Incubus and Albert Hammond Jr. January 30 at AvalonPhotos (c) Carina Mastrocola
Sez our lovely ace photographer Carina: "There were so many kids there looking to buy tickets who didn't end up making it inside because it was sold out. I've seen incubus a bunch of times in arenas so it was absolutely awesome to see them at Avalon in a much more intimate setting.
Norah Jones with M. WardOrpheum TheatreSaturday, April 14, 2007 at 7:30 pmTickets are $49.50, $55.00 and $59.50On sale Wednesday, February 14, 2007 at 10:00 am
The Decemberists with My Brightest DiamondAvalon Friday, March 23 & Saturday, March 24, 2007 at 7:00 pm Tickets are $25.00On sale Friday, February 2, 2007 at 10:00 am
Temporary detour: tonight's "THROWED" has been moved from Harpers Ferry down the block to Great Scott. It'll be back at Harpers' next month, supposedly with Andrew WK headlining. We'll say it again: "Throwed" next month with AWK at Harpers. Now back to this month. Back to tonight. Back to E-Marce, Redd Foxx and our dude David Day.
already of those vapid hacks on MTV’s I’m
From Rolling Stone — y’know, the rockwrite kids who’ve never heard of Roskilde, who don’t know who George
Clinton is, and who pepper their prose with phrases like “cherub-faced scenester.”
Joe Levy and that double-stuffed suit Jann Wenner can have ‘em.
Long before he was catching 8.5s on P4K, Grizzly Bear's Edward Droste was skulking around Cambridge, keeping an amazingly low profile given that his ancestors are pretty damn Harvarded-up. His Bear family broke out of Brooklyn, but he brought the clan back to Mass to record Yellow House at his mom's house (guess what color?) in Watertown, and he'll be back in Boston to play the Museum of Fine Arts's indie-rock series this Friday, February 2.
Camera Obscura, the Essex GreenJanuary 27 at the Paradise, BostonAll photos (c) Kelly Davidson
Atlantic Records tries a new strategy to get Bjork to deliver her next record.
Perhaps you've heard of Matthew Barney: art star, director of the insane Cremaster series, and creator of, most recently, another strikingly odd and beautiful film called Drawing Restraint 9. In the new documentary Matthew Barney: No Restraint, director Alison Chernick tries to unpack the methods and madness behind Barney's project, which involved a Japanese whaling ship, solidified whale puke, a crew of skeptical Japanese in jump suits, and 45,000 pounds of petroleum jelly.
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Judging by the respect of his peers, Kevin Micka just might be the best producer in Boston -- and he's certainly one of the most beloved. He wasn't around much last fall -- he spent big chunks of time in Europe, hopping on shows while doing tour sound for Beirut (yes, that Beirut) and touring with Neptune.
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Carter Tanton spent his formative years in Baltimore, playing in bands and eventually recording a solo album that Philly indie label Park the Van (Dr.?xml:namespace>
BOB: bombs away.
The worst thing about indie-rap is indie-rappers. And while OTD would love to see a well-reasoned, rational debate about how hip-hop's relentless emphasis on floss and coke-slinging is killing the hood and how gangster-rap is genocide, we don't really want to listen to that mess on a record.
Pour one out for Dave "Disco D" Shayman. Disco D, the producer who introduced Kevin Federline to baile funk and crafted K-Fed's infamous debut single "PopoZao," commnitted suicide on Monday at the age of 26. Catchdubs, the Urb, and the Hollertronix board give him thoughtful eulogies. According to a post by a friend on Hollerboard, a funeral service in Michigan and a memorial service in Washington, DC, are planned for later this week.
And you thought that whole 99-cents-a-song thing was revolutionary. Well, if you thought iTunes was going to be content merely to put the compact-disc industry out of business, think again. This week, we got a couple emails that suggest DJs and mastering technicians should watch their backs. The New York Times reports today that Ry Cooder outsourced the mastering of his new album to the "sound enhancer" check-box on his iTunes console
Young Berklee grad and Boston multi-instrumentalist Keith Kenniff is the only electronic musician we know to have issued a DJ-style mixtape featuring tracks by John Adams, Gyorgy Ligeto, Igor Stravinsky, and Steve Reich. He records under too many aliases to count, including minimalist electronic music as Helios and delicately-phrased solo-piano sketches as Goldmund, in all endeavors guided by an emphasis on spare melody and rigorous restraint.?xml:namespace>
CLIPSEFebruary 27 at the Middle EastTix $22 in advance, $22 at the doorOn sale January 25 through Ticketmaster
Pusha T and Malice in the house that indie-rock built? Oh, fuck yes. Frankly, we've never fully understood why hip-hop touring has failed to keep pace with its commercial unit-shifting power: even if you factor in institutional racism, performer unreliability, and ridiculous ticket prices, you still don't get record-of-the-year candle-men like T.
Best known as the guitarist and songwriter behind the celebrated Boston punk bands the Trouble and the Explosion, Sam Cave has of late been holed up in Brooklyn and Toronto, dabbling in acting and writing his first solo album. He's also produced some demos for Steer Clear and Dave Robertson, and has started a new label, Last Supper, that will be putting out a Josh English solo EP and a Get High discography.