Not too long ago I ran into Roger Lussier, Pretty & Nice’s bassist and keyboardist. He was telling me they would be coming out with a new EP soon and showed me some of the art he was making for it. I was excited, but soon after, I heard rumblings of a hiatus, which made me nervous. The band then announced that along with the release of their new EP "Infinity Forever," Pretty & Nice would be going on indefinite hiatus. In boxing, it's a move you might call a rope-a-dope. With one last chance to catch them on Saturday at the Great Scott - really it’s a no brainer, this will be an awesome show. More
Oakland stoner/sludge metal trio High On Fire, fronted by Sleep guitarist Matt Pike, opened their Converse Rubber Tracks Live tour with a sold-out free show at The Sinclair on Tuesday night. Brooklyn metal quintet Blackest opened.
This past weekend, fans of all kinds showed up to the Seaport World Trade Center, many in their sartorial splendor, to celebrate Boston Comic Con 2014. Throughout the course of the event, which featured Sean Astin, Jason Momoa of "Game of Thrones," and Darryl "DMC" McDaniels among many more special guests, one of the best parts was catching a glimpse of our city's cosplayers (the art of building elaborate costumes to represent specific characters, for those who aren't familiar with the term). We were able to catch up with the creators of some of our favorite costumes and gain a dose of their inspiration behind them.
On Friday night, August 8, hordes of spirited bikers took to Copley Square for an evening group ride around the city. As is custom with any of this summer's Boston Bike Parties, the gathering had a theme as well, with riders decked out in MBTA costumes of all shapes, sizes, and designs. We were there to send the spoked-out party animals on their merry way, but not before catching up with some of the party's craziest characters.
Prolific Japanese metal trio Boris brought their latest tour, supporting their June release "Noise," to Boston on Tuesday night. Chicago sludge quintet The Atlas Moth and the violin-doom of Salt Lake City's SubRosa offered support.
As we entered Florida, I felt a shift. The landscape was changing. The highway became narrow and flat and seemed to go on forever. There could be more than 50 miles before the next exit or gas station, which was, for the most part, unproblematic--except for one stretch where Adam, Virginia and I had to scramble to find a place to pee in a ditch off the side of the road. More
On Saturday, July 26, hundreds arrived at Boston Casting in Braintree, MA to show off their costumes and try for a spot as an extra in the upcoming Seth MacFarlane film "Ted 2." As predicted, most people went above and beyond to earn their way into a role alongside hometown hero Mark Wahlberg, dressing in rather interesting selections for the casting directors. Here are some of the best characters we came across in line for the tryouts.
Day two of Rhode Island's Newport Folk Festival went down at Fort Adams State Park on Saturday, highlighted by sets from Nickel Creek, Kurt Vile, Deer Tick and Jack White (who declined to have his photo taken).