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NightAfterNight
Conspicuous consumer. Maverick of Wonderland.
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FLAG, by Dmitri Coats The ticket: Pop music Sunday, June 26, 2016 FLAG Whatever one makes of the turmoil continually afflicting the iconic hardcore-punk band Black Flag, there’s no denying the abrasive catharsis songs like “Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie,” “TV Party,”... Continue reading
Posted 11 hours ago at Night After Night
Keith Rowe - Live at Fairchild Chapel (Idiopathic) Han Bennink + Derek Bailey - Post Improvisation 1: When We're Smilin (Incus) Derek Bailey + Han Bennink - Post Improvisation 2: Air Mail Special (Incus) Ryoko Akama - acceptance (Suppedaneum) >... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Night After Night
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Quilt, by Daniel Dorsa The week ahead: Pop & rock Thursday, June 23, 2016 DEERHOOF Hot on the heels of “Balter/Saunier,” an arrestingly gorgeous collaboration with Chicago new-music ensemble Dal Niente, this inimitable quartet comes to town heralding “The Magic,”... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Night After Night
Paul Simon - Stranger to Stranger (Concord) Grateful Dead - Dave's Picks, Vol. 18: Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco, CA 7/17/76 (Grateful Dead/Rhino) Various artists - I Am the Center: Private Issue New Age Music in America 1950-1990 (Light in the... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Night After Night
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Brian Wilson, by Ben Stas for the Boston Globe The ticket: Pop music Sunday, June 19, 2016 BRIAN WILSON WITH THE BOSTON POPS The Beach Boys maestro, joined by Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin, is celebrating the 50th anniversary of... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Night After Night
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Cedric Bixler-Zavala of At the Drive-In, by Matt Roberts/Getty Images The week ahead: Pop & rock Thursday, June 16, 2016 JAM’N 94.5 SUMMER JAM + KISS 108 CONCERT These popular smorgasbords offer a range of current hitmakers catering to diverse... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2016 at Night After Night
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Dixie Chicks, by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images The ticket: Pop music Sunday, June 12, 2016 DIXIE CHICKS It’s been 13 years since this chart-topping country-crossover trio landed in hot water for giving President Bush the stink eye on stage, and to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2016 at Night After Night
Mason Bates - Anthology of Fantastic Zoology - Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Riccardo Muti (CSO Resound) Stories for Ocean Shells by Kate Moore & Ashley Bathgate Kate Moore - Stories for Ocean Shells - Ashley Bathgate (Cantaloupe Music) > Whoever You Are... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2016 at Night After Night
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Mashrou'Leila The week ahead: Pop & rock Thursday, June 9, 2016 MASHROU’LEILA Having established itself as an art-rock septet, this popular, controversial Lebanese band took a sharp turn on its fourth LP, “Ibn el Leil,” fashioning an artful strain of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2016 at Night After Night
AMM AMM - Église Saint-Merri, Paris, France, April 7, 2016 (YouTube) AMM - Laminal (Matchless) AMM III - It Had Been an Ordinary Enough Day in Pueblo, Colorado (JAPO) AMM - The Inexhaustible Document (Matchless) AMM - The Nameless Uncarved... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2016 at Night After Night
Alban Berg - Violin Concerto - Louis Krasner, Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra/Fritz Busch; Arnold Schoenberg - Concerto for Violin - West German Radio Orchestra/Dmitri Mitropoulos (GM Recordings) Robert Fripp - The Music Box, Paris, France, May 25, 1979 (DGMLive) Peter Baumann... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2016 at Night After Night
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King Woman, by M.J. Bernier The ticket: Pop music Sunday, June 5, 2016 WAX IDOLS + KING WOMAN Two of the most consistently fascinating acts operating at the cusp of shoegaze, metal, industrial, and goth, each fronted by an intense,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2016 at Night After Night
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Yannick Nézet-Séguin, by Marco Borggreve The very first music-industry professional who ever talked to me about the conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin said, "Keep an eye on this guy, he's being groomed as Levine's successor at the Met." That was in early... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2016 at Night After Night
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Venom Inc. The week ahead: Pop & rock Thursday, June 2, 2016 BEYONCÉ We’d barely stopped vibrating from Queen Bey’s stark, enigmatic “Formation” when she rocked the world with her new video album. When life gives you “Lemonade,” you jump... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2016 at Night After Night
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Braids The ticket: Pop music Sunday, May 29, 2016 BRAIDS There likely was no song issued in 2015 that was more intimate or painful than “Miniskirt,” an unflinching account of abuse, resilience, and healing on “Deep in the Iris,” the... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2016 at Night After Night
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Brian Church and Aliana de la Guardia in 'Beowulf,' by Liz Linder Photography "In Hannah Lash's 'Beowulf,' an unconventional monster to grapple" Boston Globe, May 22, 2016 My review of Beowulf, the melancholy, moving new 80-minute chamber opera by composer... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2016 at Night After Night
Middle Of Nothing by Kevin Drumm Kevin Drumm - Middle of Nothing (Hospital Productions) Irradiate by Kevin Drumm Kevin Drumm - Irradiate (Bandcamp) Francis Poulenc - Works for Piano Solo and Duo - Lucille Chung, Alessio Bax (Signum) > 15... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2016 at Night After Night
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Rhys Chatham, by Roland Owsnitzki The week ahead: Pop & rock Thursday, May 26, 2016 RHYS CHATHAM The 2nd SHIFT Music Series welcomes the punk-minimalist visionary, an auteur of symphonies for armies of electric guitars. Paradoxically, in his first local... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2016 at Night After Night
Bent Knee - Say So (Cuneiform) Christopher Rouse - Odna Zhizn; Symphony No. 3; Symphony No. 4; Prospero's Rooms - New York Philharmonic/Alan Gilbert (Dacapo) Hilda Paredes - Señales (Mode Records) > Señales (“Homenaje a Jonathan Harvey”) - Irvine Arditti,... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2016 at Night After Night
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Four Tet The ticket: Pop Music Sunday, May 22, 2016 WEAKENED FRIENDS This snappy Portland, Maine, trio came in second place at this year’s Rock ’n’ Roll Rumble, earning a spot in the competition’s not-winners pantheon alongside Mission of Burma,... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2016 at Night After Night
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Bent Knee, by Chris Anderson Say So by Bent Knee My brief review of Say So, the much-anticipated third album by Boston prog-rock-only-not-like-that sextet Bent Knee, is live on the Globe website and out in print today, too. The band... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2016 at Night After Night
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Weakened Friends The week ahead: Pop & rock Thursday, May 19, 2016 BENT KNEE “Say So,” the third album from this young Boston art-rock sextet, is due on Friday; one night earlier, the wise, witty, and skillful group heralds the... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2016 at Night After Night
Mashrou'Leila - Ibn En Leil (Mashrou'Leila) Venom - From the Very Depths (Spinefarm) Martha Argerich - The Legendary 1965 Recording (EMI Classics) > Frederic Chopin - Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor (Op. 58); 3 Mazurkas (Op. 59); Nocturne... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2016 at Night After Night
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The Kills The ticket: Pop music Sunday, May 15, 2016 TOGETHER BOSTON This weeklong festival of technology, art, and music opens with a live set from Floating Points (May 15, 8 p.m. The Sinclair, Cambridge), launching a don’t-miss series that... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2016 at Night After Night
Stork Bite by Quiet Evenings Quiet Evenings - Stork Bite (Adversary Electronics) Yeasayer - Amen & Goodbye (Mute) Hawkwind - Quark, Strangeness & Charm (Atomhenge) Belly - King (4AD) Doubt by King Woman King Woman - Doubt (The Flenser) May... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2016 at Night After Night