IAMSU! at the Brighton Music Hall

If you’ve been to any dance club or party in the past year, you definitely heard his verse on “Gas Pedal” by Sage the Gemini. When this guy stepped out onto the stage, he got crowd hype on bass bumping beats while he bernied his way across the stage with his friends. Enter the IAMSU! and his posse, the Heartbreak Gang. IAMSU! is a rapper and producer based out of the Bay Area and he’s been making music for about 10 years. He gained recognition after a couple of mixtapes and his debut LP “Sincerely Yours.” Recently, he released his… click headline to Read More



Your Guide to SXSW 2015 By Victoria Wasylak Diamonds in the Rough SXSW Showcase Highlights WTBU has got reviews of some of SXSW’s biggest names this year, but we’ve also compiled a list of some lesser-known acts for you audiophiles to devour. Maybe SXSW doesn’t book any band or artist that isn’t a gem, but here are some underground acts and indie up-and-comers to keep your eye on. 2 girls + 2 guitars + 2 vocal mikes + some seriously 90s clothes = the underground grunge of Girlpool. This garage rock duo somehow surfaced at SXSW, despite sounding like an… click headline to Read More


Milo Greene at the House of Blues

The House of Blues got a taste of LA Saturday night when self-described cinematic pop band Milo Greene strolled through town. Opening for Bombay Bicycle Club, the five-member band introduced the crowed to a host of new songs from their upcoming sophomore album Control (hitting physical and digital shelves January 27th), as well as old favorites off their self-titled debut album. Behind an alluring cloud of fog, the band members divvied up singing responsibilities, layering a haunting harmony on some of their best tracks, like “Perfectly Aligned” and “What’s The Matter.” As an opener, it’s usually hard for a band to get the audience… click headline to Read More


The Master of Summer Vibes and Hawaiian Shirts: Kygo at the Sinclair

Tickets for Kygo at the Sinclair sold out on the first day. That’s when I realized this concert was something I needed to be part of. 22-year-old Norwegian DJ and music producer, Kygo, has barely been producing for one year now, but has already catapulted himself into the big league of electronic music. This past summer, he performed in festivals such as the infamous Tomorrowland in Belgium and America’s Tomorrowworld in Atlanta, where he filled in for the legendary Avicii. ITunes categorizes his music as dance, but I find the term, tropical-house, used by his fans more appropriate. One of… click headline to Read More


Boston Calling Fall 2014

ELECTRIC CASTAWAYS X BAND OF MISFITS X BAD ACID TRIP – Friday, September 5 Boston Calling sandwiched Neutral Milk Hotel’s folksy rock in between Future Island’s electronica and The National’s trippy tunes. We’ve got your Friday evening summation of the oddly delightful juxtaposition. 6:45 Future Islands Future Islands has been bopping from music festival to music festival across the country, so it’s no surprise that the well-practiced alt-electronic band wound up being the first act of the entire festival. The Baltimore band gave audience members an out-of-body experience with Samuel Herring’s gruesome grunted lyrics and celestial sythpop beats that inspired… click headline to Read More


Concert Review: OK Go at Paradise Rock Club

GOTIME Ok Go Provides Trippy Treats in Boston  The Paradise might be known traditionally as a rock and roll joint, but last night, OK Go transformed the venue into a functional discotheque. The Chicago band, who received an influx in popularity after releasing the enigmatic music video for single “The Writing’s on the Wall,” packed 18 hallucinogenic songs into a 90-minute set on Wednesday, September 17, 2014. “It feels like forever / since we had a good day” lead singer Damian Kulash sang on the track, although the statement is debatable; the band sold out not only their Boston show,… click headline to Read More


Concert Review: Stromae at Paradise Rock Club

Our own Clara Hudson (DJ Clashley) went to see Stromae at Paradise Rock Club on 9/21. Check out her review: Stromae played at the Paradise Rock Club on the 21st of September, and as a Belgian I had to make sure I was there. Tickets were fairly expensive, and turnout was surprising for the eccentric Belgian that I grew up listening to. The line was trailing around the block long before the doors were open, and it seemed that about half of the audience was french speaking. This made for an intimate show, as many die hard fans were yelling… click headline to Read More

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Dan Croll – Show Review (4/18/14)

  Dan Croll Show Review by Ben Brondsky             On April 18th I went to the Sinclair in Cambridge and saw the British musician Dan Croll. The Sinclair in Cambridge is a great small venue that maybe holds a couple of hundreds tops. The two things I love about the Sinclair are that the whole first floor has steps that lead up to it and put everyone on the same level and there aren’t any poles obstructing your view. Other clubs in Boston both have those annoying problems. The Sinclair also gets great upcoming bands/artists. Hailing all the way from… click headline to Read More

Gary Numan – Show Review 3/24/14

Gary Numan Rocks the Paradise in Boston, MA   A cult revival of magnificent proportions occurred Monday evening at Gary Numan’s concert at the Paradise Rock Club. Numan was the spiritual leader of the event, moving his arms perfectly in sync with the music and pouring water on his head, baptizing himself in the spirit of rock and roll. The majority of Numan’s followers were dressed in head to toe black with no lack of ink or dark lipstick, many of them channeling his signature style down to replicas of Numan’s token top hat.   Numan was (and still is)… click headline to Read More

Arctic Monkeys

Arctic Monkeys – Show Review 2/6/14

Earlier this school year I was lucky enough to see the Arctic Monkeys live at the Paradise Rock Club. On February 6th, they returned to Boston once more and played at Agganis Arena. When they played at the Paradise back in September there were a few hundred people packed into that small club, Agganis can hold over 6,000. I was curious to see how the Arctic Monkeys’ presence, theatrics, musicianship, and set list would change from a small club to an arena. The Arctic Monkeys have basically been huge in their home country of England and the surrounding UK since… click headline to Read More