CQ, meet T.T.’s.
The Phoenix can confirm that CQ PRESENTS, the Boston-based booking agency that oversees nightly live music at Allston venues Great Scott and O’Briens Pub, has been hired to handle full-time booking of T.T. The Bear’s Place in Cambridge.
CQ talent buyers Carl Lavin and Josh Smith met this afternoon with T.
This year's BOSTON MUSIC AWARDS will return to the Liberty Hotel on Sunday, November 20, its third year in the glitzy former prison unit. A few years ago at the Orpheum the BMAs went up against Lady Gaga at the Wang -- this year's course of conflict opponent across town is the much-anticipated M83 show at the House of Blues (which was upgraded from the Paradise due to ticket demand).
More Occupy Boston Pics Here
Every revolution needs fresh theme music. Especially one organized by contemporary counter-culture warriors, who tend to have eclectic tastes. I'm not sure what they've been rocking down at Occupy Wall Street - just that the activists there got a boost from Immortal Technique the other day - but the shit I've seen online leads me to believe it ain't Bruno Mars
The bands come marching in this weekend as HONK! FEST rings in October, packing every street, corner, and hidden orifice of Davis Square with costume-clad marching bands and booming, bursting music.
Honk! began six years ago with the mission to revamp the long standing relationship between taking activism to the streets and music.
REZWAN FERDAUS, the 26-year-old Ashland man arrested yesterday in a terrorist plot to fly explosives into the Pentagon and Capitol building, was also a drummer in various Bay State funk and jam bands in the mid-2000s, laying down the beat for songs like "No Pilot" and "Gaza Dozer."
Pictured above, Ferdaus was drummer for THE SILK ROAD, a Roxbury and Allston-based alt-rock jam band quartet that described their sound on their MySpace page as "a six-pack of Pabst and a mechanical bull."
This Saturday, the first of the month, October officially becomes Rocktober. But before we enact a city-wide moratorium on use of the facepalm-flinging mashup, the denim-clad dudes of TOWNSHIP fill the bill and fit the bit in true definition by reducing Brighton Music Hall to a smoldering rock rubble. Brand spankin’ new disc One More Summer is a riff-laden musical love letter to youthful rebellion, parties in the woods, and the struggles of getting older, and it’s led by standout bluesy shit-fit jamboree “All Your Stufff.
Ryan Adams is at the Orpheum on December 8
Cancelled Show Alert
The Radio Dept. |
November 19 at the Paradise Rock Club | refunds at point of purchase
Jedi Mind Tricks
+ Outerspace | November 11 at the Paradise Rock Club | $20-$23 | On sale @
Pat McGee Band
| December 2 at the Brighton
Music Hall | $17.
Video by Rat Chasinil
Friday night saw a blowout bonanza of industrial noise, as Somerville’s Starlab played host to SUDDEN INFANT, the long-running, highly-admired project of Joke Lanz, a Swiss national living in Berlin. Influenced by actionism, fluxus, and dada, Lanz’ physical, bodily brand of noise and performance art is shot through with perverse humor and warped reflections on daily life.
"All the King's Men"
a premise: you have a pair of free tickets to see a band you know next
to nothing about and you're already three beers deep. Why not see where
this Tuesday evening takes you? That's how I ended up at the WILD BEASTS
show at the Paradise last night. I confess that "next to nothing" is
actually code for absolutely nothing .
We will probably have more to say about this in the next few weeks, so consider this post more about the music than the message.
But we've had these two new songs from Allston-based dream-pop bedroom project ORCA ORCA in our collective heads all week, and it's time to share. I was going to wait until Sunday to "debut" them on Boston Accents, but fuck it, do check'em out now.
Has anyone seen Rickyy Thornburg's missing Red Sox wallet? If you hit up Middlesex Lounge tonight for the COOL RANCH party with TRABANTS and BODEGA SLUTS (a fucked-up hybrid supergroup with the 'Girls, Cave In, Read Yellow, uhh Kingsley Flood, Miltown, a billion others bands and pretty much everyone ever) be on the lookout for for a wallet that says "Yoooouuuukkkk!" on it.
Last week we chronicled the improbable rise of WE ARE AUGUSTINES, a Brooklyn-based rock band that formed out of the tragic and fiery ashes of the late, great Pela. Tonight the Boston Phoenix teams up with Bowery Boston in bringing the Augustines to Great Scott in Allston, a night of celebration, triumph, and really great fucking music.
Williams has come a long way since Barcelona. The story has been well
told, and if you're even a remote fan of WAVVES, I'm certain you've
heard it. But for the uninitiated, a truncated version of the
happenings: Williams and then drummer Ryan Ulsh played Spain's Primavera
Sound Festival in early 2009.
A ton of bands have made a ton of records that self-consciously mine the intimate, whispery chamber-folk of the first Iron and Wine or Bon Iver records. Most of ‘em ain’t worth shit. Boston’s GEM CLUB, on the other hand, are in the big leagues: achingly quiet, blissfully soft, and heartbreakingly pretty. With just a single EP under their belt, our readers voted this Somerville duo the Best New Act in our 2011 Best Music Poll.
Here is tonight's Boston Accents playlist, and it's a fucking doozy. We kicked it off with a double shot of THE FAUX, then rolled back to the early-'00s for some post-millennial garage rock ruckus, gave some love to the Granite State, and debuted a brand new STEREO TELESCOPE remix from DJ DIE YOUNG, which got finished roughly 16 minutes before I entered it into the WFNX library.