By Ross Bretherton Plenty of students release albums while at Tufts, but not many first years can boast being at the forefront of a musical movement in their own hometown. […]
By Aidan Menchaca Boston has a new venue, Sonia, to replace the beloved TT The Bear’s Place. TT The Bear’s was bought by the Sater brothers, who own the neighboring […]
Tacocat really had to force a scene that wasn’t… We had to make space for ourselves because there wasn’t a place for us. I think that’s a thing a lot of women don’t do: take credit for what they did. This was a real thing that happened. It was hard. We got a lot of terrible things said to us, and a lot of terrible things said about us. It was pretty hard and degrading, but we made this great scene.
A lot of the reason why people end up in a private university in the richest country in the world is because you have been sheltered and you do have some kind of privilege… Because right now someone else is not in that situation. That doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t be going to college. We should be doing that! It’s just realizing what that means… And then trying to figure out who you yourself are. Whether you’re that young chicana woman trying to make it or that white person with a ton of entitlement and privilege, whoever you are! Just realize it.
Though built on a foundation of murky and despairing emotions, the album does not—and will not—get eaten alive by this ill-willed darkness. Instead, Puberty 2 emerges with a sense of clarity for the listener. A gripping and reaching for a feeling of being grounded in some littler things in life, some gentleness, and some idea of a meaningful existence. Puberty 2 unabashedly screams, shouts, and aches against loose rhythms and fuzzy guitars, but then ultimately soothes. Today, Mitski will wear her white button-down.
For a band that describes their influences as including everything from “bottles of cheap red wine” to Kurt Vonnegut novels, A Giant Dog is elusive to definition—which, I’m sure, is the point.
We sat down with Seattle’s Tangerine to talk about Sofia Coppola, The Strokes, K-Pop, and changing perceptions in music.
Only two months after passing through Boston to open for Troye Sivan, alternative rockers LANY (pronounced lay-knee) are scheduled to headline a show at the Sinclair. If the enthusiastic turnout […]
The Underachievers brought trap-driven energy to Paradise Rock Club but did it come at the cost of the experimentalism that makes their new album their best yet?
As their name implies, Avid Dancer will get you moving. When they opened for BØRNS last month at the Sinclair, there wasn’t a still body in the house. Frontman Jacob […]