Eisley are that close-knit Christian family band from Tyler, Texas. Their album Room Noises is lush and whimsical dream-pop, but they’re young and ambitious, too: they’ve toured with Coldplay and Brand New, so no way was Sherri DuPree’s head cold going to but a crimp in their style at the Paradise last night.?xml:namespace>
We refuse to believe anything published today, anywhere. Which means we're not convinced that Ben Sisto is killing off Honeypump (and its board), although there's a press release to that effect up now. The fact that we're all throwing a show tonight called "Second Chances" does not mean that we have any inside-baseball on whether he's serious or not.
Okay--what's the deal here? Globe columnist (and Phoenix alum) Scot Lehigh usually treats political matters with admirable cynicism. But when it comes to Tom Reilly, he gets all gushy. The latest example: today's piece on Reilly releasing his income-tax returns and urging the other candidates for governor to do the same.
TOMMIE SUNSHINE survived the glowstick-waving Midwest rave scene ofthe '90s to collaborate on tastemaking albums by electro-kitsch master Felix Da Housecat -- but he's really come into his own in the past fewyears as one of America's strongest remixers of rock records. While spinning and mixing for and alongside everyone from Arthur Baker tothe Yeah Yeah Yeahs, he's churned out dancefloor fits that brought out Avril's inner Cybotron and the Chic side of Louis XIV.
Before today, Romney's pre-presidential boasts about battling gay marriage lacked credibility. All he could say was, I fought gay marriage in Massachusetts...and lost. Now there's a positive outcome to report.
And it's already been cleverly packaged. Quoth Romney, in today's AP story: "'We
don't want Massachusetts to become the Las Vegas of same-sex marriage,'
This gonzo take on Mitt, courtesy of Portsmouth Herald News columnist Chris Elliott, is flat-out hilarious. A sample: "In another life, Mitt could be head of the Luftwaffe, or the Earth's
human representative to the First Intergalactic All Species Congress."
Last spring, when future FNX New England Product host Dave Virr wanted to celebrate the 6th anniversary of his "British Accents" show, he got members of the Halogens and Baby Strange together for a one-off, just-for-fun project: an Oasis tribute band called, appropriately enough, Faux-Way-Sis. They killed, but then something even more interesting happened: they all realized their common influences and formed an actual band, the Luxury
Underground rock legend Nikki Sudden passed away on March 26th. He was 49 years old.
Nearly every other news source in the indie-sphere will tell you all about Sudden’s time in the hair-raising, Fall-esque Swell Maps, or of his subsequent bands the Jacobites and the Last Bandits. But I will always remember Nikki Sudden for the one week I spent with him in April of 2003 .
If you've missed it until now, this anti-Kerry Healey spot--which has been
running for a week, and goes off the air tonight--is worth a listen.
The Massachusetts SEIU State Council paid for it; Crawford Strategies
gets creative credit.
In addition to digging up some vintage Andy Card buttons for today's Political Junkie, NPR's political editor has some thoughts on Card's future. Here's the good stuff:
And as for Card, there are rumors that he will jump into the race for governor
in Massachusetts, where incumbent Republican Mitt Romney is leaving after one
term, and where Romney's lieutenant governor, Kerry Healey, is not doing so
There's good news and bad news here for Mitt. The bad news is that, among the "Bush Base"--the 45 percent or so of Republicans who still thing W. is doing a bang-up job--Romney is something of a presidential afterthought. When these true believers are asked who they'd vote for in a 2008 Republican primary, Romney finishes a distant fifth, behind Rudy Giuliani, John McCain, Newt Gingrich, and Bill Frist.
Go ahead, try not to get choked up while watching this shit. Also, so true: they do have good hair. We've gotten used to Mission of Burma being a band again. What we can't get used to is Mission of Burma on MySpace.
Starring: Roger Miller, Clint Conley, Peter Prescott, Steve Albini Jr., Sonic Youth, Mark Kates, Shred, Moby, a young Joyce Kulhawik, and that dude from Christmas who was in Combustible Edison.
Matthew Herbert has long been a favorite of chin-stroking fans of what used to be called “IDM”, delivering albums based on a complex set of self-imposed rules called P.C.C.O.M Turbo Plus (incorporating the Manifesto of Mistakes) . Despite his lifetime A.V. club membership, Herbert delivered the best post-modern lounge record of all time in 2001’s Bodily Functions.