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Concert Gallery: Butch Walker at The Sinclair in Cambridge, MA

September 9, 2016 by  
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Butch Walker and The Aftermath
September 1, 2016
The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA
Photos by:  Mary Ouellette

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Concert Gallery: The Wind and the Wave at The Sinclair in Cambridge, MA

September 9, 2016 by  
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The Wind and the Wave
September 1, 2016
The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA
Photos by:  Mary Ouellette

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Concert Review: Lucius at The Sinclair in Cambridge, MA

December 9, 2013 by  
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home_imageLucius
December 5, 2013
The Sinclair
Cambridge, MA

Reviewed by: Dorise Gruber

 

With blue lights blazing on a slick-suited trio of men, one armed with a partial standing drum kit, one with guitar and pedal board, and one with both, they start with a few echoing minor chords and crisp marching snare before the Lucius ladies traipse onto stage.  Holly Laessig and Jess Wolfe don identical blonde-banged-bobs, Cleopatra eye makeup, twin plaid schoolgirl rompers, and mirrored dance moves.  Not actually related, they look like new-age indie fembots, presuming new-age fembots come equipped with more clothes, more class, more talent, and fewer bionic nipple barrel guns. Read more

Concert Review: Kishi Bashi at the Sinclair in Cambridge, MA

March 29, 2013 by  
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imagesKishi Bashi
March 26, 2013

The Sinclair
Cambridge, MA
Reviewed by: Dorise Gruber

In the same way that I’m a sucker for a man with a beard, every music lover has a trigger that makes them far more likely to fall for a song.  For some people it’s handclaps, for some it’s beachy oohs and aahs, for some it’s a heavy-dropped bass, take your pick.  For me, though – it’s looping.  If a musician knows how to live-loop a song with skill, it’s the umami of the concert-going experience.  For those who aren’t familiar with the concept, a performer will break songs into segments, and will utilize fancy shmancy gear (this is a technical term) to record these parceled phrases one piece at a time.  Ideally without breaking flow of the song, the performer will play back the piece they’ve just recorded and harmonize with it, add in bass/drums/other instruments, and continually forge together each sector of the song until it hits its saturation point.  It adds an entirely separate sense of construction and dynamism to the songs at hand, and transforms otherwise pleasant songs into an extraordinary art form. Read more