Live Music

Gogol Bordello combines “music, theater, chaos and sorcery” into a live-music extravaganza on Tuesday at the Jefferson. Photo: Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Gogol Bordello

Gypsy-punk-dub band Gogol Bordello’s sixth album, Pura Vida Conspiracy, continues the group’s intentional trailblazing. “The message of this record is the quest for self-knowledge beyond borders and nationalities,” says frontman Eugene Hütz. “Every culture is a useful mask, but it is just a mask. To get to know your actual human self, you have to […]

Local band turned pop sensation, Parachute (Johnny Stubblefield, Will Anderson and Kit French) kicks off a tour for its fourth album, Wide Awake, at the Jefferson on Saturday. Photo: Publicity photo

Dropping in: Parachute aims for the top of the pop chart

Will Anderson says his Parachute bandmates like cool music. Him? Not so much. “I’m so fascinated with pop music,” Anderson says. “It’s always been my obsession. I’m sure people get tired of it—my poor friends always have to hear about it. And I’m talking about like ’NSYNC and the Backstreet Boys.” And so it goes […]

Yo La Tengo takes the stage at The Jefferson on Sunday. Photo: Charlie Armstrong

ARTS Pick: Yo La Tengo

Original indie-rock act Yo La Tengo has managed to stay fresh and relevant over 30 years of touring and recording. Playing off the successful mix implemented on 1990’s Fakebook, the Jersey trio’s latest release, Stuff Like That There, lists covers of The Lovin’ Spoonful, The Cure and Hank Williams, along with new versions of the […]