The Sinclair

White Lies bring their post-punk sound to Cambridge

White Lies with pushflowers May 3, 2019 at Sinclair The final synths slowly faded out and people just looked around each other in complete awe before a deafening cheer filled the space. After a three-month tour around Europe, English band White Lies came to Boston to showcase their heavy, ethereal, and hauntingly beautiful post-punk sound […]

Burgeoning duo HER’S comes to Sonia

HER’S March 10, 2019 at Sonia The chemistry that the duo has may change upon bringing in a real third band member, but if they can replicate their current relationship with another person, Her’s could be unstoppable. Liverpool duo Stephen Fitzpatrick and Audun Laading, better known as the band Her’s, made their Boston debut on […]

Daughters’ high-functioning anarchy comes to Cambridge

Daughters with Container and Big Brave March 12, 2019 at The Sinclair Daughters put on one of the most grotesque and loud experiences I’ve ever seen. I should probably preface this show review by saying I never wear earplugs to shows.  It’s really not my thing. When it comes to live music, I’m all about […]

The Knocks and Blu DeTiger bring the best of New York to New England

The Knocks and Blu DeTiger featuring Young & Sick February 21, 2019 at The Sinclair The artists held a self-described “houseparty” inside The Sinclair, giving Bostonians a taste of New York’s nightlife. When the Knocks brought Blu DeTiger to Cambridge, they also brought the energy of New York City with them. The artists held a […]

Adrienne Lenker gives The Sinclair a raw, melancholic performance

Adrienne Lenker featuring Luke Temple February 13, 2019 at The Sinclair The weird charisma of Luke Temple along with Lenker’s genuine and quaint musings added up to a show meant to be experienced in its raw form: two incredibly talented musicians on a stage, no fanfare, no bullshit. When Adrianne Lenker stepped on stage at […]

Q&A with El Ten Eleven

WRBB’s Paige Ardill caught up with Kristian Dunn of the Los Angeles-based band El Ten Eleven to talk about storytelling, experimentation, and their new album Banker’s Hill. Get tickets to their show at the Sinclair on February 9, 2019! What does music mean to you? Music is something that stirs the soul, if there is […]

Snail Mail brings summer back to the Sinclair

Snail Mail featuring Why Bonnie December 1, 2018 at the Sinclair Snail Mail, the Baltimore based solo-project of nineteen-year-old Lindsey Jordan, played two sold-out shows back-to-back on the chilly first of December. The audience was comprised of predominantly students around Jordan’s age, with a mix of indie rock appreciating adults. I also noticed, when looking […]

Speedy Ortiz show their fans love at The Sinclair

Speedy Ortiz featuring Halfsour and Palberta November 27, 2018 at the Sinclair This was probably the most empty show I’ve ever been to at the Sinclair– something that ended up being a massive bonus to my night, actually, since I didn’t have to keep craning my neck, and I had personal space for once. It turned […]

Yellow Days mesmerize crowd at the Sinclair

Yellow Days featuring MorMor November 16, 2018 at the Sinclair The line outside The Sinclair spread around the block. Everyone seemed thrilled to be close to George van den Broek, the 19-year old behind Yellow Days. Once inside the packed venue, the eagerness of the crowd grew even more to the point of becoming almost […]

Gus Dapperton struggles to find his groove at The Sinclair

Gus Dapperton October 30, 2018 at The Sinclair As Gus Dapperton hopped across the stage on one foot, swinging around a tiny purse, there was a lot to absorb about his appearance. He had his hood up, transition glasses on, and high-waisted pants complete with a wallet chain. As his band began playing the opening […]

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