Boris @ Starlight Ballroom

PHILADELPHIA, PA—The minute details of this show—the sort of material one packs into reviews to give the reader a sense of having been there—are almost inconsequential. I have no witty anecdotes about waiting i...

Islands @ Music Hall Of Williamburg

BROOKLYN, NY—There are those who would complain that indie rock as we know it today has become a cesspool of self-importance and hip elitism, and let’s face it—those people have a point. It can seem like every ...

Animal Collective @ Prospect Park

BROOKLYN, NY—Yep, Animal Collective in Brooklyn. This artist/venue pairing guarantees one thing above all else: Hipsters. Lots of ‘em. Beards, thrift store ensembles, and irony. I won’t deny that my taste in mu...