Summer has given way to fall, and the weather is following suit. Luckily for us, Sunset Rollercoaster crafted a reverse snowglobe at the Great Scott in Allston last night, preserving a slice of midsummer romance in the packed music hall. Drenching the audience with syrupy synths, the Taiwanese six-piece played their iconic blend of 80’s funk, jazz, and city pop to a sold out house.
Five years later in the same month of October, I jumped at the chance to see their return tour at the Boston Royale. Peering into those same faces at the Royale’s front lines, I immersed myself in the breathtaking performance that solidified them as the best band — live and recorded — in my mind.
In front of a full crowd at the House of Blues on October 3rd, Steve Lacy stole the show. Known for his Grammy Nominated work with alternative R&B band The Internet, collaborations with Vampire Weekend and Kendrick Lamar, and his scrappy yet efficient production methods (documented on Garage Band with his iPhone), Lacy’s solo act definitely did not disappoint.
News Director Courtney DeLong interviews Richard Haines, fashion designer and illustrator, about his decision to pursue illustration full time, the differences between photography and illustration, and what makes a good outfit.
Joining News Director Morgan Whitten this week is Joanne Chang, founder of Flour Bakery. Chatting over a coffee at the Flour in Harvard Square, they discuss how Joanne chose a culinary career over business school and, of course, why she eats dessert first.