Articles by: Karen Muller

Chvrches Take What They Came For at House of Blues

Chvrches Take What They Came For at House of Blues

It’s Chvrches’ second sold-out Boston show in two days, but if a relentless touring schedule has worn on the Glaswegian trio at all, it doesn’t show. Opening with the churning synth of Every Open Eye cut “Never Ending Circles,” the band deploys all the trappings of a pure pop performance: […]

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Sia performs on the first night of Boston Calling.

Boston Calling Wrap-Up: Embracing the Unexpected

As the sun sank toward the skyline and the first few notes of Lisa Hannigan and Aaron Dessner’s performance echoed around City Hall Plaza on Friday night, I thought I knew what I was getting myself into. Maybe it’s that their delicate acoustic stylings were reminiscent of last fall’s folk-heavy […]

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Will Toledo of Car Seat Headrest. 

Photo by: Anna Webber

Songs You Should Know: “Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales” – Car Seat Headrest

Desperation is rarely a positive quality, but armed with a guitar and a fractured howl, Car Seat Headrest’s Will Toledo contorts it into a full-fledged talent. If writing sad songs is complicated, then writing flat-out desperate songs comes with equal baggage, yet twice the dignity at stake. Confessional songwriting sees […]

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