Jamie LidellApril 24 at Great ScottJamie Lidell is in a funny place. So far, his career has been mostly IDM electronica stuff until last year's Multiply, which was a warm pop album highlighting his '60s soul voice. Multiply is an album that your mom and Starbucks and the nerdy dj down the block could love.
We found out the same way you did -- from Ryan Walsh's (Hallelujah the Hills, the Stairs) late-breaking MySpace bulletin. (Dude, we know you have a show tonight, but talk about burying the lead.) (In Ryan's defense: after 30 seconds of googling we discovered that the Honeypump Board has known this for two days.
1. Every record store clerk's favorite novel, which then became every record geek's favorite movie, is now going to be . . . every record nerd's favorite Broadway musical? Boston gets first look at the $10 million production from the team behind Avenue Q-- are the good old days of the Hub as a tryout town back again for real?
Outside, the Brigade chalked portraits in the alley and smoked sullenly and dutifully gave fake names to the union photographers from the dailies. A girl with enormous breasts turned cartwheels in a strapless dress.
The Rumble, Boston's 28th annual rock n roll catfight, never fails to bring out the best and worst of the local music scene. It's sort of like American Idol for poor, ugly people. This year's edition comes to a close tonight. If you're reading this, you probably know a finalist, a judge, or someone who's rooting for one of these bands.
Don't know if there's any tix left, but as previously reported, tomorrow night marks the world premiere of Not a Photograph: The Mission of Burma Story (details here). The film was begun by David Kleiler Jr (who played with Peter Prescott's post-Burma band Volcano Suns), but what we forgot to mention last time is that another of the filmmakers is Jeff Iawicki, who shares a practice space with the Burma guys in Black Helicopter (click here for more OTD gushing about Black Helicopter, as well as a new song from their forthcoming Ecstatic Peace/Universal album).
Deval Patrick's campaign just distributed a letter from their guy to the other Democratic candidates for the Massachusetts
Strategically, this is a good move on Patrick's part. If his suggestions are accepted, he gets
credit for keeping the race clean and helping the MA Democratic Party out; if they're
rejected, he looks high-minded compared to his opponents.
1. Ever since the Boston Globe's longtime "pop critic" Steve Morse -- or, as we like to call him, the Leader of the Hacks -- took the buyout and retired, bringing to a close one of the least distinguished reigns in all of rock journalism, it has been widely rumored that the Globe was attempting to kill two birds with one stone by using one new hire to replace Morse and fellow-buyout-taker Renee Graham.
I've got my top ten in this week's Phoenix, but I'm sure I've missed a few. Anyone care to add to the list?
Here's a good one to get the ball rolling: on the campaign trail in
'02, as Romney waxes eloquent about the importance of the MCAS, Jon Keller asks
the candidate if he knows what "MCAS" stands for. He does not.
The bio that went out with the Dresden Dolls' Yes Virginia mentioned in passing that they were working on a production with Cambridge's prestigious American Repertory Theatre -- though Spin got their homonyms twisted and reported the title of the play was The Onion Seller. (For clarification: see Gunter Grass's The Tin Drum
We've been trying to work our way out from under the avalanche of site-clogging traffic generated by our blogging bretheren over at Slop Culture, who just had the internet version of a runaway, chart-topping, Beatle-mania-type hit single. A ridiculous little idea they had called "The 100 Unsexiest Men in America" -- a parody of lad-mag "100 sexiest women" features -- became a bona-fide internet meme.
So, two TV spots from the Wonkish One started running today. "Change" takes an Erroll Morris-esque tack, with
Gabrieli looking directly at the camera and giving his spiel to voters
(Massachusetts is stuck, he doesn't have all the answers but does have
lots of ideas, etc.). Every few seconds, the screen goes black and a
catch phrase we're supposed to remember about Gabrieli--"Solving
Problems," "New Ideas," and later, in case we missed the point the
first time, "Solves Problems.
Ladies and gentlemen of the electorate....We have the first big distortion of the governor's race!
In a press release that came out earlier today--issued in conjunction with Republican Kerry
Healey's photo-op calling for the state income tax to be rolled
back to five percent-- the Healey camp said Democrat Deval
Patrick "opposes tax relief and wants to increase taxes and state
Gogol Bordello Saturuday, April 15 at the Roxy Photos and words by Melissa Ostrow
Dreads and heads of primary-colored hair bounced in the crowd, fists were pumped in their air, dances were danced, and song parts were sung along with, as hippies and punks found something to agree on: Gogol Bordello and the group's manic lead singer, Eugene Hütz.
In case you haven't been here in a week, it's our birthday . . . almost. We're celebrating tonight at Enormous Room. This post was supposed to be up hours ago, but we started getting hammered at noon, Cami just left to pick up some Suicide Girls, and, well, you're lucky we haven't puked on our keyboards yet. But in honor of OTD's first anniversary, and to remind you of why you love us, we present .
Ghostface, Tony Starks, Theodore, Ironman, Pretty Tony -- the man's got as many aliases as he's got quality albums on his resume.His latest effort, Fishscale (Def Jam), shines a sheen not seen since Supreme Clientele, so when he rolled up to the Paradise last night the crowd was amped for his "hot like pasta" delivery.