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Joey McIntyre, we’ve got good news: the Paradise has moved that “big frickin’ pole,” just for you.
Well, sort of. Technically, it’s the stage that’s moved — 15 feet towards Commonwealth Avenue — as part of a two-month, $400,000 renovation of the legendary live music club, to be completed this weekend.
This week in the Phoenix staff writer Chris Faraone caught up with Chiddy Bang and his producer Xaphoon Jones to hype tonight's show at Harper's Ferry in Allston, but before all that goes down the duo will be at Karmaloop on Newbury Street for an exclusive fan meet-and-greet. Additional details are on this here fresh-as-a-daisy Facebook event page and the flyer below.
One Night Band returned to the Middle East in Cambridge for some well-crafted sloppy seconds over the weekend, and we can't remember a local music event this big being so damn positive and uplifting. The brainchild of the essential Boston Band Crush music blog, One Night Band rounds up 40 local musicians, randomly assigns them into eight groups of five and gives them an afternoon to write three news songs and perform one cover, all presented later that night in front of.
Because it's pretty weird. It's not the storyline we pictured
accompanying this song. Actually, it's not the storyline we pictured
accompanying any song. It's got Kristen Bell in it. But that's not the
weird part. The weird part is the amorphous, anemic-looking blob that
plays her love interest. It looks sort of like a
cross between Meatwad from Aqua Teen Hunger Force and something much
Oh shit, it’s Bad Rabbits in the studio with Deftones’ Chino Moreno and New Jack Swing producer Teddy Riley. Hot damn! The exploding Boston-based power-funk quintet has recently been in Los Angeles banging out a full-length debut album set for release in 2011.
Word from Bad Rabbits camp is that Moreno is “one of a few major guests that will be on the [new] album.
Last summer, 40 fairly hung-over Boston-area musicians got together on a Saturday morning and were chosen at random to create eight supergroup quintets. Their mission, after introductions and a few hours of practice, was to perform three new songs and one cover in front of a demanding audience that evening at the Middle East for an event called One Night Band.
Oh hey, remember the Ting Tings? The pop-drunk UK indie rock duo has a new song floating around the Interwebs today, and they’re taking that whole “listen to it by submitting your email” trend to a whole new social-networking e-level.
For folks to hear the predictably electro-pop track “Hands,” you first have to -- gasp! -- “like” their Facebook page.
On sale now
Deerhoof + Xiu Xiu + Father Murphy | October 10 at the Paramount Theatre, Boston | $18 | On sale now via artsemerson.org
On sale Thursday, August 19
The xx | October 3 at the Orpheum Theatre, Boston | $25 | On sale at 10 am via ticketmaster.com
Mates of State | September 26 at
the Paradise Rock Club, Boston
show is really the only way to sum up the scene for last night's HARD
Tour stop at the House of Blues. In the above video you can peep Rusko,
who has garnered quite the buzz for himself. Even though it was Crystal
Castles that closed the show, Rusko is the reason it was hella sold out.
The audible distortion isn't because it was recorded on a 3-inch video
camera, but because it was that friggen loud.
This past Friday the 13th turned out to be a bad moon rising at Royale for Deerhunter.
The first thing working against the Atlanta indie band was that this was an early show at the recently-opened Theater District nightclub, which borrows from Avalon's old business model of having a concert just after dinner and clearing out the room for a late-night dance party that draws an etirely different crowd.
It didn’t take long for the Boston rock scene to help one of its own. On two weeks notice, The Luxury, Streight Angular, Gene Dante and Dead Cats Dead Rats took to the Harper’s Ferry stage Saturday night and raised roughly $750 for Ben Grenville Garceau. The former vocalist for Gravehaven/Roman Traffic was seriously injured in an accident last month, and is currently recovering at his home in New Hampshire.
doesn't get any more metal than that. For the sake of sidestepping
repetition, I'm just going to throw that sentence out there this one
time and you can mentally insert it following every sentence from here
on out. Because when it comes down to it, it really doesn't get any more
metal than Saturday's clinic in thrash at the Tsongas Center by way of
Slayer and Megadeth.
Last Thursday, veteran Boston indie-rock band the Sheila Divine announced they were officially reuniting after eight years to record a new album, and reached out to fans via fundraising website Kickstarter.com to help pay for it. Recently, several local acts — including Aloud, 28 Degrees Taurus, Drug Rug, the Russians, Arms & Sleepers and others — have gone the Kickstarter route to fund albums and tours, with Drug Rug earlier this month tapping the site to help pay for a new van.
This morning I woke up to find Philadelphia’s the Armchairs in my living room. My band You Can Be A Wesley played with them a few months ago in their hometown, and after their gig last night at All Asia Café my bandmate Saara offered our apartment up as a place to crash. They play really weird, frenetic synth-pop and they're really cool people.