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. Glasseye: "We tried to pull Frank Smith over to the Middle East so it could be an official 'Gone to Texas Showcase,' but they were unable to move. It is both a comedy and tragedy."
"Yea, thats funny, huh?" says Frank Smith's Aaron Sinclair. "[Glasseye] actually got in touch and we tried to get the shows together but we had both already booked the different clubs and we felt bad about backing out. Is that guy any good?"
Meanwhile, at McGann's over at North Station, BIG DIGITS pile on with Epitaph's BUSDRIVER-- by coincidence, the guy who gets mentioned most when you go, "Gee, who the hell is Cadence Weapon gonna hang out with at Epitaph?"
DOWNLOAD: Busdriver, "The Troglodyte Wins" (mp3)
Lindsay and the Student Council are throwing Yoni Gordon's rec-rel show at the Lizard Lounge, but what caught our ear was the new Mark E. Moon mix she pointed her MySpace peeps at on account of Mark E. is DJ-ing the shindig tonight.
DOWNLOAD: Mark E. Moon, "Valuable Hunting" (mp3)
We, of course, will be over at the Bang Camaro/Damone showdown at the Paradise, cursing ourselves for missing Killswitch Engage's first big Boston gig at Avalon tonight....