The online bio for Boston space-rock quartet MOONS reads simply: “A heartfelt story of some metal and hardcore kids that got into Hum, Swervedriver, and Failure.” Rock bios are usually the biggest waste of time this side of plugging band Web sites on stage, but that’s some succinct shit right there. “Jupiter Drive,” the first track off this summer’s Stasis 10-inch, initially hits like those explosive chords in Hum’s “Stars” before settling in to a post-hardcore comet ride, each riff a galactic blast of post-rock force.
Childish Gambino is at the House of Blues on November 2
Venue Change Alert
M83 | November
20 | Moved from the Paradise to the House of
Blues- all tix honored | $18-$20 | On sale @ livenation.com
Cashmere | October 3 at T.T. the Bear's Place | $10 | On sale @ ticketweb.
Well, shit. I don't like mash-ups, and I don't really dig KANYE, but shag me eight ways to Sunday I do love me some M83, especially the instant Jam of 2011, "Midnight City." So all things considered I'm feeling the fuck out of this beast from the mad lab of Chicago duo THE WHITE PANDA, taking Anthony Gonzalez electronic masterpiece and letting 'Ye do his "Good Life" thing all over it.
S Y N D R O M E S // M O T H E R from The Golden Filter on Vimeo.
New York City disco-noir duo THE GOLDEN FILTER this week released the trailer for a new short film collaboration with Scandinavian director Kristoffer Borgli. Syndromes “centres around a girl with unique talents, entwined in an elite underworld only known to the wealthy.
heart sank a little this morning when I checked my Facebook account
only to find a slathering of status' paying respects to DJ MEHDI (Mehdi
Favéris-Essadi) who passed early this morning at the age of
34. Details of his death are scarce at the moment, but ever-reputable electronic
music source, Resident Advisor, is reporting this on the situation:
going to attempt to keep the hysterics in check. Forgive me if I fly
off the cuff a little though. A couple weeks ago, when I heard we netted Steven Ellison for a feature,
I immediately got hyper-charged and confessed my worship of him in
front of a room full of my coworkers. So it's not like any of them are
going to take my word for it if I try to dub Friday's Royale gig "Show
of the Year" or anything crazy like that.
ROCK SHOP is back in session this evening at Great Scott -- pre-Patriots game of course, because this is Boston and Bill Belichick rules our collective face. The hot topic of tonight's 5 to 7pm info sesh is "College Radio." Phoenix music writer LIZ PELLY will lead the discussion, joined by Phoenix web/tech intern ALI DONOHUE and one other panelist.
Here's tonight's BOSTON ACCENTS playlist, complete with show notes, band links, and my usual ragtime blah-blah-blahs. Listen in every Sunday night from 8 to 10pm at 101.7 FM or online at wfnx.com. This week we debuted a fuckton of dope new jams, and showed some love to Bostonians who bounced to Brooklyn as a nod to today's 10th anniversary of Sept.
He'd been away so long that at the end they would not let him leave.From his previous two shows, we knew that Jeff Mangum was playing an hour set, then coming back for a 20-minute encore. When he left the stage after that, I headed for the exit.
PHOTOS: See Dan Watkins's slideshow for more live photos from the Dropkick Murphys/Bosstones show
If someone had told me 10 years ago that I’d be seeing a pretty killer punk rock show at Fenway Park, I would’ve responded with something like, "Wow, that’s kind of fucked up." Which it probably is, in some respects, but the grand Pooh-Bahs of Irish folk punk DROPKICK MURPHYS long ago bridged whatever gap exists between punks and people who really like baseball.
ON THE RADIO do to my body what no other band can. And I don't mean in the "like
man, this band totally... like uh... man... you know" sense. Or even
like what the "Baby One More Time" video did to me while watching TRL during my formative preteen years. In a more literal sense. Like when I
finally got a chance to see them live at the House of Blues back in
April -- after years of sideline adoration -- I stood somewhere near the
front of the floor, cheesing ear-to-ear, with chills running up and
down my body for the show's duration.
A few months after unleashing a 28-song month-long “Covers Project” in which he gave a solo shine to lost classics by the Stooges, Bad Brains, and Galaxie 500, indispensible Boston rock veteran RYAN LEE CROSBY is back with original material and a full backing band. The former Cancer to the Stars screamer and longtime folk singer-songwriter has released two new tracks as we await the full-length follow-up to 2009’s Out To Dry (and a possible CTTS reunion).
A few minutes ago we premiered the new CINNAMON FUZZ track "In Your Hands," a sweet little electronic pop number produced by Anthony J. Resta and one that I, for better or worse, described as a sonic hybrid of OMD and the Airborne Toxic Event. The colorful Boston trio passed it along to us earlier in the week, and we damn well fell in love with it, especially that instant-classic synth loop.
Noel Gallagher is at the Wang on Nov 12
"Rock the Bells" |
September 24 at the Comcast
Center (postponed from
September 10) | All tickets honored
Friday, September 9
AT 10 AM
Steve Miller Band |
October 14 at the Orpheum Theatre | $49-$69 | On sale @ livenation.
Last week we caught up with Steven Ellison, d/b/a FLYING LOTUS, for a fairly rare interview that looked inside the mind of one of the more intriguing experimental artists of 2011's ever-eclectic music scene. Friday night, FlyLo hits Royale on Tremont Street, and we have a pair of tickets to give away thanks to the folks at GHouse and Bowery Boston.