Reviews

Bluegrass Legend Bobby Hicks Gives Master Class

By Callum MacKenzie
Staff Writer

“It’s funny that you ask me about music, because I don’t really know anything about music,” said Bobby Hicks, the legendary fiddler who first appeared on records with bluegrass pioneer Bill Monroe in 1954. “I …


Mint Condition: 90s Band Revived

By Orlando Dixon
Staff Writer

Screaming fans, blank stares of amazement and a standing ovation was how a Thursday night ended for many students in the Berklee Performance Center. Legendary R&B group Mint Condition brought down the house with a …


Malachi Album Pushes Limits

Hailing from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Malachi has sported the labels of crust, doom, and black metal, but they go far beyond any of these. The instrumentation is bass/vocals, two guitars, drums, and cello/vocals. They take their name from the Book of …


All That Jazz: New Releases

Every month offers a flood of new releases in the jazz world, and when the water clears, it can be hard to sift through the mud to find the gems. Out of this latest month’s releases there are some duds, …


Q-Tip: The Renaissance

If Q-Tip came out with an album called The Renaissance five years ago, it would have been ironic. Hip-hop had become so corporate and mass-produced that any comparison to creative blossoming would have felt arrogant at best. Today, however, it …


The Blue Pages: Bear Fight

bluepagesLocal power pop hipsters The Blue Pages just released their new EP Bear Fight on Walking City Records, and it’s a fun one. The four tracks clock in at just under 20 minutes, and there is consistent energy throughout the …


Andrew Bird Captivates the Orpheum

The house and stage lights dimmed. The audience’s cheers reached a crescendo before quickly fading in anticipation of Andrew Bird’s initial notes on his violin. The cheers could faintly be heard at the beginning of the gentle, pizzicato loop Bird …


Singer-Songwriters Swarm Cafe 939

Thursday, Feb 5th:

Singer-songwriters. Three of them. Caffeine, please. Zach Comtois opened the show with some quirky ditties and a kind of Weezer geek charm, and closed out the set teasing “Ava, Ava Hello,” from the Beatles’ “Hello, Goodbye,” and …