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Show Review: A.C. Newman at Brighton Music Hall

Walking into Brighton Music Hall at 9 p.m. Tuesday night, one would hardly suspect it would turn into a raucous, dancing mass of people in little less than an hour. Sparse groups of twos and threes slumped against the wall, immersed in shadow and idly sipping drinks. It was the musical acts of the night, […]

Dum Dum Girls bring ineffable style to Brighton Music Hall

Absurdly cool dream noise-pop quartet Dum Dum Girls brought their effortless style to Allston’s Brighton Music Hall on Sunday night after the release of their equally as cool new EP, End of Daze. Frontwoman Dee Dee walked the crowd through material from their 2010 debut all the way up to the finale of their new […]

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 […]