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In the Heavy Heavy Light: An interview with Dr. Dog’s Toby Leaman, Part 1 of 2

On Thursday night, Philadelphia’s finest will take Boston captive. After playing two gigs at Paradise Rock Club last February, Dr. Dog will be calling The House of Blues home on March 22 in support of their recent release, Be The Void. Dr. Dog traces its roots to 20 years ago when the dual songwriters/vocalists Toby […]

You Will Always Be a Loser: Titus Andronicus Destroys BU Central

Way back at the end of 2010, I named Titus Andronicus’s sophomore LP The Monitor my favorite album of the year. A loose concept album that equated themes of the Civil War with leaving home for the first time, it essentially encapsulated everything that I love about rock music. The lyrics touched on the angst and loneliness […]

Three Indie Powerhouses at Great Scott

Great Scott in Allston gave us a great lineup this past Wednesday, for sure. Matt Pryor of The Get Up Kids (The New Amsterdams, Reggie and the Full Effect) headlined, with support from New Jersey indie-darlings The Front Bottoms and Rhode Island six-piece The Tower & The Fool. It’s not often you get a night […]

Sharon Van Etten Rocks the ‘Dise

By Lucien Flores On Feb. 23, Sharon Van Etten played Paradise Rock Club in support of her third and strongest LP yet, Tramp. Despite her music’s poignant and melancholy lyrical content, Van Etten’s and her band were sunny and charming throughout the night, filling each song break with comical banter, generating rounds of laughter from […]

Stickles Says: An interview with Titus Andronicus’ Patrick Stickles

On Friday, New Jersey rockers Titus Andronicus are bringing their fierce live show to BU Central. Straddling the line between angsty punk and book-smart indie rock, Titus will draw material from their first two albums (including 2010’s highly acclaimed Civil War concept album, The Monitor) as play numbers from their yet-to-be-recorded third LP. In advance […]