Live Music Reviews

Never forget: Keith Ape at Venue Nightclub

Never forget: Keith Ape at Venue Nightclub

When I went to see Keith Ape, the Korean rapper behind viral sensation “It G Ma”, I didn’t know what to expect. I had all these questions, like “Does he only rap in Korean?” and “What’s it like watching a rapper speaking a language you don’t understand” Turned out those questions were not only beside […]

Wilco celebrate 20 years live at the Orpheum

Wilco celebrate 20 years live at the Orpheum

Wilco kicked off their 20th anniversary North American tour at the beginning of the month. Last Wednesday, they stopped at the Orpheum Theatre and performed a gigantic two-and-a-half-hour set that spanned their career, pleasing fans no matter when Wilco entered their lives. Jenny Lewis, another veteran of early aughts indie music, joined Wilco as support. […]

An easy night with Easy Star All-stars

An easy night with Easy Star All-stars

To anyone wondering how Pink Floyd’s “Time” would sound with reggae beats, look no further: Easy Star All-Stars have figured that out. What about Radiohead’s “Paranoid Android”? They did it. The Beatles’ “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”? Have a listen. This talented NYC group has been infusing classics with reggae, ska, and dub since […]

Lower Dens reward patience at the Electric Owl

Lower Dens reward patience at the Electric Owl

Since the end of last March, Baltimore post-punks Lower Dens have been riding their greatest success to date, their third album, Escape from Evil. Unsurprisingly, with a glamorous, danceable new sound, they’ve attracted new listeners. Although this sect of the audience at last Saturday’s Electric Owl show was mostly there for the “Sucker’s Shangri-La”s, “To […]

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