Bow Down to Lordi

Lordi is ready for the release of their eighth studio album MONSTEREOPHONIC (Theaterror vs. Demonarchy). The new album introduces two very different sides of the band.

The “A side” of the album, Theaterror, is a damn catchy collection of traditional hard rocking Lordi songs. The riffs and obscene words of “Hug you Hard Core” will stick in your mind forever – whether you like it or not.

The thematic “B-side”, Demonarchy, tells the story of The Undead Son, The Bloodsucking Count, The She-Wolf and The Witch. Musically Demonarchy represents Lordi more modern than ever. Highly complex song structures and aggressive in-your-face riffing is something we have never heard from these monsters before.

The album was recorded and mixed at Sonic Pump Studios in Finland with the producer Nino Laurenne, who was already a familiar guy for the monsters as a producer of the Deadache album 2008.


Lordi will play The Palladium on Feb. 18.

What's in a Name? PWR BTTM

They don’t have a name, per se, but it doesn’t take a genius to figure out what PWR BTTM stands for.

Just look at the video.

As their press site explains: On PWR BTTM's new album 'Pageant' (May 12/Polyvinyl), glammed and glittered duo Ben Hopkins and Liv Bruce tackle their diary-like explorations of life, identity and existential crises head-on. 'Pageant' is a vital exploration of self that’s hot with friction, angst and hope, both hilarious and heart wrenching. Following a 2016 where they didn't release a new record, but performed on NPR's Tiny Desk and landed at #6 on Rolling Stone's "50 Best Songs of 2016" list, PWR BTTM return in triumphant fashion with one of the year's most resonant, revelatory records.

One last clue:Ben Hopkins identifies as queer and uses he/him/his and they/them/their pronouns. Liv Bruce identifies as queer, non-binary, and transfeminine and uses they/them/their pronouns.


PWR BTTM will perform at the Columbus Theatre in Providence on Feb. 19.


A Night of Colorado Thrash Metal

Nothing says Happy Valentine’s Day more than a night of Colorado Thrash Metal…maybe not for everyone, but for the right person there’s no better gift.

Just listen to Give me Liberty or Give me Death.

Thrash-metal stalwarts HAVOK are thrilled to announce the details of their upcoming new studio album, titled Conformicide. The Denver based group will unleash their fourth full-length record on March 10th, 2017 via Century Media, along with touring in both North America and Europe next year to support the release. Conformicide is the follow up to the band's 2013 effort, "Unnatural Selection".

Havok play the Once Ballroom in Somerville on Feb. 13.

Punk Benefit at Great Scott

he 8th Annual Welch Boys Benefit takes place at Great Scott on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 8 -11 PM.

What can you expect if you go?

How about a night of high energy punk rock from the likes

The FUs

The Welch Boys

Refuse Resist

Taxi Driver

The Ice Cold Killers

Guns Of Brighton

Tim Baxter and Tony Snowdale

An amazing lineup for only $13 advance, $15day of show (if any tickets left). 21+ / 7:30PM doors. More info.


Regina Carter, Simply Ella

Regina Carter is the foremost jazz violinist of her generation and a MacArthur Foundation “genius grant” recipient. Marking the 100th birthday of a musical legend, Regina’s upcoming album and touring program celebrates the incomparable Ella Fitzgerald – THE source of Regina’s musical inspiration. An influence she has cherished throughout her life, Regina describes her visceral connection to Ella’s music.



Regina Carter presents Simply Ella at Sanders Theatre on Friday, Feb. 10. Showtime is 8 PM.