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Review: Electric Guest keeps it moving

Electric Guest kept their show at Paradise this past Sunday short and sweet, but more importantly, they kept it moving. The Los Angeles band played the entirety of their debut album Mondo, which was released earlier this year. “We only have ten songs, and we just played nine of them,” joked frontman Asa Taccone before […]

Review: A.C. Newman’s Shut Down the Streets

Just as every great leader’s reign must come to an end, A.C. Newman’s third solo album sees the king of power-pop surrendering his claim on the throne in favor of a softer, folkier sound. The album, released Oct. 9, suits The New Pornographers front man, who builds on old hallmarks with a new sense of […]

Indie supergroup Divine Fits at the Royale

Fledgling indie supergroup Divine Fits brought their catchy alt-rock act to the Royale on Wednesday night in support of their new album, A Thing Called Divine Fits. The group, made up of Spoon’s Britt Daniel, Wolf Parade’s Dan Boeckner and the New Bomb Turks’ Sam Brown, seemed to thrive together as a unit, almost as though […]

A tale of two shows: Dispatch at Agganis Arena and Brighton Music Hall

On Saturday night Dispatch graced Agganis Arena, performing favorites like “Elias” and “The General” to their 7,200 loyal fans. After the show, the Boston native band surprised everyone on Facebook with an announcement that they would be playing a free short set Sunday night at Brighton Music Hall. At BMH, the band reminisced about playing […]

The infinite storyteller: Jens Lekman at The Royale

After the last whispery note of “Taken” by Trees, Victoria Bergman’s airy voice disappeared into the darkness Saturday at Boston Royale, leaving the small, intimate crowd waiting patiently for headliner Jens Lekman. Swedish singer-songwriter and storyteller extraordinaire Jens Lekman is never one for conventional arrivals. Instead, a pianist walked onto the stage and gently pressed […]