebrated the 10-year anniversary of their sophomore album Menos El Oso with a show at the Paradise last week. Murder By Death and Aero Flynn offered support. Click on for photographer McKenna Shuster’s captures from the night.
Rising electropop songstress Marina Diamandis brought her Neon Nature tour to Boston’s House of Blues earlier this month, along with openers Christine and the Queens. Photographer McKenna Shuster was there to capture the sights.
The Orwells are relatively famous enough to headline tours and sell out venues such as the Sinclair (although the show was free), as well as the Music Hall of Williamsburg down in Brooklyn this past Saturday, where they kicked off the Converse Rubber Tracks Live tour. I don’t recall how I came across them, but I remember that the first song I heard was “In My Bed” off of the… continue reading
Tastemakers photographer Peri MacRae was on hand at Great Scott last month to catch Quebec art-rockers Braids, touring in support of their April release Deep in the Iris.
The first of the four acts on this tour to take the stage was Restorations. They suffered from a usual opening act-syndrome, with a lot of people talking over the first few songs and other bands’ logos cluttering the stage. However, around the third song, the band really found their own, beginning to liven up and dance about. The very technical guitar work was the focal point of the show,… continue reading
On Sunday, October 6th, 2015, we hosted our biannual Tastemakers Presents show at afterHOURS. This year’s lineup featured Portland, OR’s Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Palehound from Boston, and Horse Jumper of Love, a student band. Check out a video recap of this incredible event! Huge thanks to afterHOURS for holding the show after rain pushed it inside, and Green Line Records/WRBB for co-sponsoring the show with us!
After touring internationally as a drummer for Grammy Award nominated rapper M.I.A. while earning her MBA from Harvard Business School, self-proclaimed “liberated boss madame” Kiran Gandhi is now setting her ambitions on her new musical concept, Madame Gandhi. The 26-year-old New Yorker introduced Boston to the solo project at her concert at the ONCE nightclub in Somerville on Oct. 2. Following her graduation from Georgetown University in 2011 with bachelor’s… continue reading
Alt-rock/post-hardcore crew Circa Survive stopped by Boston late last month, on tour celebrating the 10th anniversary of their debut LP Juturna. Tastemakers photographer Nola Chen was there to document the night, including opening sets from RX Bandits and Citizen.