It got shut down by the Man at the early hour of 1 a.m. -- a first for the Elks -- but by that time people were sardined inside and outside, smoking like fiends, sweating off their fake blood, begging for more energy drinks. All told, the Friday the 13th edition of Thunderdome was on blast. Brooklyn of-the-moment DJ team Bangers came down and dropped eponymous heat til the mirrors misted in the back room; in the front, the resident Thunderdomers had zombie chicks making out with each other on the poles.
Five things that will get your face smashed in on Lansdowne Street the weekend after next:
DOWNLOAD: Ding Dong, "Go Away" (mp3)
This track is basically the only thing we can listen to right now. It's the most shocking, revelatory song we've heard since . . . oh, we dunno, "Lip Gloss" at least. For those of us who missed the boat on the fact that M.I.A. is now blogging (thus rendering the 60-percent of the blogosphere dedicated to chronicling her every move redundant), her posting of this track was a double whammy: "hi I'm one of you, by the way here's a song that nobody's ever heard but is going to change the world.
DOWNLOAD: Ketman, "Chapter Four" (mp3)WATCH: Ketman at YouTubeVISIT: www.ketman.comFRIEND: http://myspace.com/ketman
About this time last year, we brought you a track from Ketman’s EP Esperanto. They’ve since recorded a full-length (finally), but then they wrote so many new songs that they’ve whipped out a new EP and are releasing it in advance of the album.
Yesterday, Stereogum set the blogosphere and Radiohead fan base abuzz with OKX: A Tribute to OK Computer, a humble attempt by musicians such as Mobius Band, Cold War Kids and Marissa Nadler to pay homage to a seminal ten-year-old album (this generation’s Dark Side of the Moon, according to some people).
The Hives are law and everything, but we're going to smash Pele's teeth in for making us pay Ticketmaster fees to see them open for Adam Fucking Whatever The Fuck His Name Is. Friday the 13th, indeed.
Hilary DuffBank of America PavilionThursday, August 30, 2007 at 7:30 pmTickets are $28.50, $35.00 and $44.50**plus $5.
Click on the image to watch MTV News's feature on Bang Camaro
And you thought we were kidding about world domination. The MTV video crew that was following Bang Camaro at the FNX/Boston Phoenix Best Music Poll has turned in BC's first piece of hugenormous national propoganda, in which the 20+ dude metal choir sees their faces transposed among the greats: Kiss, Ozzy, and Skid Row.
The Police. (View 11 more Police photos here)
Bon Jovi(View 10 more Bon Jovi photos here)
Smashing Pumpkins(View 8 more Smashing Pumpkins photos)
Cameron Diaz(View 3 more Cameron Diaz images here)
Roger Waters(View 9 more Roger Waters photos)
ALL PHOTOS: Carina Mastrocola
Leo DiCaprio and Al Gore hug it out
Signs You Won't See on TV, Part I
In lieu of Roger Waters photos, we bring you an inflatable pig
Petra Nemcova, and the teleprompter that hated her
Spencer and Abigail (Little Miss Sunshine) Breslin
DOWNLOAD: Hats and Glasses, "Andrew" (mp3)
We've never seen them wear hats, and only two-thirds of them sport prescriptive eyegear, so maybe they're just trying to go incognito -- or Google incognito, at least. Refreshingly devoid of gimmickry, H+G play rock and roll that's quirky, spirited, and somehow instantly classic.
The Inside Track -- or some Herald blog or something? -- confirms what MySpace gig calendars have been teasing us with for weeks: the new, improved version of the semi-legendary Allston sleaze-rock dive bar O'Briens is set to re-open within the week. If all goes as planned, dirtbag scum-metal bands will be soaking up the suds in the new space, which has been upgraded to what the Herald describes as "a new interior, cast in copper and plum and complete with two 37-inch plasma televisions."
Modest Mouse cares for lovelorn robots.
In case you missed Spoon's April MFA date, they've just announced a show at the Roxy on October 17. Tickets go on sale July 21.
Interactivity is quickly replacing plot-driven, film short concepts as the hot new trend in the world of music videos (sorry Justin and Scarlett, we're the YouTube generation, we don't have time for your lengthy love affairs).?xml:namespace>
dirt-core also dirt·core (dûrt“kôr”, -k½r”) n. 1. A genre
of music combining elements of blues, country, rock and roll, heavy metal, and
thrash. 2. This specific
style of music, usually played at ear-splitting volume, by Waltham’s Graveyard BBQ (who coined the term);
Holy flurking shnit, that dirtcore just
about melted my @#$%& face off
An advance fourth-of-July gift for you: Radio Birdman -- Australia's answer to the Stooges, for those of you without record collections -- have booked a last-second gig at the Middle East tonight, aka Independence Day Eve. Don't expect them to have any idea what that is. It appears they were supposed to play Buffalo tonight but that one got cancelled.
The sound of summer
"Scream Tour" with T.I., Ciara, T-Pain, Yung Joc, and LloydAt the Tweeter CenterTuesday, August 21, 2007 at 7:00 pmTickets are $35.00, $45.00 and 4-pack lawn ticket special for $24.75*** plus $7.00 venue charge and applicable convenience fees per ticket** plus $21.