Those of you who missed seeing Neutral Milk Hotel in an abandoned warehouse in Providence many moons ago are, well, not as cool as we are, frankly. (FTR, they opened with "Oh Comely," and this was like before In the Aeroplane came out.) Still, you can try. The Lothars, Boston's theremin orchestra, send word of tonight's Terrastock reunion, sans any hint of NMH, obv.
NOT A FAKE CAPTION: Trey Jones lines up his collection of toy American Idol figurines by candlelight while his parents Ed and Kathy watch in their home in Biloxi, Miss., on Monday, Sept. 5, 2005. Residents are still waiting for power to be restored after the destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
After putting the breaks on Cracktorch this spring to pursue other projects, drummer and New Alliance Recording Studio mainstay Nick Zampiello reveals his hand when his new band STU WALKER play the Middle East. The band’s debut CD, Theft, Arson, Murder and Death (imagine a collaboration between the Andrews Sisters and Wiseblood), received a limited release from the local indie Odd Halo, and a second album is almost complete.
"Family and friends of musician Alex Chilton (lead singer for 1970s powerpop band Big Star and 1960s rock group the Box Tops) have not been able to locate him since late Monday when he was last heard from alive at his house in New Orleans after the initial storm before the phones in the area went down.
Teruis Gray, aka Juvenile, was not in New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina hit. His home was located near the water on Lake Pontchartrain, in St. Tammany Parish in the city of Slidell. New Orleans' neighbor to the east, Slidell was crossed by the eye of the hurricane, and Juvenile lost his house and all of his possessions.
2. We have often told people that Samhain's "Archangel" is one of the greatest songs by America's most overlooked songwriter (overlooked, that is, by people without Misfits shirts in their wardrobe). It's all about the way Danzig co-opts and subverts the conventions of doo wop (not to mention the Bible) by simultaneously paying tribute to and sending up his dirty-Jerz roots.
You’ve probably hit your quota for trendy indie-dance bands masquerading as blue-collar hard-rock degenerates, but HAIL SOCIAL just might make our cut, by virtue of being one of the most completely shameless bands to hit our desk since Death from Above 1979.
Apparently the THIEVES were just too damn American-sounding to make a go of it in their home town of Oxford - the one in England, not Mississippi. So they resettled in California, hooked up with a shitkicking sleaze-rock label, and recorded a Stooged-out album - Tales from the White Line - that's due in early October.
Mission Rockland and Rock Vegas repping that thugged-out Boston hardcore thing real big right now. Especially that dude with the Paul Wall grill and the neck-skull-tattoo-so-trill. Triple-threat label/store/skate-team game: focused.
Harvard educator, dancehall scholar, blogger, and DJ Wayne Marshall, a/k/a WAYNE AND WAX, drops into the weekly "Beat Research" night at Enormous Room to spin a bit of history: his DJ set will trace a single pattern, the "Mad Mad" riddim, from its first appearance - Alton Ellis's 1967 Studio One-produced "Mad Mad Mad" - through more than three decades of reggae, dancehall, hip-hop, and reggaeton offshoots.
We suppose now we have to give you the local angle.
Almost immediately after the Ozzfest-eggs-Iron Maiden story broke last week, dudes on message boards started fingering the Boston-via-NH hardcore band Bury Your Dead as being among the culprits who were rallied from the mess tent to do the dirty deed.
Not sure what's funnier about this: the part where Sharon calls herself the "real Iron Maiden," or the part where you realize Iron Maiden's manager's actual name is "Rod Smallwood." Holy crap: and we thought "On the Download" was a cruel thing for a momma to put on a birth certificate. In any case, this is what we miss about The Osbournes: the parts when Sharon gets all Suge Knight on motherfuckers.
A magnetic presence on Boston's art and music scene before her death last year at age 29, Kirsten Malone exuded as much energy in her visual art as she did on stage with the Faux. "Kirsten A. Malone: Retrospective," a three-day exhibit, collects her photography, video, sculpture, and performance art, including "Love Résumé Project," in which she explored on-line matchmaking and the universal search for love by posting a hysterically business-like accounting of her own dating history.