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Concerts & Festivals

PHOTO GALLERY: Gramatik Live in Boston

Gramatik House of Blues | Boston, MA 9/17/2015 A dubstep resurrection of funk and soul over haunted, minimalistic beats Paralyzed by the stage-light swagger of Gramatik’s setup, three young dudes in banana suits near the front of the stage just kind of swayed back and forth hypnotically. The DJ and his guitarist stood inside a […]Read More »

PHOTO GALLERY: Ott Live at The Middle East - Cambridge, MA

Ott. Middle East Downstair | Cambridge, MA 9/18/2015 Earthy, melodic electronic dance music dipped in Jamaican rum and drowning in dub It was a late night at the Middle East Downstairs in Cambridge, MA. Three DJs graced the stage before Ott. himself came out to play. The last of them was Plantrae, an unforgettable producer […]Read More »

PREVIEW: Symbiosis Gathering 2015

Symbiosis Gathering, a multifaceted lakeside music and arts event, has announced the complete musical programming for its 10 year Re:Union featuring world renowned electronic and live performers. Symbiosis Gathering offers its community an awe-inspiring portal into a creative utopia, a glimpse of a more united future. The 10 Year Re:Union will fuse a finely curated […]Read More »

Lenny Kravitz Dazzles Boston's Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, Only Grows Finer With Time

They don’t quite make them like Lenny Kravitz anymore. One minute, the man grinds acid funk riffs mordantly; the next his velvety croon saturates every inch of his ragged guitar blasting. Kravitz’s exacting musicianship was in full force at Boston’s Blue Hills Bank Pavilion this past Saturday in honor of Strut, his tenth studio album. […]Read More »

Festival Recap: The Brilliance and Blackness of Afropunk

It’s no surprise that America relishes in black culture but still continues to admonish black bodies. Cultural appropriation—despite its deep rooted historical context—is still a concept that many don’t quite fully grasp and that continues to plague this country on a regular basis. Magazines that pander to white readers insist that blackness is not what […]Read More »

Modest Mouse Appear Stranger Than Themselves at Boston's Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

The peculiarity that surrounds the music Modest Mouse makes is undeniable. Their catalogue contains an array of songs draped in multifaceted bombast, layered melodies, and infusing ominous lyrics. It is why 2004’s Good News for People Who Love Bad News led the Washington natives to meteoric mainstream consumption that followed them a decade later to […]Read More »

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