Coming soon, a series of interviews conducted over the last few years about the definitions, powers, and politics of folk. Stay tuned. Featuring: Langhorne Slim, Bahamas, Rodrigo Amarante, Jon Batiste, Heartless Bastards, Joe Pug, Phil Cook, Brett Dennen, Scott Hutchison, John Moreland, and many more!
On Saturday night, Dan Boeckner brought his new band Operators to the Middle East Upstairs to close out their tour. Playing songs off their new album, Blue Wave, they filled the small space with such a big sound that I’m sure folks at Middle East Downstairs could hear, which is saying a lot since usually [...]
By Kelly Ribera We first met Jocelyn Mackenzie, artist/musician/designer/professional production knitter and crocheter when we filmed Pearl and the Beard, back when Sleepover Shows was just a baby music blog with only a handful of shows to our name. Since then, we’ve followed their music as a band, but also their many side projects as [...]
Friday night, Conor Oberst tour through his catalog of songs at the House of Blues. At this point, with two decade’s worth of material, each concert can be a veritable “greatest hits” and this night was no disappointment. Bright Eyes songs followed new material from last year’s Upside Down Mountain. All the while, the audience [...]
Does the alphabet have its own crescendos, ebbs, and flows? Story structure? Do “Y” and “Z” fit as encore songs? Well, yes and no. But on Tuesday night at the Sinclair in Cambridge, it really didn’t matter. Stephin Merritt, accompanied by fellow Magnetic Field member Sam Davol, went through his discography, picking a song for [...]
The new release of Howard Shore’s score for David Cronenberg’s The Brood and Scanners, courtesy of Mondo, has some wonderful Sam Wolfe Connelly artwork on both sides of a gatefold cover. These are perfect accompaniments to Cronenberg’s films, capturing a moment that creates more of a mood than the more shocking scenes of the films. [...]
Other Lives stopped by Brighton Music Hall this week to play some songs off their new album, Rituals. During the set, I looked over and saw a girl turn back to her date and say, “I love these guys so much.” This, not after hearing a song, but after lead singer Jesse Tabish told a [...]