If that isn't the best headline since "Headless Body in Topless
Bar," we're not sure what is. Seriously, Snoop likes to get his
pimp paws on everything. Remember when he wanted to cameo on the British soap Coronation Street? And when he did cameo on One Life to Live? And when he lent his smooth, sexually seuctive voice to a freaking GPS system?? (Not that that wasn't sort of an awesome idea, because, ok, it was.
A few weeks ago Crystal Castles and Robert Smith scored a nice heap of blog buzz with their electro-romp cover of Platinum Blonde's '80s glam-wave joint "Not In Love." The kids, they loved it, and Fat Bob hadn't sounded so fresh since Wish.
Now, Brooklyn's uber-hip electro-pop duo the Golden Filter is following suit, offering up a holiday single in the name of Psychic TV's snuggly 1983 head-warped ballad, "White Nights."
If the holiday lights hung over Harvard Avenue in Allston and along Central Square in Cambridge didn't get you all rocked out for the season, then Polk Records is here to shove some aural yuletide cheer down your Baileys Irish Cream-coated throat.
Head Polkster Albert Polk is not only throwing Polkfest 4, a 40-band, two-day all-ages local music fest at All Asia Cafe on Dec.
Phoenix cover story: Brandon Flowers and the evolution of a pop-star Killer
When Brandon Flower's dropped Flamingo
back in September, I consciously took a pass on checking for it. Maybe
it was the markedly vanilla single "Crossfire" that beat me into
ambivalence thanks to a nearly offensive radio play frequency.
(words by Addison Post)
I have seen Bear in Heaven play in the morning, afternoon and middle of the night. I’ve seen them play under a hot Texas sun, in a suburb at a pizza joint, and accompanied by a fog machine. No show is the same, yet there are two consistencies: they always kill it, and I always hear someone ask:
Sometime shortly after midnight a few weeks ago at the Billy Ruane memorial party, Buffalo Tom jolted a slowly fading Middle East crowd with a fistful of spirited '90s alt-rock vengeance. The Boston trio co-headlined with a brisk three-song set, including Ruane favorite "Larry," but it was enough to feel like the world would be a better place -- and Boston a better city -- with an active and successful Buffalo Tom among us.
Last night on Boston Accents, WFNX rolled out a Boston Music Awards-themed playlist, highlighting 17 acts that could end up walking proud to the Liberty Hotel podium on Dec. 5 as well as a handful of neglected "shaftees" selected by host Dave Duncan. If you've still not filed your online BMA ballot, check out the bands below and cast your vote by 5 p.
Last month, "On the Download" premiered the first MP3
from Dirty Bombs, a Voltron-esque local supergroup featuring
members of Televandals, the Luxury, and Conservative Man. Their collective
mechanical roar persists here with "In Every City," a blistering
post-millennial rock joyride that opens like an explosion, breaking at once into
its electro-disco chorus before bouncing along through seas of fuzzed-out synths and thumps while maintaining a
vicious alt-rock edge.
STEREO TELESCOPE are feeling the love.
Last week, the year-old Brighton-based electro-pop duo received a nomination for Best Electronic Act in the 2010 Boston Music Awards (a beat-fest grudge match with Bodega Girls, Mystery Roar, Coralcola and Southern Belle), then over the weekend at Great Scott they repped our city proud alongside white-hot Brooklyn cats Class Actress and Small Black.
Shane MacGowan of the Pogues - hot stuff, right ladies?
+ Wavves | February 4 at the Paradise Rock Club, Boston | $18 | On sale now via ticketmaster.com
Dum Dum Girls
| March 2 at the Brighton
Music Hall, Allston | $12
| On sale now via ticketmaster.com
Robyn | February 4 at the House of Blues, Boston | $22.
"The misfit in a room of hoes that's materialistic."
Off Life After God. Cop it.
One of the best videos of 2010 for sure
Off Jaysaun and DJ Revolution's Game of Breath
Check My Recent Boston Phoenix Feature on Jaysaun HERE
After last night’s sprawling Billy Ruane memorial party in Central Square, the 23rd annual Boston Music Awards bash has a tough act to follow. But if the fiery trail of Facebook reposts, Twitter shout-outs and chest-thumping "fuck yeahs!" that followed this morning's nomination announcement were any indication, the camaraderie and love for our city’s thriving music scene should be just as palpable when the BMAs hit the Liberty Hotel on Dec.
To the teenagers rocking the front of the No Age show on Tuesday: sorry if I punched/elbowed/kneed you in the face/shoulder/body. I realize I’m between six to eight years older than most of you, but once I felt that churning, nearly buoyant guitar attack of “Eraser,” I had to throw down my camera and sprint head-down and elbows-squared into the crowd.
DANSER @ Milky Way
Remember watching Adam Ant on MTV back in the ’80s and thinking you could dance better than that choad? Danser finally gives you the chance to prove it, as the JP new-wave party tonight hosts a dance competition with a cash prize to the winner. Don’t stand, just deliver.