Perhaps there is no greater homage to the beatutiful Boston accent than Wasted Talent's 2009 almost-a-hit single "Khed," so four stars to WFNX DJ Dave Duncan for having it kick off last night's Boston Accents local music show. Hop on the Orange Line, grab yourself an extra square and check out this week's playlist -- Boston Accents can be heard every Sunday night from 8 to 10 p.
We'll have more photos from the Aerosmith/J. Geils show at Fenway later on today, but for now enjoy these two.
Nothing caps off a muggy mid-summer Sunday in Allston Rock City like a fuzzed-out, epilepsy-inducing lo-fi surf-rock performance by Brooklyn's Beach Fossils. The barefooted gang of four opened up last night's triple-stacked gig at Great Scott (alongside Warpaint and Javelin) with a sly bang, and the Phoenix was there to brave the sardine crowd and strobe lights to record the second song in their 40-minute set, "The Horse."
The NowhereNauts play a Girls Rock Camp benefit show. Click here for more photos from the show.
When I walk into Symposium Books, Sofie Kapur is in the middle of an
acoustic version of the Dandy Warhols' "We Used to Be Friends." And
she's killing it. There are only about six people scattered about the
folding chairs before her, but she might as well be singing to a packed
Tomorrow night at Great Scott, Neptune will make their first live appearance in over a year. Since the band lost drummer Dan Boucher to the charms of Phoenix, AZ, they've picked up Animal Hospital's Kevin Micka and Big Bear's Farhad Ebrahimi. "We have two new members and we multilaterally intend to rip out," says Neptune vet Mark Pearson (pictured above).
Supposedly the rumors were all over the place at Lollapalooza last weekend, but we didn't hear about it until Stereogum said something: would Kanye's new album feature a guest turn from Justin Vernon of Bon Iver?
Well, now we know. Yes. It will. In a far-reaching interview posted on Pitchfork today, Vernon confirms it all, saying he worked on several tracks, actually, at least one of which seems pretty likely to appear on the formerly-titled-and-now-untitled album, West's fifth, fourth if you pretend 808s and Heartbreaks never happened.
It was an action-packed night in Central Square last night, with each of the three Cambridge rock-club rooms hosting more-than-solid Thursday Night bills -- Dragonette, Shy Child and Stereo Telescope at the Mid East down, Tracy Bonham and Bleu upstairs and T.T. The Bear's offering up a stacked lineup of Miniature Tigers, Spinto Band, Magic Magic and Mt.
This week's Cellars by Starlight subjects Earthquake Party! recently opened the doors to their practice space and let Phoenix videographers P. Nick Curran and Addison Post record an inside look at the origins and sounds of the rising Allston noise-pop trio. Peep the exclusive video above, and check out Curran's piece online in thephoenix.
Herewith: five songs that debuted this past Sunday on the launch of WFNX’s new weekly local-music show, Boston Accents. Tune in to 101.7 FM or listen online at wfnx.com every Sunday from 8 to 10 pm as host Dave Duncan offers up the best in New England–bred rock.
1 _Bon Savants, “Tidal Waves”
2 _Eli “Paperboy” Reed, “Come And Get It”
We smell a future collaboration.
The dudes in Nickelback have to be impressed by the unofficial side-stage sing-along provided by Passion Pit and Yes Giantess this past weekend in Japan. Boston's dance-pop elite were joined by 3OH!3 off the Marine Stage for a rousing shout-it-out, first-in-the-air rendition of arena-rock mehahit "How You Remind Me."
2010 not really working out for ya? Good news is on the way!
With the summer festival season finally winding down, both Coachella and Lollapalooza built off huge attendance numbers this year and wasted no time in unveiling their 2011 dates. With all eyes toward next year -- hey, no disrespect to All Tomorrow's Parties in New York next month -- we figured it was time to post a festival date roundup.
You know how on Christmas morning you get a new toy and all you want to do is play with it until it breaks? Well, that’s how I’m rolling with this fancy new Flipcam handed to me by the Phoenix. After work yesterday I swung by Christopher Columbus Park down by the waterfront, and shot some grass-level video of the New Collisions’ afternoon performance with Sarah Borges & the Broken Singles
On sale Thursday, August 12
Senses Fail + Bayside | October 22 at Royale, Boston | $15 | On sale at noon via ticketmaster.com
On sale Friday, August 13
Massive Attack + Thievery Corporation | October 19 at the Orpheum Theatre, Boston | $39-$50 | On sale at 10 am via ticketmaster.
Animal Collective fans (and fans of all that is acid-laced, mind-bending and vaguely unsettling) rejoice! "Oddsac"
(a title that conjures up images of a deformed scrotum, dipped in
sequins) the "visual album" by the experimental, psychedelic
indie-rockers, was released on DVD this morning. (Bonus: the movie comes
packaged with a 40-page, hardcover art book.
Caught the second track performed last night at Great Scott by Memoryhouse, an Ontario-based lo-fi dream-pop duo who probably don't have an opinion on the Bruins drafting Tyler Seguin with a pick that should have belonged to the Maple Leafs. Good for them! The show kicked off Memoryhouse's 21-date stateside tour with Long Island's Twin Sister who were also Flipcam'd last night, with video posted during their set.