Now we know he's nuts. Nobody puts tickets on sale on Fourth of July weekend.
DEVENDRA BANHART October 19 at Somerville Theatre $18 on sale Friday at 10 a.m. 617.931.2000
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Oh, wait, one more . . .
The White Stripes At The Opera House Tuesday, September 20, Wednesday, September 21 and Just added: Thursday, September 22, 2005 at 7:30 pm Tickets are $47.50, $42.50 and $37.50 Tickets are on sale now!
1. Lemon-Red ain't read yellow no more. Also, there's no blogspot in that URL now: re-wind that bookmark and point to lemon-red.org/blog/. And while you're over there, check out the Juvenile track . . . certified potassium.
Didn’t get out early enough to hit Ted Leo or ToL on Saturday, so we ended up at P.A.’s Lounge to see a Famous Author in a Band with Two Indie-Cred-Toting Musicians: Rick Moody’s musical sideline, the Wingdale Community Singers, with Gastr del Sol's David Grubbs and singer/songwriter Hannah Marcus. An eyewear company should’ve sponsored the show, considering that the 100 or so folks seated Indian-style on the wooden floor (what was up with that?) could've been an ad for how to turn bad eyes into scene points.
Sorry, somehow we didn’t get the memo on the Stairs. But when we find the jackass who left us off the list, he’s getting a beatdown. A Dedham art-pop band that got a cable-access grant to finance its Yoshimi/Alien Lanes/Dusk at Cubist Castle-style pet sounds, pulled its own Pussy Galore by covering Silver Jews’ The Natural Bridge in its entirety, and released a free EP on the Web last year, they’re about to release On Sleep Lab (Access to Visions), quite simply and by a large margin the best local indie-pop album of the year.
1. Here’s how it goes at a Tunnel of Love show: three scraggly dudes show up, set their pawn-shop gear near the stage but not on it, peel off their street clothes down to striped tights and soccer shorts, affix crowns and capes, and, thus revealed as junk-stomp superheroes, crank their amps up to “nuclear turd” and go Phi Crappa Altamont, chainsawing their own songs and assassinating other people’s (so long, “Hey Joe”), annihilating the first few rows in a blitzy white-noise mushroom cloud.
1. We don’t want to overstate the case, but at least right now, on our back porch with a breeze blowing through, Session Americana’s old-timey double-album The Table Top People, Volumes 1 & 2 feels like one of the most loose, spontaneous, warm, and homespun acts of community and decency since the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s Will the Circle Be Unbroken
TONIGHT: When we saw Alkaline Trio getting the goth-punk extreme makeover, we feared the worst: 'cause, y'know, there just ain't enough counter space at Hot Topic for two AFIs. Not to worry, though, because with the exception of a little ghost-haunted piano here and there, Crimson (Vagrant/Interscope) is straight-up Chicago punk rock.
TONIGHT: When Sleater-Kinney stepped away for a minute, in 2002, they were pretty much the biggest thing in indie rock. Three years later, Modest Mouse and the Postal Service have sold a million albums, college radio sounds as if it were being programmed by Nina Blackwood, and the S-K ladies are royally, beautifully pissed.
I know, I know: you love your iPod. But did you really need to have sex with it, too? Giving new meaning to the phrase "plug in," a helpful toy going by the name Audi-Oh syncs to your mp3 player and vibrates in time with whatever you're listening to. (Our suspicion: Ying Yang's whisper song just got a whole lot more useful.
The White Stripes At The Opera House Tuesday, September 20 & Wednesday, September 21, 2005 at 7:30 pm Tickets are $47.50, $42.50 and $37.50 Tickets go on-sale Saturday, June 25, 2005 at 10:00 am Call (617) 931-2000.
1. It was billed as an acoustic set, but it didn't turn out that way: the Soundtrack of Our Lives, just a few hours removed from opening for Robert Plant at the Pavilion, showed up for a late-night apertif at T.T.'s with all their gear, cranked up full volume, and burned the place to the ground.