After four kickass years of publishing Boston music news, show promos, and song reviews (among, you know, a billion other things), the good folk of BOSTON BAND CRUSH decided to call it a day this morning (read the full announcements here). Co-founder ASHLEY WILLARD and editor RICHARD BOUCHARD joined me in the WFNX studio to discuss the blog, its four years on the daily beat all over Boston, and all sorts of other verbal ragtime. We let them select the playlist and we finally got the scoop behind that bizarre dot-com/dot-org controversy from a few years ago. One love, BBC.
DO NOT FORSAKE ME OH MY DARLING "First We Take Manhattan" -- Shout out to BBC co-founders Michael J. Epstein and Sophia Cacciola. Aalways loved this Leonard Cohen cover.
THE FIELD EFFECT "Ogunquit, ME" -- We <3 TFE, and it was Bouchard who first tipped us off to them. They're playing the BBC Holiday Spectacular on Friday at Brighton Music Hall, alongside...
SIDEWALK DRIVER "Tornado" -- ... these glammy cats, who we recently had in our BMA bathtub, and...
FREEZEPOP "Doppelganger" -- ...these synthy pups, as well as Emily Peal. Be sure to bring a toy for the toy drive.
THE FLOATING HEADS "Beautiful Girls" -- Performing Wednesday night at the Plough & Stars as part of Bouchard's Indie Rock Ranger series with Cat Sounds (#meow) and Colin Campbell (who we suspect is not the former NHL head of discipline).
BON SAVANTS "Between The Moon And The Ocean" -- Willard request, going back to their 2006 record Post Rock Defends The Nation.
THE DAILY PRAVDA "Dead House" -- Bouchard request.
KINGSLEY FLOOD "Down" -- The current BA Song of the Day, off February's Battles record.
THE BEATINGS "Youth Crime" -- Willard request.
THE ACRE "#1 Hit Single" -- Willard request.
AD FRANK "Winterthru" -- Willard request, but we all agreed the show could always use a little more Ad Frank.