• TV On the Radio : Live

     After releasing one of, if not the most, highly-acclaimed albums of 2006, TV On the Radio has been touring in support to increasingly larger venues ever since, selling out just about everywhere.  Their show at Avalon in Boston was to a sold-out audience...
  • Patrick Watson : Live

     Patrick Watson means different things to different people.  He’s a singer- songwriter from Hudson, Quebec, but also a four-man band from the West Island of Montreal.  His/their album, Close to Paradise, entered the Canadian Billboard at #5 last year, but is yet to...
  • Rob Crow : Live

     As one of the hardest working men in indie rock, Rob Crow took his solo act out on the road in support of his new album, Living Well.  Backed by four guys, whom he said he hadn't played with in "13 years", Crow...
  • The Slip : Live

     The Slip were born a jazz-infused jam band in the mid-to-late nineties, out of New England’s private Tabor Academy and Boston’s famed Berklee School of Music.  In 2003, the trio took their sound to not one, but two new levels with twin live...
  • SSM : Live

     Helping make the D in Detroit stand for Dirty, SSM rolled through Cambridge, Mass. like a swamp tornado.  Kicking up some serious mud, the trio, replacing Dave Vaughn on drums for Dave Shettler, rocked a fevered set that drew from their EP1 and...
  • Sonic Youth : Live

     There are three things every indie fan can rely on: death, taxes, and Sonic Youth.  Second only to David Bowie in relevance and longevity (and without any of The Thin White Duke’s self-reinventions), the seminal quartet has been releasing solid album after solid...
  • Arcade Fire : Live

     There’s anticipation, and then there’s anticipation for The Arcade Fire.  Bursting onto the scene with 2004’s Funeral, the Montreal-based band were the pinnacle of the "Canadian Invasion".  A sprawling, inter-related, inter-disciplinary gang of musicians, The Arcade Fire blew everyone away with their expansive-yet-intimate,...
  • Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks : Live

     Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks were in a good mood when they hit Hoboken’s Maxwell’s on February 11th.  The band wasn’t slowed down by handicaps, like too-powerful lighting on bassist Joanna Bolme, or the lack of a monitor for guitarist/keyboardist Mike Clark (as he said,...
  • Harlem Shakes : Live

     The bouncing and bopping Harlem Shakes played the oh-so-hip Canal Room on February 1st, in honor of the release of their new EP, Burning Birthdays (QRO review).  The audience for the Brooklyn band was the epitome of early twenties Williamsburg hipsters, even if they...