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 [...]
For a few minutes during the Dan Deacon show Saturday night, everyone was holding hands. Try to think of the last time when, at a concert, everyone was linked together in such a personal way. You probably can’t. I hope you can. After experiencing this with a roomful of strangers, when, for a brief moment, [...]
This weekend, many of us will head out to our local independent purveyor of vinyl for Record Store Day. We will pour through new releases and reprints for their artwork as much as the music contained within. Though it is nearing a decade as an event, the appreciation for vinyl is certainly nothing new. Whether [...]
On Tuesday night, Damien Rice commanded the Orpheum stage for over two hours with just a few lights, a guitar and his voice. With his shadow cascading against the walls, the mist from a constantly blowing humidifier enveloping him, Rice tore through songs from his latest album, My Favourite Faded Fantasy. Going from hushed vocalizations [...]
You may have first experienced José González’s voice and beautiful guitar work as it played across images of a million colored balls bouncing down a San Francisco street. His cover of The Knife’s “Heartbeats” may have garnered him attention, but his albums, both solo and with Junip, have kept him around as more than a [...]
Father John Misty stopped by the Paradise last week to perform songs off his latest release, I Love You, Honeybear. The show was dark and beautiful, filled with the melancholy notes of his last two albums and the microphone gripping, crowd enticing, non-stop dancing of Josh Tillman. “Bored in the USA” will emerge as a [...]