We should have a podcast of tonight's show, broken up into four hour-long segments, posted online later this week. But in the meantime, here's a recap of our Boston Phoenix GOTH100 Halloween playlist, taking dark hitz and deeper cutz from our spooky sonic collection and tossing them into the rock couldron with a few random treats from my personal collection (when was the last time AND ONE got played on WFNX? Or hell, WUMPSCUT, even?)
In honor of Halloween -- and because we've been all about lists, lately -- here are the 20 greatest MISFITS covers ever, presented without commentary. A fierce debate in the Phoenix newsroom erupted over numbers one and two, and I'm already internet stalking Cynthia Couto (uh, is emo girls covering Michale Graves-era Misfits totally a thing now?).
It's a New Music Spooktacular on BOSTON ACCENTS tonight, mixing up some fresh new rock and pop jams with some creepy experimental sounds from the New England underground. Feels good to be back in the studio after a one-week absence. We're back in action next Sunday night from 8 to 10pm, only on WFNX, 101.7 FM and streaming online at wfnx.
Well this should make up for not being able to play the Faces Nightclub Demolition party last week (sorry we missed it, Cambridge, how'd it all go down? Did you love it? Any bodies turn up?). At the end of the day, who needs an old disco funeral on a rainy day on Route 2 when you got Dave Navarro applauding your musical echoes.
Editor's Note: Ever since DURAN DURAN broke onto the scene 30 years ago, the synth strobe of debut single "Planet Earth" serving a legendary declaration of an evolving electronic pop landscape, Nick Rhodes has answered his fair share of questions from music journalists. So as his band, fresh as ever, prepares to hit the Wang Performing Arts Center tomorrow night, October 28 -- part of a continuing globe-trot in support of last year's All You Need Is Now -- the Boston Phoenix decided to skip the usual promotional interview technique and enlist one of Boston's synthpop veterans to hold it down and talk shop: SEAN DRINKWATER
It's late October, and while the bros at Wonder Bar were busy bumping club mixes of Selena Gomez, we were in the laboratory stitching together a more seasonal soundtrack to the spookiest time of the year. The result? The GREATEST GOTH SONGS OF ALL TIME, featuring 100 atmospheric tracks drenched in gloomy glory and jet-black angst.
Goth may be a solitary lifestyle, but in order to properly compile The Boston Phoenix's 100 Gothic Rock Songs of All Time, we made sure to enlist the expertise of three of our city's underground nightlife luminaries: CHRIS EWEN, JAMES CUDDYER, and PATRICK FITZGERALD. We convened here at the Phoenix, had some dinner, and hashed out the Top 100 over several hours of debate and pizza (not very goth).
Every glorious, gluttonous Halloween, the streets of the city become one big network of sticky-sweet candy aisles. So when Albert Polk of STREIGHT ANGULAR howls out above the assembly-line rock ruckus of new single “Supermarche” (“Yeah you go/To the store /Cuz you feel /Like you want some more”), the man is really just inviting you to ZuZu in Cambridge October 31 for Polk Records and Night of the Living Deadhead’s tag-team Halloween throwdown
The mega-polarizing Loutallica record isn't even out yet, and already that guy from Suicidal Tendencies is leaking plans for the "real" followup to Death Magnetic -- not to be confused with the album we're all currently watercoolering about, which appears to be Lou Reed's follow up to Metal Machine Music.
Avicii is at the DCU Center on November 20
Friday, October 28
AT 10 AM
Cave In | November
26 at Great Scott | $15 | On sale @ ticketweb.com
Blake Shelton |
February 23 at the DCU
Center | $25-$49.75 | On
sale @ ticketmaster.com
August Burns Red
+ Silverstein + Texas
in July + I The Breather | February 29 at the House of Blues | 20 | On
sale @ livenation.
Oh hey COOL RANCH, what's shakin'? How's things? Got a Halloween party tonight at Middlesex Lounge in Central Scare (love that one)? Got handjobs on the dance floor and kissing booths in the corner? Got free 'Ritos? Got Misfits? Got free-at-the-door? Well right on.
BODEGA GIRLS PRESENT: COOL RANCH HALLOWEEN BASH!
BILLY RUANE passed away one year ago today. Thinking back to this week in 2010 brings back many emotions -- hearing the news via phone call from my editor while in the South End, thinking about my own (somewhat limited) interactions with him, and frantically compiling the seemingly never-ending tributes, reflections and recollections from patrons of the Boston rock scene, near and far, those a part of it for three seconds, 30 years, or some time in between.
Sound Tribe Sector 9
appeared this past Thursday at the House of Blues. With them came an
ever-growing following of individuals with a shared taste in tantalizing guitar
riffs, groovy baselines and a dynamic percussion section. What brewed was a fair
amount of anticipation as the crowd poured into the 3-level venue to the sounds
of the funky hip-hop/electro mashups of the opening act, The Polish Ambassador, who sported a neon
blue and yellow jumpsuit and a pair of thick, plastic orange glasses, resembling
a Derek Zoolander spin-off.
As Hallowe'en approaches, so does the impending release of Metallica's new album, Lulu, a double-CD collaboration with venerated legend Lou Reed. As if the pairing of Metallica and Reed wasn't random enough, the album is an adaptation of a trilogy of works by late-19th-century German expressionist playwright Frank Wedekind, whose work is perhaps best-known as having inspired the 1929 Louise Brooks vehicle Pandora's Box:
May? I'm not going to bother listing a bunch of innocuously unrelated
events that occured that month, because I barely remember that month
myself. But ODD FUTURE were a thing, that much I can assure you. They
invaded our fair city backed by a wall of media hype, instilled fear into the ritzy on Newbury Street and again into press-type gawkers at the Paradise, and said some crude shit to Fox News that many of us here at the Phoenix can only dream of.