Show Review: Guided by Voices @ Paradise Rock Club 7.11.16

In many ways, the 2016 Guided by Voices reunion hardly counts as a reunion at all. The iconic lo-fi/indie group only broke up for two years, frontman Robert Pollard wrote and played every note on the new album, Please Be Honest, and only one of Pollard’s bandmates has ever played in GBV before. Perhaps Pollard’s desire to prove the legitimacy of GBV’s latest incarnation is what pushed him to give the… continue reading

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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!


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!


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!  


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


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


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


Local Photos: Charlie Puth @ Brighton Music Hall 4.5.16

Fast-rising pop singer/songwriter Charlie Puth played a sold-out gig at Boston’s Brighton Music Hall last week, and Tastemakers photographer Shannon Pires was there. Check out her gallery of the night, including openers Sophie Beem and Phoebe Ryan, below.


Local Photos: The Naked and Famous @ The Sinclair 4.5.16

New Zealand indie electronic crew The Naked and Famous stopped by Cambridge’s Sinclair for an intimate, sold-out show last week, and photographer Sara Davila was on the scene for Tastemakers.


Local Photos: Ra Ra Riot @ Paradise Rock Club 3.3.16

New York indie-pop band Ra Ra Riot, now in their tenth year, headlined a Paradise show last month in support of their fourth studio effort Need Your Light. Brooklyn queercore duo PWR BTTM opened the show. Check out Tastemakers photographer Nicole Service’s gallery from the night below.


Local Photos: Tastemakers Presents Bully @ afterHours 3.19.16

  Tastemakers’ spring concert went down at afterHours earlier this month, featuring Nashville-based quartet Bully and an opening set from Northeastern’s own T-T)b. Check out photos from both sets below.