On sale Thursday, July 15
September 29 at the Paradise Rock Club, Boston | $15 | On sale at noon
November 8 at the Paradise Rock Club, Boston | $15 | On sale at noon via
sale Friday, July 16
Acoustic evening with Airborne Toxic Event featuring the Calder Quartet | September 8 at the Somerville Theatre, Somerville | $25 | On sale at 10 am via livenation.
A nice moment during the dust cloud from Bear In Heaven on Vimeo.
With Brooklyn synth-gazers Bear in Heaven rolling into T.T. The Bear's Place tonight, we figured it was appropriate to fondly recall those pre-Gulf Coast oil spill halcyon days, when our lone
ecological threat was an angry volcano in Iceland.
First things first: when we’re talking Marina and the Diamonds and Florence and the Machine, we specifically mean two people: petite brown-haired Marina and statuesque ginger Florence. Aside from their moniker goof, the UK twosome don’t have much in common beyond their impending US crossover fame with Florence’s Lungs and Marina’s The Family Jewels But in pop culture, use of an ampersand and similar gender are the ties that bind, so let’s see how they stack up in a purely 100 percent scientific analysis:
Interpol's been in the game for more than a decade now, so
it's only fitting that a musical "return to form" was in order. Back in April,
several months after drummer Sam Fogarino told Paste Magazine that the
repressed-but-remarkably-dressed New Yorkers' new album would have a sound
reflecting to their early days, Interpol released "Lights," the brooding first
single off their upcoming self-titled album (which drops Sept.
It's a wet hot American summer, and Dave Duncan at FNX Radio has the local soundtrack covered. Here's his complete playlist from last night's New England Product, which we hear is getting a bit of a face lift in the next few weeks. Stay tuned for details, and in the meantime, enjoy the rock.
DOM - "Living in America"
Here's one rap battle we didn't quite see coming. It seems that 50 Cent, who in the past could be found in da club with a bottle full of bub, is now dedicating his time to more serious enterprises. Namely, stopping P. Diddy from exploiting the Notorious B.I.G.'s memory. Fiddy recently launched a Twitter petition (Twitition!) imploring fans to give their digital John Hancock in an effort to ban Puffy from using Biggie's legacy to further his own career.
Psych-poppers Deerhunter (who play a Bowery Boston show at Royale in August) have announced their newest album, the follow-up to the double-shot of brilliance that was Microcastle/Weird Era Cont. It will be called Halcyon Digest, and, if history is any guide, it will rule.
For those wishing to get a taste before it hits stores on September 28 (or inevitably leaks to the internet before then - unless Bradford Cox figures out a way to get it on lockdown), there's a special .
That video above is by a band called "Cults." Not "The Cult," but "Cults." This is their second song to get notice; the first, "Go Outside," (download here) is a good summer pop song that's already gotten some breathless praise.
But still: there's already a band called "The Cult." Those words are now retired for band-naming purposes, unless you add a some other words in addition - like this band, who pluralized another popular band and then repurposed it by affixing a qualifier.
This week, we're rolling out our now-annual survey of the best new-ish band in each state in our great nation (The first year we did it, we also named the best band and solo artist of all time in each state, but we are presuming all such matters to be closed, so we don't want to hear about it). And even though it's not really the goal of this exercise, we still like to think of ourselves as predicting big things for the artists we anoint as the best.
In its first 20 Web-isodes alone, Quiet Desperation showcased
the mirth and hilarity of more than 200 comics, actors, and musicians from the
Greater Boston area. The anomalous hip-hop artist among the talents whom Quiet
D ringleader Rob Potylo (a/k/a Roadsteamer) tapped for his reality sit-com,
Cambridge-based MC and New Alliance studio rat Father Abraham cut "Revere Beach" under the
influence of a pivotal exchange between Bean-bred comedians Joe Wong and Big Nezz from Web-isode seven.
Well now here’s a Help Wanted ad you just don’t see every day.
Want to sing for a metal super group consisting of dudes from Shadows
Fall, Unearth and Seemless? Wake up bro, it’s not a dream — this could be your reality!
"We are looking for one crazy bastard with the energy, the drive and the
determination to take this thing to the next level," says Matt Bachand of Shadows Fall, who with fellow Shadows guitarist Jon Donais has teamed up with drummer Derek Kerswill (Unearth/Seemless) and bassist Jeff Fultz (Seemless) to form an as-yet-untitled new monster rock band.
When I was 11 years old,
I begged and begged my parents for a Talkboy for Christmas so I could
be like Kevin McCallister in Home Alone 2, who predominately used his device to
commit credit card fraud. Unsurprisingly, it wasn't too long after
winter break that my asshole 5th grade math teacher swiped it and locked
away in his desk, never to be seen again.
Prince has always been ahead of the curve. The first pop star to make androgyny and sexual ambiguity sexy (sort of.) The first man to legally change his name to an unpronounceable symbol. The first man to change it back again after realizing how totally weird that was. And now, he is officially the first person to herald the impending implosion of the world wide web.