Along with the new Madonna single -- on (cough) iTunes (cough) -- and Cat Power, both mentioned here plenty long time ago, this week's Download column includes the DuoTone track "Serve That Pu$$y," in a Boston Bounce remix. DuoTone are better known as DJ Flack and DJ C:
When us writer types sit around talking about what's really good, Wayne Marshall's name just seems to come up a bunch. Yeah, dude has been in the Globe and the Phoenix before, but always on the other end of the pen. So we're psyched to publish Wayne's criticism (which you've all no doubt grown to know and love on hisblogs) in an old-media stylee, rub-off ink and all.
Whatever you do, don't call them the Wyrd Sisters: there's lawsuits involved and whatnot. But whatever it is we're calling that band from the upcoming Harry Potter flick -- that'd be the group featuring Jarvis Cocker and two Radioheads -- well, they've been leaked just in time for Halloween.
hey OTD- don't know if you / the phoenix are aware of this last-minute booking of the japanese psych-rock super groupMIMINOKOTO, which features former members of such luminaries as High Rise and LSD March.
John Darnielle's cult audience has been split since he began booking his lo-fi indie-pop group MOUNTAIN GOATS into an actual studio. But the latest Goats disc, The Sunset Tree (4 AD), feels like a breakthrough on several levels: its lyrics find Darnielle coming to terms with his abusive stepfather, and thanks in part to producer John Vanderslice's strings and keys, the music is the group's most accessible yet Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave, Boston 7:30 pm $18-$23 617.
We've established that everyone -- even Madonna? -- loves Baltimore club music, except maybe Chris. Actually, we're not all that hot on it either. Although we're sometimes down with B-more in a theoretical, annoying-hipster kinda way, we've generally regarded it as weak tea to Detroit ghetto-tech's black coffee.
Didn't have space to hype this in the paper, but G-squared has Ed OG -- sorry, we refuse to abide by the new punctuation -- at the Paradise. Big shouts to Mr. Peter Parker and the Leedz lads, who're singlehandedly keeping Boston in the game, show-wise. Not to mention they're bringing Devin the Dude up to the Middle East in a minute.
Sorry. We just felt like running a picture of Avenged Sevenfold. We know we shouldn't like them -- it's sorta like back in the 1980s, how a bunch of dudes in Slayer shirts secretly owned a Tesla record -- but we do. For everyone who managed to keep his or her torch lit for Guns N' Roses and the Misfits through the grungy 1990s, there's now a champion, albeit one that's slouching towards metalcore's Gomorrah.
NYC's electro-erotic mutant-disco diva Heloise comes with her own two-member 1980s-MTV dance squad. Don't tell anyone, but the backup duo are actually members of the painfully sexy Somerville modern-dance group Hoi Polloi. Did we say painfully sexy? Maybe dangerously sexy: of late, they're so sexy they've needed to acquire their own secret-service protection.
"Keak da Sneak has one of the most recognizable voices in rap — or rather, he would if anyone stopped to recognize him. Since the early ’90s, Keak’s been grinding away in semi-obscurity, spinning dope yarns on his way to becoming a Bay Area legend. Problem is, he’s remained just that: a Bay Area legend. Now, with his single 'Hyphie' becoming 2005’s buzzword and surprise underground hit, he’s put the spotlight on the Cali rap scene just in time for his finest full-length in years .
Out in the streets, they call it murder. In the confines of the TD Banknorth Garden, though, they just call it MONSTER JAM. With Hot 97's Hotlerween out of commission, this is now the lone rap/reggaeton/dancehall shindig, with a dozen stars flat killing it courtesy of JAM'N 94.5. Headliners Ludacris and Tony Yayo are returning from recent stints in Hollywood and prison, respectively.
1. Moody Brit-poppish Bostonians the Bon Savants dressed all in black at their video shoot on Friday for "Why This Would Never Work Between Us." [Full dislosure: Tia dates one of these guys. --OTD.] The band obliged some thirty Emerson College kids for a school-sponsored (a.k.a. FREE!) weekend-long shoot for the song. You can download the song "WTWNWBU" from their Myspace page
H-Bomb Ferguson at the 2005 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival's Ponderosa Stomp.
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1. Devendra Banhart "less than 2/3" sold tonight at Somerville Theatre (capacity: 800), despite two-week full-court media press. Trustafarian post-hippie hairy-fairy faux-folk is so over, duders. Oh, and the new Vashti Bunyan album sucks.