Social Distortion is the ultimate punk rock survivor story. Death, drugs, jail, break-ups, and extended hiatuses ruined SoCal bands like The Germs and Adolescents, but somehow those same trials have made Social D stronger, evident not only in the tightness of Monday’s House of Blues show, but in the approach the group, in particular Mike Ness, has decided to take.
Editor's Note: Not much in the way of photo or video evidence of Friday and Saturday's Black Crowes shows. Apparently security was so tight at the House of Blues over the weekend, the staff were even telling fans up front to stop texting, let alone attempt to take a pic, because it distracted the band. So hey, instead of running a press shot, we'll tip our cap to YouTube user: neosurfer08, who snagged some great video of a Crowes show last month down in Cougartown USA, Orlando, Florida.
The Temper Trap-- Love Lost
Even though we couldn't get any of you interested in a free pair of
Temper Trap tickets to last night's show at the House of Blues (for
shame, there's a few of us over here who would take a free pair of
tickets to a paint-drying exhibition if they were offered 'cause, well,
they're free) I made it over there.
are two things I learned about Broken Social Scene from their Friday
night show at the House of Blues. The first is that Kevin Drew is a
trouper. The closest thing BSS has to a front-man, Drew admitted to the
crowd upon taking the stage that he was suffering from MSG-induced
allergic reaction thanks to some bad Asian food he had eaten earlier in
the day (he disclosed the culprits, but I'll spare them the negative
show is really the only way to sum up the scene for last night's HARD
Tour stop at the House of Blues. In the above video you can peep Rusko,
who has garnered quite the buzz for himself. Even though it was Crystal
Castles that closed the show, Rusko is the reason it was hella sold out.
The audible distortion isn't because it was recorded on a 3-inch video
camera, but because it was that friggen loud.
Robyn - Hang With Me official video from Robyn on Vimeo.
Robyn’s All Hearts Tour stops at the House of Blues tomorrow night, but the fancy Swedish pop princess gave us a sneak peek at life on the road today in her new video “Hang With Me.”
The Max Vitali-directed clip might be the finest look at the rigors of touring since Poison’s revealed all of the road’s excess — and relative boredom — in the 1986 video for “I Won’t Forget You.
Night Fruit may be relatively new to the scene, but the noise-smart Cambridge trio aren’t lacking in local-rock pedigree. Guitarists Amanda Dellevigne and Jonathan Gill built buzz in the gone-too-soon ’90s-flavored trio Hot Box while drummer Luke Sullivan was cavorting around town with alt-rock-minded Left Hand Does.
Interpol's been in the game for more than a decade now, so
it's only fitting that a musical "return to form" was in order. Back in April,
several months after drummer Sam Fogarino told Paste Magazine that the
repressed-but-remarkably-dressed New Yorkers' new album would have a sound
reflecting to their early days, Interpol released "Lights," the brooding first
single off their upcoming self-titled album (which drops Sept.
Photo by Nick Enfield
Last week, Phoenix scribe Daniel Brockman got his 15 minutes
with Glenn Danzig. And, as you might expect, the resulting interview is
a thing of beauty, absolutely rife with soundbite gems. We've been kind
of obsessing over it for the past few days. (As we are wont to do whenever anything Danzig-related brushes our antennae
TUESDAY 06.08 | NU LIFE SHOWCASE @ ZuZuIf you haven’t hit up one of ZuZu’s Queer Tuesday parties, consider this very special Pride installment of Nu Life as the dopest primer possible. The whole crew’s here: JustinCredible, D’Hana, Leah V, Rizzla, and V-Nice. Plus a bonus birthday set by BRDR for his BF — all together now: “Awwww .
When we think of the House of Blues, we don't normally think of a cheap night out on the town. But for five nights a week throughout the month of May, the HOB is
offering free local music in its Front Room (the part generally reserved for
dining). I'm not exactly sure what can be attributed to this rare fit of generosity, but I'm not complaining -- and when you see what's on the roster, neither will you.
On the eve of St. Patty's, when the streets of Boston run
green with beer, debauchery, and Irish pride, the Murphys raged for a sold-out,
psychotically amped-up crowd at the HoB. A sea of shamrock green -- shirts,
Mardi Gras beads, wigs, and one particularly festive mohawk -- surged
throughout the venue Tuesday night, as the Murphys did what they do best: put
on a kick-ass, raw-boned rock show.
Arctic Monkeys perform "My Propeller." See a gallery of Derek Kouyoumjian's live show photos here