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  • October 31, 2005
    By webteam
    Popped into Great Scott last night for a significant chunk of the Eximious Productions 2nd annual Halloween show. Requirements: dressing up and impersonating the band being covered. Piles, as Spinal Tap, even brought along a Marti DeBergi. Reports, as the Velvet Underground, brought along a Nico. And the Twisted Villagers -- Donna Parker, Jessica Rylan, and Angela, as the Andrews Sisters -- got drunk and forgot their lyrics?? I left before headliners Big Bear got their Weezer on, but it wasn't the first time they've pulled out the Weezer tunes on us fans.

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  • October 31, 2005
    By webteam
    From the inbox:
    ***HALLOWEEN SHOW CANCELED TONIGHT!!!***

    Yes, it's true, no U.V. Protection tonight at the Middle East Downstairs. Neptune's drummer broke his arm, they can't play, & the original headliner Electrolane pulled their contract with their booking agent three weeks ago, so there's too much cost to run the downstairs space at the Middle East to just have two bands, so, the show is canceled.


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  • October 31, 2005
    By webteam


    Man up, Twisted Villagers: we know you don't want to take credit for Devendra Banhart and the Animal Collective (or maybe you do?), but the shit y'all started back in Providence has come full circle. What comes next is straight out the inbox, but on the real, when you're clutching your absinthe in the parking lot, remember to pour one out: Motherfuckers done forgot about Trey

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  • October 31, 2005
    By webteam


    It's true, he moved to California and got a haircut, he's got the Mummy on guitar. But give him a couple verses and he'll be fellating radio programmers, cruising around in a hummer, and replacing the Mummy with a b-movie ghoul. Apples in Stereo dude Robert Schneider, under his Marbles alias, wrote it all down and posted the following tune for kids to play at Halloween parties.

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  • October 30, 2005
    By webteam



    1. We forgot about Jef Czekaj's awesome poster for tonight's Big Bear/Halloween show. Talk about selfless: dude draws a dope poster for a show that's competing with his own band's (see below)? Damn. But shit's kinda inevitable: there's a lot of shows tonight. Peep that poster for Boston Underground Film Festival's zombie dance-party fundraiser at the Milky Way, with chic (and cheeky) electro-bubblegum from FREEZEPOP and EARTH DEFENSE FORCE plus a screening of 2005 "Best of BUFF" winner Graveyard Alive: A Zombie Nurse in Love.


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  • October 30, 2005
    By webteam


    Sayin'.

    SolidPR dudes just made our favorite-people-ever list by forwarding us these Big Bear photos. Damn.

    Our favorite non-metal metal destroyers are reprising their Weezer-cover-band set tonight on a bill with the Andrews Sisters (Twisted Villagers DONNA PARKER & JESSICA RYLAN), Cheap Trick (the RUDDS), and the Velvet Underground (REPORTS).





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  • October 28, 2005
    By webteam


    Halloween jumpoff in effect: for your sinister listening pleasure, DJ BC brings the monster mash, which is sure to include at least a few blends from this here free downloadable booooooo-tleg popsterpiece:



    LISTEN: DJ BC, "Haunted House of Mash-Ups" (mp3)
    DOWNLOAD: the rest of Son of Monster Mash-Ups here.

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  • October 28, 2005
    By webteam

    Portrait of a lucky girl.

    1. "Hi, I'm Louise Post of Veruca Salt. You know, any day could be my lucky day. That's why I play Lotto from the Illinois Lottery."

    LISTEN: Louise Post, "I'm Lucky (Ad for Illinois Lottery)" (mp3)

    2. So Louise is still milking the name. What's "Veruca Salt" sound like these days? A little teensy bit like end-of-the-century Veruca Salt, but mostly like bad suburban metal.






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  • October 28, 2005
    By webteam


    Yeah, so the Asian-looking kid from Linkin Park has a solo (cough) hip-hop record under the name Fort Minor. He also got famous masher-up-er Jay-Z to co-sign the project as "executive producer." Then to set it up he got Eminem's pal Green Lantern to do the mixtape.

    So, like, ugh, right? Your skin is crawling.



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  • October 28, 2005
    By webteam

    La Peste photo linked from Boston Rock Storybook.

    Before the advent of iPods, early man was forced to store his music on seven-inch die-cut vinyl spheres, which were sometimes stored in boxes. John Peel, a 20th century British "disc jockey" -- a species of creature now extinct on the planet, which chose his own records from his own boxes and then played them for other people to listen to on the public airwaves -- left such a box behind after his death.


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  • October 28, 2005
    By webteam

    DuoTone

    Along with the new Madonna single -- on (cough) iTunes (cough) -- and Cat Power, both mentioned here plenty long time ago, this week's Download column includes the DuoTone track "Serve That Pu$$y," in a Boston Bounce remix. DuoTone are better known as DJ Flack and DJ C:
    DUOTONE, "SERVE THAT PU$$Y (BOSTON BOUNCE REMIX)" (BEAT RESEARCH)





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  • October 28, 2005
    By webteam

    Sean Paul

    When us writer types sit around talking about what's really good, Wayne Marshall's name just seems to come up a bunch. Yeah, dude has been in the Globe and the Phoenix before, but always on the other end of the pen. So we're psyched to publish Wayne's criticism (which you've all no doubt grown to know and love on his blogs) in an old-media stylee, rub-off ink and all.


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  • October 27, 2005
    By webteam

    Not these ones, either.

    Whatever you do, don't call them the Wyrd Sisters: there's lawsuits involved and whatnot. But whatever it is we're calling that band from the upcoming Harry Potter flick -- that'd be the group featuring Jarvis Cocker and two Radioheads -- well, they've been leaked just in time for Halloween.


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  • October 27, 2005
    By webteam

    Let's pretend this made it into 8 Days a Week.

    LISTEN: Miminokoto, "Hibiite" (mp3)

    hey OTD-
    don't know if you / the phoenix are aware
    of this last-minute booking of the japanese
    psych-rock super group MIMINOKOTO, which features
    former members of such luminaries as High Rise
    and LSD March.









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  • October 27, 2005
    By webteam


    John Darnielle's cult audience has been split since he began booking his lo-fi indie-pop group MOUNTAIN GOATS into an actual studio. But the latest Goats disc, The Sunset Tree (4 AD), feels like a breakthrough on several levels: its lyrics find Darnielle coming to terms with his abusive stepfather, and thanks in part to producer John Vanderslice's strings and keys, the music is the group's most accessible yet Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave, Boston 7:30 pm $18-$23 617.

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