Show Review: Love, Chastity and Death – Josh Knowles at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (08.09.18)

First off, I was late. This is not unusual, but I was on assignment and I wanted to figure this out. Working off a hangover and wishing I had picked up more cigarettes, I arrived at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum for two performances by Josh Knowles. It was too hot for a suit jacket,…

Show Review – The Veldt + Brian Jonestown Massacre (Paradise Rock Club, 5/7/15)

Photos: Broadcast Jones / Grant Anusbigian This sold out show at the Paradise might as well have been titled "An evening of contemporary psychedelia" as North Carolina's The Veldt and SF's Brian Jonestown Massacre shared the stage to showcase their own approaches to melding the fuzzy riffs,  the spaced out sweetness and loud/quiet dynamics. The Veldt redefine…

Show Review – Thief Thief / Vandelles / Ringo Deathstarr and Young Adults at Great Scott

This evening at Great Scott brought together two local bands (Thief Thief, Young Adults) and two out-of-state bands (Vandelles, Ringo Deathstarr), with each one showcasing their own take on noise/noise-pop/shoegaze. Thief Thief - TT is "two people pretending they are three". While not as noisy as three other bands on the bill, they were still…