If you're going to pony up the cash to see Gorillaz do their multi-media animation-meets-real-life thing on the big screen, perhaps there's no bigger screen around the city than the one at Agganis Arena. So while we're not sure if Damon Albarn and his crew of cartoons are arena-level big, it's still pretty cool that they're playing places like O2 in London and Toronto's Air Canada Centre.
BAD NEWS -> GOOD NEWS!! Unfortunately it's true -- Justin Townes Earle sliced his hand and needs 19 stitches, and he will not be able to play his first Newport Folk Festival.
Robyn - Hang With Me official video from Robyn on Vimeo.
Robyn’s All Hearts Tour stops at the House of Blues tomorrow night, but the fancy Swedish pop princess gave us a sneak peek at life on the road today in her new video “Hang With Me.”
The Max Vitali-directed clip might be the finest look at the rigors of touring since Poison’s revealed all of the road’s excess — and relative boredom — in the 1986 video for “I Won’t Forget You.
Right now somewhere in Florence, Italy, a bunch of sketchy dudes just started a thrash band, complete with merchandise and a shit ton of cash. That would normally be way cool and all, except the goods they’re using all belong to Boston’s Ramming Speed, who in broad daylight had all their shit stolen from their van last week while out getting lunch.
The image you see above is by someone named Fiddle Tim. It's part of an exhibit at a gallery in Los Angeles called La Luz de Jesus; you can see more here. It's called "Scumfuck," and it's a portrait of punk icon G. G. Allin. So why are we telling you about some exhibit in Los Angeles? Well, according to this post on The Tripwire and this piece in Interview, "Fiddle Tim" is the pseudonym of none other than Fraces Bean Cobain, the daughter of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love.
Night Fruit may be relatively new to the scene, but the noise-smart Cambridge trio aren’t lacking in local-rock pedigree. Guitarists Amanda Dellevigne and Jonathan Gill built buzz in the gone-too-soon ’90s-flavored trio Hot Box while drummer Luke Sullivan was cavorting around town with alt-rock-minded Left Hand Does.
Luckily, Pirate! Promotion & Management’s Steve Theo is teaming up with the Middle East in Cambridge tonight to dissect all things CMJ in the latest edition of the monthly Rock Shop series.
On sale today
Carolina Chocolate Drops | October 16 at the Paradise Rock Club, Boston | $20 | On sale now via livenation.com
On sale Thursday, July 22
Stanton Moore Trio + Anders Osborne | September 21 at the Paradise Rock Club, Boston | $15 | On sale at noon via ticketmaster.
But it was mildly surprising, as the stand-out tracks and their eventual remixes from 2008’s sterling In Ghost Colours album — “Lights & Music,” “Hearts On Fire” — can still be heard most indie and electro clubs from here to Melbourne.
Note: Sleigh Bells performs Thursday July 22 at Royale with Die Antwoord. Check the accompanying feature on the South African rap sensation here.
Let's face it: Sleigh Bells are heavy. Heavy heavy heavy. Oh sure, they sugar-coat it for all the kids out there who don't normally listen to metal and whatnot.
It’s been a tough year for fans of Big Star, as news of Hummel’s death comes merely months after front man Alex Chilton died of a heart attack in March. Yesterday, Hummel died in his home in Texas after a two-year struggle with cancer.