Category Archives: Debrief

Boston-area concert reviews and concert photos.

Debrief // Wild Flag at Brighton Music Hall // March 7, 2011

From the day that Carrie Brownstein announced last fall that she had teamed up with Mary Timony, Rebecca Cole and Janet Weiss to form Wild Flag, the quartet has done its best to dampen the hype that was sure to accompany … Continue reading

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Debrief // Southeast Engine at TT’s // Feb. 26, 2011

An early start time, small crowd, rough-around-the-edges performance and unfamiliar setlist made Southeast Engine’s show at TT’s on Saturday feel more like an intimate rehearsal in the company of friends than a full-fledged rock concert for public consumption.

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Debrief // Gregory Alan Isakov at Johnny D’s // Feb. 17, 2011

At most concerts, the encore is a scripted part of the show, taken for granted by both performer and audience. At Johnny D’s last night, Gregory Alan Isakov and his band earned every minute of theirs, and an appreciative crowd … Continue reading

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Debrief // Josh Ritter & Scott Hutchison at the House of Blues // Feb. 11, 2011

Josh Ritter held court over what may have been the most jovial brawl anyone has ever seen Friday night at the House of Blues. The one-time Somerville native had dubbed the night’s festivities a Valentine’s Day Brawl, but from the … Continue reading

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Debrief // Lost in the Trees at the Wilbur // Feb. 3, 2011

The start of the tour may have been postponed a few days by winter weather, but Lost of the Trees finally found themselves opening for labelmate Neko Case Thursday night at the Wilbur Theatre. And the Chapel Hill, N.C. ensemble … Continue reading

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Debrief // The Dismemberment Plan at the Paradise // Jan. 28, 2011

The Dismemberment Plan transformed the ‘Dise into a sweaty sea of smiles last night, and it was hard to tell who was more excited that the band was finally back in town: the fans who traveled from near and far … Continue reading

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Debrief // Liz Phair at the Paradise // Dec. 15, 2010

I’ll admit it – one song in, I was nervous. After opening her show at the ‘Dise last night with a rather flat take on “Supernova,” Liz Phair promptly took to the mic, declaring with a sincere smile, “It’s good … Continue reading

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Debrief // Mumford & Sons at the House of Blues // Nov. 11, 2010

By all accounts, Mumford & Sons’ return to Boston was a triumphant one. The venue: House of Blues, a massive leap in capacity from the band’s show at the Middle East back in May, and one of the biggest rooms … Continue reading

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Debrief // Blitzen Trapper at the Paradise // Nov. 4, 2010

This one was a bit of a coup for Boston: a one-off headlining date for Blitzen Trapper before the beloved Portland, Ore. indie rockers hook up with Guided By Voices for a trio of Northeast dates and head overseas to … Continue reading

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Debrief // Frightened Rabbit at the Paradise // Oct. 29, 2010

What a difference a few hundred people make. When I saw Frightened Rabbit at Pearl Street in Northampton back in May, the band was exceedingly solid. It was easily one of the best shows I saw this year prior to … Continue reading

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