Full disclosure first: DJ Slim has gotten me stoned on numerous occasions. The most recent time was at his crib, which is only about one mile - or a half-hour, if you're driving after a session with his bubbler - away from my apartment. Just thought I would get that out of the way.
For those who don't know, Slim first gained quasi-fame in the Bean and elsewhere with his epic "Pussy Licker" song and video (if you've never seen it, take a few moments right now, unless you're at work).
As far as young dudes go, Seek is a relative veteran on this Boston rap scene. As one-half of RADIx (with Quite Nyce), he’s been shuffling between here and the rest of America for half-a-decade with boxfuls of mixtapes under each arm. His hustle has paid off; Seek hasn’t had a job outside of hip-hop for years, and, while RADIx has always been a tangential group in Beantown, they’ve become a constant force on the underground and college circuits.
The folks at Bassic have done it again, bringing yet another top-rung dubstep artist to their basement digs at Good Life. This month they’ve snagged APPLEBLIM (a/k/a Laurie Osborne), who runs the lovely techno/dubstep fusion label Apple Pips and is a founder of the legendary Skull Disco imprint. Although he made his name as a producer, Osborne has recently been much in demand as a DJ.
I'm still not sure which to feel worse about: that Simon Fuller had the two whitest singers on TV sing black-power classics in the American Idol finale, or that Annie's "Bubblegum" made a cameo in Glee. Let's start with the former.
Fuller's song choice for the final Idols came off as the worst kind of condescension -- one of those over-obvious, overly-symbolic gestures that entertainment moguls love to embrace, even if the net result is to desecrate that which ought to have been elevated.
Josh Hoge, Andy Davis | July 13 at the
Middle East upstairs, Cambridge
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The Steamy Bohemians, photo by Neil Reynolds (view full gallery)
The Steamy Bohemians
had lied to us; I was dead certain of it. No way could there be an
actual “old Appalachian folk song” that includes the lyrics “Every time
the baby cries/Stick my finger in the baby’s eyes” and “Every time he
starts to grin/Give my baby a bottle of gin.
Early on during last Saturday’s Frank Black Tribute Night at P.A.’s Lounge (thrown in honor the nearby Nave Gallery’s fifth anniversary), someone in the audience yelled, “More bass!” But he was wrong. The former Pixies frontman’s legacy is what he did for the electric guitar’s high end: fractured rock music that sounds like steel skeletons.
Just in case you missed it this morning, we were one of the guest "music snobs" who took turns making fun of the new Green Day concept-album this morning on WFNX, alongside the Pill's Michael Marrotta (who had a busier weekend than us) and WFNX's Keith Dakin.
PASSION PIT | May 15 at the Pill @ Great Scott, Allston
The first we ever heard of PASSION PIT was from Brenda O'Keefe, then Great Scott's in-house publicist, who ran around telling anyone who would listen that she'd just heard the greatest new band in the universe. So perhaps no surprise that Great Scott eventually became, as much as anywhere, Passion Pit's home base -- or that GS was the place the band chose to grace with the obligatory semi-secret hometown show before heading out on the road to become big stars. The Pill host (and Herald columnist) Michael Marrotta made like they were the opening band on a Tuesday, but even an actual opening-band-on-Tuesday mistake (um . . . someone forgot to plug in the bass?) couldn't mask some geniune holy-shit anticipation -- how un-Allston-hipster-like is that?
AFTER THE JUMP: lots more video from Friday night's show.
Our friends at WFNX just peed a little in excitement over this one: Weezer does radio staple "Kids" live at some T-Mobile-sponsored show, followed by a bit of Lady Gaga's "Pokerface."
We'll have more on last night's Animal Collective performance at the HoBo coming soon, but to tide you over, please enjoy this extended version of "Guy's Eyes" from Merriweather Post Pavilion.
According to their Twitter account, PASSION PIT will be playing Great Scott tomorrow night, returning to their old stomping grounds, The Pill, before they start touring behind their ultra-hyped debut Manners (out Tuesday), which you can now hear in its entirety on MySpace. Line starts . . .now?
We assume folks are web-ripping this as we speak, but for the time being the only place you can hear the highly anticipated Danger Mouse/Sparklehorse/David Lynch all-star collabo Dark Night of the Soul is at NPR. Supposedly this thing is coming out in a limited edition of 5000,
packaged with a hardback book of Lynch's photography.
We thought you'd want to get a look at this: Aggronautix's limited-edition G.G. Allin bobblehead "throbblehead" action figure, the perfect gift for any of the discerning shit-tossing junkie scumfucks in your life."This ghoulish effigy," reads the product description, "is a striking representation of GG ALLIN circa