Mercury Prize winner entrances House of Blues

The stage was masked in an ethereal purplish blue haze, highlighting Rob McAndrews’ guitar and sampler, Ben Assiter’s drumkit, and James Blake’s keys and synth. At 9:04 P.M. last Tuesday, “And Holy Ghost” gradually started playing and the cries of the giant mass of people filling the House of Blues were answered by the lights and […]

Adventure Club to hit up Boston on 11/6!

So I have to qualify this post by saying that I’m a shameless EDM lover.  When I found out that Adventure Club was playing at the House of Blues on November 6th, I rallied some friends to buy tickets to the show.  Though I’m new to Boston area lingo, I think it’s accurate to say […]

Cold War Kids: Playing for an Audience of 1,000

There is nothing like grooving, let alone having the whole room to do so, at a rock concert while the strums of the guitars and the beats of the drums reverberate through your bones. I experienced this tenfold while watching the Cold War Kids jam out at the House of Blues on October 18th. Papa, a budding […]

Atlas Genius show worth losing sleep over

A couple of Tuesdays ago, I spent another evening at the House of Blues. As a venue, it’s pretty nice and they manage to have really good bands there every week. (I’m going to go broke very quickly living in this city.) Anyway, this time it was Atlas Genius and it was yet another amazing show. […]

Hooked on Phoenix

Phoenix is always a good show. I admit that I am incredibly biased because they are one of my favorite bands, but I am very serious. I have seen them three times in the past six months. I know, I know. That just seems excessive, but it means that I have more than enough evidence. First […]

Another week, another post from me spotlighting my three current favorite songs. Let’s make this a LIVE EDITION just for the hell of it, yeah? First up is Haim, recent winners of the BBC’s Sound of 2013 music industry poll . Performing new track “Falling,” the band is a joy to watch as they let […]

When you’re not enjoying one of our amazingly free LIVE events, you should be hitting up the legendary venues within your reach right off of the Charles River Campus.  Here are some of the shows I’m looking forward to this semester with a few tracks by some of the artists below. There are tons of […]

One of the best things about living in a major city? Easy access to concerts! I spent much of my freshman year getting acquainted with Boston’s numerous venues , and I intend to keep that up this year. My schedule may now be a bit more rigorous, but y’all can bet on me getting to […]

Judging by the frequency of tweets and Facebook updates regarding the calamitous state of the terrible outdoors, I think we’re all in need of some pick-me-ups.  It is Groundhog Day, after all, and according to our friends down at Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, PA, spring is coming soon! However, for anyone who is unfamiliar with New […]

I have a soft spot in my heart for electropop. Give me a danceable beat and I’m set, most of the time. So, whenever I come across an up-and-coming band that satisfies my craving for techno-tinged, danceable, synth-heavy, electropop, I always spread the word. First up, New York duo MNDR (pronounce “mandar”). You may have […]