Articles by: Andrew Bruss

Tedeschi Trucks Band Elevates Boston’s Orpheum Theater Amidst Three Night Run (SHOW REVIEWS/PHOTOS)

Tedeschi Trucks Band’s sold out, three night run at Boston’s Orpheum Theater was an excellent bookend for a year that has been an emotional rollercoaster for the revue. 2017 saw the band continue to fill ...

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Kamasi Washington Reaches New Jazz Audiences at Boston’s Royale (SHOW REVIEW)

It was a sight to behold. Kamasi Washington packed Boston’s Royale nightclub on November 20th with college-aged kids chomping at the bit to hear jazz music, and on a Monday night no less. We’re not ...

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Queens of The Stone Age Rock Rare Intimate Show at Portland Maine’s State Theatre (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

Sandwiched between arena sets in Boston and New York City, Queens of the Stone Age worked in a thrasher of a performance at Portland Maine’s State Theater on October 22nd for a rabid, sold-out crowd ...

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Green Day Remains One Of Rock’s Most Powerful Live Acts (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

Green Day’s performance at the Venue Formerly Known As Great Woods (Xfinity Center) on August 28th was so powerful Billie Joe Armstrong’s stage presence would make Dave Grohl look like Burt Bacharach by comparison. Their ...

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Wilco Strip Away Semblance of Novelty For Workmanlike Portland, Maine Performance (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

While Wilco’s performance at Portland’s Thompson’s Point on July 30th is unlikely to excite their fanbase like other recent New England performances, their two hour set of Experimental Americana was a demonstration of what makes ...

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Boston Calling Day 3- Run the Jewels, TOOL and Final Thoughts & Observations (FESTIVAL RECAP)

The third and final day of Boston Calling featured an eclectic onslaught of modern music that reinforced the events ability to stay true to its identity while successfully changing locations and doubling in size. Best ...

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Pixies Kick Off Sold Out Three Night Boston Run With Intimate Flair (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

The Pixies kicked off their sold-out, three-night run through Boston with a vintage set at the House of Blues on May 19th that proved beyond a doubt that with respect to founding bassist Kim Deal, ...

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Boston Calling 2017 Gets Bigger & Better With Move To Harvard – Five Must See Acts (FESTIVAL PREVIEW)

This Memorial Day marks a series of changes that add up to the most monumental shift in Boston Calling’s format since the inaugural event was held in May of 2013. Rather than holding a biannual ...

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Joey Santiago of The Pixies Talks New Tour, Familiar Audiences & Recovery (INTERVIEW)

For the Pixies, commercial success was never significantly achieved prior to their break up in the early 1990’s. By the time they got back together in the winter of 2004, their discography had attained a ...

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The Flaming Lips Take Old Shtick and Make It Current At Boston’s House of Blues (SHOW REVIEW)

“Never doubt that fucking rainbow,” frontman Wayne Coyne told his Boston audience following a spaced out jam under an inflatable prism. Coyne and his Heady Fwends brought The Flaming Lips through Boston’s House of Blues ...

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