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The Volume & the Ugliness

Wild Flag Sells out Paradise Rock Club “What we need is more contemporary rock music that addresses or mirrors the chaos, the gray areas and the uneasiness,” Wild Flag singer/guitarist Carrie Brownstein once wrote on her music blog, “Monitor Mix” for NPR. In her now-defunct column, Brownstein lamented the slow death of discord in rock […]

The Volume & the Ugliness: Wild Flag Sells out Paradise Rock Club

“What we need is more contemporary rock music that addresses or mirrors the chaos, the gray areas and the uneasiness,” Wild Flag singer/guitarist Carrie Brownstein once wrote on her music blog, “Monitor Mix” for NPR. In her now-defunct column, Brownstein lamented the slow death of discord in rock music over the past decade in an […]

Somebody that I Used to Know: Gotye at the House of Blues

The Australian singer/songwriter Gotye came to Boston on Thursday to play a sold-out show at the House of Blues. Originally planned to be at Paradise Rock Club, the show was moved to accommodate his seemingly ever-growing fan base. He owes his overnight success to the irresistible “Somebody that I Used to Know” which has taken […]

Cloud Nothings Rock for Real

If you’ve talked to me about music recently, you’ve probably heard me rave about Attack on Memory, the most recent LP from Cleveland’s Cloud Nothings. The album represented a massive sonic shift for the group. Gone are the short, lo-fi pop-punk tracks that bandleader Dylan Baldi was recording in his basement. Instead, Attack on Memory […]

Riffing with The Brain Trust

Conor Loughman sits in his room against a painted wall bearing a plastic moose head and a large pixelated painting of Aphex Twin. A 2010 Boston University grad, he now lives in our grimy Allston ‘hood after spending a life in different countries. Entertaining a lifelong passion for music, he built Base Trip Records (BTR) […]