Photo Review: Little Dragon & Unknown Mortal Orchestra at Roseland Theater, 4/10


Little Dragon is one of the most well put-together live bands out there, and the Swedish electro-soul quartet proved it last Thursday night at Roseland Theater. Overcoming a sound system that tragically consumed opener Unknown Mortal Orchestra whole, the band kicked off the 2014 Soul'd Out Music Festival with set of meticulously arranged, precisely played futurist R&B, drawn primarily from ...   More
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Of Ice and Fire

Little Dragon goes home again.

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Little Dragon took the long road back to Gothenburg.  Seven years ago, the electronic soul quartet left its hometown, the second-biggest city in Sweden, and didn’t take an extended break    More
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Show Preview: Janelle Monáe

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[SPASTIC SOUL] On tour for her latest album, The Electric Lady, Janelle Monáe has taken to being rolled onstage in a hand truck, at which point she bursts free from a straitjacket and right into    More
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 GRACE STAINBACK

Primer: Big Boi

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Born: In Savannah, Ga., in 1975. Sounds like: Listening to the coolest dude at the party shoot the shit as the DJ spins ’70s soul, ’80s boogie funk and the occasional modern electro-pop recor   More
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Live Review: A$AP Rocky at Roseland Theater, Oct. 22


The sea of canvas bucket hats, military camo jackets and gold everything gathered at the Roseland Monday night was not for the Colombian cartel’s annual conference but for A$AP Rocky’s fourth West Coast stop on his LIVELOVEA$AP tour. The concert at the Roseland was as raucous as a hip-hop show should be, and the sold-out crowd was ecstatic to see three of 2012’s most explosive acts.  Openers ...   More
Thursday, October 25, 2012 DREW LENIHAN

LIVE REVIEW (Updated): LCD Soundsystem, Saturday, May 29 @ Roseland Theater

This weekend, LCD Soundsystem graced the stage twice in the Northwest—first at the Roseland on Saturday and then on the mainstage of the Sasquatch! festival on Sunday night. I was there for the Sasquatch! show, and the band sounded incredible: Seven musicians onstage, totally locked in sync, taking songs ostensibly created solely by leader James Murphy and turning them into living, breathing ...   More
Thursday, June 3, 2010 Local Cut


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