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Concert Gallery: Lez Zeppelin at the Middle East in Cambridge, MA

April 17, 2012 by  
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Lez Zeppelin
April 13, 2012
The Middle East – Cambridge, MA
Photos By: Ilya Mirman

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Concert Review: Thao and Mirah with The Most of All / Cambridge, MA

June 28, 2010 by  
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Thao and Mirah with The Most of All
The Middle East Downstairs
Cambridge, MA
June 23, 2010

Rating: ★★★½☆ 

Reviewed by: Dorise Gruber

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Contest: Win Tickets to See The Golden Filter at The Middle East in Cambridge, MA on June 17th

June 14, 2010 by  
Filed under Contests, Daily Music News, Pop

We have a pair of tickets to see  electronic duo The Golden Filter at The Middle East in Cambridge, MA on June 17th.  Want’em?  Send us an email with subject line “The Golden Filter” and include your name, email address and phone number.  We’ll pick one random winner on Wednesday night so enter now! 

The band has spent the last year touring the world, including select performances at this year’s SXSW and WMC (check out Pitchfork/Yours‘s coverage here), and this will be their first North American tour since last spring when they were out with The Presets. After a string of widely-circulated singles, remixes, and videos, they’ll be releasing their full-length debut, Voluspa, in the US in June, following its UK release on Brille Records (The Knife, Operator Please).   For more on the band or to listen to their music check out their MySpace page here.

What people are saying about The Golden Filter:
“Electronica’s next big thing” – Electronica Album of the Month – Mojo 
“An infectious slice of shimmering disco beats, sparkling synth melodies and breathy disaffected vocals” -Pitchfork
“Post-millennial disco with an icy sheen” -NME

PRIESTESS Ticket Giveaway! The Middle East in Cambridge, MA – April 7th! Enter Now!

April 5, 2010 by  
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Looking for a last minute show to attend this week? 

How about if we provide the tickets? 

We’ve got a pair of tickets to give away to see Priestess (along with High on Fire) at The Middle East in Cambridge, MA on April 7th.  Who wants them?

This is going to be a short contest so enter now!  We’ll pick a winner tomorrow at noon.  To enter, send your name, email address and phone number to with the subject “Priestess Tix”.

The latest album from Priestess, Prior To The Fire, is available now.

The Dear Hunter at The Middle East on July 11th

tdhThe Dear Hunter
The Middle East – Cambridge, MA
July 11, 2009

Rating: ★★★★★ 

Reviewed by:  Sally Feller

Boston-based band The Dear Hunter played a sold out show last Saturday at the Middle East. The Dear Hunter strikes me as a mix between emo, goth, and classical. They manage to infuse modern rock with elements of both gothic sounds and emo lyrics, without fitting into either genre comfortably.

Casey Crescenzo has a powerful emotive voice, but does not rely on that whiny tinge or yelling singing style of many other bands on the scene. He has a classically trained voice, but manages to employ enough variations within each song to keep the listeners’ interest. The Dear Hunter takes advantage of many different sounds for their new album Act III: Life and Death, including a few romps that sound like they’re rooted in a circus scene from a Tim Burton movie. Backing Crescenzo’s impressive vocals, the rest of The Dear Hunter band members deliver a sound somewhat reminiscent of Queen, creating a dynamic, organic sound, especially in a live environment.

The crowd was comprised of an interesting mix of hipster kids (who seem to get their life blood from venues like The Middle East) and kids that looked like they just stepped out of a van on its way back from a folk festival. Generally local bands get the unenthusiastic, but loyal, reception of their old college buddies and a few people that show up early to the headliners’ show, but The Dear Hunter turned out every kid in the city with an ear for solid music that doesn’t sound like everything else on the radio right now.

Even more interesting than their live set, I discovered that their new album marks the halfway point on a musical journey based on a fictional character from World War I era. It sounds as though fans can anticipate a 6-album span with this character, and Act III: Life and Death is only a signpost on a long adventure.

Suffice it to say that if The Dear Hunter is coming to a town near you, cancel any plans you already had and get your butt in line to see the show! These guys are sure to impress.


For more info on the band check out their MySpace page or their official website.