• 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • Ryan Hemsworth – Guilt Trips [Album Review]

    By Adam on October 25, 2013
    This past Tuesday, Ryan Hemsworth provided the world with one of the most beautifully engineered musical masterpieces of 2013. His debut album ‘Guilt Trips’ creates endless amounts of different, bittersweet emotions from the opening track Small + Lost (Feat. Sinead Harnett), to the finale Day/Night/Sleep System (Feat. Haleek Maul & Kitty). It’s the type of record you lock yourself in […]
  • Bonobo at The Commodore Ballroom [Show Preview]

    By Adam on October 17, 2013
    When a scheduled performance at The Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver B.C. sells out months in advance, you know that whoever is being featured will surely prove themselves at such a venue. This upcoming Tuesday, British musician Bonobo will return to The Commodore for the first time since his show in April of this year, where the electrifying performance blew the […]
  • Deerhunter with Marnie Stern @ Royale [Show Review]

    By Dillon Riley on October 1, 2013
    (All photos by Dylan Stein) Atlanta-based indie rock collective Deerhunter are a lot of things. As lead by frontman Bradford Cox, they’re certainly provocateurs of some of the darkest and most captivating psych-tinged music around the indie landscape. But, they’re also one of the hardest bands to interview in the world, a chore exacerbated by the very same. Known for […]