Oh hey -- another M83 post! Well, kinda. Yeah, we've already posted the Kanye mashup, hung a glowing 3.5-star review on Hurry Up, We're Dreaming, spooged neon over the music video. We're also pretty sure we got Anthony Gonzalez on the horn later this week to talk about his gig November 20 at the House of Blues.
It's been a good week for Boston's top-shelf selector DJ KNIFE. First he got nominated for DJ Artist of the Year in this year's BOSTON MUSIC AWARDS -- in a pretty killer category alongside FRANK WHITE, KON, LEAH V and PAUL FOLEY -- and then got hooked up with a patent for his performance moniker courtesy of our good ol' United States government (attn: wannabes: drop the Knife).
Welcome to the Ghost Host edition of the Boston Accents playlist recap! As you may or may not know, I landed my dumb ass in the hospital earlier this week, and was discharged around 4pm this afternoon. Doctors told me I needed to stay in bed a few days after release, so to keep the BOSTON ACCENTS momentum alive, we decided to load up the setlist with nominated songs from this year's BOSTON MUSIC AWARDS, which were announced on Tuesday (pre-hospital, bro).
Boston Phoenix music editor and WFNX "Boston Accents" host MICHAEL MAROTTA couldn't make it into the studio tonight, so he's running the show by remote control and live-chatting below. See you at 8 p.m. sharp.
I recently read somewhere that "sometimes it's easier to ask for forgiveness, than to ask for permission." So during Day 3 of my unexpected confinement to St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in Brighton -- after landing in the ER with pulmonary hypertension, acute bronchitis and pneumonia around 3am Wednesday morning -- I said fuck it, it's time to make up for all the shows I'm missing this week by bringing a show to me.
Much like SXSW, the annual five-day CMJ Music Marathon brings together
hundreds of international artists and industry types, with official and
unofficial parties happening all over Brooklyn and Manhattan.
It’s only three days into this year’s marathon, but some potential “winners” are already surfacing: the ethereal, outsider pop of Claire Boucher, a.
Jim Hewitt's self-recorded 2010 EP, Imago Demos (under the temporary
moniker Young Minds), wasn't just a bedroom project. The Allston songwriter was
so uncomfortable singing in front of his roommates that he'd venture out to his
car in order to record his vocals in isolation. Recently, Hewitt re-emerged as ORCA ORCA, named for nothing
really beyond a casual affinity for killer whales.
Presented without commentary...
No wait, hold up, one thought -- is this maybe why the always-packed weekly 18+ electro/dubstep party THROWED was snubbed by the 2011 Boston Music Awards in the Best DJ/Dance Night competition? I dunno. That's all I got.
Mark Olson seemed a little anxious to get out under the lights at the Paradise Tuesday night. He walked out while the tech was still onstage testing equipment, followed closely behind by the rest of THE JAYHAWKS, the band he left in 1995. Without so much as an introduction or a “Hello, Boston,” Olson strummed the band into “Wichita,” from the band’s landmark 1992 album Hollywood Town Hall.
No doubt some of the most difficult news on the Boston music scene this year - not to mention in the larger hip-hop community - has been that MC Exposition of Audible Mainframe was diagnosed with cancer, and is currently in Boston undergoing treatment. Expo - or Victor, as close homeys and family members call him - is a brilliant force of nature, not to mention a talented progressive writer and MC the likes of which hip-hop heads rarely encounter these days.
By now we're all familiar with Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain's 999 plan. We don't understand it - because it doesn't make much sense - but we know about it, and are now aware of how devastating it would be on people who are not former chief executives of mega fast food chains.
Like any self-hating black Republican, candidate Cain has expressed contempt for rap, hip-hop, or whatever it is that communities of color are listening to these days.
Band of Horses are at the Paradise on December 12
Salvage Co. + Musikanto | November 12 at the Brighton Music Hall
| $10-$12 | On sale @ ticketmaster.com
Confessional (solo acoustic) | November 20 at the Paradise Rock Club | $15 |
On sale @ ticketmaster.
The nominations for the 2011 BOSTON MUSIC AWARDS are out, giving us several weeks to speculate, predict, and cry foul before the glitzy bash at the Libery Hotel on November 20.
Leading the charge for Artist of the Year are David Wax Museum, Dropkick Murphys, Lady Lamb The Beekeeper, Mean Creek, and Slaine
The campaign was spirited, the campaign was lively, the campaign was pure -- but we are saddened to report that PARLOUR BELLS will not be performing at tomorrow's Faces nightclub demolition party. According to the Boston Globe, the proud-but-weathered Faces sign, long a Route 2 symbol of the glory days of disco past, will come down tomorrow in an invite-only ceremony.
Armed with a vocal dance and a cavalry of loops, drums, drones and beats, JULIA EASTERLIN is heading down to the Dirty Apple for CMJ with a full slate of Massachusetts pride. The recent Berklee College of Music graduate teamed up with Paul Kolderie for two tracks on the school's Under The Influence covers record, lending her solo spellbinding take on tracks by THE PIXIES and RADIOHEAD