Before BAD RABBITS hit up Warped Tour for the summer, and before they party with us at next week's Best Music Poll awards show -- where, you might have heard, they'll be doused with celebratory vitaminwater as On The Download's most-downloaded band of the past year -- the crew hits the DJ booth at Central Square's Enormous Room for The American Dream.
The National are at the Bank of America Pavilion on September 9
| August 17 at Brighton
Music Hall, Allston | $13
| On sale now @ ticketmaster.com
Friday, June 10
The Monkees- 45th
Anniversary Tour | August 28 at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, Hampton Beach, NH
| $29-$125 | On sale at 10 am @ ticketmaster.
People at parties — we love ’em, we hate ’em, our Facebook walls are littered with annoying photos of ’em. But from the shores of San Francisco and New York City comes a finally useful PEOPLE AT PARTIES, performing at Church tonight in the form of a bass-mad dub-fi electro project from the ladies of Von Iva and Boyskout.
visiting a new city for the first time, you're bound to encounter at least a few trials and
tribulations along the way -- parking, navigation, finding a decent place to eat, etc.
Somewhat daunting, but I've always looked at it as more of an adventure
than anything. But if that new city already happens to be as trialed
and tribulated as Detroit? Well, there's a good chance that city may
chew you up and spit you out, snatching up your car, cell phone, and
hotel reservations in the process.
Hey nevermind this got canceled. Too good to be true.
First, the good news: Austin, Texas, minimalist pop trio LOVE INKS are in town tonight, playing O’Brien’s Pub in Allston. The bad news: Their Boston debut falls on the same night as Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final. Potentially good (if not entirely helpful) news: They’re not from Vancouver.
Hey remember that time at the #Rumble when Keith Pierce of MELLOW BRAVO ended continued his band's set at T.T. The Bear's by running offstage, guitar in hand, and ran outside onto Brookline Street and jumped atop parked cars? Well if bro-sef pulls that shit during tomorrow night's Booze Cruise, he's gonna be swimin' in tha hahbah
Although the MACROTONES aren't niche snobs who get aggravated with the “world music” label often thrust upon them, vague pigeonholes hardly do justice to this Charlestown 10-piece, which romances any number of micro-scenes on a regular basis. Originally formed three years ago as an Afro-funk collective built to break authentic grooves à la Antibalas, they've evolved into a hybrid fit for freaking fans of jazz, boom-bap, roots reggae, and acid-worthy jam bands.
When DOM hit the WFNX Clambake a fortnight from tomorrow (ahem, June 16), the Worcester post-whatever-pop heroes will have a slew of fresh new jams to blast out onto Lansdowne Street. A bit unexpectedly, Astralwerks is dropping a new Dom EP, Family of Love, on August 9, roughly six months after it polished up and re-released the band’s 2010 breakthrough debut Sun Bronzed Greek Gods
It was worth the wait — BIG FREEDIA, New Orleans’s sissy-bounce queen (she identifies as female, y’all), rocking those butts at Brighton Music Hall in a Boston debut on Memorial Day. Freedia (pronounced Freda), doesn’t rap exactly — she exhorts, she coaches, she commands. Her hooks are rapid-fire repetitions of her titles: “AZZeverywhere! AZZeverywhere! AZZeverywhere!” And a lot of incantation that sounds like “wackawackwackawacka,” or — more to the point “wobblewobblewobblewobblewobble.
My Morning Jacket is at the BoA Pavilion on August 14 [with Neko Case]
November 18 at the Paradise Rock Club, Boston
| $200 | On sale at now @ livenation.com
Thursday, June 2
Alkaline Trio +
Mewithoutyou + The Drowning Men | August 11 at the Paradise Rock Club, Boston | $19.