Kurt Vile and the Violators @ College Street Music Hall, 2/17/16

On February 17th, a Wednesday night, I attended my first show at College Street Music Hall – Kurt Vile and the Violators. College Street replaces the Palace Performing Arts Center, which went unused from 2002 until its renovation by Premier Concerts in 2015. The new Music Hall has already hosted bands like Modest Mouse and Wilco, and is poised to continue […]

TWIABP @ Toad’s Place 12/11/15

At ten minutes to 7:00 I left my booth at the York Street Noodle House and started the stroll to Toad’s for TWIABP’s record release show, their final tour stop until they hit Europe in 2016. On the sidewalk I ran into Derrick Shanholtzer-Dvorak – TWIABP’s guitarist, vocalist, label-owner and showrunner – hanging around with some […]

Frankie Cosmos @ The Space, 11/9/15

When the celestial bodies align, you can see a band called Frankie Cosmos…at a venue called The Space. Only during the rarest of alignments can you see bands called cool dad and All Dogs at the same time. Dads. Dogs. Space. Manic Productions is watching my dreams. Local two-piece cool dad opened the night. They drew from their eponymous album, […]

Alvvays @ The Space, 6/10/15

I had the opportunity last week to go see Alvvays at The Space. Of course I went! American Wrestlers opened the show, drawing from songs off their awesome 2014 self-released and self-titled debut, which has since seen a re-release on Fat Possum Records. American Wrestlers, fronted by Gary McClure (who wrote, performed and recorded the album himself on an […]

of Montreal @ Toad’s Place, 3/9/15

Rain, sleet and snow don’t stop the mail, and they wouldn’t have stopped me from getting to of Montreal’s March 9th stop at Toad’s Place. Luckily, the weather saw fit to accommodate my plans. My friends and I left our jackets in the car and walked to Toad’s in short sleeves, parting a sea of historically shitty winter […]