Author archive for Dillon Riley

  • Bear In Heaven @ The Sinclair [Show Preview]

    By Dillon Riley on August 19, 2014
    Brooklyn-based electro-pop troupe Bear In Heaven are set to have a very productive final quarter in 2014. Fresh off the release of their highly-anticipated fourth record Time Is Over One Day Old, the three-piece is set to hit the road with fellow Brooklynites Young Magic on a tour that will bring them across the country, and most importantly to readers […]
  • Twin Peaks @ Great Scott [Show Review]

    By Dillon Riley on August 18, 2014
    As we mentioned in our earlier show preview, Chicago garage-rock foursome Twin Peaks blew into town last week for a well-hyped headline set at Allston’s Great Scott. We were on the scene and are now happily reporting that the Peaks dudes do not disappoint live. Taking the raw energy and keen pop sense of their latest release, the critically acclaimed […]
  • Twin Peaks @ Great Scott [Show Preview]

    By Dillon Riley on August 11, 2014
    Chicago has quickly become a hotbed for garage rock riffage. Between the runaway successes of The Orwells and Metrojolt faves Smith Westerns the metaphorical stage has been set for the next hot Chi-town export, and Twin Peaks seemed poised to do the honors. Boasting a malleable sound capable of barnstorming rawk and subtle, smooth balladry, the dudes in Twin Peaks […]
  • Boston Calling: Spring 2014 [Festival Review]

    By Dillon Riley on June 5, 2014
    This past weekend 22,000 strong descended upon on the brutalist concrete structure of Boston’s City Hall Plaza for the third now bi-annual running of the Boston Calling Music Festival. Replete with a bill that featured a healthy dose of folk-rock lifers, up-and-coming indie darlings, and, for good measure, one of the most prominent emo acts ever to burst out of […]
  • Speedy Ortiz – Real Hair [EP Review]

    By Dillon Riley on February 8, 2014
    Call it the Pitchfork effect. Over the last year or so it’s been pretty damn hard to ignore the “newly fertile” Massachusetts scene’s best kept secret Speedy Ortiz. With serious chops earned from a couple of  years on the house show circuit, the Northampton fuzz-rock quartet’s P4k feature before the release of their immense debut Major Arcana felt wholly justified. […]