"Basically,we have done eveything that we had ever wanted to do as a band," says Read Yellow's Evan in a Lemming Trial post. "All we ever wanted was to make music for our friends. Fortunately for us, it went beyond just playing parties in Amherst basements. The four of us are in agreement that now is a good time to bow out."
Damien Rice at the Opera HouseTuesday, May 22, 2007 at 7:30 pmTickets are $32.50/ $42.50/ $47.50On-sale Friday, March 2, 2007 at 10:00 am
Ben Gibbard (Death Cab), David Bazan (Pedro the Lion), and Jonathan Rice at the Somerville TheatreMonday, May 7, 2007 at 7:30 pmTickets are $25.00On-sale Friday, March 2, 2007 at 10:00 am
Photo by Sisto
Think of last night as the dress rehearsal: it was the show that got added after tonight's sold out, so yeah, the room was only half-full, and Low B cancelled due to the weather in Philly (which somehow didn't prevent the Re-Up Gang from making the trip north from the City of Brotherly Love). The thumbnail description: Clipse running through full versions of nearly every song you'd want to hear (we took a quick smoke break, maybe they did "Hello New World" while we were gone), with Ab-Liva and Sandman bringing a fresh package onstage when the rhyme supply began to run low.
NEMHF 2006 (2006, day 2) (2006, day 3)
The lineup is in for the ninth annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, and the big news (other than that the fest has scaled back from three days to two) is that the second day of the festival will function as a 25th birthday party for the legendary Metal Blade label.
He Is Legend
Killswitch Engage, Dragonforce, Chimaira, and He Is LegendFebruary 24 at AvalonPhotos (c) Carina Mastrocola
If you flipped through those photos casually, we want you to go back and check out how focussed Dragonforce's beer-through-a-straw game is.
We had this date marked on our calendar like two months ago as the pileup of the first quarter: as just an example of how much crap is going on simultaneously, Frank Smith and Rev. Glasseye managed to schedule farewell-to-Boston gigs (both bands are moving to Austin) without realizing that the other one was doing the same thing on the other side of the river.
Cadence Weapon -- MC, P4K reviewer, remixologist, mp3 blogger, big Bad Religion fan -- signed to Epitaph last week: will he become the Spank Rock of Canada? His Breaking Kayfabe is out in the US (finally) on March 13, to coincide with SXSW buzz-building. That rap-act-with-punk-aesthetic thing? Rollie: "I think I got that."
The Bad Plus, "And here we test our powers of observation"
Thanks to everyone who sent YouTube clips -- the winning ones are above, and those dudes are all headed to the Bad Plus show on Sunday at the MFA.
DOWNLOAD: Brain Failure, "Coming Down to Beijing" (mp3)
Yes, BRAIN FAILURE are from Beijing, not Boston, but we’re making an exception for the Clash of mainland-Chinese punk rock, for three reasons: 1) This has been a second home for the group ever since Dropkick Murphys leader Ken Casey took them under his wing — he produced their US debut, American Dreamer, as well as their half of the new Beijing to Boston, a split EP with Big D and the Kids Table; 2) Their label, Japan’s Bad News Records, just opened an office on Newbury Street; 3) If the bark on verses two and three sounds familiar, that’s because it belongs to none other than ex-Bosstone Dicky Barrett, who comes out of retirement to complain that "This place ain’t the same, the bars are foreclosed/My friends live in the suburbs, there’s no good shows."
IF YOU GO:
The Bad Plus may do witty covers of "Smells like Teen Spirit," "Heart of Glass," and the theme song from Chariots of Fire, but it's all backed up by muscular playing and a terrific sense of the strange.
Andrew W.K., February 20 at Harpers FerryPhotos courtesy Throwed
Video interview and live footage coming Friday . . .
As speculated yesterday by MTV, the Van Halen reunion is now "on hold," according to Pollstar. MTV said yesterday that a Sammy/DLR performance for the band's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction is still on. But Metal Hammer quotes the Rocky Mountain News as saying that the Hall performance "may be in jeopardy."
Worth a shout-out: Lily Holbrook downstairs on the Red Line at Park Street last night was bananas. Her album Everything Was Beautiful and Nothing Hurt rated strictly meh when it crossed our desks about a year and a half ago. Not for lack of a voice, because she's got a real sweet one -- not even Mary Lou ever cut through subway rumble and idle chatter the way Lily's did as we came around the corner on our way to the Bang Camaro shindig
John Legend and Corinne Bailey RaeOrpheum TheatreThursday, April 19, 2007 at 7:30 pm Tickets are $35.00 / $49.50 / $59.50 On-sale Saturday, February 24, 2007 at 10:00 am
The Pogues- THIRD SHOW ADDED!!At Avalon Thursday, March 8, 2007 at 7:00 pm Tickets are $53.00 On-sale Saturday, February 24, 2007 at 10:00 am