David Yow is one of the more interesting frontmen to have come out of rock and roll in the past few decades, if only because of the contradictions inherent in the way that he operates: on the one hand, he's a classic rock wildman-- I've personally witnessed more piss, puke and genital exhibition from Mr. Yow over the years than from anyone I actually know socially-- but he's also a thoughtful, intelligent and grounded human being who seems to comprehend the ridiculousness that is playing rock and roll.
Reports circulating online that HEAVY D has passed away ay the age of 44. The influential rapper was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital around noon today, and was pronounced dead an hour later, reports TMZ.
The website also notes that Heavy D -- born Dwight Arrington Myers -- "performed at the Michael Jackson Tribute Concert in Wales on October 8 [and] sang 'Jam' with La Toya Jackson -- and rocked it."
OK, real talk -- we loved that EARTHQUAKE PARTY record we posted earlier today so hard that we just -- seriously, like five minutes ago -- added them to Monday's free WFNX Disorientation gig with rad Floridian indie rock bros SURFER BLOOD.
It all goes down less than a week from now at the Lansdowne Pub on Lansdowne Street, and all you need to do to get on the guest list is click the link below and RSVP.
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Yes! The long-awaited debut EARTHQUAKE PARTY cassette, -- if you don't count the live online release we did with the lovely Allston trio over the summer, ahemz'ies -- has finally been posted online. Recorded with Jeremy Mendicino (Pretty & Nice) at Esthudio in Brighton, Vs Pizza is a mother-f'ing sonic tornado, three songs clocking in at around five minutes total.
Anyone who has read the Phoenix on the regs knows we're pretty sweet on Xavier Gath's dark dance project GLASS T33TH (the calendar has zoomed past October, so there's a moratorium on using the label "witch haus"). And anyone who has listened to Boston Accents on WFNX in recent weeks has heard the nearly seven minutes of electronic experimental-beat mindfuck of Boston trio DEATH SHEPHERD
Fresh off being named "Best Metal Act" in our 2011 Best Music Poll and nominated for "Metal/Hardcore Artist of the Year" in this month's Boston Music Awards -- as well as being asked to perform live at the Liberty Hotel for the November 20 awards party -- Boston thrash dudes RAZORMAZE today announced an east coast tour and plans for a new record.
Rolling into November, tonight on BOSTON ACCENTS we dropped new styles and sounds from Movers & Shakers, Night Fruit, and unveiled the entire upcoming Earthquake Party EP. Hey, it happens. Hang with us every Sunday night from 8 to 10 pm, on the FM radio dial at 101.7 or streaming online at wfnx.com. If you feel it, follow us on Twitter (@BostonAccentsMA) and like like like our hot sauce on the book of faces
The internet is too good today. First we found the SynthCats Tumblr, then Patrick Stickles' new Twitter, then this US Girls cover of "The Boy is Mine," and then, most importantly, this amazing video of Frank Hurricane (of Hurricanes of Love and the Whitehaus Family Record) rapping about The Same Old Place, a pizza shop in JP. Thank you Internet.
With yesterday's news of the sudden death of FLATTUS MAXIMUS, the guitarist of metal band GWAR who was born less salaciously as Cory Smoot, I couldn't help but think of the band's '90s ballad "The Road Behind." Smoot's cause of death is so far unexplained, but his body was found Thursday on the GWAR tour bus as it prepared for a border crossing.
Photograpy by Naomi Yang
(New feature, which we may or may not remember to keep doing next week: the Globe arts section, as you may have heard, is buried behind a pawall. That is -- unless someone blogs about it, in which case the link bypasses the gates. Some of our friends at the Globe have been kind enough to share links through Facebook so that non-subscribers can sneak in through the backdoor
UPDATE 11.07.11: The lineup is growing! Buffalo Tom just posted this note a few minutes ago: We also have Prodigal Philly Phil Aiken in on Saturday; Chris Toppin on either/both Friday and Saturday; Tanya Donelly on Friday and Sunday; Mike O'Malley doing something, and probably more surprises.
The support acts for BUFFALO TOM'S three-night 25th-anniversary stand at Brighton Music Hall in Allston were announced this week, and it's a pretty top-shelf collection of artists near and far coming together Thanksgiving weekend.
Fenway rock club CHURCH is shifting to a 21-plus format for all of its shows until a dispute with the city is settled. The Kilmarnock Street live music venue was informed by city officials earlier this week they had not notified City Hall for all of its all-ages and 18-plus shows, and was served a cease and desist order.
The remarkable vault of DUANE BRUCE strikes again. Yesterday the former WFNX DJ unearthed Nirvana's 1990 gig at ManRay in Cambridge, and today he comes through with the SMASHING PUMPKINS' now-legendary September 23 show at Axis. You know, the 'FNX 8th birthday party that also featured Boston heroes BULLET LAVOLTA and those crazy cats in NIRVANA, who, you know, would release some album called Nevermind the very.
The artwork for DIRTY VIRGINS’ self-released Whiskey Dick EP is an eyecatcher. Not because of the pale, female, thonged ass yawning for attention (the “y” in “Dirty” traces a whale tail!) but because of the old fat dude caught staring it at. Clutching a light beer and boasting a perfectly round, crescent-moon preggo belly, this mess of a man provides a nice visual for “I Like You,” a trembling garage-rock do-si-do from Allston’s newest DIY dudes that shows a kindler, gentler side until rolling off the rails in a noisy dust-up towards the end.