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Tokyo Police Club’s raucous show at the El Rey Theatre, in support of their new EP “Mellon Collie and the Infinite Radness: Part One,” was infinitely rad.
Sorting out a simply fantastic Friday: ‣ It’s been 20 years since “The Blue Album.” It’s been one month since “Everything Will Be Alright in the End.” Weezer explores all those time passages at downtown’s Belasco Theater. ‣ Speaking of downtown, the Regent Theater [see Thursday’s post] bows with the first day of the Downtown […]
Incoming: Camp Flog Gnaw festival, Electric Youth, Dorothy, Amason, Wartime Recitals, the Bug, the Diamond Light, Scott Weiland, Dreaming Bull, Secret Chiefs 3, GWAR, Patty Griffin, Wax Tailor, Fat White Family, Rebirth Brass Band, Mariachi El Bronx, Bleachers, Jake Bugg, Gazelle Twin, Pissed Jeans, Nickelback, Clockwise, Traps PS, Julian Casablancas, Dropkick Murphys, the Black Keys, […]
Don’t let the title of We Were Promised Jetpacks’ new album “Unravellingâ€ fool you. The album, the Scottish rockers’ third, and out this month via FatCat Records, brings a wealth of indie hooks, punchy guitars, emotive vocals and a booming rhythm section, all tightly packaged for maximum effect. The band started as a group of […]
It’s one crazy Friday: ‣ L.A. indie-pop outfit Wildcat! Wildcat! headlines the Echoplex, with Body Parts and Mt. Ossa supporting. ‣ Upstair at the Echo, it’s more indie-pop. Boston’s Magic Man headlines, supported by L.A. duo Scavenger Hunt and a mystery-identity getting some buzz for its funking synth-pop, Brooklyn’s Mother. Above is Magic Man’s new […]
Incoming: Phantogram, Allen Stone, Duncan Sheik, Kris Bowers, the Toledo Show, Lucinda Williams, Misun, Jared & the Mill, New Politics, Public Service Broadcasting, Kiven, Willy Mason, the Dollyrots, Blockhead, ALO, Jars of Clay, Miley Cyrus, Wildcat! Wildcat!, the John Butler Trio, Benmont Tench, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Amos Lee, Noah Gundersen, Marissa Nadler, Magic Man, […]
Thursday touts [updated at 2 p.m.]: ‣ Electric Flower, the new duo that pairs guitarist Imaad Wasif with Secret Machines drummer Josh Garza, makes its live debut at Harvard & Stone. Their debut EP is just out on Narnack Records. [Check out “Four16” here.] ‣ Dance-pop en francais is on the menu when Yelle kick […]