Slack Tide finds identity with new album

by Janii Yazon Slack Tide, a band that identifies strongly with the East Coast, displays a universal understanding of music, its functions, and its possibilities. Their debut album Water Monkey dedicates itself to the inconsistencies of identity. It finds home throughout New England; the band moves across state lines as seamlessly as they switch between…

Troye Sivan at House of Blues, 02. 29.16

By Janii Yazon Troye Sivan made a spectacular return to the Boston scene on February 29. The line outside the House of Blues started forming early that morning, and by the time doors opened at seven it wrapped around the corner. The night began with an electric performance from LANY, a southern California alt-pop group,…

Never Shout Never at Paradise Rock Club, 2.12.16

By Janii Yazon On February 12, the line outside Paradise Rock Club had already snaked its way along the Boston University campus by the time the doors opened for the first east coast show of Never Shout Never’s Black Cat Tour. Waterparks, a pop rock band from Houston, Texas, took the stage first. Although they’ve…

The 1975 at House of Blues, 12.3.15

By Janii Yazon Just a few minutes past seven on Thursday, December 3, the doors to the House of Blues swung open. After standing in line for as many as eight hours, fans of The 1975 shuffled into the venue. As with any concert, the priority was getting as close as possible by whatever means…