Posts Tagged ‘rock’
As much as Foundwaves might like some of the skinny-jean-wearing, skinny-moustache-coiffing, skinny-hipster-fronted music that is dominating the indie airwaves right now, it’s great to find a band that unselfconsciously and unapologetically kicks ass. Reverse does just that…
With whispers that pulled the audience closer and howls that reverberated off the walls, Hanne Hukkelberg’s voice guided her band through an early-evening set at TT the Bear’s in Cambridge. While Boston prepared for a major snowstorm, Hanne and her fellow Norwegian bandmates brought the haunting sounds of the Nordic winter from across the [...]
During Bad Veins’ recent set at the Middle East Downstairs, Drummer Sebastien Schultz raised his stick so high for every snare hit that had he been on a drum riser he would have punctured a hole in the low hanging ceilings above the stage. His relentless and fiery intensity propelled the band forward, supporting guitarist and singer Benjamin Davis’ rich arrangements and sly melodies.
As indie rockers add synthesizers, laptops, and drum machines during the current electro craze, real instruments often become afterthoughts, lost or forgotten in the mix. Not to be left behind, Royal Bangs had the requisite electronics on stage at their recent sold out show at the Middle East downstairs. However, in contrast with many of [...]
Bringing your Valentine’s date down to the basement of the Middle East? “A terrible fucking idea,” declared Adam Thompson, lead singer for We Were Promised Jetpacks halfway into their headlining set. The audience, however, begged to differ voicing boisterous approval after every song at the sold-out concert.
With his thick Scottish brogue, Thompson’s voice soared over [...]
At Great Scott the lights shine on Jessica Sun Lee. On an otherwise dimly-lit stage, The Sun Lee Sunbeam’s frontwoman led her band through a hard-driving set. Moving in and out of the shadows around her, bassist Mary Flatley and drummer Jeff Clarke drove the band forward while guitarist Mike Ward painted texture and ambiance into the spaces between the choppy rhythmic strokes of Sun Lee’s rhythm guitar…
Concert Preview: The Honors, The Luxury, Jealousy Curve, and Conservative Man – TT the Bear’s – Feb 19, 2010 (FW’s Pick of the Week)
If you can only go to one show in Boston this week, make it TT the Bear’s on Friday. Between The Honors, The Luxury, Jealousy Curve, and Conservative Man, you’ve got four headliners sharing a single bill. This show will almost certainly sell out – better buy tickets soon.
The Luxury and Conservative Man have been [...]