Concert Recaps

Archeology: Concert Recap and Photos
Tommy Doyle’s - Aug 06, 2010

As high heels and boat shoes flirted on the floor by the bar, the barefoot feet of Archeology took their positions on The Loft, Tommy Doyle’s live music stage.   The canned music faded out, but the din of the bar crowd barely receded when the band bravely launched into a four-part a cappella version of Neil Young’s “Harvest.”  Back by the bar, drinks clinked, numbers exchanged, and deals were made; their agents, a mixture of Harvard Square professionals and tourists, were largely oblivious to the itinerant men on stage…

Marina And The Diamonds: Concert Recap and Photos
Paradise - Sep 01, 2010

As her backing band improvised a disco synth jam, a slow clap from the audience beckoned Marina’s return from one of several wardrobe changes. As if in answer, a smirking Marina hopped back onto stage decked out in bedazzled dollar-sign glasses and a varsity letterman jacket…

We Barbarians: Concert Recap and Photos
Middle East Downstairs - Aug 05, 2010

Even after a truly aerobic 10-song set,  We Barbarians’ lead singer David Quon remained gracious, squatting at the edge of the Middle East Downstairs’ stage to shake outstretched hands. At the sold-out show on Thursday, August 5th, We Barbarians treated every phrase, song, and juncture with devotion and care…

Maps and Atlases: Concert Recap, Photos, and Video
Middle East Upstairs - Aug 11, 2010

Dave Davison plops onto his knees to tune his guitar, putting him at eye level with a cluster pressed against the protective perimeter of speakers.  “Who do you like, the Cubs or the Sox?” an eager onlooker half shouts at Davison, the impressively bearded frontman of Chicago-based Maps & Atlases.   “Well, that’s a good question,” he responds…

Cloud Nothings: Concert Recap and Photos
Great Scott - Jun 22, 2010

Judging by appearances, one might have expected a juvenile showing from Cloud Nothings when they hit Great Scott in June.  As they set up, the band tossed around a stuffed cat named Santa Paws, and 18 year-old lead singer Dylan Baldi fiddled with it in his x-marked hands…

Vary Lumar: Concert Recap and Video
Great Scott - Jul 17, 2010

Vary Lumar has a secret identity.  Listen to the Boston quartet’s 2009 EP, Plasticolor Coma, and they’re the intense, quiet, and slightly eccentric guy in the coffee shop, rough edges glimpsed but soon submerged.  But live at Great Scott, it was mostly action hero time — amped up, unabashed rock rough and tumble…

Bomba Estereo: Concert Recap and Photos
Middle East Downstairs - Aug 01, 2010

When Bomba Estereo hit the stage at Middle East Downstairs, lead singer Liliana “Li” Saumet plunged headfirst into the group’s electronically-layered Colombian beats…

Real Estate: Concert Recap and Photos
Harpers Ferry - Jul 23, 2010

The lengthy mic check was time enough to fully grasp Real Estate as a physical entity. Back slouched in feeble surrender, Singer-guitarist Martin Courtney shyly tucked his mid-length shag behind his ears. “Check, check, check.” In the background, percussionist Etienne Duguay lumbered back and forth, long legs billowing formal pants…