Last Night: Darkside shows strength in restraint

If the current EDM scene is characterized by rattling bass, chaotic drops and marathon sets, Darkside might be the anti-EDM. It's understandable that the duo, composed of Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington, often falls under the EDM umbrella, but Darkside's show Sunday night at the House of Blues wasn't the run of the mill electronic set. It was odd, inconsistent and jarring, but starkly original, grand and inimitable.

Last Night: Fiona Apple Swears She's Not Crazy

[Updated] I never understood how painful making music might be for Fiona Apple. It makes sense that the 35-year-old singer who found quick fame in the mid-'90s with her song “Criminal” hasn’t released new material since 2005 or toured extensively since 2007. Her songs require brutal, emotional honesty in a studio and on a stage, as proven by her set last night at House of Blues.

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