• 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 […]
  • Weekend with Nothing @ Great Scott [Show Review]

    By Dillon Riley on January 30, 2014
    Any knowledgable reader of this here blog probably knows the deal on Brooklyn-by-way-of-Oakland shoegazers Weekend, but let’s do a brief recap. After dropping a dark, damp, and heavy Mary Chain-baiting debut LP, the former Bay Area stalwarts jumped ship to Brooklyn where they reinvented themselves as a moody post-punk troop. Where Sports relied on thick, syrupy guitars to highlight the […]
  • Mutual Benefit @ Great Scott [Show Review]

    By Dillon Riley on January 21, 2014
    Nomadic singer/songwriter Jordan Lee had a huge 2013 with his baroque-pop project Mutual Benefit. Alongside a name-making and critically acclaimed record, the still-heart breaking Love’s Crushing Diamond, Lee also brought along a fully fleshed-out live group for several high-profile gigs to recognize the expansive vision of folk-pop oddities. To open this new year, Lee and his band of Beneficiaries, (we couldn’t […]
  • Fuck Buttons Interview + Show Review

    By Cameron on November 7, 2013
    Sunday night in Cambridge at the Sinclair, which has quickly become one of Boston’s greatest hubs of music since it’s opening last year, the noise infested duo Fuck Buttons from the UK graced us with their presence. Andrew Hung and Benjamin Power have been making music together since 2004 and their abrasive electronic sound quickly grew a following. Since then […]