Perfume Genius’s greatest asset is his voice. Whether it be in quiet musings or booming vocal riffs, his voice reaches out from the stage, between each person in the audience, to fill the space before it.
As frontman and vocalist Brandon Flowers repeated throughout their set, The Killers came to Boston Calling “by way of glamorous Las Vegas, Nevada,” and much of the glitz and showmanship that makes that city special came with them.
On the first day of Boston Calling, Chicago rapper Noname made it halfway through a song into her Friday afternoon set on the Green Stage before she stopped the band, turned to the audience, and said “I’m going to be completely transparent, I am a little bit drunk.”
“Hot Summer Nights” has the makings of a promising drama, but it's obviously imagined by an adult who wants to sit with the cool kids.
Five years ago on May 14, Vampire Weekend released “Modern Vampires of the City.” It was their third album—and they finally didn’t sound like they were doing a bit.
Italian director Valeria Golino turns her film into a bloodless pseudo-comedy that handles its very serious subjects with flippant, misplaced humor.
Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda gently teases out the truth, until the Shibata family reveals the dark secrets that bind them together.
Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman” is a testament to the director’s ability to weave the politics of the past and present, of identity, race, and religion, in an alternatively comedic, disturbing, and suspenseful thrill ride based on an unbelievably true story.