Everyone's favorite Boston metalcore singer turned Tom Petty-ish roots-rock heartthrob, dreamy ol' Jake Brennan, has put the wraps on his new record and will be playing a bunch of it during some sweet-ass opening gigs this weekend: tonight at the Paradise opening for Soul Asylum (we've forgiven those dudes for what happened after "Runaway Train," but that doesn't mean you have to), tomorrow at Ralph's Diner out in Worcester opening for Walter Schreifels, who is playing a solo show immediately following the Gorilla Biscuits reunion (holy shit!) that night at the Palladium.
You would think someone would tell us this beforehand, but no, we found out the same way you did -- by opening up the paper and seeing the ad. Because young Spitz didn't bother to scroll to the bottom of the LiveNation email list this week, which clearly stated that Justin Timberlake is playing Avalon on August 26.
MuseAugust 2 at Bank of America PavilionAll photos (c) Carina Mastrocola
30 Seconds to Mars
Joan Jett plays to quote-unquote "punks"
Joan Jett's quote-unquote "punk" guitarist
Less than Jake
Massconcerts' Scott Lee carts around the guys from Acacia Strain.
All photos (c) Carina Mastrocola.
Rock. Fucking. Star.
First Anthony Rossomando stole Pete Doherty's band. Now, Rossamondo has reportedly stolen Doherty's girl, too.
According to the British tabloid Sky News, Rossomando -- known to Boston rock fans as guitarist in the fantastic moddish garage-punk band the Damn Personals, he replaced the drug-addled Doherty in the Libertines and is now in Libertines' frontman Carl Barat's new band Dirty Pretty Things -- has allegedly hooked up with Doherty's fucktoy Kate Moss, who of course was last seen on the cover of every fishwrap on three continents vaccuming the contents of Pete's stash up her nose.
6 year old: What are you doing daddy? OTD: I'm making you a CD.6 year old: Kidz Bop 10! It's out! I saw it on TV!OTD: No, it's the new Christina Aguilera CD. 6 year old: I hope it doesn't sound like her new song. She sounds like an old lady.
If you have any psychedelics lying around that you’ve been saving for a rainy day, do yourself a favor and take them now and head over to O’Brien’s to see Pittsburgh/Northampton art/music collective Paper Rad’s show featuring film, animation, art, and music from PR's Extreme Animals, Doo Man Group, Fortress of Amplitude, plus Providence "experimental organist" Mudboy, and Compound 440r party rap maniacs Big Digits
Yo, everybody work your way over to the Mad Decent tourblog and cop Bonde Do Role's freestyle over the "Still Tippin'" beat, recorded live on Houston's essential Damage Control radio show. (This was before Bonde singer Marina busted her arm at the Pitchfork festival the other day.)
What Lemon-Red declines to mention is that, during the same session, and while taking over the Damage Control decks, Diplo oopsie-previewed an unnamed new song presumably from the next M.
The short answer: gawwwwd, we hope not. For one thing, every decent dance craze in recent memory has been a southern phenomenon: you'd have to go back to the Rockaway for a Noo Yawk/East Coast club phenomenon, and even then, that was a dance craze marketed precisely to people who can't dance. That being the case, though, outsiders seem to be having two very strong reactions to the Chicken Noodle Soup dance: there's the people who say it's "gay."