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Bush Live at Boston's House of Blues

At Chicago’s Riviera Theatre February 13, 2015 The boys of Bush never basked so brightly than last night at House of Blues. Frontman Gavin Rossdale marveled at the band’s seemingly immortal reverie that has managed to span two decades. Their debut album, 1994’s Sixteen Stone, practically lit listeners’ on fire with its dissonant guitars and swarming, melodically […]Read More »

PHOTO GALLERY: Sleater-Kinney Live in Boston

Sleater-Kinney House of Blues, Boston/MA February 22, 2015 Pounding through over 20 songs, the punkish trio of Corin Tucker (vocals, guitar), Carrie Brownstein (guitar, vocals), and Janet Weiss (drums) proved that Sleater-Kinney must not be forgotten. Their return, almost a decade after disbanding, was a tour de force rather than a trip down nostalgia lane. […]Read More »

Theophilus London Live in Boston

Theophilus London doesn’t need to do much to command an audience when he performs—his discography speaks for itself. The Trinidadian born artist released Vibes this past November, and his sophomore effort showcased his predisposition for brooding rhythms, pummeling crescendos, and smoldering vocals—with a profound tinge of Caribbean ecstasy. It was executively produced by Kanye West, […]Read More »

VINYL OF THE MONTH: Crayon - "Brick Factory" [Re-Issue]

VINYL OF THE MONTH Crayon Brick Factory (re-issue) Bellingham, WA (HHBTM Records) “Lost ’90s Gem Finally Gets Its Due…” Crayon existed as a whisper, a rumor, a mysterious name on the wind for the past 20 years. It’s been that long since their only full-length, Brick Factory, was originally released on cassette and CD by […]Read More »

PHOTO GALLERY: Reverend Horton Heat Live in Boston

On January 20th, 2015, Performer caught a blazing set at Royale in Boston featuring Reverend Horton Heat on the Baddest of the Bad Tour, with special guests Dale Watson and Rosie Flores.Read More »

Ladies of Boston Rock! Live Review and Gallery

This past Thursday at Boston’s Brighton Music Hall, some of the most talented local female musicians banded together to show the city what they’re truly made of. From the very start of the evening, DJ Leah V relished in her role of musical curator. Orchids were genuinely dazzling, and Shea Rose had no problem delivering spoken word […]Read More »

Papa Roach Live in Boston: Interview and Photo Gallery

With their 8th studio album F.E.A.R (Face Everything and Rise) due out next week, Papa Roach should be a proverbial ball of nerves. But on this particular rainy afternoon in the back of a tour bus stationed in front of Boston’s House of Blues, drummer Tony Palermo divulges that the fans have been nothing but […]Read More »

MUST LISTEN: The Grownup Noise - "The Problem With Living in the Moment"

The Problem With Living In The Moment by The Grownup Noise The Grownup Noise The Problem With Living in the Moment Boston, MA (Self-released) “An album of acoustic altruism…” With the comfort of an Americana sweater and the warmth of indie mittens, this dynamic sextet paints musical portraiture and lays an open road for acoustic […]Read More »

MUST LISTEN: The Dough Rollers - "Gone Baby Gone"

The Dough Rollers Gone Baby Gone EP New York, NY (Third Man Records) “Hard-rocking blues with southern-fried CCR licks and swaggering vocals…” One of the finest anticipatory debut EPs released. NYC four-piece the Dough Rollers filters the blues through a classic rock vein, ala Jack White, and features stripped-down melodies, a swaggering balled-fist on the […]Read More »

Wale Live in Boston

The transparent emotionalism that Wale boldly specializes in makes him Maybach Music Group’s most consistent artist in their arsenal—and a refreshingly unironic presence in hip-hop. Even his 40 minute delay to a sold out Paradise Rock Club in Boston last night couldn’t sour the spirits of concert-goers: Wale’s sound can easily dazzle earbuds and stadiums […]Read More »

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