As a songwriter, Stephen Malkmus specializes in hooks that never quite resolve, melodies that jump in all directions, and lyrics that drop a few enticing references and then move on.
The celebrated post-punk band Mission of Burma played a benefit show for Somerville Local First at Regent Theatre: their instrumental interplay is more intuitive than ever.
Adding a female voice to an established funk/roots band can be tricky — but it took about half a song for Maggie Koerner to win over the crowd on Friday.
Sonny Landreth tours with an electric rhythm section, but Tuesday night found him in a quieter duo with Austin, TX steel guitarist and former Asleep at the Wheel member, the wonderfully-named Cindy Cashdollar.
The past weekend’s Orpheum show — sold out for weeks beforehand, and drawing an impressive range of multi-generational hipsters — wasn’t the same old thing for The Pixies.
This week’s show found both acts — Leon Russell and Hot Tuna — kicking—with huskier voices and slower tempos, to be sure.
At this time of year, a bit of silliness can be expected and even appreciated. The Fools doing a metal song about holiday-shopping stress? Of course.