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NightAfterNight
Conspicuous consumer. Maverick of Wonderland.
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Santigold, by Donald Bowers/Getty Images The ticket: Pop music Sunday, May 1, 2016 BOB MOULD “Patch the Sky,” released in March, finds this punk-rock veteran swinging for the fences with his customary mix of buzzy guitars, bubblegum melodies, and ferocious... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Night After Night
Lea Bertucci & Leila Bordreuil - L'Onde Souterraine (Telegraph Harp) Anthony Braxton - Composition No. 56 - Wet Ink Ensemble (Vimeo) Resonance Shapes by Lea Bertucci Lea Bertucci - Resonance Shapes (Obsolete Units) Steve Lacy - Morning Joy (hatOLOGY) Mechanisms... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Night After Night
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Mechanisms of Omniscience by Abnormality My review of the new second LP by Marlborough death-metal quintet Abnormality is in today's Globe. No surprise that I'd dig a record so efficiently brutal; still, it was fun to play Mechanisms of Omniscience... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Night After Night
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Horse Lords The week ahead: Pop & rock Thursday, April 28, 2016 DOPAPOD Last year’s three-night homestand by this charismatic Boston-born jam band ended with a nearly hourlong Pink Floyd cover that twisted through reggae, trance, and disco mutations. Will... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Night After Night
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WHO: Lea Bertucci WHAT: Axis/Atlas WHEN: Wednesday, April 27, 8 p.m. WHERE: School of the Museum of Fine Arts, 230 The Fenway, Boston HOW: Non-Event Axis/Atlas by Lea Bertucci I caught wind of composer/sound artist Lea Bertucci first when she... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Night After Night
King Crimson - Jazz Club, Chesterfield, England, September 7, 1969 (DGMLive) Caspa - "Floor Dem"/"My Pet Monster" (Digital Soundboy) Rusko - "Cockney Thug" (Sub Soldiers) < NSFW Miles Davis & Robert Glasper - Everything's Beautiful (Columbia/Legacy; due May 27) Air... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Night After Night
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Julien Baker, by Ben Sklar/The New York Times The ticket: Pop music Sunday, April 24, 2016 JULIEN BAKER She just played Cafe 939 in January, and already this Memphis singer-songwriter, who specializes in sweetly voiced memories and intimacies, is back... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2016 at Night After Night
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Slum Village The week ahead: Pop & rock Thursday, April 21, 2016 THE KING’S COURT TOUR: A TRIBUTE TO J. DILLA It’s been 10 years since James DeWitt Yancey, the gifted, influential Detroit hip-hop producer better known as J. Dilla,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2016 at Night After Night
Keith Rowe/John Tilbury - Enough still not to know (Sofa) Sheer Hellish Miasma by Kevin Drumm Kevin Drumm - Sheer Hellish Miasma (Editions Mego < Bandcamp) Great stone / Blood dunza by Diatribes Diatribes - Great Stone/Blood Dunza (Aussenraum <... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2016 at Night After Night
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Tom Carter The ticket: Pop music Sunday, April 17, 2016 Due to space concerns, these listings were trimmed in print. These are the untrimmed versions. MICHAEL HURLEY This roots-music maverick taped his 1964 debut LP on the same reel-to-reel machine... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2016 at Night After Night
If There's A Hell Below by Black Milk Black Milk - If There's a Hell Below (Computer Ugly < Bandcamp) Detroit's Son by Guilty Simpson Guilty Simpson - Detroit's Son (Stones Throw < Bandcamp) Slum Village - Fan-Tas-Tic, Vol. 1... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2016 at Night After Night
Christina & Michelle Naughton - Visions (Warner Classics) > Olivier Messiaen - Visions de l'Amen; Johann Sebastian Bach (arr. Kurtág) - Sonatina (from Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit, BWV 106 "Actus Tragicus"); John Adams - Hallelujah Junction Benjamin Beilman... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2016 at Night After Night
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Melvins, by Mackie Osborne The week ahead: Pop & rock Thursday, April 14, 2016 PRINCE RAMA A near-death experience on an Estonian island, a mountaintop album debut, a Central Park raccoon attack. . . hard to know where mythology ends... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2016 at Night After Night
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Esperanza Spalding The ticket: Pop music Sunday, April 10, 2016 RIHANNA The most surprising thing about this arena date with the potent Barbadian R&B star is that tickets can still be had. Don’t take it as a sign that Rihanna’s... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2016 at Night After Night
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John Zorn - The Gnostic Preludes: Music of Splendor - Carol Emanuel, Bill Frisell, Kenny Wollesen (Tzadik) John Zorn - Alastor: Book of Angels, Volume 21 - Eyvind Kang plays Masada Book Two (Tzadik) John Zorn - The Hermetic Organ:... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2016 at Night After Night
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Cloud Cult, by Graham Tolbert The week ahead: Rock & pop Thursday, April 7, 2016 2016 ROCK & ROLL RUMBLE Long viewed as the World Series of Boston rock, the Rumble rolls through the second half of its preliminary round,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2016 at Night After Night
Bruford - One of a Kind (Winterfold) Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 8 in C minor - Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra/Bernard Haitink (Decca) Marianne Schuppe - Slow Songs (Edition Wandelweiser) Mikheil Shugliashvili - Grand Chromatic Fantasy (Symphony) for three pianos -... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2016 at Night After Night
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Gogol Bordello The ticket: Pop music Sunday, April 4, 2016 2016 ROCK & ROLL RUMBLE Long viewed as the World Series of Boston rock, the Rumble rolls out its preliminary-round shows on Sunday night, pitching heated battles among four worthy... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2016 at Night After Night
Stories proliferate when a figure of some stature passes, but I hope you won't mind if I share a tale I've never told before. What follows is not an obituary by any stretch; for that you'll want to read the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2016 at Night After Night
Grateful Dead - 30 Trips Around the Sun: 26. Madison Square Garden, New York, NY, Sept. 10, 1991 (Grateful Dead/Rhino) Nordic Affect - Clockworking (Sono Luminus) > Maria Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir - Clockworking; Sleeping Pendulum; Hildur Guðnadóttir - 2 Circles;... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2016 at Night After Night
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Tau Cross The week ahead: Rock & pop Thursday, March 31, 2016 SAVAGES Having put itself on the map everywhere with the short sharp shock of 2013 debut “Silence Yourself,” this explosively innovative London postpunk quartet broadens its perspective on... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2016 at Night After Night
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Flatbush Zombies, by Theo Wargo/Getty Images Since last week, when Boston Globe staff music critic Sarah Rodman departed for sunnier climes, I've taken over writing the paper's twice-weekly concert picks in the pop and rock category. Anyone who knows about... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2016 at Night After Night
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Courtenay Budd, David Del Tredici, and Gil Rose with BMOP, by Kathy Wittman "Rose, BMOP wax ecstatic in glorious, unsettling 'Alice'" Boston Globe, February 27, 2016 There are times, and they are not infrequent, when I worry that I've lost... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2016 at Night After Night
Grant Evans - Repose (Adversary) Skylark - Crossing Over (Sono Luminus; due March 25) > Daniel Elder - Elegy; John Tavener - Butterfly Dreams; Nicolai Kedrov - Otche Nash; Jón Leifs - Requiem; Robert Vuichard - Heliocentric Meditation; William Schuman... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2016 at Night After Night
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David Del Tredici, among the bravest composers I've come to know over the years — and among the most personable, too, as this candid and chatty 2012 interview with Seth Colter Walls shows — celebrates his 79th birthday today, March... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2016 at Night After Night