Show Review: Oberhofer @ The Great Scott // Oct. 5th

With an hour before midnight, Brooklyn based Oberhofer took to the dimly lit stage in front of the eager, tightly cramped crowd which we’ve come to expect from shows at the Great Scott. Donning a shirt with various safari prints and a leather jacket, Brad Oberhofer, lead singer, said nothing as a first chord rang […]



An Evening With Dawes @ The Royale 9/22

Show Review: An Evening with Dawes The Royale 9/22 By: Evan Frye Many bands try for that “classic rock” feel. That instrumentation, the vocal style, the lyrics. But many of these bands come across as a cheap imitation of the golden age of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Dawes is not one of these imitators or imposters. […]

Dustin Kensrue and Andy Hull @ The Sinclair 4/26

Dustin Kensrue and Andy Hull – 4/26 at The Sinclair Opener Tanner Merritt of O’brother put it perfectly when he said, “Welcome to Sad Bastards Anonymous.” He was referring to two giants in the world of sad-guy alternative rock, Andy Hull and Dustin Kensrue, who played at The Sinclair on Sunday 4/26. Tanner Merritt opened […]




OH, MALÔ RELEASES “OUT ON MY OWN” MUSIC VIDEO Just last week, local rockers, Oh, Malô released their latest music video for “Out On My Own,” featuring the band’s Jordan Lagana’s dissent from his historical beard age. The video, created by Fitz Ross Productions, highlights a whimsical take on an emotional topic, featuring the group’s second song […]

Show Review: Diarrhea Planet @ Great Scott, 4/3

In many ways, Diarrhea Planet are an exercise in contradictions – a flawless combination of elements that, by all accounts, should not successfully coexist. Their eardrum-busting performance on April 3 at Boston’s Great Scott was no exception. Start, for example, with attempt to place them in a genre. They’re a five-guitar attack, a solid wall […]



Show Review: Screaming Females @ Great Scott, 2/26

Screaming Females are as skilled a live band as they are difficult to classify. While the new record Rose Window is perhaps their best effort to date, or at the very least a remarkable one, the entire set at Allston’s Great Scott on February 26th was almost startlingly cohesive. Among the sparse on-stage banter, lead […]

[Show Review] – Kevin Devine @ The Sinclair 2/6

Kevin Devine at The Sinclair Feb. 6 By Evan Frye Kevin Devine never disappoints when he plays. He gives the crowd what they want every time, and is always the gracious and appreciative performer and human being. When I arrived at the Sinclair, Kevin was standing at the merch table, selling shirts, talking to fans, […]

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Show Review: Nai Harvest @ Great Scott – 8.22.14

Nai Harvest at The Great Scott It’s been a little over a week since Ben Thompson & Lew Currie, the lead singer and drummer of Nai Harvest, kindly helped WRBB get into the Great Scott in Allston, MA for their sold out show with Dads and Tiny Moving Parts. This would be the 10th show […]

CMJ Artist Previews!

Whether or not it’s on your radar at the moment, the annual CMJ Music Marathon is here at last and as usual, there is no shortage of talent being presented. Artists from Austin to Australia and surf rock to speed metal will be taking one of the 80 stages peppered across New York City to […]


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Snowmine Interview + Show Review @ Great Scott 9/16

The term ‘independent’ or ‘indie’ is a word thrown around these days in a musical context that can have many implications. It is frequently employed as an adjective (much to my chagrin) to blanket a genre of perhaps less-produced and non-traditional sounding artists, a categorization of artist that is either unsigned or signed to a […]