Tonight, we rage.
After weeks of planning, plotting and counting up a gazillion votes, The Phoenix is ready to throw down at tonight's Best Music Poll awards at the Brighton Music Hall in Allston. Fear not, we'll have the Bruins on the televisions as they shoot for their first Stanley Cup since 1972, and the awards should be over around whenb the 3rd period starts.
In the pantheon of Anal Cunt songs, "I Just Saw The Gayest Guy On Earth" is among the most memorable -- for one thing, it's an a-cappella tune, sung in the round. (Perhaps it was Seth Putnam's impression of what the Boston Gay Men's Chorus sounded like?) But unless you happened to be living in Allston, Massachusetts in the early 1990s, the lyrics would've been inscrutible: Putnam used that song, and much of the rest of the album 40 More Reasons To Hate Us, which got national distribution through Earache Records, to take aim at then-little-known landmarks, bands, and neghborhood characters.
The Horrors are at the Brighton Music Hall on Oct 3
Scattered Trees +
Paul Dempsey | August 18 at the Brighton Music Hall,
Allston | $12 | On sale at @ livenation.com
| October 3 at the Brighton
Music Hall, Allston | $15 |
On sale at noon @ livenation.
I can has clam? You bet.
The 2011 WFNX Clambake is now roughly 48 hours away, and the party on Lansdowne Street and the House of Blues could double up as a Bruins Stanley Cup bash as we await the black and gold's return from Vancouver (Also: parade on Friday?). Either way, both the afternoon outdoor stage and the late-night HOB stage should be off the chain, and to help you plan your Clambake properly, we jacked the set times for Thursday's party.
Peals of thunder and billowing storm clouds over Somerville anticipated the suffocating ruckus emanating from the Starlab’s PA all of last Thursday night. A motley crew of Southerners with a Swede in tow arrived at the venue a couple hours late, and we watched in amusement as a van with Texas plates backed apprehensively into a cramped, Bostonian parking space.
had some serious decision making to do last night as I encountered a
severe overlap of two of my life's great passions: Ridiculously sultry
electropop, courtesy of JUNIOR BOYS, and NBA basketball, courtesy of the
Dallas Mavericks and Miami Heat. Vastly different ends of my
entertainment intake spectrum, but in the back of my head I can picture
Dirk Nowitzki getting amped to the pulsing undertow of "Double Shadow"
in front of his locker prior to a game, or even grooving to Carl Craig's
remix of "Like A Child" on the sands of Ibiza during his summer
So word on the interwebs is that the new HOORAY FOR EARTH album True Loves sounds like MGMT. Or it’s simply what Congratulations should have sounded like. Or even simpler, that this new record from our dearly departed former-Boston, now-NYC band is some weird fucked up combination of all things MGMT, Passion Pit, some more MGMT, a bit more Passion Pit.
THE BLOW is a performance of extreme minimalism that leaves you reconsidering your ideas of a concert entirely. Armed with a fan, a few lights, and a microphone, Khaela Maricich started her performance Saturday night at Brighton Music Hall abruptly, and without introduction, singing a short vocal piece delicately into the microphone, eyes staring blankly at no one.
SETH PUTNAM, the Newton native who set out to create music that represented the end of music, and succeeded; and who survived a 2004 drug overdose that landed him in a coma from which his doctors predicted he would not come out of, and returned to the stage less than a year later; died on Saturday morning of a heart attack.
Wednesday night Royale had probably one of the strangest lineups this summer. Not one band matched the other in any way, and the crowd, mostly there for headliner OKKERVIL RIVER, pictured above, was a diverse mix of ages and subcultural fashion statements.
Baltimore’s FUTURE ISLANDS opened the show with their special blend of powerfully emotive post-wave songs.
Brooklyn-based psychedelic electropop group YEASAYER put on a blinding spectacle of a performance at last night’s sold out show at Royale. Before taking the stage, the lights went out and the speakers blasted Q Lazzarus’s “Goodbye Horses.” This immediately brought on all sorts of Silence of the Lambs quotes from the audience, as well as a few pretty decent Buffalo Bill impressions, all in giddy anticipation for Yeasayer’s heady dance beats.
Well now. It's times like this where we look back on previous videos posted under the "Awesome Video Alert" banner and feel all kinds of guilty. I mean, anything we throw up here is awesome, no doubt, but then along comes this new clip by Manhattan-taking, Berlin-eyeing, spy-tracking, vertically-rocking Boston duo DO NOT FORSAKE ME OH MY DARLING
Deadly tornadoes in the south, killer storms and mudslides in Haiti, the Vancouver Canucks goaltending at the TD Garden -- it seems there has been a frightening number of disasters around the world since an earthquake hit Japan back in March. Hell, we even had some twisters touch down in Western Mass.
Recent events have taken media and charitable attention away from previous disaster relief efforts, but Playground Boston is reminding us that Japan is still a nation in need