Kim Petras brings the bubblegum back to pop

On a vaporwave-inspired stage surrounded by pink-washed Roman columns, Kim Petras brought her patent brand of sweet electro-pop to The Sinclair.  This sold out stop of the Broken Tour in Cambridge, Mass., had fans packed wall to wall to see Petras at her first-ever headlining North American tour. The pop starlet’s last stop in Boston was as the support for Troye Sivan’s Bloom Tour in October 2018. It's fitting that, after supporting a tour that totted LGBTQA love and representation, she would return during Pride month.  Kim Petras by Lauren Zaknoun Though her music is sweet, it’s not without it’s edge.  Act II of her setlist boasted several tracks from her Halloween EP, Turn Off the Light, Vol. I. She also showed off some of the tracks off of her upcoming EP, Clarity. Petras has been releasing a single every week in the lead up to her EP's release on Friday, June 27. if Kim Petras' skyrocketing success is...

CONCERT: Troye Sivan celebrates gay love on Bloom Tour

Flowers, pride flags, and a unique sense of unity is the scene that was set for the Boston stop of Troye Sivan's Bloom Tour. Longtime fans of Sivan know and recognize Boston as a city of traditions, many of which were revisited on the evening of Oct. 12. Featuring pop comet Kim Petras and longtime collaborator Leland, the Bloom Tour has proven to be a celebration of queerness in every capacity. Every performer is a star in their own right with so much to offer LGBTQ fans who've never had as much music to be excited about as they do in 2018. Leland, after working with Sivan on both of his albums as well as a host of talent ranging from Selena Gomez to RuPaul's Drag Race, has seen his star rise rapidly within the last year. After working in a more behind-the-scenes capacity for some time, his own name has been rising...

September Mourning’s night of female-fronted rock

Comics and graphic novels have become a cinematic medium and thanks to hard rock graphic novel project September Mourning, they're expanding their own space in the music world. September Mourning made a stop in Providence late last week on their Summer Soul Collection Tour. Along with their eclectic entourage of comic-inspired figures came some of the very best of east coast hard rock. New York-native Horribly Right and Rhode Island/Massachusetts-based Blind Revision kicked off the evening at Fete Music Hall on Sept. 23, fleshing out the already-impressive list of headliners that included Kaleido and Charcoal Tongue. It was difficult not to notice that four of the five bands performing were fronted by women, a welcome reprieve from the male-saturated hard rock world.  Related: Kaleido rocks Providence, drops new single Centering on the concept of human/grim-reaper hybrid, September Mourning frontwoman Emily Lazar personifies the fictional character of September. September's story plays out in a number...

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Kaleido rocks Providence, drops new single

All in one day: a brand new single and never-before-seen photos of Kaleido. Providence hard rock fans were treated to a hell of a show on Thursday night. Opening for September Mourning, Detroit-native Kaleido packed the Fete Music Hall for an explosive performance. Playing just three songs familiar to fans, much of their set hinged on brand new material they were eager to share. In fact, their brand new track, "My Enemy" dropped today. Vocalist Christina Chriss shared that  this cathartic song was sparked by her absolute rock bottom, a moment in which she thought she was going to die. However, after six years together and with even more new material on the way, Kaleido aren't going anywhere but on the road. Be sure to go listen to "My Enemy" while you check out our gallery from Kaleido's set below! [ngg_images source="galleries" container_ids="3" display_type="photocrati-nextgen_basic_slideshow" gallery_width="1200" gallery_height="1200" cycle_effect="fade" cycle_interval="10" show_thumbnail_link="0" order_by="imagedate" order_direction="ASC" returns="included" maximum_entity_count="500"]   Photos by Lauren...

CONCERT: Evanescence & Lindsey Stirling, all “Hi”s and no “Lo”s

BANSHEE ZINE exists because of our love for live music. We are proud to present Evanescence and Lindsey Stirling as our first-ever live music coverage. Evanescence hit the road this summer with co-headliner Lindsey Stirling to support their latest album, Synthesis, which features reimagined versions of their older songs. On July 18, Lindsey Stirling took the opening slot of the tour at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield, MA. Stirling's silhouette was enough to have the venue exploding into cheers. Against the backdrop of a film covering her journey from a talent show and YouTube presence to a global phenomenon through the trials and tribulations that are attached to success, Lindsey came high-kicking her way into the evening. Her set was a spectacle replete with costume changes, high-kicks, pseudo magic tricks, and, of course, stunning music. Evanescence's Amy Lee even joined her on stage to lend her vocals to "Shatter Me." Stirling's energy never faltered, perfectly...